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TeamWORK or Team-BUILDING?

HR Hardball

My Talent Acquisition team recently participated in a team-building event courtesy of our friends at Strayboots. We were divided into three teams of 7 for the “hunt.” It was every team for itself, so to speak. And that , my friends, is team- building.

Three Great Team-Building Activities To Help Promote Better Corporate Culture

Take It Personel-ly

Team-building has a bit of an unfortunate reputation in the corporate world, and there are a lot of negative associations linked to it. Used effectively, team-building exercises can make your office a better place to work, improving both social interaction and workplace culture. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are a few […].

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Building Employee Engagement with a Travel-Heavy Team

CultureIQ

Making Company Culture a Priority – Even If Your Team Is Always on the Road. In 2015 alone, employees around in the United States took 488 million business trips , spending $302 billion. Build in burnout-prevention initiatives. Team Building

A Complete Guide to Employee Engagement for 2020

CuteHR

An Engaged Employee is the Holy Grail for any business. With enumerable aspects linked to Employee Engagement, it has become a matter of critical interest for any organization to drive growth and opportunity. So what is Employee Engagement?

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [My article in Talent & Culture Magazine]

Jason Treu

The Secret to Building Great Teams: Create User Manuals [Talent & Culture Magazine]. Over many years I’ve seen tremendously talented and productive teams struggle because of subtle misunderstandings, miscommunications and unspoken conflicts.

Employee Engagement Investments

New to HR

workers reported they were engaged in their roles in 2014 – a disturbingly low number, especially when one considers that it was even lower (29.6%) in 2013. Finding effective and innovative ways to engage employees in an age where competitors have more access to talent than ever before can be difficult. Deciding which tactics are the most viable when time does not allow for trial and error can leave the HR function scrambling to retain employees and terrified of attrition.

What Can Leaders do About Employee Engagement?

ATD Human Capital

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?

4 Mistakes Companies Make When Tackling Employee Engagement

KeenAlignment

Employee engagement is often considered the heartbeat of an organization. It shapes culture, influences the rise and fall of productivity, and measures employee happiness. People are easily influenced by the actions of others and employee engagement is no exception.

10 Employee Recognition Ideas to Maximise Employee Engagement

EmployeeConnect

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. Secondly, it allows your employees to have their say. Engagement Recognition

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. 13 Creative Employee Engagement Activities.

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. It’s all about engagement. Go team! Team Hike.

Alarming Statistics on Employee Engagement for 2017

Kazoo

One of the answers we hear often is that a recent employee engagement survey revealed that people aren’t feeling the love; that morale has hit rock bottom and employees don’t feel appreciated. The frequency of these types of survey results helps explain why employee engagement is the top human resource challenge in the next three to five years. It also reinforces some of the alarming statistics on employee engagement.

You should consider hiring these strategic job positions this year.

LifeSpeak

The New Year isn’t just about redefining and improving oneself on a personal level; organizations are seeing the start of 2019 as an opportunity to develop by revamping their teams. Employee well-being can’t be ignored. Chief Employee Experience Officer.

How to Plan a Successful Company Retreat

Business2Community Leadership

Employees are hard charging and with unemployment so low, some companies are working harder than ever with fewer team members. One strategy to help tackle employee engagement and morale is an all company retreat. Happy employees are also more motivated.

How to Leverage 5 Pathways for Strengths Based Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Leverage Strengths – An outline of why employee engagement needs to be strong stuff. Part 6 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Engagement is strong stuff. They offer a number or resources in addition to StrengthsFinder 2.0

9 DIY Ideas for Your Next Workplace Event

Take It Personel-ly

You’re in charge of designing the next team-building exercise in your workplace. You want to make it fun, but also meaningful for attendees. A mere invitation to happy hour won’t do — you want something with a little more pizzazz.

What’s Wrong With Your Team Building—And How to Fix It

SAP Innovation

Utter the phrase “team building” and watch your employees run for cover. There’s the association with mandatory team-building exercises that many a worker associates with forced enthusiasm and awkward moments. There are better ways to build teams, and they don’t involve failed trust falls. Then it was onto the next mission: teams. They ranked the top 5 successful team attributes : Psychological safety.

Ways to Improve Workplace Morale

Get Hppy

Unhappy employees tend to be demotivated, and it will show up in the quality of their work. Also read: 6 Reasons Employees Lack Morale and How Fix It. Employees who feel valued will almost always be happier than those who feel underappreciated or unappreciated.

Why Corporate Wellness Programs Need a Dose of Occupational Therapy and Analytics

Visier

The field of “occupational therapy” provides an alternative perspective, using evidence-based principles to improve and measure employee health, wellbeing, and occupational performance, where “occupation” refers to the tasks individuals find personally meaningful.

Real-Time Recognition and Feedback: The Key to Driving Sustainable Engagement

Achievers

If you work in management or human resource, this statistic should come as no surprise. The Link Between Engagement and Retention. Several studies have found a direct link between enhanced employee engagement and improved retention rates. The Key to Sustainable Engagement.

5 ways to boost positivity in the workplace

PI Worldwide

It reduces employee stress, improves energy, and increases productivity. ” Here are five ways to build a positive workplace culture: 1) Identify the negatives through an employee survey. The first step to improving positivity in the workplace is to identify any glaring negatives.This can be done through a short, anonymous employee survey. 2) Prioritize employee wellness. It’s difficult to foster a positive culture with unhealthy employees.

The Language of Engagement

Achievers

Within highly engaged organizations, statements like these are actually pretty common. Employees at these companies love their work and are deeply, emotionally connected to their co-workers, their company’s purpose, and their own passions. In doing the research for our book Engage!

How to Engage Employees with These 7 Programs

Mitrefinch

They spend countless hours building a strong recruitment strategy. Employee retention is just as important, if not more so, than recruitment. Hiring can be expensive, not just in terms of money spent on finding the right employees, but the cost of the work lost when someone leaves. The Department of Labor and Industry says the cost of replacing an employee is about one-third of their salary, and that number only gets more expensive as you climb higher up the corporate ladder.

A Guide to Planning the Best Offsite Meeting

Bonusly

When the way you spend time and resources on an offsite activity confirms what you value, it can strengthen how your employees feel about your culture. Employee offsite meetings are one of the best chances to let employees interact with the leadership level of the organization.

How To Drive Organizational Health

New to HR

For many of us, assessing the level of employee wellness in our workforce is second nature, but there is another area of business wellbeing we often neglect – our company’s organizational health. Being able to measure, diagnose and improve your company’s organizational health is imperative when driving change and development, and the results of data relating to this area can be hugely beneficial when HR comes to make changes to employee policy and recruitment practices.

The Onboarding Experience Matters To Your Future Employees

TalentCulture

We talked last week about the need for HR and leaders to be on the look-out for employee potential – a real-time alignment between the business’s needs, new employees in the onboarding and hiring process , and existing employees who may have unrecognized potential.

Video In The Workplace: Is It Ready For Its Close-Up?

SuccessFactors

In today’s age of information overload, easy-to-use, readily accessible forms of content such as video can provide deeper employee engagement. It’s equally important for HR managers and leaders to employ live video streaming when dealing with geographically disbursed, global teams.

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Is Employee Autonomy The Key To Successful Workplace Collaboration?

SuccessFactors

How free do your employees feel in the workplace? It is this same guiding framework that can suffocate the life and creativity out of a collaborative team if left unchecked. The reality is that employees are forced to diverge at their own risk and so often don’t.

How To Prepare Employees For Their Dream Careers

SuccessFactors

That’s what 95% of Stryker Corporation employees proudly proclaim, according to Fortune’s 2017 edition of Best Companies to Work For. For the sake of employee engagement and retention, your team needs opportunities within your organization to grow and reach their dream careers.

The Role of HR in Employee Experience: 9 Ways To Boost Employee Retention Rates

CakeHR

Recruiting, hiring, and training the best employees take significant time and money investments. Without offering these workers a good employee experience, companies risk losing their investments when these employees forsake them for greener pastures. .

Rules for Long-Distance Leadership: An Interview with Wayne Turmel

David Zinger

This interview focuses on the connections between long-distance leadership and employee experience & engagement based on the book. What role do you see remote leaders playing in employee’s experience and engagement at work?

Insights Into Cultural Intelligence

SuccessFactors

When I first came on board at one of our offices in Africa, one of my team members applied for the same role. What I very quickly realised was that the people in the team were very inclusive, but only to her. The African team is small, so everybody does a little bit of everything.

The Science Of Happiness And Why It’s Critical In The Workplace

SAP Innovation

Many companies are still unclear on what employee happiness means, how it can be measured and whether it has any relevance at all. Here are some reasons why: Thomas Wright from Kansas State University found that 100 unhappy employees cost $390,000/year in lost productivity.

5 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Make Your Workplace More Creative

Namely

Researchers concluded that dim light can put our minds into an exploratory mode, helping us think more freely—and as we all know, freedom of thought and expression are crucial for exercising creativity. Solve Puzzles as a Team Puzzles are fun, but they can also help in improving productivity.

25 Of The Best Employee Perks You Need To Have

SAP Innovation

Thanks to companies in Silicon Valley, employees have high expectations of the perks that your company offers. Besides perks like medical and dental benefits, employees are looking for companies that think outside the box and create an atmosphere that makes employees want to spend time there.