The Five Keys of Employee Engagement - DecisionWise


Engaged employees fully invest their best selves in the work they do. But what is employee engagement and how is it created? Yet, most of us struggle to understand exactly why we engage in some environments and don’t in others. What creates employee engagement?

Why Employee Engagement Matters in Healthcare


Engaged employees directly and powerfully impact customer satisfaction, which translates to patient health and safety in the healthcare industry. Employee engagement is critical to customer satisfaction. And engagement is critical in any industry from retail to manufacturing to high-tech to pharmaceuticals. Both executives express commitment to the factors that drive employee engagement to ensure patient safety and satisfaction. by Derek Irvine.

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2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces: Trends for Thought

China Gorman

Here at Great Place to Work we’re getting ready to reveal the 2014 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, so there seems like no better a time to talk about a positive organizational trend that’s been occurring among many of the less encouraging trends we consistently hear about (for example, the war on talent, low levels of employee engagement, or no work/life integration). Employee gratitude also plays a big role in high-trust cultures.

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Worried about Information Security? Study Says Focus on Employee Engagement


Your employees are your most likely source for data breaches. Engaged employees are far less likely to be a risk factor. Now, this type of employee is in high demand. Sure, there are logical technology steps you must take to protect your organization’s data. But you may be missing one of the key factors in keeping your systems, intellectual property, and other key data secure – employee engagement. by Derek Irvine. Recognize This!

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Looking back at the 2014 buzz in HR Technology


As we look back at the most popular HR trends and topics covered in 2014, a few issues rise to the top. Human Capital Management ACA Affordable Care Act analytics Big Data compliance employee engagement HR technology HR Trends human capital management Human resources jayson saba recruiting workforce management By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian.

How big data drives successful practices in HR (A Top 10 Blog Post in 2014)


From employee engagement to the Affordable Care Act, there were a number of trending HR topics on the Ceridian HCM Blog this year. For the rest of December, we will be revisiting each of the Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014. Transformative Technology Big Data business intelligence HR analytics HR technology Josh Bersin Enjoy! It’s come to light in recent years that there’s a significant gap in corporate human […].

Get with it: Are you ready for Employee Engagement 2015?

David Zinger

Get with it for more robust employee engagement. I frequently see three different approaches to employee engagement. In the first approach employee engagement it something the organization does to employees. In the second approach employee engagement is something done for employees. In the third approach employee engagement is something done with employees. The organization will look after employees.

Watch the Watch: A Big Disruption in Employee Engagement?

David Zinger

Stop telling time and start telling engagement: Employee Engagement can change in a minute. Employee engagement is moving to real time very rapidly. The antiquated idea of an annual, or heaven forbid a bi-annual, survey of employee engagement it becoming ludicrous. We need real time measures that also offer transparency while giving the most important person data on their engagement — the employee!

Trust in Leadership Affects Employee Retention #EWS2014

The People Equation

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study. This is the final in a series on Spherion’s research project, the Emerging Workforce Study 2014. Over the past 15 years, Spherion has surveyed employees and human resource managers on critical workplace topics to determine the trends that shape the work environment.

Building Relationships with Remote Employees


– All employees, regardless of location, benefit from having a best friend at work. Let’s talk about your remote employees for a minute. Are they engaged? Here’s why: in Globoforce’s Fall 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker survey, some “common knowledge”, “common sense” information was confirmed to us through hard data: people who have friends at work are more engaged, more loyal, and more likely to stick around. by Andrea Gappmayer. Recognize This!

Excellent and Eclectic Guidance on Employee Engagement and Virtual Teams

David Zinger

In conjunction with Fuze , I invited a panel of experts to discuss how managers can foster better employee engagement and performance among remote staff. I loved being able to watch the four people talking rather than watching an endless array of data slides flashing by on my screen. technology tools are necessary for the job yet only 10% of employees are trained in how to use those tools. Watch now to improve your mobile management and employee engagement.

Employee Engagement: 23 Things to Avoid That Cause Iatrogenic Disengagement

David Zinger

We don’t want to infect our employees with disengagement but many things we do may unknowingly or unintentionally be creating the very problem we are trying to solve. Here is a list of 23 sources of disengagement caused by our efforts to engage : Taking away personal responsibility for engagement when we state that managers, leaders, or organizations are responsible for engagement. Asking questions on an engagement survey that we lack the wherewithal to address.

Employee Engagement and Company Mission: What’s the Connection? #EWS2014

The People Equation

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study. Employee engagement continues to surface as a hot topic in research on trends that impact the workplace. That’s what I homed in on when reviewing results from Spherion’s latest research project, the Emerging Workforce Study 2014. Human Resources Leadership employee engagement

Boo! Four Scary Employee Engagement Situations to Avoid With Better Survey Data Analysis


Getting a great employee engagement score, but discovering that 15% of your workforce spends half their day on non work-related tasks. Yes, well-intentioned employee engagement tactics can backfire. But simply surveying your workforce for sentiment data once a year and getting a sleek report won’t give you the insights you need to avoid serious snafus. The brutal reality is that there are employees who are happy simply because they can slack off.

Disrupting the Dinosaur: RFID Will Make Your Employee Engagement Survey Prehistoric

David Zinger

An employee engagement survey interception. The future is upon us in employee engagement, it will just take a little time to catch up to it. Of course anybody who wears a Fitbit or other fitness device or goes out and purchases the new Apple watch knows the ability to get real time data and to monitor, motivate, and change your own fitness and sleep behavior. Will we even bother with archaic employee engagement surveys by 2020, or maybe even 2017?

Is Employee Engagement a Threat or a Thread?

David Zinger

Employee engagement may threaten the established ways of working when we fully engage employees and stop stifling voice, identity, and innovation. I think conducting anonymous surveys suggest that engagement is seen as a threat in the organization. If leaders and managers really don’t know who is saying what and have to rely on a survey to get some aggregate data I think they need to be more engaged with employees.

Employee Engagement Report Card

Cielo HR Leader

Employee engagement isn’t a new topic by any means, but it continues to remain a primary challenge and focus for many organizations. Engagement strategies are introduced and built upon to inspire retention, increase business performance, enhance employer brand and drive quality candidates toward your organization. Simply stated, engagement has an immediate and long-lasting, bottom-line impact. 1 reason employees choose to leave their current roles.

Increasing Employee Engagement Through Technology


Employee engagement is a crucial part of today’s business scenario. According to Gallup in 2015, only 30% of employees said that they are engaged in their job. 50% of employees opined that they were not engaged and around 20% of employees were of the opinion that they were actively disengaged. Nowadays, organisations are looking at intelligent ways to enhance employee engagement by taking the help of technology. Engagement HR Tech

Workplace Observations for 2015: The Year of Employee Aptitude

HR Ringleader

On this final day of 2014, I’m making some observations about the workplace for the coming year. I think those words are powerful when backed up by research or data that leads to the prediction and I’ll leave that to my work with my colleagues at Brandon Hall Group. But without actual data, I don’t give much credence to predictions. I think 2015 will be the year of focus on employee aptitude.

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Are Annual Employee Surveys Dead?


What a fantastic way to get a real-time sense of the employee mood, or quick answers to your burning organizational questions! This type of quick response data capture is transforming customer satisfaction surveys in a very real and exciting way—and I think it also has profound implications for us in HR. It is a trend that will drive the decline of the annual survey—and the growth of real-time, always-on data capturing. Is this the future of employee engagement data?

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How Talent Technology Enables Employee Engagement [Podcast]


I can still remember seeing a demo for a technology solution back in 2014 and the salesperson was so proud of the fact that I could copy and paste data into the system. There was no way to actually USE the data in there, but I could put it in if I wanted. Listen on Stitcher Listen on Blogtalkradio Talent management technology has come a long way in recent years.

Peer Recognition, Culture and Going the Extra Mile

China Gorman

What motivates employees? All these are good answers, but a new study from TINYpulse that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture found that peers and camaraderie are the #1 reason employees go the extra mile. As a potentially overlooked area of focus for organizations, peer recognition is a valuable way to foster a positive culture and create one where employees regularly “go the extra mile.” It is money? Feeling valued at work?

Study Reveals Positive Employee Experiences Matter

nettime solutions

of respondents reported that their employers are actively working to create a positive employee experience. The fact that not only are employers trying to create great employee experiences, but that employees themselves are recognizing this activity should be celebrated. Many organizations focus on perks such as extra paid time off , company outings, and free food, but two of the top concerns among employees were better technology & simpler HR processes.

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The ROI of Recognizing Service Anniversaries


Employee engagement impacts the bottom-line. One of the reasons that companies are focused on employee engagement is because engagement is directly linked to bottom-line profits. According to Gallup, high levels of employee engagement can boost productivity and profitability 20% or more. Recognizing service anniversaries tells employees that their efforts are valued. And effort is a core element in employee engagement.

Employee Engagement: An Action Plan

Brandon Hall

Last week, I presented a webinar – hosted by Saba – that focused on employee engagement and what motivates individuals to stay with their employer. Engagement is a popular topic since most business leaders recognize the value of a highly engaged workforce. It sounds simple … communicate and engage with your employees regularly so they want to work hard and won’t leave. So, what can companies do to figure out what is truly driving engagement?

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Boo! Four Scary Employee Engagement Situations to Avoid With Better Survey Data Analysis


Employees raising a publicized stink with the union over your rewards. Getting a great employee engagement score, but discovering that 15% of your workforce spends half their day on non work-related tasks. Yes, well-intentioned employee engagement tactics can backfire. But simply surveying your workforce for sentiment data once a year and getting a sleek report won’t give you the insights you need to avoid serious snafus. Avoiding the Engagement Trap.

HCMx Radio- My New Podcast Brings Research to HR Pros

HR Ringleader

When I was an HR leader and practitioner, one of the things I always needed was data and understanding how to use it. HCM practitioners such as CHROs, CLOs, CTOs, VPs, directors, and managers will find value in the show’s ability to provide current research data laced with rich perspective that they can use in discussions with their internal organizational leaders. Today is an exciting day at Brandon Hall Group; it’s launch day for our radio podcast, HCMx Radio.

Employee Engagement – Whose Responsibility is it?


Highly engaged employees have become somewhat of a luxury for managers in this day and age. As we enter 2014, recent research from ILM shows that 1 in 5 are looking for new jobs whilst data from Gallup shows us that 66% of employees in Europe aren’t engaged with a further 20% confirming that they […].

Improving Employee Engagement Efforts


Most organizations realize the need for ( and huge bottom-line benefits of ) an engaged workforce, but the majority still struggle with it. The cost of Employee Disengagement can be startling, and while studies show 90% of leaders agreeing that it directly impacts business success, only 25% have a strategy to address it 1. For most organizations the issue is that the Employee Engagement concept still belongs to the Human Resources department.

2014 HRPS Global Conference: Empower Your Talent with Purpose

Cielo HR Leader

Challenges such as the impending retirement cliff, an increasing skills gap and talent shortages, as well as the persistent difficulty of retaining top employees—who are creating havoc across all companies and industries. At the 2014 HRPS Global Conference held in La Jolla, California, innovation and “purpose” were primary focuses. Employee engagement was also a key focus. Not merely creating engagement, but sustaining it every day.

The Perils of Data Over-Generalization


Recently I have watched two webinars that focused on the measurement of employee engagement and patterns in employee engagement data. Both speakers spent considerable time discussing the differences in engagement levels between men and women and between different ethnicities. They not only pointed out the numeric differences (one speaker said women have lower engagement scores than men), but also posited why the differences existed.

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Employee Engagement and Core HR – Webinar April 9th


Originally posted on SAP Community Network) Is leveraging Core HR part of your employee engagement strategy? I came across some really interesting data as I was researching this topic for our upcoming Employee Central webinar on April 9th (click here to register): 70% […]. Employee Central Andy Hodges core hr Employee Engagement Eva Woo Gavdi sap Thomas Otter Webinar By Eva Woo, Director of Product Marketing at SuccessFactors.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Manager Effectiveness

Quantum Workplace

For over a decade, Quantum Workplace has collected data from millions of employees annually to help organizations better understand how to improve their workplace. One standard category on our employee engagement surveys that gets the most attention from clients is manager effectiveness. If you believe in the phrase “employees quit managers, not jobs,” this might Read more. Employee Engagement Leadership

2015: The Year of the Employee and More


As HR continues to embark on the journey to the holy grail of proactively enabling business and vendors stay the course to data-driven insight-based decisions, there […]. Human Capital Management #hrtech employee engagement HR technology HR Trends Human resources jayson saba user experience workforce management By Jayson Saba,VP of Strategy and Industry Relations at Ceridian. Earlier this week, I blogged about the buzz we saw this year in HR Tech.

Announcing the 2013 Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ winners!


of the American working population is not engaged at work. This is a missed opportunity for employers because engagement is an effective tool to boost bottom-line results through alignment and increased productivity. This is why companies that achieve high engagement should be celebrated. Today, we’re excited to announce the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in Canada and the United States for 2013. Dimension Data North America. Do you have an engaged workplace?

Do Service Awards Still Matter?

OmegaHR Solutions

Yet that is the message employers send with awards for employees’ five, ten or 20-year anniversaries…” I’ve read a few posts and articles now picking up on a similar theme– questioning the value of recognition for service milestones. You bet – if my company ignored my service anniversary it would have a damaging impact on my level of engagement. Being in the Employee Recognition business, I’ve heard comments like, “we should recognize performance and reward outcomes.”

The 4 Most Urgent Business Issues Are People Issues


Retention and engagement. You can read more about the survey in the report, “ Global Human Capital Trends 2014.”) Employee Retention and Engagement These issues have never been so prominent (among business leaders or in the media) as they are today. Companies should redefine their engagement strategy to move from keeping people to attracting them and creating a passionate compassionate place to work,” the report states. Leadership. Reskilling HR.

Compensation Reigns as the King of Job Satisfaction


According to a new SHRM research report, Job Satisfaction and Engagement: The Road to Economic Recovery , employees are citing pay as the top contributor to their overall job satisfaction. SHRM says that 60 percent of surveyed employees rated compensation/pay as “very important,” while another 36 percent rated it “important.” When employees understand how their achievements are valued and rewarded, their motivation and engagement levels improve.

Mirror, Mirror: Who’s the Fairest in Engagementland?


For those of us prone to mirror-gazing and taking stock at this introspective time of year, here’s something worth pondering: are we really doing what it takes to nurture employee engagement within our companies? It’s a fair question, especially when you consider the powerful benefits that derive from superior employee engagement, e.g., enhanced productivity, improved innovation, greater profitability and reduced turnover, to name a few.

Heed These 5 Performance Management Realities—Before It’s Too Late!


This formula is no way to motivate and engage people. No matter what a company’s review process is, technology-based solutions are a necessary component of a successful performance management process—especially when you factor in the tight timeframes many managers are dealing with and the widespread push to base reviews on metrics and hard data. Companies need to work from the bottom up to keep employees engaged. It’s about employee development.