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How to Encourage Cross-Department Collaboration

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Cross-Department Collaboration is a topic of concern for most companies who want to improve overall employee engagement. Our consultants identify some reasons why working together isn’t always easy or natural.

The Myth of Measurement: Risking Lives for a Goal (Part II)

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During the Vietnam War, pilots report that they risked lives and equipment for the attainment of an immediate result (as defined by a number or metric), rather than an end goal of winning the war (achieving peace, promoting humanitarianism, etc.).

The Myth of Measurement: When Achieving Goals Gets in the Way of Success (Part I)

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Are you set on achieving goals in 2020? Goal-setters, beware! Those very goals may hinder more than they help. Caution, managers and 360 coaches. You may want to re-think those SMART goals you’ve been inflicting on your employees and coachees. These measurements may be holding them back.

Podcast: Having a Strong Customer Focus

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Sr. Consultant and Executive Coach, Dan Deka, discusses what it means to have a strong customer focus. As a business, you don’t exist without customers. It’s absolutely imperative to build and maintain a strong relationship with them.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

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.”

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.

12 Attributes to Evaluate Your Organization Culture

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An organization’s culture consists of the values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that employees share and use on a daily basis in their work.

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The Seven Behaviors of Effective Supervisors

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We gathered our consultants together in this roundtable to discuss the power supervisors wield on the employee experience. Supervisors can either rally the troops for the cause of an organization or contribute to an all-out mutiny! This may be a touch dramatic, but you get the gravity of the issue.

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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 (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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.

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.

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 & 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.

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.

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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Infographic: The Cost of a Bad Manager

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Download the PDF of this Infographic. Employee engagement surveys are great at helping you find the cracks in your company. They help you measure a number of things, but some of those items cost you more money than others. Take your managers.

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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.

How to Measure Employee Engagement

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Measuring employee engagement is tricky. After all, how do you get people to tell you how engaged they are in their work when they might not even understand the concept very well?

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

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.

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.”

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.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.

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.

Cost of a Bad Manager

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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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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.

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.