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Podcast: Meet the Consultant – Kenna Bryan

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In this episode, we sit down with DecisionWise Assessment Consultant, Kenna Bryan. We discuss her education, career, and approach towards engagement, consulting, and leadership.

Webinar: Understanding the Employee Experience – PART 2: Before, During, & After COVID-19

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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Time: 1:00 pm Eastern / 10:00 pm Pacific. Presenters: Dr. Tracy Maylett, CEO, who will be joined by a panel of guests. Cost: Complimentary, with free registration.

Video: Employee Engagement Goes To The Movies – Episode 2: The Intern

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DecisionWise consultants Spencer Taylor and Kenna Bryan examine the 2015 film “The Intern,” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. In this movie, Ben (played by De Niro) is a 70-year old retired widower who takes an intern position at an online fashion site run by Jules (played by Hathaway).

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Podcast: The Company Culture at Shake Shack

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In this episode, Matthew Wride and Christian Nielson discuss the many ways that Danny Meyer has established a winning company culture at Shake Shack, as well as his many other restaurants in the Union Square Hospitality group. “Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

How Connection Drives Employee Engagement

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With the recent shift of many employees working remoting, connection seems to be universally craved now more than ever before. Connection is, in fact, a basic human need, residing on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs just above physical safety. And yet, research shows that 40% of employees feel isolated at work, leading to lower employee engagement. Connection in the workplace is the feeling of being part of a community engaged in something bigger than any one person.

Helping Managers Understand and Address Stress

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About a year ago I received one my favorite perk s. It was peak season for us – my workload was heavy , and support was limited. This meant late nights in the office with the stress that so commonly follow s. .

Leading Remotely – 6 Ways to Increase Connection and Engagement

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“ Will half of people be working remotely by 2020?” That was the title of a prescient article written in 2014. Another report stated that between 2005 and 2018 remote work increased 173%. Still, no one could have predicted what the business world is experiencing right now.

Video: Employee Engagement Goes to the Movies – Episode 1: Joe Vs. The Volcano

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DecisionWise Consultants Spencer Taylor and Kenna Bryan examine the 1990 film “Joe Vs. The Volcano” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. In the opening scenes, we watch as employees file in to start their day in a terrible work environment.

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How Managers Help Retain Talent with Employee Engagement Initiatives In Times of Crisis

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This is a transcription of a previously recorded episode on the Engaging People Podcast. Christian Nielson. VP of Consulting Services. Hello and welcome to another Engaging People Podcast. My name is Christian Nielson.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Podcast: Engagement Goes To The Movies – “The Intern”

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In this episode of the Engaging People Podcast, we present another installment of “Employee Engagement Goes to the Movies,” where we consult the silver screen for powerful lessons on what to do and what not to do to create the right employee experience. This time, we examine the 2015 film “The Intern,” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway.

ENGAGEMENT MAGIC®: The 5 Keys of Employee Engagement

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In our blog, “ Are Your Employees Engaged or Just Satisfied ,” we reviewed some of the differences between employee engagement and employee satisfaction. Satisfied employees operate under a transactional relationship—“Because the company gives me X, I am willing to give X worth of effort.” As Herzberg would say, these elements are “hygiene factors ”—they must be present, but do not necessarily result in engagement.

Podcast: How Managers Can Increase Engagement with Their Teams – ENGAGEMENT MAGIC

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In this podcast, Dr. Tracy Maylett and Charles Rogel review the concepts behind ENGAGEMENT MAGIC, including the research behind the five keys of engagement, and provide answers to the following questions: How can being engaged personally benefit employees and organizations? What is the difference between engagement and satisfaction? How does each of the five ENGAGEMENT MAGIC elements help increase engagement? How do you enable your employees to take ownership of their own engagement?

DecisionWise Awarded 2020 Achievement in Customer Excellence

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15th Annual Confirmit ACE Awards Recognize Outstanding Customer Experience Programs. SPRINGVILLE, UTAH, USA – June 1, 2020 – DecisionWise, has been awarded a 2020 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award in the Employee Experience category.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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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Webinar: Employee Engagement Best Practices in 2020

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Date: Thursday, January 29, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm (Eastern) Presenter: Dave Long Cost: Free. One question to consider as you think about whether to put effort and investment into employee engagement: “Is engagement worth the effort and investment we put into it?”

Podcast: Don’t Step on the Daisy – Employee Engagement Lessons from “Joe Vs. The Volcano”

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In this episode of the Engaging People Podcast, we’re starting a new segment called “Employee Engagement Goes to the Movies,” where we consult the silver screen for powerful lessons on what to do and what not to do to create the right employee experience. This week, we examine the 1990 film “Joe Vs. The Volcano” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

White Paper: The Manager’s Guide to Winning with the Employee Experience

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The Manager's Guide to. Winning with the Employee Experience. “Engagement is a fundamental human need. It is a power that resides in most people, waiting to be unlocked. People want to be engaged in what they do. If employers build the foundation, employees will do the rest.” ” -ENGAGEMENT MAGIC In this guide, we walk through solid concepts for manager’s to create a winning experience for their employees. You will learn how to: Engage employees in times of chaos.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Setting Expectations and Employee Engagement

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Setting Expectations and Employee Engagement. Posted on. February 4, 2020. Charles Rogel. Christian Nielson. Beth Wilkins. Dan Hoopes. Thomas Olsen. Stephen Mickelson.

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?

Podcast: How Managers Can Better Recognize Employees

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise Principal Consultant, Dan Hoopes, discusses the topic of how managers can better recognize employees in the workplace. Everybody likes to be acknowledged (in one form or another) for a job well done.

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Video: Why Listening to Your Employees is Now More Important Than Ever

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In this video message, DecisionWise President, Matthew Wride, talks about the importance of employee feedback during a crisis and the DecisionWise pledge to help your business listen, understand, and act, even during tough times. Hello, my name is Matt Wride, and I am the President of DecisionWise. Before I get to my main message, I want to touch briefly on the COVID-19 pandemic. If feels like we are making some progress. This is encouraging, and I hope you are well and safe.

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How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Webinar: COVID-19 – Listening to your employees

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Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific Presenters: Tracy Maylett, CEO; Matt Wride, President; and Christian Nielson, VP of Consulting Services Cost: Free. Should COVID-19 change the way we survey or listen to our employees? The answer is yes. During times of uncertainty and challenge, it is critical to understand what your employees are experiencing—perhaps even more important than ever before.

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Preparing Ourselves to Debrief 360s – 7 Recommended Books and Films

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Have we been properly preparing ourselves to debrief 360s? Senior Consultant and Executive Coach, Dan Deka, facilitates two 360 Degree Feedback Coaching workshops a year.

Podcast: How Focusing on Safety Can Improve the Employee Experience

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In this podcast episode, DecisionWise President, Matthew Wride, discusses how focusing on not only the physical aspects of safety, but also the emotional and psychological aspects can greatly improve the employee experience.

Employee Engagement Best Practice Award Winners 2020

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Springville, Utah, USA-based employee engagement consulting firm recognizes top-performing organizations with employee engagement best practice awards. Springville, Utah, USA—DecisionWise announced the winners of its 2020 Employee Engagement Best Practice Awards. These organizations exemplify best practices in employee engagement, both through their annual employee engagement survey results and through their actions to create an engaged workplace.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

3 Ways To Develop Leaders During COVID-19

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Remember when we all thought the Coronavirus shutdowns would only last a month or two? We were so naïve. While restrictions have loosened in some areas, it seems like intermittent shutdowns and work-from-home arrangements are here for the foreseeable future. Many companies will need to set up work-from-home processes for a longer period of time than we originally thought.

Podcast: Creating A Sense of Connection at Work

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In this Engaging People Podcast episode, DecisionWise VP of Consulting, Christian Nielson discusses the topic of creating a connection at work. Connection is a sense of belonging and feeling like we’re part of something bigger than ourselves; a team, an organization, a mission. We have such a strong need for connection as human beings that some will even forgo physiological needs to reach it. In fact, connection consistently shows up as the #1 driver of engagement in our surveys.

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5 Ways to Engage Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Yeah, I know. Using Tom Hanks and the film Cast Away as a metaphor for the mass migration over to working remotely is a bit twisted considering he and his wife, Rita Wilson, are among those who contracted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The latest word is they are doing well and apparently eating too much Vegemite on their toast, so I’m not going to feel too bad about it. The truth is, the shift to working remotely is much more disruptive than some employers think.

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.”

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Three Questions to ask Yourself: How to Find Meaning in Your Work

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Hunter S. Thompson, an American author and journalist, was once asked for some career advice. Thompson’s response is both poignant and perceptive. His advice also aligns precisely with what we know from our decades of research. Each of us needs to find meaning and impact from our work to realize our full potential. In 1958, Hume Logan wrote his friend, Thompson, soliciting advice on what to do with his life.

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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.

Podcast: Giving Employees the Tools and Resources They Need to Succeed

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Having the basic tools and resources to do one’s work effectively is a fundamental part of the employee experience. When employees accept jobs, they have a reasonable expectation that they will be given the appropriate tools and resources to accomplish the tasks to which they are assigned. When they do not have the appropriate tools and resources, employees become distracted and dissatisfied.

Podcast: Maximizing Growth Opportunities

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In this episode, we’re joined by DecisionWise Senior Consultant, Spencer Taylor for an insightful conversation on how managers can maximize growth opportunities for their employees. “As organizations face hard economic times and cut back on developing their employees, they don’t always realize how much value is added to the company culture and the experience of employees when they have an ongoing opportunity to grow,” says Spencer.

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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.