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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…

5 Insightful Questions for Evaluating Employee Performance and Why You Should Include Them

A few years ago, the Dilbert comic strip, known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office, portrayed employee performance reviews with this clever dialogue: Boss: Would you like some feedback on your performance? Dilbert: No. Boss: You’re supposed to appreciate feedback because it makes you feel valued. Dilbert: How does listening to you belittle me about things…

5 Surprising Questions Your Employee Engagement Survey Must Have

How important is an employee engagement survey? During his GE tenure, highly respected CEO Jack Welch argued, “There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without…