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The Power of Beauty and Recognition

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A Powerful Lever During Challenging Times. In a critical time, emotions tend to be expansive, ranging from lows to highs in a moment’s notice. Employees might turn from fear to anxiety to gratitude to gratefulness all within a few hours.

Defining Effective Communication

Workforce Science Associates

What you say matters. It’s important, as leaders, that we understand the difference between good and poor communication. That being said, the difference isn’t always clear. We hear different advice and perspectives on what’s effective—especially in our current environment. Good communication has three facets: Clarity. Transparency. Impact. As leaders, we have the responsibility to deliver the right message at the right time in the right way, particularly during times of change and unrest.

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Current State of the Workforce: A Snapshot

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SHRM Snapshot of the Effect of the Pandemic on Business. What you need to know about the changing environment. It’s no secret that we are approaching a new normal for businesses and for workforces. The COVID-19 crisis has been devasting for many business owners, leaders, and employees worldwide. SHRM publishes a bi-weekly pulse of how the pandemic is impacting US businesses—information we see as being extremely valuable to HR departments, CEO’s, and all business leaders across the country.

Who Do Your Employees Trust?

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The Importance of Communicating with your workforce during times of crisis. Point of View, Bill Erickson, Co-Founder, WSA. This question is taking on a new and expanded sense of significance. For many of us, a related but even more important question is—who CAN we trust? The Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 provides clear evidence that trust, in our most important institutions, is deteriorating substantially, nationally and internationally.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

What Professional Hockey Can Teach Us About the Science of Talent

Workforce Science Associates

I’m a sports fan, and this is a sports story. Some of the most fun and educational experiences of my career came from when I have been able to work closely with professional and college teams in several different sports. If you’re not a sports fan—in fact, if you’ve had it up to there with sports metaphors in business—take heart. First, this story is about hockey—a sport I admittedly knew absolutely nothing about at the time.

Selecting the Right Employee Engagement Index

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Using the Right Engagement Index is Critical to a Successful Engagement Process. The ultimate purpose for finding the most precise index for measuring and benchmarking employee engagement is to ensure accurate identification of actionable management factors that cause employees to want to work harder, stay longer and care more.

Selecting the Right Employee Engagement Index

Workforce Science Associates

Using the Right Engagement Index is Critical to a Successful Engagement Process. The ultimate purpose for finding the most precise index for measuring and benchmarking employee engagement is to ensure accurate identification of actionable management factors that cause employees to want to work harder, stay longer and care more.

Engage and Equip

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Understand the Process. Engage and Equip. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees. Related Videos.

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Moving the Needle on Engagement

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Understand the Process. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

What is Employee Engagement?

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Understand the Process. What is Employee Engagement? Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees.

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The Role of The Manager

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Understand the Process. The Role of The Manager. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees. Related Videos.

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Measuring What Matters

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Interpret Your Results. Measuring What Matters. Related Videos. Understanding Your Survey Results. Understanding Your Survey Results Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what. Measuring What Matters. Measuring What Matters Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer.

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Understanding Your Survey Results

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Interpret Your Results. Understanding Your Survey Results. Related Videos. Understanding Your Survey Results. Understanding Your Survey Results Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what. Measuring What Matters.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Tips for Boosting Engagement

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Understand the Process. Tips for Boosting Engagement. Related Videos. What is Employee Engagement? What is Employee Engagement? What is the Purpose of an Employee Engagement Survey? Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video Description or maybe some bullet points describing what the video has to offer. Video. Moving the Needle on Engagement. Moving the Needle on Engagement Coming up with the right engagement strategy for your employees.

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Employee vs. Customer Feedback

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK. Forty years of employee research – lessons learned. Companies have been conducting employee surveys for many decades, mostly with mixed results. In far too many instances, the periodic employee survey, sometimes expendable, has been an obligatory act of leadership to see what leaders could learn, if anything, by listening to their employees.

Employee Vs Customer Feedback

Workforce Science Associates

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK AND CUSTOMER FEEDBACK. Forty years of employee research – lessons learned. Companies have been conducting employee surveys for many decades, mostly with mixed results. In far too many instances, the periodic employee survey, sometimes expendable, has been an obligatory act of leadership to see what leaders could learn, if anything, by listening to their employees.

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How to Improve Employee Engagement: Six Powerful Practices

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When designing and setting up an employee engagement survey, the overriding consideration is to ensure the utilization of good science. But it’s not just about good science. Even more, it’s about the right science. To get the science right, you must include the right items.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

360 degree feedback

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Creating an effective 360 degree feedback survey means understanding the difference between 360 degree feedback surveys and employee engagement surveys. They both serve different purposes and should be used according to what your business wants to accomplish. Know the Difference. Use the right question items on the survey. The single biggest mistake made by most companies when designing their 360 degree feedback process is using items that are inappropriate for this type of survey.

Employee Engagement Timing

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Getting employee survey timing right. When it comes to employee engagement, timing and balance are critical. Similar to many things in life, too little or too much of any given thing can cause outcomes we didn’t intend. For example, if you have too little time for yourself, you may start to feel unappreciated, tired, overwhelmed and frustrated. Likewise, too much time to yourself can start to build feelings of loneliness, self-doubt and sadness.

Four Employee Choices that Impact Your Business

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How to Recognize Employee Engagement. The Employee Engagement Picture, Know it When You See It. If you had to sum it up with a single concept, employee engagement is all about psychological ownership. When I become engaged, when I feel a sense of ownership, the company ceases to be your company and becomes my company. It doesn’t matter whether or not I own a single share of stock.

What is Employee Engagement?

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What is Employee Engagement, Really? And What is a Good Employee Engagement Definition? Employee engagement is the measure of how far an organization can go with the talent they have. For peak performance, culture and engagement go hand-in-hand. Culture is the difference between an ordinary group of people and a unified organization. Culture and Engagement are two parts of a transformational whole. A simplified way to look at it is culture is “the who” and engagement is “the what.”.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Six Proven Pitfalls of Designing an Employee Engagement Survey

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When designing and setting up an employee engagement survey, the overriding consideration is to ensure the utilization of good science. But it’s not just about good science. Even more, it’s about the right science. Use our six proven pitfalls to avoid key mistakes and ensure your employee engagement survey is designed with the right science so your organization can see the powerful outcomes of doing employee engagement done right. Forcing A Direction.

The Future of Talent Management

HR Bartender

When I worked in an office environment, I tried to spend a lot of time walking around. It was a great opportunity to be visible and chat with employees. It also got me into the habit of always having a notebook with me. Employees would ask questions and I needed some way to remember.

Working From Home 2.0 – 5 Skills for Success

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on “ Working from Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider ” and honestly, it was very focused on setting up a work environment that helps you to be productive.

Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

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Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Create a Learning Organization with These 4 Skills Based Activities

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(Editor’s note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software.

Employee Engagement: 3 Things We All Want from Work

HR Bartender

Organizations are constantly asking themselves “What do our employees want?” And if they’re not asking that question, they should be. The answer helps organizations create a workplace that employees want to be a part of. That aids employee engagement.

How company culture affects employee engagement

CultureIQ

What is Employee Engagement? While many leaders think employee engagement surveys alone can improve their organization, CultureIQ’s decades of research show that improving overall culture is a far more effective way to improve business outcomes and propel growth.

Navigating Digital Information: 3 Questions to Ask

HR Bartender

One of the more popular articles on HR Bartender is titled “ Leadership Power: The 7 Types and How to Use Them ”. Every one of us has power and it’s important to recognize the different types of power we possess, how much of each type we have, and how to use them in a positive way.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

HR Department Best Setup Guide For Startups in 202

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6 Key Principles for Organizational Decision Making

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Organizations are always making decisions. And when faced with unique circumstances, they might have to make some more – including some really tough ones. Decision making isn’t easy. Some people avoid making decisions at all costs. And avoidance is a decision in itself. There are times when the outcome from no decision can be worse. At some point last year, I attended a conference where the speaker shared six principles for decision making.

Staffing Shortages Are Not a Customer Service Excuse

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I’m here to deliver some tough love to businesses today. As a HR pro, I totally understand that the recruitment market is tough. I hear the same stories from recruiters who are posting job openings and getting zero responses. I also understand the pressure to deliver revenue and profits.

Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

HR Bartender

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened. In fact, many organizations are telling employees they can stay home for the rest of the summer, year, or forever. If you’re in one of these situations where your working from home is being extended, it might be time to think about your office set-up.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.