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VIDEO: Employee Satisfaction and Engagement. What’s the Difference?

  Employee Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement What are the differences between employee satisfaction and employee engagement? Employee satisfaction is the extent to which the employment contract is fulfilled. Employees feel satisfied when basic hygiene factors are met. These factors include pay, benefits, job training, safety, and the tools and resources to do the job. Other things […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on August 24, 2016 by

The Five Keys of Employee Engagement—it’s “MAGIC!”

It’s a simple concept: when we are able to throw our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands into the work we do, we produce better results. We are happier, healthier individuals, and more successful organizations. So, why are some organizations engaging, while others aren’t? Through our research of over 14 million employee survey responses across 70 […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

VIDEO: The Influence of Managers on Employee Engagement

  Download: Employee Engagement Survey Let’s talk about our research on the Influence of Managers on Employee Engagement. We recently conducted the largest study of its kind to compare the level of employee engagement of managers to that of their direct reports. This study included data from 22 companies, almost 19,000 employees, and 2,300 managers. We first […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on August 16, 2016 by

VIDEO: The Impact of 360-Degree Feedback Coaching

  Download: 360-Degree Feedback Survey Watch this short video and learn more about our research on the impact 360-degree feedback coaching. By coaching, we mean sitting down with someone to debrief their 360-degree feedback results and helping them to create an action plan. For the purpose of this study, we collected feedback from 244 leaders from a Fortune 500 […] Read more

Charles Rogel

Posted on August 9, 2016 by

Employee Engagement Doesn’t Equal Happiness

Employee engagement doesn’t equal happiness and here’s why. Taken from the book, MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement. Happiness isn’t the same as engagement. It’s an outcome of engagement. When you’re engaged at your workplace, you feel better about your life. You feel appreciated, recognized, and connected to the people with […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on August 2, 2016 by

How Engaged Are You at Work?

How engaged are you at work? Do you knock on your boss’s door, complain that you’re not feeling engaged at work, and demand that he does something about it? Of course not. The process begins with you, not your employer.  An organization can provide air hockey tables in the break room or casual Fridays, but […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on July 20, 2016 by

What is the Employee Experience?

Pokemon Go is the rage right now. I knew nothing about it, and so I slinked around the internet trying to figure out why my neighbors were walking around the parking lot like dazed zombies with their noses glued to their phones. I then played it cool and acted like I was up to speed […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on July 15, 2016 by

What is Employee Engagement?

What is employee engagement? Taken from book, MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement: “Employee Engagement is an emotional state where we feel passionate, energetic, and committed toward our work. In turn, we fully invest our best selves––our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands––in the work we do.” Share Image on LinkedIn The […] Read more

Tracy Maylett

Posted on July 13, 2016 by

Stop Blaming Millennials for Unrealistic Employee Expectations

Here’s a situation that may feel like déjà vu to some. You have just concluded a difficult conversation with Tim, one of your software developers; while Tim works hard, he is certainly not your best developer.  Yet, he just left your office wondering why he has not been given a raise in the last four […] Read more

Matthew Wride

Posted on July 12, 2016 by

How Many Comment Questions Should Your Employee Survey Have?

When we begin working with an organization to conduct an employee engagement survey, we often see a burning eagerness to ask open-ended questions about every single variable in the organization.  After all, open-ended questions provide color and nuance to qualitative data—right? Though collecting more qualitative data is a noble desire, there are good reasons to […] Read more

Tanille Rodman

Posted on July 6, 2016 by

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