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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?

5 Ways Direct Managers Shape Your Hiring and Retention Culture

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Job-hopping is the new normal in today’s workplace, and it’s not limited to recent graduates. People of all ages are leaving their jobs for greener pastures more frequently than they used to. The median tenure for workers over the age of 55 is just 2.53

6 Practical Engagement Strategies to Beat Holiday Stress at Work

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you work in HR. Holiday anticipation and upcoming vacations often leave employees feeling distracted and disengaged during one of the most chaotic months of the year.

How can you define, measure and optimize Employee Experience to improve business outcomes?

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What is Employee Experience and how is it different from Employee Engagement? Many HR professionals and consultants would be hard pressed to answer this question.

The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

Six Ways to Give THANKS at Work

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“ Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. This quote by author Melody Beattie serves as a precious reminder of this month’s theme, giving thanks. Much can be unpacked in this quote as it relates to one’s personal endeavors, but it also has practical applications to the professional sphere, especially with regards to employee recognition.

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Our national survey reveals what you can do to reduce voluntary turnover.

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Due to ever-increasing competition for top talent, employee retention has become a critical business concern across all major industries.

5 Easy Ways to Not Waste the Money & Time You Spent on Your Engagement Survey

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In our last two blog posts, our colleague, Tyler Morrison has spoken about why an engagement survey is important to understanding your organization's health and how to prepare your organization for your survey. This week Tiffany Adams, is taking the reins and sharing her ideas for not wasting all the money you just spent on your engagement survey! workplace culture workforce challenges employee surveys engagement surveys employee engagement strategy workforce engagement

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Seven steps for translating your engagement survey into business results

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More than half (53 percent) of U.S. companies with 500 or more employees conduct employee engagement surveys. However, more than a third of managers do not act on the results of these surveys. The implications of this inaction, which has held at a relatively constant rate for several years, are particularly significant in today’s business environment in which high turnover rates and historically low unemployment converge to reduce capacity for achieving growth forecasts.

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What Does the Tax Reform Mean for the Rewards & Recognition Industry?

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Over the last few months, Engage2Excel, along with several top recognition companies had serious concern. It was over the repeal of Section 274(j) of the Internal Revenue Code, which has been in place for 31 years and contains rules on the tax treatment of “employee achievement awards.” A change that could bring devastating results to the reward and recognition industry. Rewards and Recognition safety tax employee achievement awards IRS regulations length of service tax reform

Why your employees are still struggling with performance reviews

Studies show that employees who successfully approach tough conversations with their managers, colleagues, and direct reports are less likely to leave: but only 70% of them do. Read the report to learn what's really on their minds.

Three Practical Sourcing Tips To Stay Ahead of the Machine Learning Curve

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In Part 1 of this blog story I urged professional sourcers to adapt their focus as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) play in increasing role in the field. In a nutshell, AI can now do many sourcing activities better and faster than humans. However, there are still important things that humans do better than machines. Sourcers who focus on those things will continue to be in demand, while those who don't adapt may be edged out.

Do You Know Your Organizational Health?

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In the complex anatomy of your organization, your workforce is the heartbeat. A strong, healthy heart pumps blood throughout the body, usually at a steady rate, but can work much faster when necessary. Similarly, a robust workforce propels productivity throughout the organization, supplying oxygen in the form of discretionary effort and removing toxins such as complacency.

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Sourcing and Machine Learning: What You Need to Learn

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are changing the sourcing game, and smart sourcers are adapting. In our quest to stay cutting edge, my team implemented a few new practices discussed at SourceCon , and in this two-part blog I want to share some of those methods. You probably know that AI and machine learning are already a part of our lives. That's how companies like Netflix and Amazon learn your preferences so they can make suggestions.

A five-step framework for evaluating and improving recruitment operations

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All employers, large and small, are competing to attract and retain employees for the same hard-to-fill jobs in today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven marketplace. McKinsey & Company reports that more than three- quarters of Fortune 500 CEOs do not believe their companies are effective at attracting highly talented people. Of those CEOs who do consider their companies successful at attracting top talent, only 7% believe they are effective in retaining them.

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.

International Recognition Strategy "Musts"

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Thanks to social media and the constant influx of information from our smart devices, people are more connected than ever. Yet, many organizations continue to struggle in uniting a global workforce through engagement and recognition strategies. Geography, language barriers, and diverse work environments create challenges. Have you ever found yourself asking the following. employee recognition global recognition international recognition global workforce organizational goals strategy

Research Reveals Positive Outcomes from Recognizing Employee Service

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Unlock Your Company's Competitive Advantage

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The legendary management consultant Peter Drucker said, “You can’t manage what you don't measure.” Business leaders today have access to an overwhelming amount of data to inform decisions about marketing, product and service design, customer care and supply chain optimization.

10 Onboarding Ideas You Can Use Right Now

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Your inbox is probably filled to the brim with advice on onboarding. There are two reasons why this topic is hot right now: record employment levels and some pretty alarming facts about first-year voluntary turnover rates—particularly among millennials.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

How does your company compare to competitors on employee engagement?

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If your CEO showed up unannounced in your office tomorrow and asked the following questions, would you be able to answer them? Are our employees more or less engaged than our competitors? In what ways, specifically, are our employees more engaged and less engaged? Now for an even more important question. If you couldn't provide answers on the spot, should you or your HR department be able to? Today’s CEOs have data on nearly every facet of their business.

Redesigning Recruitment to Improve Employee Engagement

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HR leaders are rethinking the role of HR along with fundamental aspects of organizational design to create more engaged and agile cultures. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Report, 92 percent of survey participants ranked organizational redesign as a critical priority.

5 Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

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The technological advancements in recognition software are being adopted by HR teams across the world. With the HR role stretched to included more and more responsibilities, this group is looking for ways to automate and assist with recognition initiatives and other strategic endeavors.

Recognition, A New Year Resolution

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Another year has gone by, and the time for making new resolutions has arrived. From being healthier and living better to being more kind – the goals are lofty for many. As I get back into the swing of things, I reflect on what I live and breathe every day: employee recognition. Recognition employee recognition new year resolution thank you

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.

The Power of Preference

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The employee experience is on the minds of many HR professionals. As more organizations are looking to enhance the experience, sometimes improving existing practices, like employee recognition can have great value. When it comes to recognition, we know employees want it. In fact, lack of it is the number one reason employees would leave their current job. While the finite numbers and needs vary from generation to generation, it goes without saying: employee recognition is critical.

Learn How Top Recruiters Overcome Market Challenges

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Record low unemployment, a positive economic outlook and a proliferation of recruitment channels make recruiting more challenging today than ever before. To find out what’s working and what isn’t, we interviewed five senior talent advisors, each with a decade or more of experience and a track record of success in several different industry sectors.

The Future of Workforce Engagement

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Many consultants and analysts would have us believe that the future will bring fundamental changes in how we do our jobs. That, of course, is what keeps them in business. However, what changes can HR leaders realistically expect when it comes to managing workforce engagement? And, to what extent is the past a prologue to the future? We put these questions to Engage2Excel’s Chief Scientific Officer, Jack Wiley, Ph.D.,

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What Do Employees Say About Service Awards?

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More than three-quarters of all U.S. companies recognize employees’ tenure through formal length of service recognition programs. Yet, the question still remains… Do today’s employees still see value in service awards? Find out in What Do Employees Say About Service Awards?, a groundbreaking report based on a survey of 5,000 U.S. employees, representing all major industries and demographic groups.

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HR Service Delivery software for the non-traditional workforce

The rise of the gig economy means HR must support a variety of worker types. This eBook explains how HR can easily serve the non-traditional workforce, including those in manufacturing and retail who work away from a desk or outside traditional office hours.

How does your company measure up on goal setting and performance feedback?

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For the past decade, many in the HR industry have been calling for radical changes to the performance management process and an end to the annual performance review. While many companies have moved to more frequent programs for individual goal setting and performance feedback, reports of the death of the annual performance review (to steal a quip from Twain) “have been greatly exaggerated.” People want to know where they stand.

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5 Tips for Preparing your Organization for an Engagement Survey

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Conducting an employee engagement survey is now a common practice for a majority of companies with 250 employees or more. In fact, 83% of respondents in our recent Trendicators report say their organization has conducted an engagement survey in the last two years. Engagement surveys are popular because they provide an opportunity to understand and analyze how employees feel about the workplace conditions that influence performance, loyalty and emotional connection to the organization.

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Discover What Today’s Job Seekers Really Want

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Over the past few weeks we have released infographics highlighting results of a survey conducted through our Trendicators research arm that depict why candidates accept job offers and why employees seek employment elsewhere. These insights have been among our most popular research findings to date.

Get the latest survey research on performance recognition.

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How common are performance recognition programs today and what effects do they have on the employees they’re designed to influence? To answer these questions, Trendicators™–the research division of Engage2Excel–recently conducted a survey of 1,500 U.S. employees representing all major industries and demographic categories. Statistically Valid Research: The results of this original research study, which have a margin of error of plus or minus 1.5%

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Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Surveys Matter, But Actions Matter More

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Surveys dominate the news these days. In the midst of one of the most unique primary seasons in U.S. electoral history, the results of voter surveys have upended the political process. Why is this? Engagement employee surveys stratgey

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