Over the past several years, the concept of “Employee Engagement” – and the practice of using surveys to measure it – has attracted a lot of attention among managers and the HR leadership who support them. It’s also generated a great deal of confusion. What is employee engagement? Isn’t it just a new name for employee satisfaction? We keep surveying them but nothing ever changes… why bother?
In my last blog post, I talked about employee engagement and how some of the most successful organizations have been able to boost employee engagement, even during uncertain times of change. Your organization may be experiencing a healthy level of employee engagement, but you also may have a few bright stars who have begun to become disengaged. If that is the case, how do you recognize the signs, and what can be done?
Even when we do notice an employee beginning to disengage, we’re often tempted to bury our heads in the sand, hoping it’s just a bumpy phase that will smooth itself out.
One short year ago, we published our “Earth Day Workplace Challenge.” We were feeling pretty celebratory because we’d made several Earth-friendly changes to our workplace and our workday habits and we were excited to share them.
Tips and Tales From Our Own Experience with Managing During Coronavirus
Whether you’re an experienced telecommuter, or this is the first time you’ve ever set up a virtual work station, the truth is: nobody has worked from home like this before.
And Why Eliminating Them Might Be Even Worse
A few years ago, a number of large, highly respected employers, including Cargill, Microsoft, and The Gap made headlines when they decided to do away with their annual employee performance reviews and ratings. Since then, a growing number of organizations have followed suit.
Grow Your Talent Pool, Boost Your Brand, and Hire Better Candidates, Faster
In the ongoing battle for top candidates, a liberal vacation offering is a powerful perk. In fact, a generous and flexible PTO policy does more than attract great new candidates. When designed, communicated and managed well, it can also help you retain your current employees.