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Employee Engagement & The IKEA Effect

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The IKEA Effect is a cognitive bias that describes a fascinating human behavior. The effect was first identified and described in the Journal of Consumer Psychology by Michael Norton, Daniel Mochon, and Dan Ariely in their article, The IKEA effect: When labor leads to love.

4 Ways To Handle Employee Experience Disruptors

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A new CEO is hired, and your employee engagement scores decline across the board. The answer is simple. A new leader has introduced a challenging wildcard into your employee experience (EX) – uncertainty. Of all the engagement killers we know of, uncertainty can be one of the most damaging.

Podcast: Onboarding Surveys

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In this episode, DecisionWise Senior Consultants, Christian Nielson and David Long discuss the purpose and methodology of onboarding surveys, using the reports to gather insight, and how the onboarding experience connects directly to employee engagement.

Why Employee Engagement Should Always be Introduced in Onboarding

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Think back to your very first job. Was it at the local taqueria as a hostess? Was it delivering newspapers? Or were you a lifeguard at the community pool? You were probably doing the job for a couple of reasons: money and experience.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Infographic: 5 Personal Benefits of Employee Engagement

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Download the PDF version of the Infographic. It’s apparent that employee engagement increases the organization’s bottom line and performance, but what about the individual?

Why Most Organizations Are Getting Only Half of Employee Engagement Right

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More organizations today are aware of the benefits of engaged employees. But most are going in circles by addressing just half of the employee experience equation.

5 Ingredients to Speak Your Employees’ Engagement Love Language

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In 1995, author Gary Chapman published The Five Love Languages to help couples improve their relationships by showing them how their communication needs differ. For example, love might be felt by one person through acts of service, while another person may prefer words of affirmation.

Is it Possible to Give Too Much Recognition?

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As we were developing an employee engagement survey with one of our clients, the CEO commented that he didn’t like the survey item: My supervisor regularly recognizes me for doing a good job. He felt that managers shouldn’t praise employees for doing something that is expected.

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What is Employee Experience? - DecisionWise

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Some mistakenly confuse the term “Employee Experience” with other popular terms like “talent management,” “human resources development,” or “employee engagement.” While Employee Experience (EX) is certainly related, it’s not synonymous.

2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

Employee Engagement is Viral

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Employee Engagement is viral, and new research shows that the manager may be “ground zero.”. Managers are the sergeants of the organization. You, as a manager, have a powerful effect on how engaged your organization will ultimately be. You are on the front lines of a company’s culture.

Employees Don’t Respond to Perks, They Respond to Culture

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A few days ago, Jordan Yadoo at Bloomberg reported that employees will give up big pay raises in exchange for job perks. The reported statistics were eye-catching, with the headline teasing that “Americans Are Willing to Forgo a 56% Pay Raise for Best Job Perks.”

Video: Five Keys for Engaging People

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Engagement is fundamental. It’s a power that resides in most people, waiting to be unlocked. People want to be engaged in what they do. If the organization will build the foundation for engaging people, employees will do the rest.

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Employee Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement in 2018 - DecisionWise

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Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory. Many managers mistakenly think that employee satisfaction can increase employee motivation.

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.

The Power of Identifying and Engaging Your Hidden Influencers

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Early in my career, an insightful mentor taught me that formal leaders are in charge but not in control. After ten acquisitive years at Oracle, I realized how accurate this axiom was.

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4 Reasons Why Employee Retention Is Challenging - DecisionWise

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“Back in the day we used to walk to work, in the snow, uphill, both ways!” Yeah, we’ve all heard it before. The older generation in the workforce had it much rougher than we do today, right? For the most part I would say that’s pretty much true.

Infographic: Five Keys for Engaging People

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Engagement is fundamental. It’s a power that resides in most people, waiting to be unlocked. People want to be engaged in what they do. If the organization will build the foundation for engaging people, employees will do the rest.

Two Ways to Reinforce Your Company Values

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At some companies the official organization values turn into an ongoing joke either because they are never communicated or because leaders fail to live up to them. But organization values are important because they shape the culture and performance of the organization.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Infographic: 5 Questions to Prepare for 360-degree Feedback

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Download the PDF version of the Infographic. Before you use 360 feedback in your organization, make sure you have properly set expectations with all participants and raters involved. Here are the five questions that you must answer before you press send to distribute 360 surveys to your leaders: 1.

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It Takes Magic: 5 Ways To Reenergize and Engage Your Workforce - DecisionWise

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Why Engage Your Workforce? Employee engagement is an emotional state where employees feel passionate, energetic, and committed to their work. Why take the time to engage your workforce?

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What Do Honesty, Integrity, and Trust Mean in Leadership? - DecisionWise

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I spend part of almost every day coaching leaders through feedback they have received from a 360 degree feedback survey. I’ve found it heartening that consistently the area of greatest concern to these leaders is Integrity and Trust.

Infographic: 5 Reasons Why Employee Retention is So Difficult - DecisionWise

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Why is employee retention so difficult? Well, times have changed. Gone are the days when companies held complete control and employees would remain with the same company for their entire career. Download the PDF version. THE AGE OF THE EMPLOYEE.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

The Employee Experience and the “Law of Congruent Experience” - DecisionWise

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Creating a winning customer experience starts first with the Employee Experience. The customer. It’s any person or group receiving a service from an individual or organization. If you run a company, it’s the person buying your t-shirts, pizza, or software. In healthcare , it’s the patient.

The Five Keys of Employee Engagement - DecisionWise

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Engaged employees fully invest their best selves in the work they do. But what is employee engagement and how is it created?

Employee Engagement and the Role of “Engaging Leaders”

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As our DecisionWise team recently completed revisions to our new book ENGAGEMENT MAGIC: Five Keys for Engaging People, Leaders, and Organizations , the “Engaging People ” concept stood out as a differentiator for organizations, leaders, and individual employees.

What We’ve Learned About Engagement

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The following is an excerpt from “ENGAGEMENT MAGIC: Five Keys for Engaging People, Leader, and Organizations.” ” In the fall of 2014, we released the book MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement.

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Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Show Me the Money: The ROI of Employee Engagement - DecisionWise

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Employee engagement drives individual performance in an organization, but do companies with more engaged employees out-perform those with a less-engaged workforce? Can the company show a stronger financial performance and operational efficiency with engaged employees?

DecisionWise Principal Consultant Kristin Chapman Named Among Utah’s 30 Women to Watch - DecisionWise

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DecisionWise, the global expert in creating employee engagement, and provider of employee engagement solutions, today announced that Utah Business Magazine named one of its principal consultants to its annual list of 30 Women to Watch.

Infographic: 7 Myths About Employee Engagement (and the Facts Behind Them)

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Download the PDF version of the Infographic. Myth: Engagement is About People Working Harder. FACT: Engagement is about people being INSPIRED and working SMARTER, more CREATIVELY, more MINDFULLY, and more EFFICIENTLY.

5 Questions to Answer to Prepare Your Leaders for 360-degree Feedback

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Before you use 360 feedback in your organization, make sure you have properly set expectations with all participants and raters involved.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.