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Employee Engagement

A Midsummer Snowball?

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Allison O'Kelly Too many employees coasting through their work days? Doing the minimum to skate by? ...

Setting Expectations That Support Team Balance

Jae Ellard | Posted 07.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jae Ellard

When expectations are shared, everyone is on the same page. It doesn't mean everyone will agree, but it does mean everyone has the same understanding and clarity about what is expected to move forward.

Employee Engagement isn't Just Providing Tools and Tweets

Sarah Deane | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Sarah Deane

Engaged employees yield many benefits to businesses today - increased productivity, talent retention, and the enablement of better customer experience...

Three Common Challenges (and Best Remedies) for Employee Engagement

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Employee engagement should always be looked at as a tool for the purpose of reaching the organization's goals and its success. As we keep that in mind, it is important to evaluate each action we take in relation to employee engagement in the light of progressing towards the organization's goals.

Four Insidious Impacts of a Mis-Hire

Margaret S. Graziano | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Margaret S. Graziano

The world's innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall withi...

Mindful Workplace Culture? Let's Talk R&R

Women’s iLab | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Women’s iLab

During my early childhood, adolescent, and younger adult years, I remember these cherished and vivid memories of my mother sitting-cheerfully and pleasantly-at either the kitchen or dining room table with a pen and note card in hand, writing vivaciously to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors- detailed and thoughtful notes embodying an unwavering and bountiful sense of love, gratitude and appreciation.

Best Strategies for Evaluating Employee Engagement

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

Employee engagement is a tricky subject, and even trickier to measure. Being tricky, though, does not excuse leaders from constantly monitoring it, due to the tremendous impact it has on performance.

The Happiest Nation In The World

Dan Collinson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

With the recent appointment of Ohood Al Roumi as the United Arab Emirates' first Minister of State for Happiness and the policy made by Sheikh Mohamme...

How to Increase Employee Engagement?

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 07.07.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

In a recent report, Gallup Research founds that the percentage of U.S. workers in 2015 who Gallup considered engaged in their jobs averaged 32%. The majority (50.8%) of employees were "not engaged," while another 17.2% were "actively disengaged." The results showed little to no improvement in employee engagement compared to the previous year.

PR Career Rule #1: Thou Shalt Not Do Internal Communications

Cameron Craig | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Cameron Craig

Having worked on both sides, I've never understood the perceived wall between internal and external communicators. It's all communications at the end of the day, just different audiences, right?

Risk-Resiliency: How To Talk About 'It'

Jae Ellard | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

Regardless of the number of people involved, the stages of how to talk about risk are the same. The path to building risk-resiliency is one conversation at a time.

Report Reveals Growth In Workplace Analytics

Adi Gaskell | Posted 07.05.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

A few years ago I wrote about an MIT spin-out called Sociometric Solutions. They had taken a leaf out of the Moneyball playbook and developed ID badg...

Why Corporate Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Emad Rizkalla | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Emad Rizkalla

A few years ago during a Bluedrop board meeting, I remember one of our directors at the time, Lecia Stewart, injecting some philosophy during an analytic discussion. She warned us to consider a truism based on the ideas of Peter Drucker -- "culture eats strategy for breakfast."

Interning With Your Best Foot Forward

Julie Kantor | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

Pssst. Employers and Managers, please enjoy and send this to your interns! co-written with our Summer Associates Delia Borbone and Matt Curry Last ...

"Insource" Instead of Outsource and Hire Just One Military Spouse

Leigh Searl | Posted 06.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Leigh Searl

The Military Spouse Employment report of 2014, found that compared to the general public, military spouses have a higher level of education with 35% of military spouses having an undergraduate degree, post-graduate degree or advanced degree.

Six Ways Leaders Earn and Sustain Trust

Randy Pennington | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

The absence of trust turns small problems into huge barriers. It causes people to focus internally on protecting themselves rather than externally on meeting customer needs. Most important, it creates a cancer that destroys any opportunity for long-term success.

Can't Stand Your Co Worker? Check Your Vision

Dr. Michelle Rozen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Dr. Michelle Rozen

If you like your job, take pride in what you do and work hard to move up in the ladder, but when you think about work there is this one person that makes you feel horrible about your day, you are in good company.

Purpose Driven Companies Are Driving The New Economy

David Hassell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
David Hassell

As 2015 came to an end, The Atlantic published an article entitled, "2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being." Indeed for many of us things are better than ever -- so good, in fact, that more and more of us have an opportunity to seek the highest levels of personal fulfillment -- even at work.

Would You Get 3 Out of 5 Stars?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

What if everyone who interacted with you had the opportunity to rate your performance? Guess what? They already do.

It's Time for Quality Leadership in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Russell Raath | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Russell Raath

The influence of the quality function within organizations has been growing significantly in recent years, and our work alongside leaders, engineers, and technicians in quality functions has reinforced the role that individuals can have if they are looking to lead change.

The Earth Manifesto -- A Collective Vision For The Future

Karin Volo | Posted 05.20.2016 | Impact
Karin Volo

We, the people, have a shared vision and intention for our beautiful planet....

10 Questions to Create a Workplace Culture That Employees Love

David Hassell | Posted 05.18.2016 | Business
David Hassell

I believe that workplace culture is the foundation upon which great companies are built. It all begins with developing a strong company purpose and the values that guide your people towards fulfilling that purpose.

Why "Focus" is Fool's Gold

Kathleen Schafer | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Kathleen Schafer

The reason people crave focus is that their daily activities are not aligned with their leadership, which means they are not doing what they love nor excel at.

4 Ways to Increase Engagement With Your Company Wellness Plan

Dr. Gregory Soltanoff | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Soltanoff

For corporate wellness businesses and professionals across the country the real work starts now. Once the marketing campaigns have succeeded and the people have bought your message, the next great journey is delivering on your promises.

Electronic Payments Allow Charities to Focus on the Things that Matter

Bryan de Lottinville | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Bryan de Lottinville

When was the last time you sent someone a letter in the mail? Has it been a while? By contrast, when did you send your last email just by pushing a bu...