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“70 percent of employees are looking for other jobs.” “2 out of 3 workers are looking for new jobs.” “Seventy-one percent of all employees are disengaged.” “70% of employees hate their jobs.” “Survey: 63% of workers not engaged.” Ouch. … Continue reading
The extended version of this article was published in Compensation and Benefits Review. We’re excited to announce that since publication, the article has become the SAGE Publishing most downloaded article of 2009 and 2010. The full version of the article, … Continue reading
Due to an abundance of natural resources and a successful tourist industry, Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the South Pacific. Known for beautiful scenery and warm people, the more than 300 islands—most of which are not … Continue reading
A half century ago, organizations began to realize that the value of a business extended beyond the combined worth of its physical assets. Until that time, assembly lines, materials, buildings, machinery, and slide rules, along with the other line items … Continue reading
On February 28 of this year, Groupon announced that it had ousted CEO Andrew Mason. Groupon had faced another dismal showing in the fourth quarter of 2012; one more in a series of poor showings. CEOs come and go, and … Continue reading
As I type this blog, I am gazing out the window of my home office at the beautiful snow-covered mountains of Utah. Not day-dreaming, really. Thinking. It’s certainly a better view than looking across the busy street I see from … Continue reading
Here’s a challenge . . . I bet I know you. I can even predict your behavior. I know what you can and can’t do, even though you and I may have never met. How can I be so sure? … Continue reading
American Idol contestants illustrate a phenomenon that is not limited to television– we tend to surround ourselves with those people who will affirm our own views of reality. When confronted with the truth about our performance, we look for ways to discredit the messenger, rather than looking to our own degree of underperformance.
In our recent blog, “Are Your Employees Engaged or Just Satisfied,” we reviewed some of the differences between employee engagement and employee satisfaction. In short, satisfied employees operate under a transactional relationship—“Because the company gives me X, I am willing … Continue reading
Many organizations confuse Employee Satisfaction with Employee Engagement. The fact is, they result in very different outcomes. Continue reading