Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement
Aug08

Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement

In a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Study, employee engagement and culture were ranked as the most important trends impacting the workforce today. While factors like an effective goal setting framework (such as OKR goals), ongoing feedback, and development opportunities have always been important, this was the first time for these less-tangible criteria to be named as the topmost priorities. This development is reflective...

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Tools for Effectively Managing and Tracking Company Culture
Aug04

Tools for Effectively Managing and Tracking Company Culture

Culture is the defining characteristic of any company, good or bad. Many people argue that culture eats strategy for breakfast, but to have a truly rewarding work experience, strategy must be fueled by culture and vise versa. Instead of viewing these ideologies as conflicting, we need to not only blend culture and strategy together, but actually depend on that synergy for operations to be optimized. Many tools to manage and track...

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How to Attract and Retain Millennials and Gen Zers with Company Culture
Aug01

How to Attract and Retain Millennials and Gen Zers with Company Culture

Young millennials are the fastest growing demographic to join the job network, and roughly two-thirds of the workforce comes from this generation. Keeping this in perspective, how can we as leaders challenge ourselves to inspire more inclusion in the workplace and keep our employees actively engaged? Studies show that it’s no secret: Millennials are job hoppers. A 2016 Jobvite survey of 2,305 Americans found that while only 18 percent...

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A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace
May29

A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace

A simple guide to improving workplace engagement by taking care of your employees’ needs.  Food, safety, love, and esteem. These are considered the most basic needs required for humans to survive in society, based on Maslow’s infamous Hierarchy of Needs, developed in 1943. But what about surviving in the modern workplace? Certainly our needs there have evolved in the past 70 years. From the flexible—yet precarious—schedules of...

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2017 North American EE Awards Finalists Announced
May04

2017 North American EE Awards Finalists Announced

The North American Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) today announced their 2017 shortlist of companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their strategy. The winners will be announced at a ceremony following the North American Employee Engagement conference on June 8, 2017 in Chicago. The day will see speakers from respected brands such as Delta Airlines, Chillis Restaurants, Caesars Entertainment, past award winners,...

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Good Deeds Day Recap: Successes, Social Buzz and Collaborating with Colleagues
Apr03

Good Deeds Day Recap: Successes, Social Buzz and Collaborating with Colleagues

Good Deeds Day 2017 Recap: Bringing Colleagues and Volunteers Together to Improve Lives Good Deeds Day was celebrated yesterday in dozens of countries. People across the world volunteered with the collective goal of improving the lives of others. The annual tradition of good deeds started back in 2007 by businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison. The big day was launched and organized by Ruach Tova (NGO), a part of The Ted Arison...

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Talent and Culture: Building an Employee-First Approach
Mar30

Talent and Culture: Building an Employee-First Approach

Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit Interview with Sachin Doshi More than ever before, impact-focused nonprofits and associations are recognizing that without keen focus on and investment in smart talent and culture systems, their missions may not be realized. It is out of this recognition that the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit was born. The HR Gazette is proudly supporting the 2017 Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit in the...

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HR: Achieving The Right Balance of Head vs. Heart
Mar28

HR: Achieving The Right Balance of Head vs. Heart

Human Resources and Balancing Head with Heart A few years ago, I learned the importance balancing head with heart when serving employees. Over time, I would engage a particular employee in polite banter. We commiserated on how tired we were, counting down the days to retirement. The banter turned more meaningful when one day the employee stated that the general discomfort he had experienced was getting worse. I went into Human...

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