Employee Engagement: What Employees Need & What Managers Can Do

Original Source: The Power of Employee Engagement

Engaged workers produce more, make more money for the company, and create emotional engagement and loyal customers. They contribute to good working environments where people are productive, ethical and accountable. They stay with the organization longer and are more committed to quality and growth than are the other two groups of not-engaged and actively disengaged workers. How do they do so?

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Top Ten Implications of 2011 NLRB Activity on Social Media Use and Employee Rights

Source: Association of Corporate Counsel, Mary E. Windham, Labor & Employment attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

Though the National Labor Relations Act has been around since the 1930s, its recent application to a relatively new sphere of activity, the virtual world of social media, has created a host of uncertainties.  Are employees’ posts about their workplaces and colleagues on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media protected speech, or the stuff that may rightfully subject employees to discipline for violation of company policy prohibiting disparagement, discrimination, or defamation?  Though the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has yet to issue a decision on social media policy, over the last nine months it has aggressively publicized complaints and settlements in connection with cases involving employer rules concerning social media use and employee discipline.  Employers – both unionized and non-unionized – should review their social media policies and enforcement practices.  In the midst of ongoing controversies and the continuing explosion of online social networks, employers should consider the following:

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Infographic: Is Flexible Mobility the New Workplace Currency?

Original Source: Cisco Connected World Technology Report, The New Workplace Currency

To demonstrate the role of the network in our lives, Cisco commissioned an international workforce study of nearly 3000 people. The study revealed that one in three college students and young professionals consider the Internet to be as important as air, water, food, and shelter. The study also found that their desire to use social media, mobile devices, and the Internet more freely in the workplace is strong enough to influence their future job choice, sometimes more than salary. .

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You asked, I answered: A Social Workplace Starts with Culture and Engagement

Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of appearing on Digital 411, an internet technology radio show. During the show, I discussed the impact that social technologies can have on HR transformation and employee engagement. There was so much interest in this topic that I didn’t have time to respond to all of the questions asked. Here are the questions that sparked the conversation along with my responses.

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Social Knows: Employee Engagement Statistics (Nov 2011)

In our “Social Knows” series, we sniff out and compile statistics and research regarding workplace / workforce management, human resources and employee engagement. The goal is to provide you with the background knowledge necessary to support your own recommendations, findings and strategies. Submissions always welcomed. SHRM Research Spotlight: Social Media in the Workplace Social Media in the Workplace

20% of CEO surveyed use LinkedIn; 17% use Facebook; 9% use Twitter; 8% use YouTube; 7% use Photo-sharing applications; 5% use Video-sharing applications 69% of respondents surveyed say their organization does NOT track employee use of social media on company-owned computers or handheld devices 57% of respondents surveyed say their organization does NOT block access to social media on company-owned computers or handheld devices? 68% of respondents surveyed say their organizations have groups or individuals who currently engage in social media activities to reach external audiences

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