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Employee Engagement Defined

HR Bartender

If someone asked you to define employee engagement in a single sentence, what would you say? Back in 1964, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart coined the phrase “I know it when I see it.” to describe his threshold test for obscenity. I do sometimes wonder if employee engagement is like porn.

4 Things College Grads Want in an Employer

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We’ve heard all the stereotypes. Millennials don’t stick around in their positions for more than three years, Millennials are slackers and they hold a sense of entitlement.

3 Reasons Office Perks Are the New Normal

Cornerstone On Demand

It's no secret that Millennials—the founders of social media and the first generation of employees raised on technology—have different aspirations and desires than their Baby Boomer parents.

How To Easily Engage Employees In The Day-To-Day

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Everyday Employee Engagement Ideas. According to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report , 85% of executives believe employee engagement is very important — but only 46% of companies reported that they’re prepared to tackle the engagement challenge.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

How to Reduce Individual Stress Levels at Work

HR Bartender

During this year’s BetterWorks Goal Summit , closing keynote speaker Srikumar Rao , author of the book, “ Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful – No Matter What ”, shared with us his views on stress and goals. I must admit, it was a great way to wrap up our day.

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Whenever people ask me what I do and I say “human resources”, their first response is … oh, you hire people. Which is true, HR often has responsibility for talent acquisition. But it’s certainly not the sum and substance of the role.

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5 Ways to Create a Work Experience that Mirrors Your Best Customer Experience

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(Listen to our interview with Jeanne Meister in the episode of WorkHuman Radio, embedded at the top of this post.). Job candidates and employees expect their workplace experience to resemble their experience with Amazon, Apple, or Netflix.

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The reality of having five generations in the workforce is upon us, as Gen Z begins to enter the workforce. At over 74 million strong and growing, these post-millennials “digital natives” are poised to become the largest working generation yet.

What Do Employees Want – Friday Distraction

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The title of today’s post is a question I hear all the time. What do our employees want?”. The first answer that comes to mind is “If you don’t know, ask them.” But I do realize that’s easier said than done. It’s hard to survey employees.

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It’s a tried and tested theory that recognising your employees is a pathway towards maximising employee engagement. This engagement can form between you and your employee or your employee with the company overall. When you recognise your employees for their efforts, contributions and time, they feel acknowledged and significant to your organisation. How this is beneficial is that in return, they become more motivated to perform better to be further rewarded and hence, be more productive.

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