I’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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OfficeVibe: “Trust and leadership go hand in hand, however, it doesn’t come with your title. It needs to be earned.” Learn about the importance of trust in the workplace and 8 ways you can build trust as a leader.
Harvard Business Review: “To understand what makes a leader inspirational, Bain & Company launched a new research program, starting with a survey of 2,000 people. What we found surprised us. It turns out that inspiration alone is not enough. Just as leaders who deliver only performance may do so at a cost that the organization is unwilling to bear, those who focus only on inspiration may find that they motivate the troops but are undermined by mediocre outcomes. Instead, inspiring leaders are those who use their unique combination of strengths to motivate individuals and teams to take on bold missions – and hold them accountable for results. And they unlock higher performance through empowerment, not command and control. Here are some of our additional findings about how leaders both inspire, and get, great performance.”
LinkedIn Talent Blog: “After eight years in talent acquisition, I’m convinced the interview is the linchpin to making the right hire. The problem is, few recruiters and hiring managers take the time to really prepare. When interviews are unstructured, there’s no surprise that they don’t predict future performance and fit. By outlining what you are really looking for, you’ll be able to avoid biases and assess candidates for the skills and traits they need to do they job well. So to create an interview process that really works, I’ve formulated this step-by-step guide.”
Globoforce: “The new Gartner report, “Recognition and Rewards Software: What You Need to Know,” is a must read if you want to modernize your organization’s approach to recognition and rewards (R&R). Here are the top 10 key takeaways from the report.”
Maritz Motivation Solutions: “The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Start here to narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!”
Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look primarily at methods and strategies for employee engagement. These articles are trying to answer questions about what works and what doesn’t.”
Impraise: “Employee disengagement can be tricky to identify. Sometimes it’s obvious — a staff member stops showing up, arrives late, or frequently leaves early. Other times, disengagement appears in missed deadlines or lackluster performance. Regardless, disconnected employees drain productivity and hurt your bottom line. Below are five telltale signs your employees are disengaged.”
Gallup: “We looked at the relationship between political change and the workplace in a different way, by analyzing patterns in Gallup’s ongoing tracking of employee engagement before and after the election. The results show that the percentage of workers whom Gallup classifies as engaged dropped from 34% to 30% among self-identified Democrats immediately following the November 2016 election. The percentage of “not engaged” Democrats increased from 50% to 55% during the same period. “Actively disengaged” Democrat employees remained flat at 15%. While these are small changes on an absolute basis, they are statistically significant and meaningful. In contrast, Republican engagement remained constant during the same time period. Engagement among independents rose slightly, from 30% to 32%.”
Workforce Software: “This article explains: 1) Why being recognized is such a satisfying, motivating sensation; and 2) How to praise people genuinely, inspiring them in the process.
OfficeVibe: Review the infographic and then learn more about the 12 recruiting statistics.
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I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.
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Other recent Agent in Engagement data/reports by Agent Gregory F Simpson:
- Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 04.24 – 2017.04.28
- Employee Engagement-Related Spotlight Articles of April 2017
- Employee Engagement In the News: It’s No Fairytale
- Employee Engagement-Related Spotlight Articles of March 2017
- In Haiku Poems, Like Employee Engagement, Shared Experience
- There is No “Good Enough” Anymore
- Employee Engagement-Related Spotlight Articles of February 2017