Tag Archives: Employee Engagement

The Irony of True Engagement: Stretching Hurts!

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Different employees want different developmental opportunities. Some prefer the stability of a long-term dedicated role; others want to be stretched to grow and learn something new. Some may see new opportunities as the organization just continuing to raise the stakes; others may seek that challenge. For high-performing employees who want to be stretched, the most…
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Employee Retention – Making the Case for Staying

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With rapid shifts in the economy and business landscape, retaining current employees feels like an important mandate.  Employee retention is certainly vital for operations and continuity.  It is also important to be objective in weighing both their value to you, and your value to them.  Here are some questions to ask in this process. How…
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Employee Engagement and Retention in Changing Times

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The news is tough these days for organizational managers!  They need to redefine the workplace for a more virtual remote workforce; they face daily supply chain uncertainties and constraints; and turnover seems to be at an all-time high.  In the face of all this uncertainty and change, how do you best engage and retain? Here…
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Five Tips for Employee Engagement in 2020

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As we enter the New Year, many of us optimistically create resolutions for the 12 months ahead.  At the same time, many managers face the task of developing action plans to respond to employee engagement survey results.  Here are five tips for blending New Year’s resolutions and engagement change management: Welcome Employees Back! A lot…
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Employee Engagement: A Case Study

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In this article, we share a case study about an organization that dramatically improved its employee engagement scores related to performance management.  The organization received feedback that high performance was not sufficiently differentiated and acknowledged in the organization, and rewards were not well aligned with performance. First, the management team analyzed the problem. While annual…
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Motivating Employees Through Employee Engagement Surveys

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There are many survey tools available to assess employee engagement in your organization. This article provides ideas and activities to engage your employees through two simple and interactive employee surveys. These surveys will provide you with feedback about employee motivation and offer paths forward for increased engagement. Survey 1: Defining Employee Engagement To build employee…
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8 Simple Activities that Build Employee Engagement

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Thoughtfully motivating and engaging employees takes a concerted and systemic approach throughout the organization. That said, there are also simple activities that also support employee engagement — make it a point to do one a day and you will see the benefits in both the short and long term. Say “thank you.” Be specific about…
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Connect to Engage

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As a newly-promoted leader to the position of a project manager years ago, one of the most daunting tasks that I faced was the motivation of my team members. These were my former colleagues. We worked together as peers on project teams, and my technical expertise was recognized by many of them. Rarely were my…
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Employee Engagement Survey Questions

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Companies report talent acquisition, retention and reducing job-related stress are among their top business concerns.[1] Many are looking to understand and improve their corporate culture to attract and engage employees.  Surveys that collect employee feedback are a part of this process. But what questions should you ask? Here are a few tips for creating surveys…
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How Do You Measure Employee Engagement?

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Businesses are familiar with the process and benefits of data analysis. Performance data, such as revenue per customer and profit margin, help companies set goals and measure success. However, one metric often overlooked is employee engagement. According to Gallup’s “State of the Global Workplace Report,” only 30% of employed U.S. residents are classified as engaged…
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