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Employee Engagement

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

Chris Boyce | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 12.03.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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.

Should Employees Review Their Bosses?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Asking your employees for a review is an amazing opportunity for you to grow as a leader and manager. Just keep an open mind, write down any feedback, and be willing to change.

You Lead Volunteers (Whether You Like It Or Not)

David Dye | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
David Dye

What did you do when you got to work this morning? Did you dive in with passion or ease into the day? Did you do the easy things first or did you tackle a thorny problem with creative energy?

Moving: A Business and Biological Essential

Glenn Riseley | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Glenn Riseley

If you've spent the last hour working through your emails before reading this, then your large muscle groups are already deflating, your metabolism has slowed, and your biological switch has flicked to the 'standby' position.

What Causes Good Employees to Make Bad Decisions?

Gregory Ciotti | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Gregory Ciotti

Character is the culmination of personality and experiences. Though character is generally stable, psychologists understand that all of us are susceptible to being "nudged" by our environments.

13 Disturbing Facts About Employee Engagement [Infographic]

Jeff Fermin | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Jeff Fermin

In the past year, not much has changed, but we have managed to do is reinvent employee surveys in order to help provide high-level management with statistics to boost employee morale. So I'm proud to say that we're making strides in the right direction to better offices across the world.

How Smart Branding Can Revitalize Your Company

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

Branding is no longer an optional marketing extension that you can choose to employ or ignore.

Why You Can't Leave People to Their Own (Wearable) Devices

Glenn Riseley | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Glenn Riseley

The hard truth is that leading a healthy lifestyle isn't about buying something, or wearing something, or consuming something. It's about doing something.

Get Out of My Office!

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You need to be very specific about what your "availability" means. If you don't, you will foster a situation where familiarity breeds contempt or, at the very least, lack of respect.

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.

Report: Pro Bono Now Prevalent in All Areas of Philanthropy

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.20.2014 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Pro bono service has experienced an explosion of growth that is sweeping across Corporate America. As the fastest growing employee engagement program, pro bono service is now represented across every industry for the first time in the study of pro bono service.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 4): Nine Tips to Keep in Mind When Developing Employee Engagement Programs

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

Every company is on a quest to attract, retain, and motivate a high performing team. How we each achieve this may take different paths respecting what makes each of our companies unique.

Failed Job Interview? Blame It On Your Reptile Brain

David Hassell | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Whether you're attempting to land your dream job or forge great relationships with colleagues or customers, feeling at home inside your own self matters most. And what matters most to others is knowing they can trust that you are who you say you are.