How to Identify and Retain Top Performers with Rewards and Recognition
MARCH 9, 2017
Employee retention is a key goal for every company, but it’s important to drill down into this metric and make sure you’re doing a good job of identifying and keeping your top performers. These employees deliver 400 percent more productivity than the average worker, according to statistics published in Harvard Business Review (HBR). Look for active recognizers. Tie recognitions to company values.
5 Company Initiatives That Improve Office Culture
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
By: Jessica Thiefels. Small Business Freelancer, Content Marketing and Strategy Consultant. In today’s competitive market for talent, office culture is everything. Luckily, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to improve company culture. If you’re unsure where to start, here are a few initiatives to consider: Employee Health. A Kindness Initiative. Institute regular recognition of employees.
Designing a High-Performance Work Environment
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
In our previous posts, we focused on Pivotal Habits (ones that prepare us to perform by making us healthy, happy and secure) and Work Habits (the ones that make up our jobs). We discussed the critical role these habits play in creating superior performance for employees and competitive advantage for companies. Why is this? The Contexts for workplace design. Creating new habits by design.
Employee Appreciation Week: Achievers’ Employees, We Appreciate You!
MARCH 1, 2017
By: Kellie Wong. Social Media & Blog Manager, Achievers. It’s our favorite time of the year here at Achievers: Employee Appreciation Week! During this week the amount of love being sent throughout our organization gets cranked up to 11. We know that a simple “Thank you!” While we don’t have the space to feature all of our employees in one blog post (wish we could!), About Kellie Wong.
Employer Branding Ebook
With tips and real examples from companies that have mastered their employer brand, this Ebook is a must-have for talent execs. As a bonus, we’ve added a free audit at the end to help you score your employer branding activities. Download the Ebook now.
What Rewards Do Employees Want Most?
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
The balance of power between employee and employer has shifted in recent years, especially in tech-related fields. As a human resources professional or manager, you’re probably all-too familiar with the job-hopping ways of highly skilled employees who feel they can pick and choose the job they want. Employee happiness is essential. percent more for their customer service.
Top 5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale
MARCH 23, 2017
Are you one of those bosses who feels their employees should simply be happy to have a job at all? Unfortunately, some supervisors really do feel this way, particularly when the job market is tight. To avoid this unnecessary expense, follow these five simple tips on keeping employee morale high: 1. → Read More.
3 Employee Engagement and Recognition Predictions for 2017
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
By: Jessica Barrett Halcom. Many of the emerging HR trends for 2017 are being driven by the millennial generation. Now representing the largest portion of the workforce , millennials value different things when it comes to their careers. Employee recognition software linked to a corporation’s values can help incentivize employees while aligning performance with personal goals and values.
Engage Blog: Top 10 HR Blogs of 2016
JANUARY 24, 2017
By: Kellie Wong. Social Media & Blog Manager, Achievers. How fast time flies! Can you believe it’s already 2017? Every time a new year rolls around, I like to reflect on the previous year. For Achievers and the Engage Blog, 2016 was extremely eventful. If you weren’t able to make our biggest event of the year last year, no worries. We have the sizzle reel right here for you to watch!
The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system
Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.
Out of the Box Ideas for Employee Appreciation Week
FEBRUARY 27, 2017
By: Sarah Clayton. Communications and Campaigns Specialist, Achievers. Promoting a consistent culture of recognition is an essential component to employee engagement, but who says you can’t step up your appreciation game every once in a while? A good celebration tends to incite a positive atmosphere that is almost tangible to the touch – and the positivity is infectious. Games Room. Jumbo Games.
4 Easy Tips to Instantly Engage your Employees
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
According to Bersin by Deloitte, “employee engagement” refers to , “An employee’s job satisfaction, loyalty and inclination to expend discretionary effort toward organizational goals.” The more engaged employees you have, the more positive results you will see – from both a bottom line and a corporate culture standpoint. It’s as simple as that. And it’s not that much better here in the U.S.,
5 Tips for Employees Who Are Relocating
MARCH 7, 2017
By: Phoebe Licata. Employee Engagement Consultant, Achievers. Relocating for your career is the perfect opportunity to explore a new way of life, meet new people, and get to know yourself that much better as you step outside of your comfort zone. A new study shows nearly 85 percent of millennial workers surveyed said they are willing to move to a new city for a job. Get Familiar. Reach out.
Why Employees Love Social Recognition
JANUARY 5, 2017
A business isn’t anything without its employees. So in order for your business to be successful in the long term, you have to ensure your employees are consistently performing at their best. How do you do that? By focusing on employee engagement. According to Gallup , “Companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202 percent.” Social media is second nature.
Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?
Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.
3 reasons you should let Millennials manage
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Are you hesitant to put Millennials in managerial roles because of their youth and lack of experience? This hesitancy is certainly understandable. As an experienced professional manager, you’re well aware that years in the industry provide insights that no newcomer can automatically acquire. Millennials are big on transparency. Millennials seek networks, not hierarchy.
Understanding Change and Its Impact on Engagement
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
By: Leigh Burger. Senior Implementation Manager, Achievers. Change is a funny thing, isn’t it? We frequently resist it, yet progress is impossible without it. In fact, we can’t really move through life without it. The desired approach for most of us is to experience change in small, bite-size chunks. Otherwise, it can wreak havoc on us when there’s too much at once and we’re not prepared for it.
Staying Engaged During Corporate Change (Part 1)
JANUARY 31, 2017
By: Courtney Clark. When change sweeps through an organization, it often causes confusion, frustration, and fear. Even when dressed up with fancy words like “transformation” and “innovation,” employees know the end result is one thing: change. One reason corporate change is uncomfortable is that it requires disconnecting. All change is, in disregard, disconnecting. List your Opportunities.
7 Creative Ways to Attract Top Talent
JANUARY 3, 2017
By: Sara Sayegh-Moccand. Digital Marketing Specialist, SalesWings. The goal of every recruiter is to find a candidate that perfectly fits the open position. In fact, perfectly aligning a candidate with a company is the most rewarding experience a recruiter can have. The million-dollar question is: how? Present good fringe benefits. Share your talent transformation plan. Leverage LinkedIn.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.
How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Drive Employee Engagement
OCTOBER 27, 2016
By: Leigh Burger. Senior Implementation Manager, Achievers. Now more than ever HR professionals are being called upon to demonstrate their value and generate tangible business results through their efforts. This can feel exciting and terrifying at the same time. It opens up a tremendous opportunity to leave your thumbprint on the organization’s bottom line. Why is this important? Articles.
For Recognition to Have an Impact, Make It Strategic
DECEMBER 1, 2016
By: Meghan M. We’re way beyond the old paradigm of years-of-service plaques or holiday gift cards as a form of employee recognition. We know that such rewards, tied to tenure or sporadically bestowed on an individual employee for a job well done, fall short of achieving any larger goal. For employees, they do little to spur a sense of being truly valued by an organization. Why is this an issue?
Turning New Hires into Engaged Employees – 3 Quick Tips for Success
DECEMBER 22, 2016
Studies on turnover estimate that when an employee leaves a company, it can cost the organization between 30 to 250 percent of that person’s annual salary due to factors like loss of productivity and other associated replacement costs. With this in mind, we offer three quick tips to keep in mind when bringing people onboard your organization. Promote affiliation with people from the start.
Which Habits Drive Superior Employee Performance?
JANUARY 26, 2017
By: Andrew Sykes. Founder & President, Habits at Work. In our previous blog , we explored how a company’s destiny is intimately linked to the Pivotal and Work Habits that its employees practice. Employers have traditionally been inattentive to the design of employee habits, focusing instead on results produced. They are the largest untapped source of increased human performance at work. Health.
The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience
Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.
Customer Service: Do it Right the First Time!
MARCH 14, 2017
By: Marci Peters. Director of Customer Service, Achievers. We have all experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of customer service. Often, customer service tends to fall into the bad and ugly categories. of the person serving us.→ → Read More. Continue reading Customer Service: Do it Right the First Time! at [engage]- The Employee Engagement Blog by Achievers.
Who’s Your OGO?
JANUARY 12, 2017
A paradigm shift is happening in today’s workforce with the balance of power shifting from the employer to the employee. In response to this shifting playing field, employers are starting to register the power of recognition to boost engagement levels and increase productivity among their employees. But we still have a ways to go. 88% also feel unrecognized by their coworkers. Make it fun.
How to Boost Employee Engagement During the Holiday Season
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
Keeping your employees fully engaged during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, is challenging. Workloads can get heavier as co-workers take time off. Employees are thinking about friends and family members who are off work for the holidays. Children are out of school, complicating scheduling. Employees must work extra hours in order to meet customer demands. With only 34.1
The Demands of Millennials Make Our Workplaces Better
JANUARY 18, 2017
By: Anna Peters. Content Manager at College Recruiter. For all the complaining about Millennials and their approach to the modern workplace, they are actually responsible for much of the change happening in the modern workforce. More importantly, many of the changes Millennials bring to the workplace are actually good for everyone. In a 2014 study of highly educated professional fathers in the U.S.,
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.
5 Keys: How to Become an Inspirational Leader
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
By: Marci Peters. Director of Customer Service, Achievers. How important is it to have inspirational leadership versus average leadership? The answer: Very important. Which is why it should be mission-critical for businesses to focus on developing inspirational leaders to improve company culture, teamwork, performance and bottom-line results. Identify a role-model. Lead by example. Nurture others.
It Takes a Recognition Culture To Spark Engagement
DECEMBER 8, 2016
By: Meghan M. Today’s workplace is evolving rapidly. The recent focus on employee engagement has taught us plenty, including how closely tied employee engagement is to an organization’s success, and what happens in this disrupted, transformed workforce without engagement: our top talent moves on. We also know that one of the primary drivers of engagement is recognition. Integration. Measurability.
Intention vs. Action: Love Human Beings Not Human Doings
DECEMBER 20, 2016
By: Bobi Seredich. Co-founder, Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence. We judge ourselves based on our good intentions, and we judge others based on their actions. The holiday season is full of good intentions – but also many emotional pitfalls and opportunities to feel let down, put down, or shut down. So what gets in the way of us fulfilling our good intentions? Breathe.
How to Empower Leaders to Become Engagement Champions
DECEMBER 13, 2016
By: Mike Vickers. Customer Training Manager, Achievers. Creating an engaged workforce is critical to business success. Engaged employees positively impact retention, absenteeism, productivity, customer ratings, profitability, and many other business outcomes – as outlined by Gallup. Sadly, only 32% of U.S. Leaders. What else can leaders do to help them become an engagement champion?
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.
Harness Your Great Culture as a Hiring Tool
JANUARY 10, 2017
By: Melissa Ricker. When it comes to attracting talent, competitive pay and great benefits are two big factors. But there’s a third factor that’s high on the list: company culture. So if you’ve put in the work to build a great company culture, it should be front and center during as you seek to find the best employees. Step 1: Have a Great Company Culture. What are your values?