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Feedback on Engagement: Better to Give and Receive

When was the last time you received feedback at work? It turns out, forty-three percent of highly engaged employees receive feedback at least once a week, compared to only 18% of employees with low engagement. And — it’s not only good news that’s good news. Critical feedback makes a difference, too. Employees who regularly receive personal attention and specific feedback on…

What do I have to do to get a strategy around here?

Get this: 90% of leaders think an engagement strategy has an impact on business success — but barely 25% have a strategy. Disconnect? Definitely. Opportunity? Indeed. Most leaders understand that high employee engagement translates to better business. In practice, though, they’re not always sure how to measure engagement or improve it, so a meaningful strategy never comes together. For employees…

Engagement In 3 Simple Steps

Sure, we talk a lot about surveys, but engagement is really a big deal. And on this special day, we make the most of both topics with a sweet double-delivery: 1. Know your audience Let’s assume that you already know who you’re connecting with. Propose to a total stranger – just like reaching out a participant group that doesn’t know…

Check Yourself: 5 Flavors of Onboarding

Remember your first day of work? That was the day you switched from being a hotly pursued prospect to an employee. When you shifted from saying them to us. The day you got to see behind the curtain. Whether you got that warm, welcoming vibe — flowers at your desk, planned lunch, and friendly greetings — or something else —…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for an employee engagement survey!

If you’re a list-maker like me, you’ve probably noticed your number of ‘to-dos’ is growing and you’re wondering how you’ll check off all of those items. With everything you’re trying to accomplish before the end of the year, an employee engagement survey is probably not topping your list of priorities. But here’s a really good reason why it should be:…

Fall for Fall – What’s Not to Love?

Here in the U.S., it’s officially been Fall for a grand total of 11 days and I can certainly feel it in the air. I am based in our Herndon, VA, office (just outside of Washington, D.C.) and the cooler temperatures have arrived! This weekend I picked up two pumpkins for my front steps and enjoyed a delicious slice of…

9 Surefire Ways to Demotivate Employees

Most managers don’t demotivate their employees on purpose. They act improperly without thinking about what damage they are doing to the enthusiasm and motivation of their employees. It’s not surprising: Employees don’t leave jobs—they leave managers. How’s your employee engagement today? When recognition and incentive programs are designed properly and implemented thoughtfully, they can serve as great vehicles to motivate…