Empty Promises: Why Employee Engagement Survey Projects Seem to Disappoint [White Paper]

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The numbers prove it: people analytics are a high priority for most organizations. With 71 percent of companies now investing in employee surveys and/or data analytics tools, there is less of a challenge to prove the benefits of conducting employee engagement surveys. While it’s a welcome change that decision-makers are far more willing to invest time, money and resources in gathering employee insights, a new challenge has emerged.

Stop Taking Employee Engagement Surveys as Gospel

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Employee engagement surveys have been around for decades, but executives constantly tell us that they don’t know what to do with the information they receive from them. Despite the issues with measurement techniques, employee engagement is critical to every organization’s success. But companies need to stop focusing on boosting engagement and start using metrics to create a better company culture. Company Culture Employee Engagement

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How to Get Executives On Board with Employee Rewards and Recognition Programs

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But there’s a proven way to address this problem: focus on employee engagement. According to a Harvard Business Review study , 71% of respondents rank employee engagement as very important to achieving overall organizational success and recognition happens to be the #1 driver of employee engagement. It’s clear businesses need to focus more on employee engagement and recognition strategies. Why will your employees love it?

Accountability in the Workplace and How it Ties into Employee Engagement

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Companies have been investing resources into raising the engagement of their employees for years, but despite their best efforts, many of these companies just don’t see the results they were hoping to achieve. In some cases, companies will even score high in the engagement category, but the company still suffers from the less-than-ideal performance. All employees’ opinions are treated equally. The Link between Accountability and Engagement.

9 Dos and Don’ts of Employee Engagement Surveys

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Whenever creating surveys, decide how to analyze, chart and graph the data before employees complete them. After developing the survey and are uncertain about analysis, give the preliminary survey to a sample of people who are similar to employees. Find out how you can use people analytics to predict, manage and measure the impact of HR operations by downloading our new white paper. Many organizations survey their employees, usually once a year.

Bursting the Employee Engagement Bubble

SMD HR

How many of you spend countless hours chasing employee engagement scores, and a ton of money on employee surveys? Maybe you’re now wondering why you started focusing so much on employee engagement in the first place. I’d like to give you a little background on why employee engagement became such a fad. Back in the 1990s, a book was published called “First, Break All the Rules” from Gallup that introduced the concept of employee engagement.

People Analytics: 4 Ways HR Uses Data to Change Company Landscapes

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Analytics do the heavy lifting, providing insights about consumer behavior and trends that companies can use to their advantage. This new field is called people analytics. However, with the analytics space transitioning to cloud-based systems, these technologies have become more affordable. Understanding Employees Creates Value. If a trend dips below an established threshold, your company needs to re-evaluate and change — or risk losing employees.

4 Ways to Make Pulse Surveys Work for Real Engagement

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Currently, only 11% of employers are surveying their employees more than once year. This is a startling statistic considering that more than half of employees are unsatisfied enough that they will actively be looking for a new job this year. Keeping employees engaged is critical , yet keeping a pulse on how they’re doing can be overwhelming and confusing. Pulse surveys are short surveys that ask questions related to your company’s engagement goals.

10 Scary HR Stats That’ll Make You Howl This Halloween

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A recent survey by Leadership IQ reported that, “46 percent of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months.” Depending on the location of your employees and offices, you may have a lot of education and retraining to invest in. #5: Remember that recruiting is only half the battle — ensure your structure is also set up to effectively retain new and old employees alike. #6: How do you welcome and onboard new employees?

Where HR Tech Is Headed

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Here’s a quick preview of the most relevant trends in digital management of the human beings that work for you: It’s All About Employee Engagement. As a matter of fact, though, it has done the opposite: Where talent management was once automated and characterized by practice-driven solutions, the whole focus has now shifted in the direction of employees’ human needs. Analytics Help You Predict Behavior Trends. Tech for Employee Learning.

How to Engage Your Healthcare Workforce

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In healthcare, engagement is a primary concern for small clinics, major hospitals, and large healthcare systems alike. Improving employee engagement has been shown to positively affect safety, patient experience, turnover rates, and more. But engagement can be tricky to achieve.

Employees First

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I came across this fascinating white paper from SilkRoad the other day. The Big Shift Puts Employees First: HR Transforms from Processes and Transactions to Employee Experiences , is the 2017 contribution to their annual State of Talent reports. This shines a light on how the HR tech conversation has switched from tech to employees. White papers are, by their nature, primarily marketing documents. State of the Employee Experience.

Why You Can’t Afford Disengaged Employees

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Even customer satisfaction can be gauged by certain analytics. Disengaged employees are responsible for an estimated $450 to $550 billion annually nationwide, according to a Gallup poll. Leadership consultant Britt Andreatta uses some figures from Gallup to make a point about the value of employee happiness. She points out that a disengaged employee generally costs the company about 34 percent of his or her salary annually. Employee Churn.

Where do employees fit in your change management plan?

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In significant changes such as these, companies often lose track of how employees feel, in an effort to meet the stated objectives. In order to avoid uncertainty, role conflict and lack of productivity, leaders should focus on maintaining employees engaged and using this change as a positive event that can strengthen their culture. Senior managers, middle managers and employees should all be involved in this plan. Engaging employees through change.

This is what could kill Slack’s growth

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It is almost never urgent (at which point you are probably dealing with an employee morale crisis). For smaller companies a leadership team can handle culture on a 1:1 basis by having conversations with employees about their engagement and happiness at work, understanding what motivates them and how they perceive their mission. We generally see only companies with fewer than 50 employees keep this strategy up consistently.

How to Quickly Improve Any Performance Appraisal System

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This same study found that managers in these programs spent, on average, 17 hours per employee preparing for their performance reviews. The Society for Human Resources Management ( SHRM ) has reported that 95% of employees are dissatisfied with their company’s performance appraisal process, and, according to SHRM, 90% of these employees do not believe their performance review process yields accurate information. [ii] Employee Engagement

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Aligning The Employee Experience To The Customer Experience Standard

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Not only is this a logical question every business should come to, but it also points to the strong relationship between customer satisfaction and employee engagement. “At At present you’ve got employee engagement on one side of the fence, and you’ve got customer experience on the other side of the fence. Combining customer-centricity and employee-centricity is a smart strategy for a multitude of reasons. Employees – the customers within.

Your Guide To Employee Experience Mapping

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What do you think is keeping your employees from becoming digital nomads? But what if the employee experience would acquiesce to some of the basic principles of the digital nomad trend, and embrace job meaningfulness, flexible working, collaborative environments and idea generation? How are they shaping the employee experience? What if you applied this way of thinking to every step of the employee experience journey? Key steps to mapping the employee experience.

Bringing Engagement and Culture to Invoicing

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And the truth is that repetitive, tedious tasks can make it hard to keep employee engagement high. . Employee Engagement with Invoicing. Sites like Invoice Home make these steps fast and engaging. With over 100 templates to choose from, employees won’t be just looking at black and white grid line invoices. Find out how you can use people analytics to predict, manage and measure the impact of HR operations by downloading our new white paper.

5 Smart Best Practices to Engage Customers

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If you want to swiftly boost the success of your business, you should create best practices for your employees to follow. Here are five smart best practices to put into place to engage customers and grow your business. Your employees should be encouraged to always try to put themselves in the customer’s’ shoes. Find out how you can use people analytics to predict, manage and measure the impact of HR operations by downloading our new white paper.

Rethink Your Employee Survey If It Doesn’t Include These

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A One-Two Employee Experience “Punch”. SMD conducted our fourth annual study to assess how often each of the most commonly measured employee experiences (survey categories) was found to be a statistically signifi­cant driver of business outcomes, taking the research to the next level this year. This year’s study also investigated the multiple items underneath each employee experience label. Analytics Employee Engagement Employee Surveys HR Analytics

Rethink Your Employee Survey If It Doesn’t Include These

SMD HR

A One-Two Employee Experience “Punch”. SMD conducted our fourth annual study to assess how often each of the most commonly measured employee experiences (survey categories) was found to be a statistically signifi­cant driver of business outcomes, taking the research to the next level this year. This year’s study also investigated the multiple items underneath each employee experience label. Analytics Employee Engagement Employee Surveys HR Analytics

Bypass Navigating the HCM Application Roadmap: Go Directly to Workforce Optimization and Business Value

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A 40-year HR veteran, Lexy Martin was Vice President, Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar and lead author of the Sierra-Cedar Human Resources Systems Survey, the longest running and most acclaimed Human Resources technology survey. You can, and should, go more directly to workforce optimization with people analytics solutions. You can, and should, go more directly to workforce optimization with people analytics solutions. Analytics should not be one box on the blueprint.

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HR In The Age Of Digital Transformation

SuccessFactors

It’s now known as People & Culture, Employee Experience, or simply People, and the changes in the last few years have been especially far-reaching, to say the least; seismic even. Help employees with tailored career paths, push personalized learning recommendations, suggest mentors and mentees based on skills and competencies. Predict flight risk of employees and prescribe mitigation strategies for at-risk talent.

Managing A Complex Workforce Effectively

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They are employees from different backgrounds, all working in the same institution. With such a diverse group of employees, there are bound to be certain problems that occur. It’s easy for misunderstandings to occur, and for employees to become disengaged with what they’re doing. The advice below will help create better employee engagement in a complex working environment: Offer Employee Flexibility And Autonomy. Employee engagement Talent Management

5 Tech Tools to Empower Your Remote Team to Stay Productive

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In fact, one study by Global Workplace Analytics found that employees save between $2,500 and $4,000 per year by working remotely because of lowered gas, parking, food, and wardrobe costs. Employee recognition. Employee feedback.

Why You Can’t Afford Disengaged Employees

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Engage Blog. Employee Engagement. Employee Feedback. Employee Retention. Employee Engagement. Employee Feedback. Employee Retention. Why You Can’t Afford Disengaged Employees. Why You Can’t Afford Disengaged Employees. Even customer satisfaction can be gauged by certain analytics. Disengaged employees are responsible for an estimated $450 to $550 billion annually nationwide, according to a Gallup poll.

How Does Old Technology Impact Staff Morale?

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With almost an extra hour each week per employee, everybody wins. What this potentially means for employees is yet more wasted time on top of not being able to efficiently converse with colleagues. The alternative from an employee’s point of view, might be to use a personal mobile device. According to the Paperless Project , around 40% of an employee’s time is spent searching for paper records. Employee engagement

What are the Advantages of a Total Rewards System?

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Total rewards statements can be useful for communicating the comprehensive valuation of employment to your teams, but some organizations are choosing an even more powerful approach to drive engagement, retention, and improve overall business outcomes: a total rewards system.

Bypass Navigating the HCM Application Roadmap: Go Directly to Workforce Optimization and Business Value

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A 40-year HR veteran, Lexy Martin was Vice President, Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar and lead author of the Sierra-Cedar Human Resources Systems Survey, the longest running and most acclaimed Human Resources technology survey. Recommended Read: The Value of HR Analytics: Why Every Company Should Be A Quantified Organization ]. I think we need to change our thinking about where analytics fits. Analytics should not be one box on the blueprint.

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Company Culture 102: How to target your aspirational culture

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The cost, in either case, is lower employee engagement, and performance that suffers across the board. requires every leader, manager, and employee to internalize a new set of priorities which constitute the aspirational culture for the company’s future. True culture change requires every leader, manager, and employee to internalize a new set of priorities which constitute the aspirational culture for the company’s future. “Change before you have to.”.

HR Tech Trends to Watch in 2016

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Case-in-point: Contrast the take-up of mobile HR technology with that of predictive HCM or people analytics. the ability to properly interpret and analyze data and build related frameworks in the case of people analytics adoption; and ability to expertly market a “case for change” if an HR transformation effort is in order. Below are two trends I’ve excerpted from a new White Paper I co-authored entitled “ HR Technology Trends to Watch in 2016.”

How Prescriptive Recruiting Improves The Odds Of Finding Your Best Match

SuccessFactors

I was engaged in the interviewing process for two separate companies at the same time. With the right tools, a company’s employer brand can maintain a highly visible and attractive experience that keeps candidates engaged, vested, and immune to competing overtures and promises. Plus recruiters can engage in more meaningful work and focus more on the candidate relationship by removing tasks that provide little value to the final outcome and are not required by regulations.

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. As a result, you may be asking yourself, “How can our engagement scores be dropping? We ran a survey to show we care about what employees think! Notice that most of the questions hinge on how employees feel.

Company Culture 101: How to spot a culture gap in your company

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The company analytics highlighted below show how one executive team developed a culture gap around integrity. The were able to diagnose this culture gap and ultimately took actions to resolve this gap over time—leading to higher performance and employee engagement. Learn How to Use Culture Analytics Download White Paper. Every executive team understands that company culture is a vital, if often overlooked part of their strategy.