Articles tagged 'Engagement'

Culture, Rewards & Recognition

Motivating Employees Takes Culture, Peer Recognition, Going the Extra Mile

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What motivates employees?

Is it money? Feeling valued at work? Connecting with a company’s social mission?

All these are good answers, but a new Tinypulse survey from TinyHR titled The 7 Key Trends Impacting Today’s Workplace that analyzed over 200,000 employee responses relating to organizational culture found that “peers and camaraderie” are the No. 1 reason employees go the extra mile. Read more…

Talent Management

Open Offices? They May Actually Be Damaging Employee Productivity

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Compensation and benefits covers a lot of ground. Can we consider it to also, well, literally cover ground?

I’m asking this after a recent dinner with close friends.

Jane works for a very large, multi-national high technology company. She’s been with this company more than two decades as a very highly educated and skilled engineering professional. During that time, she’s changed desk locations, offices, even states (having moved between coasts of the United States).

But it’s her latest move that’s causing her the most problems. Read more…

Talent Management

Still Adjusting to Millennials? Well, Get Ready for Generation Z

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As the Millennials populate the workforce, employers are looking at the next wave of employees – Generation Z.

Born after 1994, Gen Zs are different from their predecessors in a number of ways.

While the Millennials grew up with the World Wide Web, Gen Z grew up with social media and smart phones. However, Gen Zs are discriminating users of social media and favor more visually engaging platforms that accommodate their eight-second attention span. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

How Great Engagement Can Improve Your Information Security

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What’s on the list of “top concerns” for your organization?

I’m willing to wager that security makes the list, and it’s likely it is near the top.

Driving recently, I heard a news story about the switch in thinking in tech companies in recent years. Just a few years ago, the idea of hiring “white hat hackers” to find bugs and security weaknesses was verboten. Now, this type of employee is in high demand. Read more…

Talent Management

5 Toxic Workplace Practices That Kill Employee Engagement

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We spend a lot of time discussing how to increase employee engagement, but what about the things that will immediately nix those efforts?

Sure you can create development plans for your employees and share a meaningful company vision, but those efforts will be for naught if any of these toxic elements exist in the workplace: Read more…

HR News & Trends

Weekly Wrap: Inside Look Into What Our Evolving Workforce Cares About

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Who says that HR professionals aren’t flexible and open to new ways of doing things?

This was one of the thoughts that crossed my mind while reviewing the highlights of the 2014 Cisco Connected World Technology Report, a survey that gives a heavy dose of Millennial and Gen X thinking on a wide variety of workplace topics.

It’s a pretty interesting report. According to Cisco, the survey ”examines the relationship between human behavior, the Internet and networking’s pervasiveness. Examining this relationship unearths data about how companies will remain competitive amid the influence of technology lifestyle trends.” Read more…

Talent Management

Why Personality Still Matters After the Hiring Process Is Done

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In the hiring process, cultural fit has become a big component of hiring the right person.

You want to be sure you hire someone who will fit into the company, the role, and even into particular teams. You can’t hire a lone wolf for a customer-facing job, or someone who needs plenty of direction for a virtual position.

When hiring, personality can sometimes even trump qualifications when it comes to finding someone who will grow with the position. Read more…

Talent Management

New Report Shows Working Dads Benefit From Flex Schedules, Too

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The Working Mother Research Institute (WMRI), in partnership with Ernst & Young, recently released a report aimed at better understanding “how men are navigating the flexible work and home terrain.”

Data from How Men Flex: The Working Mother Report is the result of survey responses from 2,000 men and women (evenly split) with questions aimed at understanding the impact of flexible work arrangements on their lives.

While the impression may be that flexible work arrangements are greater utilized by female employees, WMRI’s data indicates that flexibility in the work environment is both used and desired by men and women equally: Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

A Millennial Twist: LinkedIn Pushing Bring Your Parents to Work Day

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We’ve all probably heard of Bring Your Child to Work Day, but LinkedIn is upping the ante with Bring in Your Parents Day, which is exactly what it sounds like.

The social media giant is inviting organizations to join them on Thursday, Nov. 6 in letting employees bring their parents into work for a day, giving them a “taste of where their children work and their children a chance to say thank you.” Read more…

Culture

The Challenge in Getting People to Actually Buy Into Your New Strategy

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Think of the last time you bought a product you were very excited about.

Maybe it was the iPhone 6 with its sleeker look, improved features and screen size that forces you to buy pants with bigger pockets. Maybe it was the Lululemon yoga pants that are comfortable and stylish at the same time. Or maybe it was the new driver that you think will help your golf game and knock a couple of strokes of your handicap.

What did you feel when you bought those items? Probably a sense of excitement, a sense of anticipation and maybe even a sense of pride and emotional attachment.

Now, let me ask you how you felt that last time you were exposed to the strategy of your organization. Read more…