Is Employee Engagement REALLY Worth It? [Infographic]
MAY 3, 2016
How do you know if employee engagement is really worth the investment in tools in programs to help improve it? Some stats included: $11B is lost annually due to employee turnover. A 5% increase in employee engagement results in a 3% increase in sales.
7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017
MARCH 21, 2017
It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce. So why the rise in engagement?
Wanna Calculate Your Employee Engagement ROI?
JUNE 16, 2016
The #1 topic on the minds of CEOs and senior HR leaders is ‘culture & engagement,’ according to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report. Employee engagement can be defined as proactively and passionately adding value while aligning with the company mission.
Going for Employee Engagement Gold
AUGUST 10, 2016
Here are some parallels between the Olympics and the employee engagement in the workplace. In the same way athletes, coaches and host cities prepare for years prior to the Olympics, your employee engagement approach takes time, re-tooling and dedication. Increasing employee engagement is an ongoing effort that can never be marked as “complete” on your checklist. Your strategy must be a continuously “practiced” for your organization to be fully engaged.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
employees have the knowledge and skills. in the seat, driving performance gaps and employee. people manager can improve employee performance. by 25%, employee engagement by 52%, and employee. Engage: Sue is one of the 5%. improve employee performance.
5 Personal Benefits of Employee Engagement -
MARCH 30, 2016
In the past, as we conducted workshops on employee engagement , we found that we needed to show the organization the benefits of an engaged workforce. Download employee engagement survey. So, what about the personal benefits of employee engagement?
Employee Engagement and Mindfulness
AUGUST 10, 2016
Take a mindful moment… Mindfulness enhance employee engagement. I have experimented and landed upon my ideal engagement zone or E-Zone: the optimal length of time that I can remain fully engaged.
What Employee Engagement Is Not -
MAY 17, 2016
Many definitions are thrown around today to describe employee engagement. If it’s a positive behavior, we lump it into the “engagement” category. However, this creates a good deal of confusion as many try to define engagement for their particular organization.
INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Employee Engagement Mythbusters
JANUARY 6, 2016
With more organizations becoming aware of the importance of engagement , the media coverage of the topic has become widespread and more scholarly. Harvard professor Teresa Amabile and researcher Steven Kramer shared some of the results from a project in which they collected more than twelve thousand diary entries from 238 employees at seven companies. Amabile and Kramer write: Managers can help ensure that people are happily engaged at work. Is engagement about feeling happy?
Employee Engagement Discussion Cartoon
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Monday mirth to start your week from John Junson (@junson) the Employee Engagement Network resident cartoonist. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert. Discuss!
Going Beyond Employee Engagement to Business Results
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
It seems that we can’t turn around today without having a conversation that touches on employee engagement. In the graphic above, pulled from Google Trends, you can see the interest in employee engagement for over ten years. Gallup’s regular research into engagement points out a fairly dismal picture, and companies are trying to improve this measure to no avail. Engagement is Not a Program. Let’s create a program to push engagement up!”.
A Personal Employee Engagement Watershed: Stop Putting Lipstick on Camels
APRIL 26, 2017
I apologize in advance for not offering you levers, drivers, or 11 action items to boost engagement. At the end of this post, I will outline new directions and implications of what I learned for my future contributions to work, management, leadership, and employee engagement.
The (New) Definition of Employee Engagement
NOVEMBER 17, 2015
Employee engagement has been one of the most talked-about topics in human capital management for twenty-five years. This is our proposed definition of ‘employee engagement’ and the thinking that went into it. Engaged employees are more motivated than disengaged employees.
Designing Effective Employee Engagement Activities
JANUARY 14, 2016
Whether you’re the CEO of a small startup, or the leader of a large company, employee engagement should be one of your priorities. Before diving into the creation of an employee engagement plan, take a closer look at what engagement means to your company and how it manifests itself.
The Necessity of Creativity in Employee Engagement
AUGUST 7, 2016
Your employees want to feel connected to your organization in a meaningful way. There are many things you can do to “kick it up a notch” and rekindle the excitement and passion your employees have for your company. Provide a safe environment for employees to share their thoughts.
Appreciation Can Enhance Employee Engagement
JANUARY 19, 2017
Engaged employees—those who feel connected to the mission of the organization and understand their role in its success—are a result of a combination of factors. of employees surveyed by Gallup in June were “not engaged” in their workplaces, and 16.7%
Four Steps to Compare Your Business Results to Employee Engagement -
MAY 31, 2016
Organizations struggle to quantify the impact engaged employees have on business results. Intuitively, it’s a no-brainer– engaged employees cost less and produce more. Download Employee Engagement Survey Sample. Measure Employee Engagement Correctly.
Improving Employee Engagement Through Authentic Appreciation
ATD Human Capital
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
The headline “Improve Employee Engagement” is everywhere in the business culture. A company with a large, highly engaged group of employees will have higher production, better customer satisfaction ratings, and less turnover, and will generally function better as an organization.
Employee Engagement: How to Measure What Matters
APRIL 13, 2017
Recently, there have been some eye-opening reports about the state of employee engagement, both here in the U.S. workers are not engaged at work. Do you know how well your engagement programs are working? An engaged workforce is almost always a profitable workforce.
3 Employee Engagement and Recognition Predictions for 2017
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
What they want and what they look for — things like being recognized and making an immediate impact — have created a strong demand for employee engagement and recognition platforms that many leading companies are now adopting. By: Jessica Barrett Halcom.
What is Employee Engagement?
JULY 13, 2016
According to Gallup, employee engagement is crucial for successful business outcomes, especially those related to productivity, ongoing profitability and customer loyalty. However, despite it’s obvious importance, there are still a lot of people asking, “What is employee engagement?”.
Employee Engagement: Against Happiness
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Employee Engagement: Think Different #2. I have maintained for years that engagement is an invitation not an imposition. We don’t make someone else engaged. People are not machines and you can’t pull levers or push drivers to engage them.
INFOGRAPHIC: The ROI of Employee Engagement -
JUNE 10, 2016
Do Employee Engagement Initiatives Really Work? We asked human resources executives and managers in over 200 organizations around the world about the return on investment from employee engagement initiatives and impact that employee engagement has on the organization.
VIDEO: 5 Employee Engagement Best Practices - DecisionWise
AUGUST 31, 2016
5 Employee Engagement Best Practices. In the VIDEO: 5 Employee Engagement Best Practices I share 5 employee engagement best practices from our 2016 State of Employee Engagement Report.
Employee Engagement: People Matter, Language Matters
JANUARY 5, 2017
We get employee engagement ass backwards when we use language that dehumanizes employees. Read my short LinkedIn post: Employee Engagement: Ass Backwards. David Zinger is a human speaker and expert focused on employee engagement.
Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Hold Managers Accountable
ATD Human Capital
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
The best organizations know that engaged, high-performing employees drive business success. Engaged employees are more productive, more profitable, more customer-focused, and more likely to stay. And highly engaged workplaces grow faster, adapt quicker, and innovate more.
The Latest Employee Engagement News #17
APRIL 23, 2017
It is easy to have our engagement with work or a task slip away. Just say, “again” and renew your engagement. Start reading… JB Junson on blanket statements at work… Engage: Email David Zinger for speaking/workshop requests. Visit the Engagement Network.
Want to Increase Employee Engagement? Stop Recognizing Employees.
What is Paul Thinking
JANUARY 14, 2016
Companies have placed an unprecedented focus on recognition as THE way to drive employee engagement. I blame it on the book Drive , which when published, shifted the conversation toward recognition as a driver of performance and engagement (to the exclusion of all else I might add.)
What Can Leaders do About Employee Engagement?
ATD Human Capital
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
workers are considered engaged in their jobs. Sally, on the other hand, is part of the 68 percent who are considered either not engaged or actively disengaged in their jobs. What Does It Mean to Be Engaged? Is Engagement Really Important?
10 Mind-blowing Statistics on Performance Reviews and Employee Engagement
JUNE 28, 2016
Employees are constantly looking to improve themselves and are looking for timely, specific and helpful feedback. Don’t use the annual performance review as your only opportunity to tell your employees what's working and what's not. Employee Engagement
Professionals Share Their Thoughts on Employee Engagement
JANUARY 18, 2016
Employee engagement, the vital organ to the workplace. Higher turnover rates, lower productivity and more dissatisfied employees. A shocking 60% of employees lack the elements needed to be highly engaged in the workplace. Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement: Pay Attention to These
All Things Workplace
JUNE 22, 2015
The notion of Employee Engagement has been with us for a while now. I noticed in a meeting last week that everyone was passionate when we started discussing "engagement". How Do You Define Employee Engagement?
Employee Engagement Monday Mirth: Are You Worthy?
OCTOBER 17, 2016
Employee Engagement cartoon by my good friend John Junson. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert and speaker who believes we must be able to laugh at ourselves. Are you Worthy?
4 Ways Employees Can Improve Employee Engagement
Switch and Shift
JULY 6, 2016
Organizations wrack their collective brains to find the best employee engagement strategy, but what if the answer is simple? Let the employees decide. Here’s how to give employees more control over their engagement.
Employee Engagement Humor: Who’s the Boss
OCTOBER 25, 2016
The new Halloween scary costume cartoon on our Employee Engagement Network by John Junson. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert and speaker who believes when we laugh, we last!
Employee Engagement Made Simple
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Therefore, if you want the company to thrive, it’s imperative that HR and employee interaction are handled efficiently. In truth, all business owners can appreciate how influential employee engagement can be. Make Sure New Employees Are On Board. Employee engagement