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Employee Engagement

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...

Is Big Data Killing The Humanity In Our Companies?

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Dov Seidman

Unless you've been cryogenically frozen for the last 16 years, you've probably noticed how radically our world has been reshaped by ever-expanding technology. Perhaps no part of our world, however, has embraced this shift as fully as business.

Does Your Company Serve All Stakeholders Or Only Shareholders?

Dan Pontefract | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Consumer goods company, Unilever, states its organizational purpose is to, "Make sustainable living commonplace. We work to create a better future every day, with brands and services that help people feel good, look good, and get more out of life." Nowhere is the term "maximizing shareholder value" a part of its purpose.

Your Key Employees Want to Leave. It Will Take More Than Money To Keep Them

Jody B. Miller | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Jody B. Miller

Credit: Getty Images (IStock) It takes Outside of the Box strategies to keep your employees from leaving and to reduce your employee retention costs...

Show Me the Honey

Randy Pennington | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Randy Pennington

The best leaders apply common sense principles about life to the challenges and opportunities of influencing others. The least effective ones seemingl...

Cultural Creatives Are Changing The World

Karin Volo | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

There is a shift happening in terms of understanding your market. Instead of focusing on demographics and traditional marketing means, an emerging tre...

Trader Joe's Kills Fun

Roger Wright | Posted 05.08.2016 | Business
Roger Wright

"Kate The Hat Lady" from the Trader Joe's on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago gets told that her decade long tradition of wearing wacky, fun and often bust o...

3 Keys to Engaging Your Employees with Trust

Karin Volo | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

What employees may not have realized is that job security comes from within oneself. If you are passionate about your work and bring value to the market, you can find ways to make an income from it. On top of that, our world is changing rapidly with technology, eliminating the necessity for having to spend forty hours tied to a desk.

Six Myths of Employee Engagement

Margaret S. Graziano | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Margaret S. Graziano

With today's global ability to produce carbon copy technology and business models, people truly are a company's only competitive advantage. Businesses...

Engagement: Turn Mercenaries Into Missionaries

David B. Nast | Posted 05.03.2016 | Business
David B. Nast

I have met with over one hundred business owners in the last year or so. When asked what their biggest challenge is for the coming year, over 85 percent of them said it was related to the talent shortage.

Work Needs To Be A Little More Playful And Fun

Dan Pontefract | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Can we truly be 'happy' at work? Let's harken back to the days when we were children for a moment. Do you remember the sheer joy and utter pleasur...

The Arts Add Powerful Voice and Vibrancy to Corporate America

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Fifty years ago, David Rockefeller, Chairman and CEO of the Chase Manhattan Corporation, gave an address to the National Industrial Conference Board (...