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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. 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. On the other hand, employees who are satisfied with their organization, team, manager, work, etc.

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. Organizations cannot mandate well-being. 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. Allow employees to get their sleep.

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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. Job satisfaction, engagement, etc.

Top Employee Engagement Tools (Detailed Comparison)

Vantage Circle

Employee engagement tool helps measure or boost employee engagement that in turn will improve the productivity and efficiency of the employees and reduce staff turnover. Features of Employee Engagement Tools. Employee perks: Employee discounts.

Major Studies Detail Correlation Between Employee Engagement and Retention

Hoops

. Recent Studies Detail Correlation Between Employee Engagement and Retention. For two years running, the top two HR challenges have been employee retention and employee engagement. Engagement and retention are both the end results of consistent and positive employee experiences. SHRM/GloboForce Employee Experience Survey. Here are just a few of the positive impacts of these programs, according to surveyed employees: .

With Globoforce on Social Recognition

Strategic HCM

I’ve just been attending an event with Globoforce and the Conference Board on social recognition. I’ve been a long supporter of Globoforce’s work on recognition, eg this webinar we did together, and also my support for their book – see this endorsement (which I still support) printed at the start of this: “Recognition is a hugely underused and badly misused HR and management tools. Globoforce’s Mood Tracker suggests that ‘only’ 38% of (N American?)

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. 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! Well, definitely not!

Compensation Cafe: Why Friends at Work Matter

RecognizeThis!

– “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.

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: the-tma.org/employee-engagement-retention. This is just one session of 3 full days on employee engagement and retention.

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.

Top 5 Themes at HR Tech 2017

WorkHuman

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.

How to approach employee engagement surveys

Workable

Surveys can reveal employee engagement issues. For example, a Gallup survey revealed that only about 13% of employees worldwide are engaged in their jobs. Could their own employee engagement surveys deliver? Tracking employee engagement can be tough. Employers could lookout for red flags to help them spot disengaged employees. Employee engagement surveys are a popular method and can yield good results, if used correctly.

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

Pingboard

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!

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.

Creating a Culture of Original Thinkers

HR Bartender

As business professionals, we often talk about company culture, employee engagement, and diversity. As in, “Company culture is important because…” or “Employee engagement will help your organization do…” and “Creating a diverse culture improves the business…”. At this year’s WorkHuman Conference, pioneered by Globoforce , author Adam Grant shared a roadmap for creating a culture of original thinkers. There’s a well-worn saying, “Don’t bring me problems.

HR TechStack – Employee Engagement Software

WhoKnows

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.

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.

The ROI of Working Human

China Gorman

The SHRM Foundation’s latest Effective Practice Guideline, Creating a More Human Workplace Where Employees and Business Thrive , was released just in time for the SHRM Annucal conference this week. This EPG, sponsored by Globoforce , brings a great deal of data and analysis into one easily read report. Once past the business case, the report lays out a thorough treatment on how to fix your culture in the section, Seven Ways to Help Employees Thrive. Boost Employee Well-Being.

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.

Employee Engagement All about Connections and Good Work

Compensation Cafe

Yesterday SHRM released its annual “Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Report.” It’s interesting in how it segregates true “satisfiers” from the factors and conditions that help employees more deeply engage. For example, SHRM makes the distinction this way: “Employee engagement may or may not be aligned with employee job satisfaction, as engagement is tied to employees’ connection and commitment to their work and their particular organization.”.

Hanging By A Thread- How to Make Your Workplace More Human

HR Ringleader

That’s why it is no surprise to anyone who has done exit interviews that money is usually not the main reason employees leave your organization. So, what is the thing you need to have or know in order to retain your best employees? Well, it’s the kind of place where you are recognized and validated. You see, many organizations today think that they are doing something special by giving recognition, if they do it at all.

I’m Not Your Mother!

China Gorman

I was reminded of it at the WorkHuman conference earlier this month. For example, it seems like a simple observation that happy employees are better employees. But how to get happy employees is a little more complicated. I wasn’t my employees’ mother. The nature of the employer/employee relationship, I believed, was a commercial relationship. Employees come to work, do a good job and I pay them. This is a popular post from a year ago.

Supporting #LasVegas and Other Happenings at #HRTechConf

WorkHuman

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.

Ideas of How to #WorkHuman Today

HR Ringleader

I had a great time leading a webinar earlier in the week with Globoforce. Well, I hope I provided many examples that HR leaders (and other leaders) can use to make small strides in this area. For years, we’ve all been brainwashed that we need to leave all our troubles at the door when we come to work. Well, no more! Freshbooks is a Toronto-based company that has instituted voluntary “employee dating” at work.

Putting the Human Back in HR….and Our Workplaces #WorkHuman

Women of HR

I’ve noticed for some time now, at least amongst some HR professionals, and in some pockets of conversation within the HR world, that there has been a fair amount of discussion about the need to put the “human” back in human resources. Not so much implying that we’ve all become robots or total slaves to technology (at least not yet!), If you’re interested in learning more about building more human workplaces, join us in Orlando in May at WorkHuman 2016.

Having Fun at Work? Really.

RecognizeThis!

Companies that encourage fun at work, as well as in work, are well positioned to succeed. Gary Hamel, a speaker at this year’s WorkHuman , phrased it much better than I in a recent interview with Globoforce: “After all, as human beings we wash the dishes, do the laundry, and take out the garbage—pretty mundane stuff. might say, allow people to be more creative, develop new relationships, and come at a problem with a new perspective. by Derek Irvine.

All Anonymous Feedback Isn’t Negative

HR Bartender

One of the speakers during this year’s WorkHuman Conference , hosted by Globoforce, made the comment that all anonymous feedback is negative. At first, I wanted to completely agree but then it occurred to me that’s not really the case. An employee knows that something questionable is happening but they don’t want to deal with the peer pressure. I’m referring to situations that aren’t at a whistleblower level but they still need to be addressed.

Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #SMDAY

HR Bartender

If your city isn’t doing anything, then at least participate by expanding your social network by one meaningful connection. Check out this Ventana Research report sponsored by Globoforce on “ 5 Reasons to use Social Recognition in Business.”. You can also share these with friends, family and colleagues who are trying to figure out a new platform as well. Tuesday, June 30 is Social Media Day.

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How to Succeed in the Human Economy

RecognizeThis!

Usually that’s a groan-inducing phrase for many employees across the world, but these meetings were with the strategy and consulting team. That means we dealt with the “big picture,” diving into good, meaty discussions that often verge into the philosophical as well as the practical. as well as the head of our strategy and consulting group) began to discuss what truly sets us apart. We’re already seeing the human economy at work all around us. by Lynette Silva.

Innovation and the Origin of “Yes, And…”

HR Bartender

During this year’s inaugural Work Human conference , Globoforce invited Boston’s Improv Asylum to conduct a session on business improv. When we respond with being a “Devil’s advocate”, we can stop the conversation as well. But only when it’s done at the right time and in the right way. Employee Engagement Strategy and Planning Training and Development innovation strategic planningI’ve always been fascinated by improv theater.

Insights from the CHRO Panel at #WorkHuman 2017

Lighthouse

This week I’m honored to be at the WorkHuman conference put on by Globoforce. The session this morning was chock full of great insights from an all star panel of HR executives, featuring: Rahul Varma, Global Head of Talent and Learning at Accenture. Kimberly Bors, SVP of HR at Schneider Electric. Vicki Williams, SVP of Compensation, Benefits, and HRIS at NBCUniversal. Employee-Focused Programs. Unique Engagement Drivers.

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Make Training More Impactful With Peer-Based Learning

HR Bartender

But at individual locations, we delivered training with the employees on site. And we learned how to identify the subject matter expertise in employees so they could share that expertise with others. Similar to a lunch and learn, the happiness bar could be a place where employees learn from each other. I’ve seen this type of peer to peer interaction at conferences and could see it working during a company town hall or safety fair, etc.

8 Ways To Celebrate Success At Work

Vantage Circle

The usual understanding of success at work revolves around these basic career assumptions- a six-figure salary, getting to the top of the corporate ladder- winning promotion after promotion, and having a cozy, corner office. But employee attitudes , desires, and demands have changed over time.

10 Tips for Boosting Retention and Performance in Healthcare

WorkHuman

And yet fixing the turnover dilemma – by attracting and retaining highly engaged workers – is one of the biggest areas of opportunity in healthcare. Organizations with more highly engaged nurses also perform better across safety and composite measures than those with fewer highly engaged nurses. Organizations with top-quartile physician and employee engagement have better scores across HCAHPS domains than those with bottom-quartile engagement.

Using Technology to Improve Engagement and Boost Productivity

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?