Our addiction to reading every whitepaper we can get our grubby little hands onto means that we are able to share our favorite ones with you. So far this year, we’ve seen many insightful studies on talent management, employee engagement, and social business from big companies such as Blessing White, Gallup, and Towers Watson. We’ve loved all of them. But you might be surprised to learn that some of our favorite whitepapers are also from some lesser known companies, and we’re glad to highlight them here as well. Enjoy.
On a personal note, this collection was born of our own brain power and personal opinion. We weren’t offered nor did we accept — not even shoes! — any compensation for this list.
#1 Report for Employee Engagement Goodness
2013 Trends Report – The State of Employee Engagement by Quantum Workplace
Why we like it: It reviews the current state of engagement for today’s workforce, shows engagement variation among different position levels, reviews the ROI of an engaged workplace, outlines where organizations are exceling and failing, provides the value of employee recognition, and something that we don’t see too often.. analysis of regional and industry engagement trends. Bottom line: it’s the total package — everything we could want and more in a whitepaper.
Why we like it: Based on research from 1,600 organizations, this report helps you to better understand the characteristics shared by highly engaged, high performance organizations and provides actionable insights for improvement. Don’t miss the neat employee engagement “wordles” towards the end.
Why we like it: This report empowers you with knowledge and insight on the latest trends, strategies and practices in employee engagement and retention. It includes data for a select group, the top 10% of all organizations that lead the way in commitment, focus and results.
Why we like it: Nearly 400 global leaders at more than 290 organizations are polled for the Interaction Associates research, conducted in partnership with Human Capital Institute. Key findings include a stronger financial picture for participating organizations, and a dramatic turnaround in trust and leadership.
More Good Reads
- Strategic Business Intelligence for HR – 6 HR Metrics No Executive Should be Without by Ultimate Software
- 2013 Engagement and Retention in 2013 by Aberdeen
- Employe Engagement Research Update by BlessingWhite
- Employee Recognition Survey Spring 2013 Report – Driving Stronger Performance through Employee Recognition by SHRM
- Employee Engagement White Paper by 360Solutions
- Eight Recommendations to Improve Employee Engagement by Hay Group
- HR Development and Trends Survey by Prelude Systems
- 2013 Global Workplace Health and Wellness by GCC
- Placing Trust in Employee Engagement by Acas Council
- The Next High-Stakes Quest – Balancing Employer and Employee Priorities by Towers Watson
- 2013 Global Assessment Trends Report by SHL
- State of the American Workplace by Gallup
- Employee Engagement by PERKS
- The Connected Workplace 2013 by Deloitte
- A Barometer of HR Trends and Prospects 2013 by CIPD