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Viewing entries posted in August 2016

The Essentials of Employee Value Propositions

Two weeks ago I attended the Advanced Learning Institute’s (ALI’s) Employee Engagement and Internal Brand Activation conference in Chicago. I was asked by ALI to lead a step-by-step employee engagement workshop on the first day which was well attended. As a speaker, I was also invited to stay for the second and third day and listen some outstanding speakers from TD Bank, Scripps Networks Interactive, Mondelez International and VW of America. The content in the conversations at this year’s conference was really outstanding. Kudos to the presenters and the organizers.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 11:00am

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Personalizing Employee Onboarding

From a young age, we are all taught that first impressions are often the most important. This oft-repeated advice is typically associated with an individual meeting someone for the first time, whether it is for an interview, the first day of a new job, or even a date. While this is indeed good advice for an individual, we believe that companies should also adopt this mentality with incoming employees. When onboarding new employees, first impressions leave a lasting effect that can determine an employee’s tenure, perceptions, attitude, and career trajectory with the company. Companies should consider reaching out to incoming employees even before their start date, personalizing their experience to ensure a smooth transition from day one. In this way, organizations can more effectively connect these incoming employees with their culture, mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, and ultimately true employee engagement.

Posted by Matt Manning at 11:00am

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What To Look For In An External Partner To Support Your Employee Engagement Strategy

Last week, I wrote about the challenge of securing necessary resources to develop and execute an effective strategy to create a culture of high engagement. Although all evidence would indicate that companies around the globe recognize employee engagement as one of their top challenges and key strategies to drive growth, customer loyalty, and satisfaction; those driving the efforts often struggle to obtain a budget and team to accomplish their objectives.   

Posted by Rick DeMarco at 11:00am

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Why Are Organizations Not Investing Sufficiently To Create High Employee Engagement?

Over the past decade or so, more and more organizations are talking about the importance of creating a culture of high engagement with their employees, so they will create exceptional customer experiences. However, although employee engagement shows up as a top challenge for CHRO’s, CMO’s, and CEO’s around the globe, the needle has not moved much for high engagement from levels of 30% in the U.S and 16% globally over the past 15 years. As we talk to existing and new clients, we hear and observe that one of the primary drivers for this lack of movement is an insufficient level of people and money resources dedicated to the effort.

Posted by Rick DeMarco at 11:00am

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