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The Impact of a Compliment

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People have genuine anxiety about their abilities to give meaningful and effective compliments, which can translate into their ability to provide meaningful recognition. Their awkwardness transfers into an attitude of underestimating the effect their compliment will have on people.

Do You Know The People You Are Recognizing?

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When you want to give recognition to your employees, it’s vital to know their recognition preferences. Recognition is mostly an intangible expression of acknowledgment and valuing of an individual or a team, their positive behaviors, personal effort, or contributions.

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Help Managers Understand What Employees Really Want From Them

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Over the past several years, Employee Experience has become a term beloved in HR circles, particularly among HR consultants and platform providers. Broader than Engagement, Employee Experience is meant to encompass everything an employee sees, hears, feels and believes about their employment.

Show Me, Don't Tell Me, How to Recognize

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Sometimes organizations think all they have to do is tell their leaders to go out there and say, “thank you,” more often, and that’s all you have to do to improve recognition. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How to Encourage Employees to Focus More on Recognition

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There are many things the current pandemic has affected, especially when it comes to how companies use their recognition and reward programs.

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Best Practices for RPO Implementation - Set Up for Success

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Whether you have decided to take on the task of building out your company’s recruiting program, or have chosen to partner with a Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) firm, here are five best practices to consider when you don’t quite know where to start. Recruitment Strategy

When Recognition is Not Top of Mind

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Too often, recognition and rewards programs you have in place are not top of mind for many people. And when employees themselves are not on board with recognizing others, you know you’ve got a problem. What does it take to raise the importance and value of recognition? employee recognition

Five Key Aspects of Emotional Intelligence for Recruiters

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I n the face of any social or economic upheaval, you'll usually find a slew of articles urging recruiters to use emotional intelligence (EI) in difficult times. While this is true, EI is always crucial in recruiting. Strong EI can enhance all areas of your life, but let's focus on why it is essential in recruiting. There are many definitions of EI out there, but this one by Bradbury and Greaves, from Emotional Intelligence 2.0 , highlights the aspects directly relevant to recruiting: recruiting

Prepare Candidates for Virtual Success

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While many organizations have gone to great lengths to set up their employees for remote work success, there is one area that many may not think about – candidate interviews. Believe it or not, hiring is still happening in this chaotic world. Companies must keep the hiring process moving smoothly and provide the best candidate experience, including preparing a candidate to participate in a video interview.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

It’s Time to Rethink Diversity and Inclusion

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Few in the HR community would disagree that we, as a society, have reached a tipping point concerning issues of discrimination, diversity and inclusion.

Force Yourself to Do What You Fear

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In early August, Engage2Excel participated in the WorldatWork virtual conference, where we teamed up with Spartan – you know those extreme races designed to push you to your limit and beyond? Yes, THAT Spartan! During our session, “Transform Fear into Opportunity,” we spoke with Joe De Sena , founder, and CEO of Spartan.

2020 Recruiting Trends: Technology and Human Connection Drive Recruiting Success

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At the HR Technology conference this year, HR analyst Josh Bersin observed that while HR technology is rapidly changing across the board, the most dynamic area of growth is in recruiting technology. New advancements in AI, assessment, sourcing tech and mobile functionality have radically altered the recruiting experience for both recruiters and candidates. As we stand on the threshold of a new decade, we can expect these advancements to pave the way for significant change.

Why Are HR Practitioners Optimistic? Find out in our latest survey report.

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There are many unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. But few groups have received less recognition or are more deserving of praise than the HR professionals who have worked tirelessly to help keep their organizations functioning amidst a sea of fear, uncertainty and often dubious information.

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

How to Attract, Engage and Retain Top Candidates When You’re Not Google

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In April, the national unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% , the lowest it’s been in over a decade. That’s excellent news for the economy (and for people who need to support their families), but it also means that competition for talent has reached cutthroat intensity. That’s especially true in fields like healthcare and technology, where finding candidates with the right skills can be downright exhausting. retaining talent retention candidates candidate experience hiring unemployment rate

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RPO Implementation Best Practices - Get Prepared

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When looking to implement an RPO program, it’s important to know that no two RPO programs are the same. This is not a ‘cookie cutter’ situation. An implementation should be adapted to your organizations needs and with any project, solid preparation can save time & minimize risk in the long run. There are several moving parts with implementing any type of RPO program.

Driving Individual and Organizational Success

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We live in a world that is increasingly focused on personalization and customization of our individual experiences. For example, in e-commerce, everyone from Amazon to Netflix to Spotify is delivering experiences that are personalized to the interests and behavior of the individual using the service. Marketing has long used personalized approaches to create target advertising based on customers’ past shopping behavior.

Recognizing Employees In the Workplace vs. Remotely

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The coronavirus has more people working from home than ever before. To those now forced to work remotely come both benefits and personal stresses. One area that many companies have not adequately prepared for is how to best recognize newly remote employees. Recognition

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!

How to Overcome Personal Resistance to Giving Recognition

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Do you resist giving employees recognition? There are a lot of excuses for not acknowledging the great things they do from "Someone else will do it ," to "Why do I have to say something?" - the list goes on. But what if no one stops to recognize. The results could be detrimental to an organization. Roy Saunderson, chief learning officer at our sister company Rideau shares his thoughts on the topic of overcoming the resistance. Recognition

Keep Your Best Employees Engaged With Stay Conversations

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Exit interviews are standard fare at many organizations. Whether you find them helpful or you dread them, you understand that the purpose is to glean useful feedback from departing employees about ways your company can improve. The exit interview is an important tool for gathering insights that people might otherwise be hesitant to share. After all, a departing employee has no reason not to be completely honest with you.

Top Talent is Ready for the Taking

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Companies that are agile and ready to move quickly will be able to scoop up top talent and be back to ‘business as usual.’ On the other hand, those that are still figuring out how to navigate the new world of recruitment/talent acquisition will miss out on many well qualified candidates. recruiting

Create Engaging New Employee Experiences with These 5 Onboarding Strategies

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Do you remember the day you first started your job? It was probably a whirlwind of activity: signing forms, meeting colleagues, taking a tour of the building, completing orientation – and, of course, figuring out the coffee maker. You probably also remember clearly how you felt that first day – how your boss treated you, whether your team members were friendly and whether you could find all the information you needed.

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.

Do You Have A Coronavirus Outbreak Plan for Employees?

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It’s hard to not hear the word coronavirus or pandemic in the news over the past month. As cases of the virus continue to multiply across the world, now is the time for employers in the U.S. and around the world to create, revise or review an infectious disease plan, and most importantly share it with employees before it hits close to home

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Are You Ready to Reopen? 16 questions and 33 resources to consider in creating your “returning to work” playbook

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As companies across the U.S. begin to reopen, business leaders face unprecedented challenges in developing strategies for safely reopening workplaces. Safety guidelines differ from state to state, and a lack of federal rules for keeping employees safe places the onus on companies to determine what is best for their employees. Building Your playbook: Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, countless articles have shown that no playbook exists for business leaders in dealing with this crisis.

Impacts of Employee Recognition on Psychological Functioning

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If your organization is not already focused on providing employees with a psychologically healthy workplace, the chances are that in the current climate, it’s at the forefront of managers’ and leaders’ minds. Roy Saunderson , Chief Learning Officer at our sister company, Rideau, shared a piece entitled “Employee Recognition Promotes Positive Psychological Functioning ” that seems exceptionally relevant given our workforce’s present circumstances.

How Do You Know When to Recognize or Reward Someone?

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It's not always easy to determine what action deserves recognition or rewarding. Both need to be authentic and expressed in the correct manner. Roy Saunderson , Chief Learning Officer at our sister company, Rideau, shares his advice on how managers can know when it's appropriate to be effective and meaningful. Here, we share the blog he posted in March of this year. Recognition

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.

How can you optimize recovery through a smart talent-acquisition strategy?

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All organizations today are preoccupied with two paramount objectives: keeping employees and their families safe and maintaining business operations during the worst crisis since the Great Depression. Although the death toll and economic consequences of the crisis have been devastating, business leaders must now balance workplace and public safety with financial accountability.

Including HR in Your Business Continuity Planning

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Recently, Michele Corvino with Assurance Software sat down (virtually) with our very own Jeff Gelinas, vice president of people, product and marketing, to talk about how the coronavirus shines a spotlight on policies, especially related to the role of HR in business continuity planning and execution. human resources

Why HR Influencers Are Buzzing About Experience Platforms

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If you have attended an HR tech conference or if you follow HR influencers, then you know that the technology used to interact with employees and manage data is evolving faster than many organizations can keep up. Employee Engagement

Engagement in Action: Four Key Drivers to Highly Engaged Employees

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Employee engagement: the buzzword is everywhere, but can anyone really agree on what it means? How do you measure it? And how can you build an effective strategy that works in your unique company culture? Employee engagement is tricky to define because it represents different things to different people. Some companies describe engagement as an emotional commitment to the company that includes both loyalty and dedication to achieving goals. Others define engagement in terms of productivity.

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.

6 Practical Ways to Delight Candidates During the Recruitment Process

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If you’re not paying attention to your candidate experience, you’re losing talent. Candidate experience matters, and not just for the people who end up working for you. Consider this: Recognition onboarding communication candidate engagement candidate recognition interview thank you preboarding candidate experience candidate process feedback

What to Expect When Managing Your Work From Home Team

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People are asking for advice and ideas around the new work from home scenarios that employers and employees are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. I have rounded up the following things you can expect to come across, if you haven’t already experienced it, with your virtual workforce.

2020 Engagement Trends: Empower Your Workforce for the Future

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It’s the season for evaluating organizational strategies and making plans for progress in the new year. As we look back over 2019, we’ve seen some encouraging strides made in our understanding of engagement and helping employees do their best work. If the research has taught us anything, it’s that culture and employee experiences will shape the workplaces of the future. These elements will be the deciding factor for many employees when it comes to choosing a job and deciding how long to stay.

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Creating a People-Centric Culture of Recognition: Part Three – Making All Employees Feel Valued

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When someone says thank you for something you’ve done, how does that make you feel? Saying thank you may seem like a very small thing to do, but we can all personally attest to the difference it makes. Genuine appreciation from leaders, family members or colleagues helps us enjoy contributing, and it helps us feel good about the people we are serving. That’s true even when the task is mundane, boring or repetitive.

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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.