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Employee Satisfaction

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?"

The Business of Volunteerism

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

All of the volunteers I have crossed paths with in my role at Common Threads, the nonprofit organization that I co-founded, have one thing in common -- passion. When individuals have an opportunity to advance a cause they are passionate about, it is a powerful thing.

Putting the Heart back Into Business

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Having run a retail consultancy for many years, I felt there had to be a better way to run a business than the quarterly profit addiction that I saw in more and more of our multi-national clients.

How to Drive Intrapreneurship Within Your Business to Create Truly Great Innovation

Marion Chamberlain | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Marion Chamberlain

Given my business focus on developing corporate leaders to become catalysts for corporate and societal change, I'm always looking for best practices to help drive up the engagement rate for businesses.

To Drive Business Results, Measure Employees' Strategic Relationships

David Nour | Posted 03.30.2015 | 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.

Become a Great Company to Work for!

J V Crum III | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

As an entrepreneur, wouldn't you love to have your employees say "This is the greatest company to work for!"? Imagine what kind of reputation you...

What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement Surveys

Jeff Fermin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Jeff Fermin

Employee engagement surveys, when done right, can be great.They can really help you understand what's going on in your organization. I like to think of employee engagement surveys like giant feedback sessions for your entire company.

Engagement Is the Motor to Our Economy

Karin Volo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Recently, I've been in several conversations with business leaders regarding employee engagement vs. employee satisfaction: Why does it matter?

How to Know if You've Been Blindsided by Data

David Hassell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

To paraphrase the Scottish poet Andrew Lang, don't use data as a drunken man uses a lamp post -- for support rather than illumination.

America's Worst Companies to Work For

24/7 Wall St. | Thomas C. Frohlich and Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business

Employees can now share their opinions about employers online. As a result, companies face new reputation risks that can affect their customers and sh...

How to Make People Want to Work for You

Adam Smith | Posted 08.02.2014 | Small Business
Adam Smith

We all know that competition for jobs is tough, but at the top it's even tougher -- for employers. Around a third of employers worldwide planned to increase graduate recruitment in 2011.

People Don't Leave Bad Companies, They Leave Bad Managers

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business

When people leave their jobs, it might to seem be because of the company -- but really, it's a manager that can make or break an employee’s overall ...

Top 10 Bad Excuses for Not Quitting That Job You Hate

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

These excuses may sound like the voice of sanity, offering perfectly good reasons why it is in fact better to stay and endure that bad job just a little longer, but look a little closer and they may not really hold up.

How Collaboration Is a Solution

Karin Volo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

It's time to create amazing companies as the standard, not the exception! True employee engagement revolves around the people, their passions and their purpose.

Tips From Federal Agencies With Happy Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Our newly released 2013 'Best Places to Work in the Federal Government' rankings show a continued decline government-wide in employee satisfaction and...

What to do when the 'Best Places to Work' rankings come out

Tom Fox | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The 2013 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings, released on December 18, provide managers with important insights into the satisfac...

People Are Your Best Assets? Prove It!

Dan Henry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dan Henry

It's popular today to talk up people as a company's best assets. It's true -- people are in fact the secrets that elevate good businesses to great ones. But talk alone isn't going to get you far. To truly benefit from those great hires, you've got to invest actual energy in them.

Jacob Morgan: Why Does Work Suck?

Jacob Morgan | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The smart and progressive companies today realize that employees are the most valuable asset that they have. Today, employees shouldn't work for a company because they HAVE to, but because they WANT to.

Hormones: The Hidden Leadership Tool You Are Overlooking

Laurie Erdman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Laurie Erdman

According to new research, the most effective leaders have higher levels of testosterone and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol -- and the results are gender-neutral.

How to Escape From Bad Decisions

Adam Grant | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Adam Grant

Think about the last time you waited for 45 minutes at a restaurant, and there was no sign that your table would be ready in the near future. You should have probably headed to another restaurant, but you'd already waited 45 minutes, so how could you leave?

Why Office Friendships Matter

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Chatting over lunch and joking with coworkers may not seem like more than pleasant distractions at the office, but they could have an enormous impact ...

Working Through Management Challenges at the National Credit Union Administration

Tom Fox | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The economic crisis that unfolded in 2008 and 2009 had a severe impact on all of the nation's financial institutions, including credit unions. Debbie ...

Clocked in, But Checked Out: How to Quash Quitting in the Seats

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Alison A. Quirk

For me, quitting is what you do with cigarettes and bad habits; it's not something you do in your seat. Life's too short to be in a job you don't care about.

Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview With

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.03.2012 | College

You've made it past the cover letter and resume portion of the application process, so what's next? The nerve wrecking interview where you only have o...

What We Really Want From Work

Liz Maw | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Liz Maw

So that should make it easy, right? We can all commit to bringing our values to work, and the workplace will be a more humane, responsible, and sustainable place. Wrong again.