There is so much conversation lately around employee engagement and how to make employees happy and I fullheartedly embrace and participate in all of it. There’s also the sentiment that having an engaged workforce doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a happy workforce — which is absolutely true as well. Afterall, employee engagement and job satisfaction do not necessarily equate to employee happiness.
And why is that? READ THE FULL POST
As explained in the book, The Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work, there can be no mistaking that brands’ relationships to both their customers and employees are changing. In the digital bazaar, the authentic voice of the social employee can be a brand’s most powerful asset in forging long-term, dynamic relationships with customers and other important members of online communities. READ THE FULL POST
Who doesn’t love a good story? I know I do. Especially one that inspires me to think differently or incites me to do something.
I also like to find stories elsewhere… especially ones that have personal meaning to the people who tell it. Every company has a story and the best way tell it is through the people who LIVE it. READ THE FULL POST
No business can afford to have wasted time at work, especially when growth and profitability is directly tied to how productive your employees are. So check out this super cool infographic that identifies the top three reasons why people waste their time at work, so that you can find possible solutions to eliminating them: READ THE FULL POST
- Chatting with co-workers was the number one biggest time waste
- Non-work related internet browsing like going to Facebook, Youtube etc
Idea #1: Concentrate High-Engagement Leadership At The Employee Management Level
Employee surveys consistently show that the single most important factor in employee engagement is an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager. In fact, employees don’t leave companies; they leave their managers. And they’re willing to do this despite tough economic conditions.
According to HR Magazine, engaged employees perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave an organization. So, managers and team leaders need to become expert relationship builders and they need to learn how to nourish and sustain those relationships over time. READ THE FULL POST
We came across this post by Andrea Mollett, associate at Standing Partnership, and thought we’d share it. Enjoy!
Like all things digital, intranets have changed dramatically over the last decade. The first intranet I worked on launched in 2007. So much has changed from that basic online repository of news and documents. READ THE FULL POST