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: “HR departments are sitting on a treasure chest of data about their employees that they should start utilizing. Analytics can easily become overwhelming, especially if you’re not used to it, we’re here to help. In this post, you’ll see examples from companies using analytics to optimize their people processes, and simple tips for beginners to get started.”
Forbes: “Wall Street just let it slip that they don’t think employees are worth very much. And if the ostensible owners of the company don’t value their workers, doesn’t it stand to reason that many executives won’t either?”
Harvard Business Review: “Our research suggests that colleagues place a great deal of emphasis on receiving positive feedback – and that it colors their relationship with one another even more than does negative feedback.”
Leading With Trust: “Great leaders ask great questions. Too often leaders think they are the smartest person in the room, so they are quick to offer advice, give direction, and share their perspectives on how things should be done. Most leaders do this instinctively, because after all, it’s the type of behavior that caused them to rise through the ranks. But when you become the boss, your role shifts from being the one to make things happen to empowering your team members to get the job done. You can’t do that if you’re always dominating the conversation. You need to draw out the best thinking and performance from your team members, and the way to do that is through asking great questions. If you’re not sure what questions to ask or where to start, give these a try.”
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! What We’re Reading This Week.”
Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look the most important ideas involved in employee engagement. They’ll walk you through the various principles that should always be at the forefront of your mind when you’re engaging your staff.”
Harvard Business Review: “Many businesses think they are doing a good job of bringing newly hired executives like Jacobsen into the fold when they actually aren’t. Nearly all large companies are competent at the administrative basics of signing leaders up, but that level of onboarding does little to prevent the problems that can arise when these people start working with new colleagues and grappling with unfamiliar cultural norms and expectations. Companies vary widely when it comes to how much effort they put into integration, with major consequences in terms of time to performance, derailment (through termination or resignation), and talent retention.”
Forbes: “It’s nice to conduct an employee engagement survey, but is your survey actually delivering the results you want? There’s new research that suggests most surveys are falling far short.”
LinkedIn Talent Blog: “Clearly, what you do with new hires in the first few days and weeks impacts not how fast they acclimate and feel like they belong, but also whether or not they stay. Plus, companies that get onboarding right end up with higher employee engagement, better employee retention and have an easier time attracting the talent they want. And, it doesn’t have to be hard. The companies below have come up with fun and unique ways to welcome new employees…”
Bonusly: “Whether an intern or CEO, everyone in their everyday work can improve their emotional intelligence to better manage, influence, and relate to others. And they play important roles in developing EI in others beyond the standard training session. We identified some emotional intelligence training opportunities you’re likely to find hiding in your everyday life at work. Although many of these strategies could be useful for any job function, we organized them into categories to make it quick and easy to find the strategies you’re looking for.”
Fellow Agents, what are your thoughts on this intelligence? What do you have to add? What other sources should be consulted? Make entries in the comments log below.
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: 05.01 – 2017.05.05
- May the 4th Be With You!
- 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