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Are Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Only Skin Deep?

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Recently the president of a non-profit organization reached out to ask if I would join his board. He led with several kind compliments about his confidence in my ability to be an effective board member. He then said something that seemed very inclusive: “We need your demographic.”

Manage Your Organization’s Stress Better

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Manage Your Organization's Stress Better. Cecily Jorgensen. •. October 11, 2019. Would you like to help manage your organization’s stress better? The feeling’s mutual. This desire ranks quite highly among our own clients.

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Do You Know How to Grow in Your Career?

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With most new jobs, we enjoy a certain “honeymoon phase.” We gush about the modern décor, our cool boss, the great benefits, or the fascinating work we do. We may even be accused of excessive PDA on LinkedIn, but we can’t help it! We are excited about the new opportunity.

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Understand and Embrace the Employee Voice

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Understand and Embrace the Employee Voice. As a leader in your organization, you must move beyond listening and understand and embrace the employee voice. You’ve probably taken some steps to listen to your employees. You care. You really do.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Ask Your Employees The Most Important Question

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Understanding your Employee Value Proposition can tell you why your employees work for you (and why they might choose to leave). Do you know why your employees work for you? Suppress the desire to roll your eyes and respond with the no-brainer statement/question, “Uh… because they get paid?!”.

Infographic: 5 Tips for Your Next Employee Survey

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Download the PDF. Consider the following recommendations when determining your employee survey philosophy: 1. Remember the Purpose. The primary goal of a survey is to make the organization more SUCCESSFUL , not simply to gather data.

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How to Get Your Company’s Leadership to Listen

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It may, at times, feel difficult to get your company’s leadership to listen. Sometimes problems exist with colleagues. Members of your team may not respond to e-mails or avoid speaking face to face.

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 You Need an Exit Survey Instead of Interviews

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When an employee leaves an organization, they take a lot of valuable information with them. Not only the insights about their work responsibilities or customers, but also valuable intel about their experience and the culture of the company.

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Post Traumatic Growth – Recognizing Opportunity in Adversity

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“The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”. – Ernest Hemingway. In the mid-1990’s, two psychologists working at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, coined a new term for a long-observed phenomenon. The term was, “post-traumatic growth”, or PTG.

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.

Why Your Organization Still Struggles with Top-Down Communication

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Why Your Organization Still Struggles with Top-Down Communication. Cecily Jorgensen. •. July 2, 2019. Did your employee engagement survey come back with a low score in “top-down communication?” If it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone.

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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.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

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?

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.

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.

Infographic: 4 Questions Onboarding Surveys Should Answer

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Make sure you have the right process in place to allow your new employees to get up to speed and bring their best selves to their work. Download the PDF version. Is your onboarding process being consistently observed? You may not have a set onboarding process.

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.

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.

Podcast: Manage Your Organization’s Stress Better

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In this episode, we’re joined by a panel of DecisionWise consultants who discuss how to best manage the stress level of your organization. We’ll cover topics like working through stress at your company and learning to identify stress triggers, as well as answering questions like: How is the problem of stress manifesting and affecting engagement? Are companies getting better at managing stress? How do we coach clients on stress? This week’s episode was hosted by Cecily Jorgensen.

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.”

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.

When Recruiter Priorities Compete: Fill Speed, Growing Req Loads, and Diversity

It’s a question as old as the recruiting profession itself: How many reqs should one recruiter handle at a time? Even in our data-driven age of hard metrics and objective assessments, the answer is: It depends. Download this White Paper to discover the key factors that go into finding your answer to the req load question.

Infographic: 7 Benefits of 360-Degree Feedback

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Download the PDF. 360-degree feedback surveys benefit leadership, teams, and the entire organization immediately.

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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.

Video: How Does Connection Impact An Employee’s Engagement?

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Connection is one of the five keys of our ENGAGEMENT MAGIC model. Learn how having connection can impact an employee’s engagement levels in an organization with this short video. Video

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Webinar: Exit Surveys – Understanding Why Employees Leave and What to Do About It

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Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm (Eastern) Presenter: David Long and Christian Nielson. Learn best practices for surveying employees as they leave your organization and what insights it can give you for improving retention. Register Now. Webinar

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Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

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.

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.

How to Quickly Improve Any Performance Appraisal System

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Performance Reviews Need Help. In a recent survey conducted by Adobe, 88% of the survey participants indicated they were part of a performance appraisal process. This same study found that managers in these programs spent, on average, 17 hours per employee preparing for their performance reviews.

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Infographic: 5 Growth Conversations to Engage and Retain Your Employees

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Download the PDF. One of the biggest reasons people leave jobs is to seek opportunities for growth. Here are five growth conversations that every manager should have to engage and retain their employees. #1: 1: Career Amibitions.

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.