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The Employee Engagement Fad
27 Sep
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The Employee Engagement Fad

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement , Leadership 0 comments

Ok, fine, I admit it – Employee Engagement has become the next HR fad, the next flavour of the month. Generally speaking, it’s already going away.  However, it’s not leaving for entirely good reasons. The Employee Engagement journey started out as “Employee Happiness”.  Some realists figured out that many employees were all too “happy” flying…

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Culture Shock
13 Sep
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Culture Shock

by Cara Joseph in Employee Engagement , HR Trends 0 comments

Culture shock is defined as “the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes.” This term is commonly experienced and associated with travelers going abroad, however, my experience didn’t take place numerous kilometers away in a foreign country. Mine happened from relocating…

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Shifting a Negative Workplace Culture
07 Sep
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Shifting a Negative Workplace Culture

by Jaysa Toet in Employee Engagement , HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

..Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. Work life might not actually be a soap opera, but in some environments, it can feel like it. We have seen our fair share of messy situations in our client’s cultures – politics, drama, or poor communication resulting in situations that take up…

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Leadership Blind Spots
23 Aug
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Leadership Blind Spots

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement , HR Trends , Leadership 0 comments

Yes, your Leadership Team has Blind Spots they don’t know about (that’s why they’re called blind spots). I was recently in a manufacturing facility and had the opportunity to have an abbreviated plant tour.  The manufacturing leader was clearly very proud (and rightfully so) of what had been accomplished and the overall operations looked great. …

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Really Though…What are your Company Values?
28 Mar
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Really Though…What are your Company Values?

by Jane Helbrecht in Employee Engagement , HR Trends 0 comments

Over recent years many of us have become aware of the importance in sharing the purpose behind our work and organization. But what about our company values?  

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3 Ways to Miss the Mark on Handling People Problems
30 Nov

3 Ways to Miss the Mark on Handling People Problems

by Jaysa Toet in Employee Engagement 0 comments

When leaders experience a problem with a specific person, a gut reaction is to solve it in the quickest, easiest, and most painless way possible. It’s true that problems should be solved quickly, however, well-intentioned efficiency or avoidance can cause leaders to miss the mark. Even when uncomfortable, dealing with a situation personally with the…

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Engagement Surveys: Yes, They’re Worth It! Here’s How to Make Them Less Painful
19 Apr

Engagement Surveys: Yes, They’re Worth It! Here’s How to Make Them Less Painful

by Rachel Poppe Weessies in Employee Engagement 0 comments

In my last post I talked about some of the things that suck about traditional employee engagement surveys but also highlighted their importance. To recap, employee engagement surveys often suck because they are a tedious, have poor or inaccurate response rates and often don’t result in any change. On the other hand, employee engagement surveys…

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Engagement Surveys: Are They Worth It?
07 Apr

Engagement Surveys: Are They Worth It?

by Rachel Poppe Weessies in Employee Engagement 0 comments

There’s been a lot of hate going around about employee surveys recently. People complain that they are long-winded and tedious, ask irrelevant and non-specific questions and at the end of the day don’t result in any change. Unfortunately, this is often true… HR departments spend a great deal of time administering surveys and analyzing the…

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Employee Engagement Has Nothing to Do With Employees
17 Jan

Employee Engagement Has Nothing to Do With Employees

by Brad Lutz in Employee Engagement 0 comments

  “Employee engagement has nothing to do with employees.” A valued colleague of mine provided this memorable quote at a recent HR event.  He’s usually really good at shock value and this quote didn’t disappoint.  However, this statement is also true. We are all familiar with the studies; there is powerful data indicating that companies…

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Performance Reviews – The Good, The Bad, and What’s Next
04 Aug

Performance Reviews – The Good, The Bad, and What’s Next

by Devan Graham in Employee Engagement , HR Trends 0 comments

There’s been a lot of talk lately about big name companies ditching their performance reviews and saying goodbye to the traditional performance review format. While I can see why organizations are frustrated with the process, the focus of this conversation has often been on why reviews are being left behind and not enough discussion yet on…

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