The Major Benefits of Employee Engagement

You likely have someone responsible for tracking your organization’s finances. Someone watches customer satisfaction and whether or not you’re gaining or losing clients. Managers keep an eye on employee productivity and performance. Why? Because all of these factors impact your organization’s health and ability to make money. Is your organization as deliberate about evaluating employee […]

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Why Bambooligans Don’t Work on Their Birthdays

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. You’re an adult now, So get back to work. That’s not how the song goes. And as much as you love your coworkers, there are probably people you’d rather be splitting your favorite cake with on your birthday. Instead of making them eat cake with coworkers, and […]

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Employee Engagement: Whose responsibility is it?

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It’s easy to point the finger when it comes to employee engagement. Employees look to the organization to provide meaningful work. The organization looks to employees to find meaning in their work. But like any mutually beneficial relationship, effective workplace engagement requires active participation from both parties. HR—who often handles organizational engagement—needs to create a […]

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Individualize Your Employee Engagement Approach

Employee Engagement

There is a problem within today’s workforce. Turnover is expensive and can run rampant, but perhaps more alarming is the cost of those employees who remain but are not engaged. Nationally, only about 30 percent of employees are engaged in their work, and worldwide, the number is just 13 percent. According to Gallup, the national […]

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5 FAQs To Get Managers on Board with Employee Recognition

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You may have noticed that we’re huge advocates of employee recognition. Sometimes that includes rewarding them, but mainly we love the idea that you can motivate and inspire employees in a positive way. Not only is it great for the employee being recognized, but it’s a really fun place for HR or managers to be […]

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Strategic HR: Make Employee Recognition a Priority

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Strategic HR is doing work that supports your company’s long-term business goals and outcomes. People are a huge part in the success of your company. People are your HR’s main business, and they’re also a company’s biggest determinant of success. HR will always, always be in the mix. Here are three main reasons why employee recognition […]

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Onboarding: The Power of Career-Development Programs

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In part one of our three-part series on strategic onboarding, we discussed how the questions you ask during pre-boarding can be used to make powerful personal connections during onboarding. This time around, let’s focus on how asking the right career-development questions during onboarding helps you better understand your new hires’ career growth aspirations so you can […]

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5 Ways HR Impacts Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges we face in HR. We’re tasked with the job to hire, train and retain great people, but those employees will never be great if they’re not engaged. And currently, less than one-third of all employees feel they’re engaged in their work. Because we’re not involved in the […]

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Do You Fire a Disengaged Employee? [Challenging HR Series]

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You probably know some of the signs. If you’re paying attention, they’re not hard to spot. An employee is always complaining and making excuses. He’s not excited about his work and isn’t looking for ways to be successful. He still comes to work and leaves, day in and day out, but something’s just missing. That […]

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Setting Employees Up for Success

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Don’t you love it when you find a golden employee? You know, one who is a hard worker and passionate about the job. You envision them going far. In recruiting, we love to see when one of our hires turns into a golden employee. It makes us feel like golden recruiters! You want to do […]

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