5 Team Building Ideas to Increase Employee Engagement

Quantum Workplace

Team Building. But those in love with team building activities celebrate how it brings everyone together and increases employee engagement. Employee EngagementSome people would rather do anything but this dreaded activity. It can be seen as cheesy, a waste of time, and incredibly painful (especially for us introverts). So which is it: A painful experience Read more.

Building Employee Engagement with a Travel-Heavy Team

CultureIQ

Making Company Culture a Priority – Even If Your Team Is Always on the Road. In 2015 alone, employees around in the United States took 488 million business trips , spending $302 billion. Build in burnout-prevention initiatives. Team Building

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Employee Engagement Investments

New to HR

workers reported they were engaged in their roles in 2014 – a disturbingly low number, especially when one considers that it was even lower (29.6%) in 2013. Finding effective and innovative ways to engage employees in an age where competitors have more access to talent than ever before can be difficult. Deciding which tactics are the most viable when time does not allow for trial and error can leave the HR function scrambling to retain employees and terrified of attrition.

5 Tips to Master Employee Engagement in 2017

HR Daily Advisor

Every day, Human Resources departments worldwide are placing increased emphasis on employee engagement. To understand why, we need to consider the true meaning of “engagement.”. First, let’s make an important distinction: A happy employee is not necessarily an engaged employee.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

Instead of focusing on offering the latest perks, business leaders and entrepreneurs should prioritize cultural elements to create the framework for employee engagement. In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company.

5 strategies for building a truly exceptional company culture

Ceridian

At all places of business, large and small, there’s a growing understanding of the HR office’s role – at all times, they should be working to increase employee retention and productivity. If your employees are willing to stay in their positions and work hard, your […]. Employee Engagement company culture corporate culture employee engagement team building work-life balance

new insights on building a “talent magnet” culture

O.C. Tanner

Traditional methods of attracting and retaining exceptional employees have become less effective, as the drivers for why people work have dramatically changed over the years. You’ve seen the abysmal engagement numbers, study after study.

Looking to Spread Some Holiday Cheer at Work? Spend Doesn’t Equal Value!

Ceridian

With employee engagement always front of mind, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to spread some happiness during the holiday season. Here is a list of suggestions for spreading those good vibes at work: Take part in a charity activity together as a team.

Looking to Spread Some Holiday Cheer at Work? Spend Doesn’t Equal Value!

Ceridian

With employee engagement always front of mind, you won’t want to miss out on the chance to spread some happiness during the holiday season. Here is a list of suggestions for spreading those good vibes at work: Take part in a charity activity together as a team.

10 Ways to Create an Employee Engagement Culture

Kazoo

If you work in HR today, the words “employee engagement” dominate your job and your inbox. It’s easy to get flooded with different ideas for how to engage employees. One the one hand, it’s no wonder programs for fostering employee engagement are so popular. The value of a truly engaged workforce speaks for itself. Engaged employees perform. Companies are spending more and engagement is at an all-time low. Employee Development.

What Happened to Employee Engagement? How to Offer Development Opportunities

HR Daily Advisor

The 2014 Global Workforce Study by Towers Watson found that career advancement opportunities are among the top driving forces for employees, according to over 32,000 respondents. Employee engagement is crucial in the development program. Ask for Employee Feedback.

Ideas for Tackling Retail’s Employee Engagement Challenges

GuideSpark

Discover the 3 key employee engagement challenges faced by retailers, along with ideas for overcoming them. It doesn’t matter if a retailer sells designer shoes, computer equipment, medical supplies, or submarine sandwiches — employee engagement is on the minds of leaders from the C-Suite to the stockroom. Satisfied, loyal employees deliver better customer experiences, right? workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. Reaching employees — anywhere.

What Do High-Performance Teams Look Like?

SAP Innovation

Does your organization know what high-performance teams look like ? Most organizations can point to teams that work together harmoniously and get their work done. Enact effective leadership roles within the team. Team self-efficacy.

6 Simple Steps to Building and Motivating a Team of Superstars

RecogNation

All you have to do is Google “Team Building” and you will not have a shortage of definitions and ideas. I know as a Manager of a large sales team I have often had to research new ideas, not only to help build the best team, but to keep the best team.

Infographic: 5 ‘secrets of effective leadership’ to apply to your organization

Ceridian

Building an effective workforce is harder than you might think. Uncategorized corporate culture employee engagement employee motivation employee productivity Leadership managing team buildingIt requires a complete, well-rounded approach to human capital management, and that means more than just taking care of payroll and benefits. Beyond that, it requires effective leadership.

5 Things You Think Are Employee Recognition, But Are Not

Terryberry

Being in the employee recognition industry, when we ask people what their organization does to recognize their employees, we get all kinds of different answers. And every once in a while, when we ask ‘what do you do for employee recognition?’

How To Get Your Hiring Team To Pull Together (And Why Some Don’t)

Spark Hire

Getting your hiring team to work together towards a common goal seems easy, but requires a lot of finesse on the part of the manager in charge. Here are some tips on keeping cooperation strong in your office: Be honest with your team.

Ideas to Refresh Your Employee of the Month Program

RecogNation

Many workplace core values include working together as a team to achieve a common goal. While you may not think of Employee of the Month as one of those programs that brings people together, we've got an idea to change things up a bit!

The Truth About What Motivates Millennials at Work

TalentCulture

Keep job roles clear, then identify and offer opportunities for growth and creative expression that build or stretch their expertise. Building a goal-driven organization — one that has communicated clear priorities and outcomes — is key to success. Set up team building exercises.

How To Drive Organizational Health

New to HR

For many of us, assessing the level of employee wellness in our workforce is second nature, but there is another area of business wellbeing we often neglect – our company’s organizational health. Being able to measure, diagnose and improve your company’s organizational health is imperative when driving change and development, and the results of data relating to this area can be hugely beneficial when HR comes to make changes to employee policy and recruitment practices.

When the Boss Touches Our Hearts and Not Our Butts

TalentCulture

This is the stuff employees never forget. But according to Gallup employee engagement inched up a bit over the past three years. However, 7 out of 10 employees are still unhappy overall.

The 5 Critical Things That A Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates

TLNT: The Business of HR

Intangibles like team building, discipline, and praise are the things you can least afford to delegate to someone else. Whether your team consists of just a handful of workers, a full division, or the whole company, you’re responsible for getting the right people in the right places.

Here Are 4 Ways to Develop a Culture of Respect and Trust

CultureIQ

Employee engagement is a huge challenge today that every company is trying to tackle. What makes employees happy? The Society for Human Resource Management released a report stating that “respectful treatment of all employees” was the number-one contributor to job satisfaction. And “trust between employees and senior management” was the second. This is an ongoing process that should go beyond a single engagement survey each year.

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4 Reasons For High Employee Turnover

Insperity

Employee turnover is an element of change that directly affects your bottom line. Here are four of the top reasons many good employees resign: 1. They’re not engaged. Keep them posted in a visible spot and make sure all new employees receive a copy of them at hire.

10 Ways To Keep A Happy And Healthy Workforce

SAP Innovation

Provide employees with consistent feedback, which is vital in developing their understanding of where they are succeeding and where they need to apply more effort. An open communication channel between employer and employee will allow for a more productive working environment.

IT Hiring Trends: Predictions For The Year Ahead

TalentCulture

Employees: Here To Stay. Considering that more full-time employees will be coming into the IT industry, making employees content with their jobs would be very important. Companies hope that this will increase the employees’ trust, and they will be willing to go the extra mile.

The Science Of Happiness And Why It’s Critical In The Workplace

SAP Innovation

Many companies are still unclear on what employee happiness means, how it can be measured and whether it has any relevance at all. Here are some reasons why: Thomas Wright from Kansas State University found that 100 unhappy employees cost $390,000/year in lost productivity.

Do your Employee Communications Offer More “Treats” than “Tricks”?

Vibe HCM

And because my thoughts are never far from employee experience, I started to wonder what lessons we can learn from Halloween in how we prioritize employee experience and specifically the role of employee communications. Employee Centric Communication – 5 strategic elements.

Why Corporate Wellness Programs Need a Dose of Occupational Therapy and Analytics

Visier

The field of “occupational therapy” provides an alternative perspective, using evidence-based principles to improve and measure employee health, wellbeing, and occupational performance, where “occupation” refers to the tasks individuals find personally meaningful.

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

SAP Innovation

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers. Besides perks like medical and dental benefits, employees are looking for companies that think outside the box and create an atmosphere that makes employees want to spend time there.

Leadership 101: How To Deal With An Underperforming Employee

SAP Innovation

When one of your employees isn’t performing up to expectations, has personality conflicts with others in the office, or hasn’t improved despite repeated attempts to fix the problem, you might be tempted to utter those words. With each underperforming employee, thoroughly document your efforts.

Leadership 101: How To Deal With An Underperforming Employee

SAP Innovation

When one of your employees isn’t performing up to expectations, has personality conflicts with others in the office, or hasn’t improved despite repeated attempts to fix the problem, you might be tempted to utter those words. With each underperforming employee, thoroughly document your efforts.

Everybody’s Working for the Future

Robin Schooling

I‘ve partnered with Spherion to provide insight and information from the 2015 Emerging Workforce Study but all opinions are my own. First and foremost, the skills gap is top of mind for both employers and employees.

The Truth About What Motivates Millennials At Work

SAP Innovation

Keep job roles clear, then identify and offer opportunities for growth and creative expression that build or stretch their expertise. Building a goal-driven organization — one that has communicated clear priorities and outcomes — is key to success. Set up team building exercises.

Want Great Corporate Culture: Focus on Nurturing Relationships

TalentCulture

That’s all about the relationships your team creates with one another. As a manager, you can play a big role in fostering great corporate culture by nurturing and guiding your team when it comes to creating those relationships. Build trust between your company and your employees.