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Employee Engagement

Beyond Engagement: How to Thrive at Work

Great Work Cultures | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Great Work Cultures

A few years back, my friend Michael was a successful student here at Michigan Ross. With a winning personality, work experience at a top Internet co...

The Case for Having Employees Work through Mistakes

Melissa Garvey | Posted 02.04.2016 | Business
Melissa Garvey

Here is my call to action for all managers of people--remember that no matter what your title, if you have people report to you, you are also a coach.

Surprising Insights From My Interview with Zappos' Training & Development Leader

Heather Younger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Heather Younger

This is the 1st article in a 3-part series where I share my interview with Zappos' leader of training and development, Richard Hazeltine, as part of...

When Culture Becomes a Strategy for Growth

Annicken R. Day | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Annicken R. Day

"Strategies are nothing but a guessing game for a future reality we impossibly can predict. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. With the right kind of culture, we can handle anything" my new boss told me.

Give Your 'Prisoners' The Keys to the Front Door

Peter Aceto | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Peter Aceto

You know what they say about people: Give them the key to the door and they'll stay. Lock them up and the first thing they'll do is escape.

6 Reasons You Need to Up the Budget for Your CSR Program

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

It's that time of year when CSR budgets are being drawn for the year, and the unfortunate reality is that many companies will come up short.

5 Traits of a Disengaged Employee and How You Can Turn Them Around

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Improving employee engagement is often at the forefront of every manager's HR solutions list. Disengaged employees often harm a small business's growth, so taking care of the problem as soon as possible is vital to your company's bottom line.

People Leave Bosses, Not Companies. But Maybe That Boss is You!

Gordon Tredgold | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Gordon Tredgold

Our employees are our greatest assets, and a company is only as good as the people it keeps. As leaders it's our job to protect and keep those great assets by being the best boss that we can be.

Chat for a cure: How Viber merges mobile messaging and community in support of ALS

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Did you take the ice bucket challenge to support ALS? If so, you found out that a bucket of cold water can hurt so good! At the height of ice bucket ...

Helping Employees Volunteer the Way They Want To

Ryan Scott | Posted 01.22.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

So many businesses are stretching themselves far beyond the "One and Done in a Day" mentality of yore, when troops were rallied to paint a mural en masse and then everyone patted themselves on the back for a year. Nowadays, volunteering is an active practice in Corporate America.

Does Your Company Have the Wrong Investment Focus for Employee Engagement?

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business
Dr. Deana Murphy

Engaged personnel are enthusiastic about and exhibits a strong desire for excellence. They have a noticeable fascination and commitment to doing a good job. They are also emotionally connected to both their team-members and the company's mission which shows they essentially care about its future.

What I Learned From Not Being a Boss

Cameron Craig | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

If you're a people manager and you have an opportunity to take part in a project or experience, work or non-work related, that puts you in a setting where you are not a leader, I highly encourage you to take it. At a minimum, you will develop more empathy and be more capable and willing to build authentic connection with your team.

Strive For Work-Life Blend, Not Balance

Michael Coates | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Michael Coates

While making sure to give time for yourself and family is the right motivation behind the division, this strict differentiation between "work" and "life" wrongly treats them as separate entities.

Stay Connected: How Everyday Leaders Engage People

Randy Pennington | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

Right now -- as you are reading this sentence -- almost 70 percent of your staff is alienating your customers, keeping you from achieving your goals, or costing your operation money that could be used for more productive purposes. Scary, huh?

The Secret to Making an Impact on Society, the Environment and the Bottom Line: Employee Engagement

Neil Hawkins | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Neil Hawkins

Opportunities for employee engagement do not live in a single department or within a single program. They can, and should be integrated throughout a company. Well-designed employee engagement initiatives are sound investments.

11 Steps to Launching Your Corporate Mentoring Initiative in 2016

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

Want to drive retention at your company? It's time to start mentoring. Over the past few months, I have been writing extensively about the business c...

Beware the Feel Good Work Culture

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

How critical is work culture to recruitment and employee retention? It's important, I'll give you that. But a feel good work culture might do more harm than good. As the economy continues to grow, hiring managers and HR personnel realize how fiercely they must compete for top talent.

"The Force Awakens" in the C-Suite: As 2015 Becomes 2016, "Nice to Haves" Become "Must Haves"

Joan Michelson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Joan Michelson

As 2015 becomes 2016, it is striking how many issues that were once dismissed as "just a public relations issue" or "nice to haves," underfunded and...

How to Harness Employee Knowledge at Your Company

Kenny Kline | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Kenny Kline

As a business owner or manager, you want to encourage your staff to share their knowledge with their colleagues. When they come up with innovative and creative ways to perform old tasks, you would rather they shared it with their peers than keep it to themselves.

The New Competitive Advantage

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

As 2015 comes to a close, it will be remembered for global triumphs and heartbreaking losses. The push and pull of a variety of worldwide forces prese...

5 Lessons Santa Teaches Us About Employee Experience

Heather Younger | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Heather Younger

An organization can have all of the vision in the world, but without a highly engaging and empowering workplace, the vision remains on the paper on which it was written.

Five Lessons Learned from AMD Cares Day of Service: A Global Day of Giving Back

Anne Fertitta | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Anne Fertitta

There are few things that bring people together like volunteering. Seeing the benefit it brings to the community and the individual is incredibly rew...

Know Your Worth: Examine Your Personal ROI (Return on Investment)

Jacqueline Miller | Posted 12.16.2015 | Women
Jacqueline Miller

Do you generate a profit for your organization? No matter what your title is, or where you appear on the organization chart, if you are to be of value to your company, you must be able to demonstrate the value of the ROI. Your company is investing in you and will inevitably be asking, "What's in it for us?"

It's a CEO's Job to Set People Up for Success

Peter Aceto | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Peter Aceto

It's my job to set people up for success. People, by nature, are good and want to contribute to something worthwhile. Leaders have to put their people in situations that will enable them to do that.

The Season of Giving and Giving Back

Daryl Brewster | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Daryl Brewster

Looking ahead to 2016, we at CECP see an even more vital role for business in the process of developing solutions to meet the challenges of our time and committing the resources needed to affect the mutually desired positive change.