Retain Your Talent With Two Simple Questions

Lowest Unemployment Since 2000 The U.S. Labor Department recently released its unemployment figures for May, and they were very strong. Unemployment in the United States is at its lowest since [...]

Growth and Development Opportunities and Employee Engagement

it is possible to achieve high scores on perceived growth and development opportunities throughout the economic downturn. The key is to maintain opportunities for simple promotions and growth [...]

7 Definitions of Employee Engagement

Have you ever wondered why there were so many definitions of employee engagement? Organizations around the globe are striving to build a culture of engagement, yet the various definitions often [...]

Eight Concerns With Employee Engagement Benchmarks

When we design employee surveys for our clients, it’s common for them to ask us about benchmarking and how it can help their company. This is a good question, because benchmarks are a quick way [...]

Engagement as a Competency

by: Christian Nielson and David Long Employee Engagement is an outcome of a complex array of contributing factors. While some factors are influenced only at the organizational level, many [...]

Seven Deadly Words or Phrases to Avoid When Aligning Expectations with an Employee

George Carlin, an American comedian, once did a monologue about seven deadly words that radio stations should never broadcast – I’ll let you guess which words made the list. Carlin was right, [...]

A Formula for Building an Engaged Workforce

Do you feel like workplace performance is down, like your managers are lacking leadership, and you aren’t seeing the success or outcomes you know your team can create? One of the easiest things [...]

Connection: The Sense of Belonging to Something Greater Than Yourself

Connection is a key to employee engagement because we connect with our organizations through the people with whom we work, the mission and values of the organization, and the work we perform. Our [...]

Impact: Seeing Positive and Worthwhile Outcomes and Results for Your Work

Impact is about results. It’s incremental progress toward a goal, and small wins that lead to big outcomes. Each employee needs to see how their work is contributing to their individual’s goals, [...]

Podcast: Impact – Seeing Positive and Worthwhile Outcomes and Results for Your Work

Impact is about results. It’s incremental progress toward a goal, and small wins that lead to big outcomes. We all need to see that the work we do is contributing to our own goals, the success of [...]