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Employee Engagement Is a Financial Strategy

HR Bartender

We spend a lot of time talking about creating employee engagement. The rationale being that engaged employees are highly productive. And productivity fuels the business. In creating employee engagement, we need to think about employee satisfaction. I don’t see how a dissatisfied employee becomes engaged. is a barrier to engagement. have opened the door to engagement.

T3 – @Globoforce pre-launches Life Events #WorkHuman

The Tim Sackett Project

Hey, last week I was at WorkHuman powered by Globoforce and they had a new product launch that kind of left many in the audience in tears! Here’s what Eric Mosley, Globoforces CEO, had to say about Life Events: “The lines between an employee’s life and work are constantly blending—more so now than ever before,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. They want to be the same person at work as they are at home.


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28 Amazing Employee Engagement Activities To Reinvent Your Workforce

Vantage Circle

Employee engagement activities should be more about the heart than the brain. Managers are busy, employees are disengaged, and the current office culture is at havoc. In this scenario, improving employee engagement is the least likely to grow.

The Most Powerful Employee Engagement Statistics – A quick reference guide


Over time, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite employee engagement statistics, selected from only the most reputable, reliable sources, from the most impressive surveys and studies. When you need real numbers to prove the ROI of employee engagement , start here. Stats that make the case for employee engagement. Highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitability ( Gallup ). as much as companies with less engaged workers. Productivity.

Compensation Cafe: Why Friends at Work Matter


– “Friendships at work” is not a soft topic. It’s a driving factor in employee productivity, retention and wellness. I couldn’t say everything I wanted to about the importance of friends at work in my post on this blog last week , so I continued the theme today on the Compensation Cafe blog. The Globoforce Fall 2014 Workforce Mood Tracker survey found 91% of us spend more than 30 hours a week with colleagues (vs. by Derek Irvine.

How to Find Budget Dollars for Employee Recognition

HR Bartender

I thought about this as I was planning my agenda for this year’s WorkHuman Conference , pioneered by Globoforce. Check out the promo code at the end of this post for a discount.). I saw that one of the sessions this year was titled “Show Me the Money: 5 Unexpected Places to Find Recognition Budget” and reached out to the speaker Rob Schmitter , solutions architect at Globoforce, to see if he would give us a sneak peek. Employee retention depends on engagement.

Using Technology to Improve Engagement and Boost Productivity

Get Hppy

Last year, the multinational professional service firm Deloitte conducted a survey that revealed that developing workplace culture and increasing employee engagement are the top priorities for Human Resource leaders. However, in spite of this employee engagement still continues to be a big problem. Recently, a Gallup study found out that only around 30% of employees say they are completely engaged in their workplace. What Exactly Is Employee Engagement?

13 Creative Employee Engagement Activities (That Aren’t Cheesy)


Engaged employees are much happier and more motivated at work, and it shows in their performance. A Gallup survey reported that highly engaged teams are 21 percent more productive on a daily basis—and that’s not all. Research shows that employee engagement makes teams more profitable, reduces voluntary turnover, and leads to better outcomes all around. Here are 13 of our favorite creative employee engagement ideas—and we promise they aren’t cheesy!

25 Employee Engagement Activities To Reinvent Your Workforce

Vantage Circle

Employee engagement activities should be more about the heart than the brain. Managers are busy, employees are disengaged and the current office culture is at havoc. In this scenario, improving employee engagement is the least likely. Despite being a trend in these past decades, the level of employee engagement has barely budged. Only a meager 15% of workers are engaged at work, globally! 25 Employee Engagement Activities.

Cafe Classic: Unions, Recognition and Employee Engagement

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Today's Classic features Derek Irvine with some data and insights about the importance of employee engagement - even (and some might argue especially) in a union environment. The reality of unions is they came into existence to protect employees where company leadership refused to. Regardless of industry or job role, unions rose up to defend employee interests, even the most basic such as the right to survive a day’s work.

Driving Employee Engagement Requires Baseline of Competitive, Fair Pay

Compensation Cafe

In the last week, a couple of research reviews have crossed my desk, both summarizing decades of research, surveys and analysis in the complex and many-layered topics of employee recognition, engagement and retention. Key findings of the report include (quoting): Employees who receive recognition are more likely to be engaged at work. The more channels used for recognition, the higher the employee engagement level.

Join Us at the TMA Employee Engagement & Retention Conference this July in Washington DC

David Zinger

Join myself and other employee engagement experts in Washington DC this July. The Talent Management Alliance is hosting a conference at The Venable on employee engagement and retention in Washington DC from July 21st to July 23rd 2014. Here is the direct link to the conference if you would like to go there now: This is just one session of 3 full days on employee engagement and retention.

HR TechStack – Employee Engagement Software


Employee Engagement Software Definition. Employee engagement software helps organizations solicit and track feedback from their employees, recognize employee achievements, and promote positive activity. Employee engagement tools are used to draw actionable insights from employee feedback. Promote employee recognition through internal communication channels. The HR TechStack for Employee Engagement Software.

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Top 5 Themes at HR Tech 2017


Indeed, the theme at the 20 th edition of the conference was about celebrating humanity, putting people – our employees – center stage in an era when technology innovations continue to accelerate at a rapid pace. The latency of artificial intelligence is the distance between what the machine thinks is real and what’s real,” said John Sumser , principal analyst at consulting firm HRExaminer. The importance of inclusion and belonging has never been more at the forefront.

Is Employee Engagement Moot in Today's High Stress Environments?

Compensation Cafe

It’s no wonder that only 13 percent of employees worldwide feel engaged in their occupation. And Gallup's latest employee engagement numbers remain stagnant: Engaged employees are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work. Gallup's extensive research shows that employee engagement is strongly connected to business outcomes essential to an organization's financial success, such as productivity, profitability and customer engagement.

Do Employees Give Leaders Points For Trying?

China Gorman

It was published by the WorkHuman Research Institute at Globoforce , the social recognition solutions company. Because it is a white paper, it has a definite bias towards recognition, but it also has some very interesting insights to share about the larger question of the impact of culture on employee engagement. The key findings of the survey analysis include: When employees believe leaders are striving to create a more human workplace, culture metrics improve.

Do Employees Give Leaders Points For Trying?

China Gorman

It was published by the WorkHuman Research Institute at Globoforce , the social recognition solutions company. Because it is a white paper, it has a definite bias towards recognition, but it also has some very interesting insights to share about the larger question of the impact of culture on employee engagement. The key findings of the survey analysis include: When employees believe leaders are striving to create a more human workplace, culture metrics improve.

Supporting #LasVegas and Other Happenings at #HRTechConf


If you’re looking for a way to help, attendees will have the opportunity to support the victims and their families by donating at the HRE booth in the expo hall. As in years past, Globoforce will be at the conference this year. Here are a few ways you can connect with us: Attend the panel session, “The Role of HR Technology in Driving Employee Engagement,” October 11 at 11 a.m. Drop by and say ‘hello’ at booth #1945. Tweet @globoforce.

8 Reasons Employee Well-Being Must Be Self-Managing

HR Bartender

One of the things that I took away from this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce is that well-being must be employee centric. They do need to create the environment for well-being to thrive, then let employees embrace it. That being said, there are a few specific things organizations should consider when it comes to supporting employee well-being. This doesn’t mean that you can’t send you an email at 10p – maybe you’re in another time zone.

The HR Metric You’re Not Measuring (But Should Be)


New research suggests employee engagement may not tell the whole story of the employee experience at work. For years, HR leaders and professionals have been laser-focused on measuring and improving employee engagement. In fact, Josh Bersin noted in a Forbes editorial that the roots of engagement surveys go all the way back to the late 1800s when Fredrick Taylor studied how people’s attitudes impacted their productivity in the steel industry.

HR Technology Conference: People, Networks, and Productivity

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

At this year’s HR Technology Conference in Chicago, Oracle’s Cara Capretta kicked things off with a preconference event, “Women in Technology.” The goal for HR is empowerment of people and social networks to drive new definitions of personal and professional engagement, collaboration, performance, and productivity.

The Hidden Potential of Teams


The Rise of Team Engagement. Companies are not only organizing themselves differently on paper – they are looking at how the rise of teams impacts the ways in which people work together. In his column for The Huffington Post , Globoforce CEO Eric Mosley writes that one of the five megatrends impacting business in 2017 is team engagement. Focus on employees’ social needs – “the need to belong, obtain status, feel distinctive, and maintain certainty and control.”

Celebrate Your Employees: Employee Recognition At Its Best

Get Hppy

Not only do recognition and gratitude have positive impacts on the health and well-being of employees, they can also increase engagement. Companies who have employee recognition programs have engagement levels over 71% higher than companies without recognition programs. The programs motivate employees and boost satisfaction. Companies who spend at least 1% of their payroll budget to celebrate employees see employee engagement increase by 85%.

6 Creative Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Get Hppy

Employee morale is one of the key elements that can make or break a brand’s success, which is why all managers should invest active effort and a part of the brand budget in maintaining it on an optimal level. Unfortunately, modern employees are much pickier than their parents when it comes to favourite morale boosters, and 21st-century HR experts therefore need to show a bit of creativity when devising team building programs. Promote Productive Employees.

[WEBINAR] Moving From Engagement to Experience in 2016


This webinar will be presented on Tuesday, February 23rd at 1 p.m. Many of us in HR are laser-focused on employee engagement. But does measuring engagement really cover the full spectrum of employee experience? Is there more we can do in 2016 to give that “wow” experience to our employees? Take leading consumer product and service companies, as an example. What if HR adopted a similar approach to the employee experience?

The Power of Thanks * Read All about It in Our Latest Book


Appreciation, recognition and praise are powerful means to engage and energize today’s modern workforce. ” In 2014, I worked on many inspiring and challenging projects, but one I am particularly proud of released today – our newest book, The Power of Thanks: How Social Recognition Empowers Employees and Creates a Best Place to Work. A consistently executed culture of recognition inspires: Greater employee engagement and loyalty. by Derek Irvine. Recognize This!

[New Report] How to Make a Business Case for Social Recognition


Just last year, Harvard Business School published a study on the connection between praise and productivity. Approximately half of the participants were told to ask friends and family members to send them an email just prior to their participation that described a time when the participant was at his or her best.”. Here’s a sneak peek at the 7 ways social recognition impacts business: It reinforces company values and culture. SHRM/Globoforce Employee Recognition Survey).

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The Official WorkHuman Reading List


Don’t you wish you had all the latest research in positive psychology, building a human workplace, being a better leader, and employee engagement in one place? Four years of building content for Globoforce’s WorkHuman conference means we’ve partnered with the brightest minds and best-selling authors – like Adam Grant, Susan Cain, and Brené Brown – who are leading the change in HR and business. Read the rest of this post on the Globoforce blog. By Sarah Payne —.

The Ultimate Guide To Employee Rewards and Recognition

Vantage Circle

In the last two decades, rewards and recognition have been the driving force behind global companies’ success in delivering a near-perfect employee experience. To acquire and retain the top performers, you must build a workplace culture where employee recognition is the everyday norm.

Ryan Fehr: “We’re still human beings when we go to work”


How can gratitude in the workplace prevent employee turnover and fuel company resilience ? How can we think about gratitude in a broader scope to cultivate happiness at work? We recently chatted with Ryan Fehr, assistant professor of management at the University of Washington School of Business in Seattle. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and earned his bachelor’s degree at The College of New Jersey. Top 10 Posts on Gratitude at Work.

Embracing the Yin and Yang of Human Experience at Work – #Workhuman

Jason Lauritsen

Last week, I had the privilege to speak at and attend Workhuman. It is a remarkable event hosted by the visionary people of Globoforce. We focus on helping employees feel more authentic, happy, healthy and engaged at work. She spoke very frankly about how walls were thrown up in front of her over and over again, many a product of systemic bias and discrimination that we have yet to truly address in society and within our own organizations.

The importance of employee recognition


The importance of employee recognition is often overlooked – are you aware of the impact? Employee recognition is essential for motivating, retaining and fully engaging our employees. Now, employees expect – and respond – to the same approach when it comes to recognizing their contributions within the workplace. This means the days of annual appraisals and salary as the sole driver for employees are behind us. Source: Globoforce.

Why HR Communications Deserves More Attention This Year


People are the core of your organization, and Human Resources ( HR ) is the bridge connecting employees to leadership. HR is responsible for communications related to employee training, benefits and wages, and company news. But how do you ensure that employees actually get those messages? A recent Gallup study found that 70% of workers in the United States are not engaged in their workplaces. Companies with 100,000 employees lose an astonishing $62.4

Feedback is Welcome

HRO Today

Empower employees by embracing a feedback-based culture. It’s one where all employees feel confident voicing their perspectives. We have what I would call a ‘by the people, for the people’ relationship with our employees,” says CHRO Karen Crone. By making leaders accessible and giving employees ample opportunity to provide feedback, Paycor’s workforce has adopted a forward-thinking growth mindset and a better understanding of the company’s priorities and business goals.

Becoming Simply Irresistible: Positive work environment

HR Times

Crafting the employee experience: An ongoing series. As our Simply Irresistible Organization model shows (see below), there are five essential elements of employee engagement success: meaningful work, supportive management, positive work environment, growth opportunity, and trust in leadership. Let’s start by stating the obvious: your work environment can make or break your experience at work. Josh’s personal blog is at

The Countdown is On For #WorkHuman 2017

Women of HR

One that is newer to my repertoire but quickly becoming one of my favorites is the WorkHuman conference, pioneered by recognition giant Globoforce. This year’s event in just a few weeks, running from May 30 – June 1 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ. So it’s an event focused on building more human workplaces through great cultures, recognition, engagement, communication, and forging connection. I’m a conference junkie.

Checking in From #WorkHuman Day 1 – Happiness as a Business Strategy?

Women of HR

Now in its second year, WorkHuman is a concept developed by the folks at recognition company Globoforce , and it’s slowly taking on a life of its own. Focused on topics like happiness, engagement, and recognition, WorkHuman is all about creating great workplaces that are built to bring out the best in people and harness the power of social connections to drive positive business results. Yet 78% would work harder and 83% would feel more engaged with even a simple “thanks.”.

Connecting People: How Cisco Used Social Recognition to Transform Its Culture


While at HR Tech in October, Claire Gray, senior director of global compensation at Cisco Systems (a Globoforce customer), presented a session titled, “How Cisco Fuels a Culture of Innovation for Employees.”. Claire opened her talk by introducing Cisco’s People Deal, which is an ambition for the kind of experience Cisco hopes to create for its employees. Tell me about your role and responsibilities at Cisco. Why did you choose to partner with Globoforce?

Elevating the Workforce Experience: The Personal Lens


At the core of any human experience is the desire to belong and feel connected with others and to contribute to something of significance and value. According to Darcy Gruttardo, director of the Center for Workplace Mental Health, there is a direct relationship “between loneliness and productivity and absenteeism.” 4 Furthermore, isolation in organizations can hinder productivity and suppress creativity. Involve employees in decision-making.

5 Tips for Launching a Social Recognition Program


It’s because many of the lessons learned at this year’s conference point to the inherent connection between building a culture of appreciation and creating a more human workplace. Those companies are seeing strong impacts in employee engagement, happiness, productivity, retention, and more. First, make sure you register for our webinar this Thursday at 1 p.m. Best practices for designing a social recognition program with high employee adoption.