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.

Use Storytelling to Create Employee Engagement

HR Bartender

At this year’s WorkHuman conference hosted by Globoforce, one of the sessions focused on effective storytelling. As I was thinking of these principles, it reminded me of the opportunities we have to engage employees with our storytelling. It could be said that the principles of engagement are based upon truth, positivity, effectiveness, efficiency, and a desire to move forward. So instead of just cutting the budget, they went to employees and explained the situation.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

[Report] 3 New Global HR Trends from Globoforce & RES Forum

WorkHuman

If you’ve been following the Globoforce blog these past few months, you may recall that we recently published a report with findings from the 2016 SHRM/Globoforce employee recognition survey. Do these trends in employee recognition, performance management, retention, and engagement look different outside of the U.S.? 50% of those surveyed work at companies of 25,000+ employees. The top three of these results were: Employee engagement (64%).

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. Job satisfaction, engagement, etc. Coming later this year, check it out on the Globoforce platform. (BTW

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.

Rethink Employee Engagement -- Already?

Reviewsnap

Employee engagement continues to be a hot-button issue for employers and HR professionals worldwide. Some of the questions swirling around this issue include: How, exactly, should we define employee engagement? Does engagement really drive productivity? Are employee satisfaction and happiness part of employee engagement? And, of course, how can we improve our engagement levels?

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: .

The Most Powerful Employee Engagement Statistics – A quick reference guide

EngagementMultiplier

Over time, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite employee engagement statistics, selected from only the most reputable, reliable sources, from the most impressive surveys and studies. When you need real numbers to prove the ROI of employee engagement , start here. Stats that make the case for employee engagement. Highly engaged teams show 21% greater profitability ( Gallup ). as much as companies with less engaged workers.

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?)

What’s the Key to Talent Retention? Human-Centered Approaches, Says SHRM/Globoforce Report

HR Daily Advisor

HR leaders are using human-centered approaches in the workplace, which may help resolve retention, recruitment, and culture management challenges, according to a new report released by Globoforce ® , a provider of social recognition and continuous performance development solutions, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Among HR leaders surveyed, 80% say their organization currently has an employee recognition program.

Watson Agrees With Me!

China Gorman

“More positive employee experiences are linked to better performance, extra effort at work, and lower turnover intentions.”. My friends at Globoforce and the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute have published a new white paper: The Employee Experience Index. Together, Globoforce and IBM have created the Employee Experience Index that should give all those legacy engagement survey data analyses a run for their money. Engagement” is none of those things.

How to Find Budget Dollars for Employee Recognition

HR Bartender

I thought about this as I was planning my agenda for this year’s WorkHuman Conference , pioneered by Globoforce. I saw that one of the sessions this year was titled “Show Me the Money: 5 Unexpected Places to Find Recognition Budget” and reached out to the speaker Rob Schmitter , solutions architect at Globoforce, to see if he would give us a sneak peek. It stands to reason that more engaged employees deliver better products and are more likely to ‘Wow’ your customers.

The Employee Recognition Landscape is Changing

China Gorman

The fifth research report in an annual partnership between SHRM and Globoforce was published this week. With the economy and hiring improving, businesses are wise to become concerned that the “grass is greener” syndrome may take hold of their very best employees. The employees who are super marketable as job opening grow. (In In 2013 and 2012, the SHRM/Globoforce surveys identified employee engagement and succession planning as the topmost HR concerns.

Bookmark This! Anti Harassment Edition

HR Bartender

At this year’s WorkHuman Conference, pioneered by Globoforce , there was an incredible panel moderated by Wharton professor Adam Grant that included journalist Ronan Farrow, actor Ashley Judd, and social activist Tarana Burke. While the comment received some laughter at the time, no one should have to tell an employee to put their penis away at work. It makes no sense to drive a change in company culture if the basic principles that employees are supposed to follow aren’t in place.

Student Loan Assistance Can Increase Employee Engagement

Edcor

Employee engagement is one area where employers and employees have a symbiotic relationship. What benefits employees, truly benefits their employers when it comes to engagement. However, about 31 percent of businesses see employee engagement as one of their fop five challenges, according to the 2018 SHRM GLOBOFORCE Employee Recognition Survey: Employee Experience as a Business Driver.

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! Employees feel better about taking feedback.

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.

Organizations Need to Address the Core Issues with Performance Reviews

HR Bartender

During last year’s WorkHuman Conference, pioneered by Globoforce , I heard several speakers talk about the annual performance review. I’m confident that the performance review wasn’t started in a conference room somewhere under the guise of “We need to implement a process that managers will loathe and employees have no confidence in.” If that’s true, then there’s a certain amount of competition involved, even if the organization doesn’t do employee ranking.

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. What’s more, disengaged employees cost organizations something like $450 billion to $550 billion a year.

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.

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.

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.

Saba 40

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.

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.

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.

WEBINAR: From Employee Engagement to Employee Experience

Steve Boese

Quick pitch for a FREE Webinar that I am co-presenting along with the nice people from Globoforce this Tuesday, Feb. 23 (that's TOMORROW), at 1PM EST titled Changing the Conversation in 2016: Moving from Employee Engagement to Employee Experience. Here's the quick pitch (as if you needed one to get on board with this idea): Surveys consistently show that only about 30% of employees consider themselves 'engaged.’

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.”.

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.

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. Engagement is built with grit, gumption, and caring for good work, done well, with others, every day.

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? But like money, that is only a small part of appealing to your employees. I’m teaming up with Globoforce to spend an hour talking with you about strategies to make your workplace one where employees really will want to stay.

I’m Not Your Mother!

China Gorman

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. Treat people well and they’ll treat your employees well. This is a popular post from a year ago.

Ideas of How to #WorkHuman Today

HR Ringleader

I had a great time leading a webinar earlier in the week with Globoforce. Freshbooks is a Toronto-based company that has instituted voluntary “employee dating” at work. Basically, employees volunteer to be matched with someone they don’t know. The two parties then have a “work date” While awkward at first, 100% of the employees who participated say they would do it again and it was worth it.

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. 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. Employees work hard to wrap up loose ends so they can not pay attention to their email inbox for one week.