What contributes to decreased employee morale?

Employee Morale​Employee morale is perhaps one of the most important but most difficult things to manage. It’s critical to maintain high morale in order to increase retention, but it’s often difficult to get an accurate read on how employees feel and what is causing them to be dissatisfied.​ [HR Daily Advisor]

Most managers believe the leading reason employees leave is for more money. While compensation is a contributor, my company conducted an employee exit survey audit that found it is not the leading reason. Rather, a large number of employees left due to: decreased employee morale, lack of employee development, and feeling disconnected from overall company priorities and objectives.

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Enabling The Social Workplace Through Social Technologies

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Through my own conversations, I have seen a shift in the C suite towards having a better understanding that social technology is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” in today’s results-driven workplace. There has been significant growth in the deployment of cohesive social platforms as a communications tool to help employees not only understand how their individual role contributes to overall business success but also as a valuable information tool for knowledge sharing and collaboration activities.

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Why Employee Voice Results in Employee Engagement #infographic

The value of the voice of the employee is something I’ve been passionate about for some time. I love this infographic because it provides clear proof points as to why it’s so important to keep employees informed and how doing so results in higher employee engagement.

Attribution: Kevin Ruck, Exploring Internal Communications

The Importance of Employee Voice

Kevin Ruck is a founding director of PR Academy, which provides qualifications and training in all aspects of internal communication and PR. He initiated and designed the internal comms qualifications accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Kevin is presently doing a Phd in the measurement of internal communication. He is a regular speaker and author on all aspects of internal comms.

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10 Ways to Inspire Employee Loyalty and Commitment

How to Build Successful Employee EngagementImproving Employee Engagement is not the product of one initiative. Organizations need a framework to achieve significant improvement in engagement. Sequencing and content of the initiative are critical, as is communication.

There have been many traditional approaches to improving Employee Engagement, including Leadership Training, Company-wide ‘Programs,’ Learning & Development and other such initiatives.

Given the experiences of the traditional approaches outlined above, most organizations struggle to shift Employee Engagement more than a couple of percentage points. In discussing this with CEOs, as well as Human Resources and Organizational Development Executives, it became clear that new approaches were required to create a significant shift in Employee Engagement.

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Five Recognition Myths that Hinder Employee Engagement | #infographic

Employee Recognition | Image courtesy of @mcfrecognitionThe value of a measurable recognition strategy is far reaching for employers and by conquering common misconceptions, organizations can help elevate employee engagement and promote a more positive and productive workplace.

In order to dispell common myths about workplace motivations, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition and incentive programs,  recently released a Top 5 Myths of Employee Engagement infographic.

“Employee engagement goes far beyond salary raises and bonuses—employers should take a close look at what motivates their unique employee base,” said Ashley Fina, president of Michael C. Fina. “Companies that make the commitment to recognize and show appreciation for employees are more likely to have a happy and inspired workforce.”

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