The 10 Best Tools for Increased Employee Engagement

CakeHR

A lot has been said and written about employee engagement. In fact, when it comes to increasing productivity in the workplace, the first question to pop in our heads is often the same—How do you engage employees in the workplace? It seems like we all are aware of how important employee engagement is, but do we really know what it is? More than 70% of US workers reported that they don’t feel engaged in their jobs. What is employee engagement?

Maintaining Employee Engagement in Uncertain Times

Avature

As we are intimately familiar with the combination of tools and culture required for remote team success, we felt it prudent to put together and share some strategies for maintaining productivity as employees begin to work exclusively from home. To keep operations running as efficiently as possible given the circumstances, look to optimize your remote work model by implementing the following engagement best practices. Uber ) to engage in temporary hiring freezes.

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Maintaining Employee Engagement in Uncertain Times

Avature

As we are intimately familiar with the combination of tools and culture required for remote team success, we felt it prudent to put together and share some strategies for maintaining productivity as employees begin to work exclusively from home. To keep operations running as efficiently as possible given the circumstances, look to optimize your remote work model by implementing the following engagement best practices. Uber ) to engage in temporary hiring freezes.

Boost employee engagement with these key people skills

HR Morning

With all the talk about “employee engagement,” it’s only fair to ask, “Can I really get all the people in my organization to give their best – every day?”. Boiled down to its simplest parts, employee engagement is about connecting with employees and getting them focused. Employee engagement takes practice. You don’t need to be good friends with every employee – but it does help to build cordial relationships. Building morale.

Embrace the Truth About Measuring Employee Engagement

Bonfyre

You’ve received the results to the company’s annual engagement survey. From your perspective–a high-ranking company leader–you’ve been making all the right moves, and measuring employee engagement should reflect that. But can you reconcile your personal feelings of satisfaction with the knowledge that your employees are left wanting more? Employee engagement, and specifically a fear of its absence, is a hot button issue because the costs at hand are astronomical.

5 Ways to Foster Team Collaboration

Vantage Circle

What most people get wrong about developing a sustainable and efficient team is that they think it is as simple as bringing the smartest people under one umbrella. If there are conflict and lack of team collaboration, then all the skills and intelligence can go to waste.

5 Easy Ways To Build A Successful Virtual Team

Vantage Circle

Cue: virtual teams. Virtual teams, popularly referred to as distributed teams or remote teams, are a group of individuals who collaborate together from different locations and time zones by relying on virtual communication tools. Team Building

Business Communication as a building block of Employee Engagement

Vantage Circle

Communication is the cornerstone of an engaged workforce. Effective communication can increase employee engagement , boost workplace productivity, and drive business growth. Also, Community-driven engagements result in better delivery of team goals.

35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included)

SnackNation

35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included). Believe it or not, team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. In fact, the personal bonds formed between team members actually give your company a competitive edge. It’s all about engagement. There’s a pretty clear link between the personal bonds between your team members and their engagement level.

8 Employee Engagement Ideas for Employers Who Care

Capterra

More people are checking their phones than their email, and I don’t see an open document or report in sight. The post-lunch slump is a well-documented phenomenon, with The Huffington Post reporting on why it happens (because of the digestive process), and how to minimize its impact (more whole grains and smaller meals). But what if this is how your employees look all the time? What can you do to keep your workforce engaged? Employee engagement ideas.

Quick Tips for Building a Strong Team Culture

Thrive Global

I bet you are a team leader who has your team’s best interest at heart. But recently you have started to notice that there are some communication barriers between the team members which won’t subside. It’s possible that you have started to observe that people have stopped coming up to you with their ideas and you can see a real morale problem building up. If this is the case, you need to make some small changes to the team culture at your office. .

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.

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Business Communication as a building block of Employee Engagement

Vantage Circle

Communication is the cornerstone of an engaged workforce. Effective communication can increase employee engagement , boost workplace productivity, and drive business growth. Business communication can be employee-employer communication, customer relations, brand management, public relation etc. Also, Community-driven engagements result in better delivery of team goals. Also, make sure to convey the company goals and missions to your employees.

Tips to build a?healthy remote work culture

Zoho People

While employees work remotely, your organization’s work culture shouldn’t be ignored. Maintaining a consistent and healthy remote work culture is necessary for your employees to stay engaged, happy, and productive.

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Building and maintaining culture with remote teams

PI Worldwide

But remote teams require you to engage more deliberately and codify additional guidelines. Not doing so jeopardizes employee engagement and productivity. If you haven’t, good news: This may be an opportune time to focus on team building and company values. Whether your remote employees are totally new to this or you’ve had a distributed team for some time, there are a few key principles to follow. Integrating new team members.

Your coronavirus HR response plan: 10 things to know

Workable

Office spaces are a hotbed for contamination – whether it’s due to sealed ventilation systems, open-office environments, employees going on work trips and coming into contact with others on a regular basis, and so on. To help you with coronavirus HR response planning, we’ve pulled together the key takeaways on what you need to know and how you can act to build out your own response in your workplace. If you don’t yet have a WFH policy, you might want to build one out.

How to make remote team communication effective

PI Worldwide

How to have effective remote team communication. In this blog, we’ll explore how to foster effective remote team communication. Follow these steps to keep your team in sync—and navigate the challenges to come. Employees may feel discouraged to share new ideas.

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Managing Remote Employees: 10 Ways to Keep Your Virtual Team Connected

Fond

In our recent article, Why Team Building With Remote Employees Is More Important Than Ever , we explored best practices for keeping a remote team engaged. The strategies we shared are high-level recommendations that anyone managing remote employees can benefit from, but they’re also exactly that: high-level. This article shares more actionable team building recommendations for leaders managing remote employees.

Men and Women are Equally Engaged at Work. But is There More to the Story?

Newmeasures

M en and women have different workplace experiences but roughly the same levels of engagement. It’s an unfortunate but well-documented fact that many gender disparities persist in today’s world of work. But there is one area where there is little difference between men and women: engagement. Engagement is defined as the commitment and enthusiasm someone has for their work and their willingness to go above and beyond in their role.

The Digital Employee Experience: Where HR and Employee Videos Fit

Flimp Communications

You know how HR and employee videos drive some of these concepts. It stands for digital employee experience. DEX is used to describe how employees work, what tools and technology they use to accomplish their work, and the corporate culture they inhabit. In other words, DEX is the digital interaction between employees and their organizations. Addressing the DEX can lead to improved profitability and employee retention. Employee Experience vs Employee Engagement.

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How Payroll Contributes to Company Culture

Achievers

If retaining employees and having a reputable image is important to a brand, then maintaining a great company culture is critical. A great company culture breeds satisfied and engaged employees. Payroll may not be the obvious contributor, but it is nonetheless crucial in playing a vital role for employee engagement in company culture. It Builds Reputation. It Increases Employee Engagement. Encourages Employee Progression.

5 Ways You’re Losing as an Employer

Stratus

There’s a phenomenon that many HR nerds refer to as the employee lifecycle, and if it’s something you’re not managing, you may be losing out as an employer. The employee lifecycle refers to the various stages of relationship that an employee has with their employer. Human resources plays a key role in every aspect of the employee lifecycle. Consider a prospective employee with incredible talent who doesn’t get the right impression of your business from day one.

How to Motivate Employees – The Complete Guide

TalentCulture

Even though marathon runners win titles alone, the team supporting them is arguably one of the most decisive aspects for their winnings. Within business the same happens, your employees are your team and they are the most important and decisive element on how your business is going to perform in the future. It is essential that you understand what you need to do to keep your employees engaged and focused on the common goal.

Why Employee Retention Is More Important Than Ever

SuccessFactors

In some corporate environments, employee retention can be little more than an afterthought. According to Statista , 64% of employees in North America report that they feel high levels of stress, with 34% citing workload as the number-one source. This appeals particularly to millennials, but it can also reduce stress among all employees. It can also boost employee engagement. Do they feel like they are part of the team?

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Technology is a Must-Have for Modern Onboarding

Rallyware for Human Resources

But now that our employees are scattered around the globe, new problems appear. How can we preserve team integrity, ensure efficient communication or enable the common use of intellectual property? But so do competitors… this creates new challenges: how to retain the most talented employees, how to effectively connect new talents of different locations, how to achieve the competitive edge in onboarding process. Social media (networks/intranets) are both fun and engaging.

What ICE’s Extension of Virtual I-9 Verification Means for HR

Cisive

Because of the challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic for employers and new employees, in May the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced temporary flexibility in the requirements for completing the Form I-9 while employers are operating remotely. Employers with employees working remotely due to COVID-19 will not be required to review the employee’s identity and employment authorization documents in the employee’s physical presence.

Leadership 101: How To Deal With An Underperforming Employee

SAP Innovation

When one of your employees isn’t performing up to expectations, has personality conflicts with others in the office, or hasn’t improved despite repeated attempts to fix the problem, you might be tempted to utter those words. However, sometimes termination isn’t an option at all – especially in union shops and in the public sector, where the rules regarding the hiring and firing of employees are often more strict than with “at will” employees in the private sector.

Leadership 101: How To Deal With An Underperforming Employee

SAP Innovation

When one of your employees isn’t performing up to expectations, has personality conflicts with others in the office, or hasn’t improved despite repeated attempts to fix the problem, you might be tempted to utter those words. However, sometimes termination isn’t an option at all – especially in union shops and in the public sector, where the rules regarding the hiring and firing of employees are often more strict than with “at will” employees in the private sector.

5 Tips for Keeping Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive

CultureIQ

More and more frequently, we hear the phrase “employee engagement,” especially those of us who are managers or team leaders. Maintaining engagement of employees is hard enough, but what if a significant portion of your workforce is global or remote? At Redbooth , our team includes people in California, Barcelona, and several locations all over the world. Here are some key strategies we use to make sure everyone’s connected and engaged: Foster team unity.

Digital Security Breaches Impact Employee Trust

SAP Innovation

What no one talks about, however, is what a breach in digital security does to your employees’ confidence and trust in your business. When employees lose trust in the company they work for, engagement plummets, and the work culture is greatly impacted. Think about the Sony email hack , and how exposed Sony employees were. In many digital breaches, the attacks target employee records and HR information in order for cybercriminals to easily commit identity theft.

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The Simple Secret To A High-Performing Team [VIDEO]

SAP Innovation

The smartest leaders know that it’s their team that makes them successful. As a leader, you spend a lot of your time making sure that your team is working well together. Setting ambitious goals and creating a fun company culture are great, but what if the team doesn’t work well together? Despite all the time and energy you’ll spend on creating a high-performing team , sometimes it doesn’t work out. Some teams just seem to run better than others.

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How to measure and improve your workplace culture

OmegaHR Solutions

If you’re serious about creating a better workplace for your employees, here’s what you need to do: Employee engagement surveys. Employee surveys – the dinosaur approach. Traditionally, organizations would typically run one giant employee engagement survey each year. Doing smaller, frequent employee engagement surveys. On a practical level, make sure that your colleagues can access all essential workplace documents and training easily.

Avoid These 3 Behaviors That Erode Organizational Trust

Bonfyre

Ignoring the results of your last employee engagement survey may be doing more damage to your corporate culture than you realize. After years of business articles and advice on how building positive workplace cultures and a better employee experience can positively impact business goals , you might expect that organizational trust would be on the rise. As in the rest of our daily lives, it takes time to build relationships in the workplace. Be fully engaged.

9 Ways On How To Increase Work Efficiency Of Your Workforce

Vantage Circle

The good thing about efficiency is that its not arbitrary like engagement. Let's have a look at the nine useful tips on how to increase work efficiency among your employees. Your employees are no different. The employee gets awarded in front of their team members.

16 Top HR Influencers You Should Be Following

ApplicantStack

She has written books on recruiting, effective meetings, leadership training, and employee engagement. Since the 90’s, he has been a trendsetter on training, development, and team building. If your company wants to radically transform the employee experience, listen to Jacob’s weekly podcast. If you are concerned about employee experience at your organization, check out Bersin’s The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives.

Case study: Onboarding & Offboarding – Mailigen’s story

CakeHR

There are many myths and misconceptions floating around about employee onboarding and offboarding. Increasingly more companies these days realise the value of a happy employee, and how that affects the growth and productivity of the business. Engaging employees right away.

Casual Fridays: Dos and Don’ts

Get Hppy

DO refer to your employee handbook or senior employees about specific guidelines or safety requirements for dress. Sneakers, shorts, sports team jerseys, and anything too tight or revealing are also improper choices. Some businesses actually allow employees to work from home on certain days of the week (every day can be the proverbial casual Friday). Also read: 4 Reasons to Allow Your Employees to Work from Home.

How To Ensure That Your Team Is Happy With Remote Work?

Thrive Global

I am a proud manager of a thriving remote team myself. However, the times are bleak, the morale is still lacking, and even though the employees are coming around to the idea of working from home, some are still resistant to the idea of this change. Employee Engagement.

Elevating the workforce experience: The physical lens

Bersin

It is well-documented that employees who are engaged at work tend to be more satisfied with their jobs and demonstrate higher productivity than their less-engaged peers.¹ Furthermore, companies with more engaged workforces tend to outperform those with less engaged employees on a number of key outcomes, including higher quality of work, fewer safety incidents, and lower employee turnover and absenteeism.²

New hire checklist template: Before the first day

Workable

Being proactive during onboarding will help you: Avoid legal risks, by reminding you to submit all employment documents within deadlines. New employees can meet their team instead of spending time trying to set up their corporate email.). Create a friendly, collaborative environment, as current employees will know when and how to welcome their new colleague. Employee responsibilities. Employee invention agreement form. Department/team they’ll be joining.