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Employee Engagement

How to Inspire Your Team

David Dye | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
David Dye

When I was sixteen years old, I told my father I wanted to be a vegetarian. "That's great!" he said, and jumped up from the couch, went to his file cabinet and pulled out old magazine articles and copies of nutrition guidelines.

The Business Case for Private-Sector Involvement in Youth Mentoring

Nancy A. Altobello | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact
Nancy A. Altobello

The investments in quality youth mentoring made by companies are direct contributions to the future strength of our communities and our country. They connect young people to the powerful asset that is mentoring, to opportunity, and to success.

Why Evaluate Performance?

Nora T. Akins | Posted 02.12.2015 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Performance appraisals have received a lot of criticism over the past several years. Most supervisors and employees dislike the whole process. Perhap...

Never Ever Ever Give Away Your Power

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ayelet Baron

If your dream is to accumulate more and more stuff, more power to you. You know what's important to your well being. But if it isn't, maybe you'll shift to making a life and not just a living?

The Volunteer Committee

James M. Lynch | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
James M. Lynch

Building on the success of a winter coat drive, I took a risk by posting a sign in our company cafeteria calling for anyone who was involved with any kind of volunteer activity to attend a meeting. I expected about five people to attend and got twelve. 'Not bad', I thought, for a company of fifty.

How Helpfulness Drives Employee Engagement

Matt Tenney | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Matt Tenney

Most leaders are aware of the link between employee engagement and business results. We've seen studies like Aon Hewitt's 2013 Trends in Global Employee Engagement, which showed that a 5% increase in engagement is linked to a 3% increase in revenues.

Another Data Point for Performance Reviews: Employee Volunteering

Ryan Scott | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

As corporate volunteerism becomes an increasingly important part of the work experience, companies are coming up with new ways to embrace volunteering and tie it to their bottom lines.

To Drive Business Results, Measure Employees' Strategic Relationships

David Nour | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
David Nour

Using data collection, analysis, and action plans to impact organizational health is absolutely valid. But please, let's find a way to measure what really matters: depth and breadth of strategic relationships, internal and external to the organization.

Workplace Stress? Check Your Inbox

Glenn Riseley | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, the average employee today will spend close to 30% of their time just slogging through email.

Don't Procrastinate, Evaluate! Timely Tips to Effectively Implement the Right Talent Management Strategy for the New Year

Dana Smith | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Dana Smith

While you may cringe at the amount of time it takes to develop the right words to say that both inspires staff, while at the same time, provides constrictive criticism for areas of deficiency, don't discount the importance and power of evaluating employee performance.

How to Solve the Problem of Employee Disconnection

Tracy Crossley | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Tracy Crossley

Many don't want to invest, because they think by taking care of their people it will make the employees less productive and well-being cuts into work time and affect the bottom line negatively.

Will Your Company Survive the Paradigm Shift?

Karin Volo | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

The purpose driven companies with high levels of employee engagement are the ones that will survive and thrive. They are the ones that will get the best talent and stay ahead with innovation, creativity, execution, customer service, time to market, and be the most sustainable, the most profitable, and making the biggest positive impact.

Engaged Employees: Your Company's No. 1 Competitive Advantage

Chris Boyce | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Chris Boyce

No matter how good your product is, you still need a stellar team to design it, build it, improve it, sell it and service it. No matter how solid your business model, you need great people to back it up and deliver on your company's promise to your stakeholders.

Dear Executive: A Holiday Wish...

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Yes... you in the C-Suite. You worked very hard to get where you are. Your name is in the box at the top of that organization chart. Congratulations and happy holidays! You are smart, well connected, and you have great intentions. (Let's be honest...you also had some lucky breaks along the way).

Employee Engagement: It's on the Rebound -- and What It Means for Productive Leaders

Laura Stack | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Laura Stack

Good news! According to the research firm Modern Survey, employee engagement is at an eight-year high in 2014; in fact, it's at its highest since they began their annual survey in 2007 of 1,000 full-time employees at more than 100 companies.

Why Sustainable Engagement Is Built on Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

Engagement seems to be the latest corporate "buzz word" -- but is it really? Or have we come to understand the significance of having employees that truly love their jobs?

New Research: The Top 10 Factors for Employee Happiness on the Job

Jacob Morgan | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

Employee engagement and happiness is definitely one of the topics du jour for modern management and the future of work. Plenty of studies continue to come out that show how low employee engagement is around the world.

Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Training for the new habit of recognizing where most of your attention is spent and recognizing your perceptions and expectations for what they are is essential to managing stress as well as success in all aspects of your life.

The Real Barriers to Nurturing Emotionally Engaged Employees

Anneliza Humlen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Anneliza Humlen

Discussions regarding employee engagement must evolve beyond the narrow focus of how employees need to change. And instead, expand discussion to include greater focus on an organization's commitment (or lack thereof), to facilitate employee engagement opportunity.

The Answer to Employee Engagement

Ratanjit S. Sondhe | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Ratanjit S. Sondhe

The statistics that have emerged about U.S. employee engagement are eye-opening: Seventy percent of U.S. employees say they are not engaged at work. Strangely, few managers have a strategy to deal with the problem.

Who's Your Best Customer?

Lydia Loizides | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Lydia Loizides

To be truly competitive in today's marketplace, company leadership will need to shift their mindset, putting their employees first with the understanding that an engaged employee leads to better, more profitable customers.

Feelings and Emotions Affect Workplace Performance

Glenn Riseley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Glenn Riseley

Productivity measures across national economies have captivated the attention of policy makers and business leaders alike, and in today's knowledge economy, productivity is determined purely by the energy and creativity of the people who get things done every day.

How to Develop Innovative Leaders at Every Level of Your Organization

Matt Tenney | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Matt Tenney

At age 22, Jennifer Prosek started a public relations company. She was highly motivated and talented, and was able to start building a team of people to work with her. But the addition of new team members seemed to stall the growth of her company.

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

8 Unsettling Facts About Bad Bosses [Infographic]

Jeff Fermin | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Jeff Fermin

Bad bosses cost companies millions per year, and the worst part, like snakes (yuck), they're able to slither through their superiors and make it seem like they're doing an outstanding job; however, their good job is coming at the expense of other employees' happiness and well-being.