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Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.10.23 – 2017.10.27

Restricted Declassified stamp - Employee EngagementI’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement.  Below is the latest intelligence briefing on employee engagement. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest updates.



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How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Harvard Business Review: “How do you give feedback that helps someone learn and improve? This strategic developmental feedback requires careful thought and insightful construction.”




The Untapped Resource Startups Can Leverage to Design the World’s Best Workplaces

Huffington Post: “Companies, both big and small, can be more systematic and scientific in their approach to people. Evidence based management doesn’t have to be confined to large organizations and startups don’t have to wait until they’re large to make evidence based decisions.”



Employees Share What Gives Them a Sense of Belonging at Work

LinkedIn Talent Blog: “Belonging is what allows employees to feel like they can be their authentic selves without fear of different treatment or punishment—and it has a major impact on performance and retention.”



Employee Engagement: The Secret To Richard Branson’s Success

Fieldbloom: “Today, we’re going to dig into exactly what Branson is actually saying in the above quote (“Employees come first”) and discuss why having engaged employees on your team is all but essential to the success of your company as a whole. We’ll also discuss how to measure employee engagement (both objectively and subjectively), and provide examples of how some of the world’s most successful companies manage to keep their entire employee base engaged at all times. Let’s first look at how focusing on increasing employee engagement can benefit your company.”



Ten Employee Feedback Questions To Quickly Boost Workplace Morale

15Five: “What follows is an excerpt from The Great eBook of Employee Questions Part II: Return of the Question Master. In Chapter 4, we explore how to keep workplace morale high…”



Reimagining the Employee Experience at Fidelity Investments

TinyPulse: “Mary Clermont is VP of human resources for Fidelity Investments…came to present at TINYcon 2017 about the cultural initiatives that Fidelity has taken on in its efforts to keep up with the changing demographics of its workforce, retaining millennials in its workforce.”



The 5 Modern HR Innovations Improving the Employee Lifecycle

Greenhouse: “[T]he teams at Greenhouse, Captain401, Udemy, Blueboard, and Culture Amp came together to discuss disruptive technologies that are reinventing the employee experience. Here’s a snapshot of what was covered in this webinar conversation.”



Increasing Engagement in Corporate Wellness Programs

MTM Recognition: “We recently watched a SHRM webinar called “Activating Managers to Become Multipliers of Well-Being” presented by Laura Putnam, CEO of Motion Infusion. Here are a few takeaways from the presentation.”



Culture, AI, and the Non-Desk Workforce

Huffington Post: “The theme [of a recent Beekeepers panel] was all about the hot-topic of culture, A.I and especially how they impacted the non-desk workforce. There were lots of great food-for-thought, so we wanted to share a summary of a few of them as they may be helpful for those that are working on digitizing or engaging their non-desk workforce.”



Want to Change Your Culture? Start By Redefining “Manager”

Inc.: “Organizations that consider managers as leaders tend to be more forward-thinking and have replaced the outdated idea that managers sit on pedestals to boss around employees.”




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