Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.04.24 – 2017.04.28

Declassified folder - Wikimedia CommonsI’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.

 

 

“These assets have been declassified and should be distributed to fellow “Agents” for review.”

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE

8 Secrets For Building Trust As A Leader

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.

 


 

 

How to Be an Inspiring 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.”

 

This 6-Step Prep Process Is the Difference Between a Great Interview and an Ineffective One

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.”

 

 

10 Tips for Modernizing Employee Recognition and Rewards

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.”

 

 

This Week in Employee Engagement: April 28, 2017

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!”

 

 

Engagement Weekly: Methods for Engaging Employees

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.”

 

 

5 Signs of Low Employee Engagement

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.”

 

 

For Democrats in the Workplace, Engagement Rebounds

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%.”

 

 

How to Praise Employees

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.

 

 

12 Recruiting Statistics That Will Change The Way You Hire

OfficeVibe:  Review the infographic and then learn more about the 12 recruiting statistics.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

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Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.04.24 – 2017.04.28

I’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement. Below is a compilation of last week’s employee engagement related wisdom from noted experts. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest veteran operative employee engagement insights.

 

 

 

Everyone has to contribute, or they become laborers. – Walt Disney
Everyone has to contribute, or they become laborers.
– Walt Disney

 

 

Relationships are the heart of leadership. If you can’t connect, you can’t lead. – George Bradt
Relationships are the heart of leadership. If you can’t connect, you can’t lead.
– George Bradt

 

 

Our growth depends not on how many experiences we devour, but on how many we digest. — Ralph W. Sockman
Our growth depends not on how many experiences we devour, but on how many we digest.
— Ralph W. Sockman

 

 

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. – Epictetus
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
– Epictetus

 

 

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. – Ernest Hemingway
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
– Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on these employee engagement insights? What insights can you share with other Agents? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
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Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Employee Engagement-Related Spotlight Articles of April 2017

In April, our Employee Engagement Briefings highlighted 40 employee engagement-related articles. Here is a recap of the Spotlight Articles of April 2017.

 

 

 


 

 

How to Improve Employee Lifetime Value Through Employee Experience

Greenhouse: “In this series, we’ll be sharing how the People team at Greenhouse considers the work that they’re doing in relation to ELTV and share a few tips on how you can think about your own work through this lens. At Greenhouse, our People department consists of Talent Acquisition, People Operations, Employee Experience, and Talent Management. In this post, Director of Employee Experience Melanie Oberman shares the impact her team’s work can have on ELTV.”

 

 


 

 

The Impact of People Operations on Employee Lifetime Value

Greenhouse: “At Greenhouse, our People department consists of Talent Acquisition, People Operations, Employee Experience, and Talent Management. In this post, Director of People Operations Jessica Pfisterer shares the impact her team’s work can have on ELTV.”

 

 


 

 

The 4 Pillars Of Employee Relations

OfficeVibe: “Many organizations boast that their employees are their company’s most valuable asset, however, there is still a prevalence of employee relations issues in the workforce that is stopping employees from reaching their full potential.”

 

 


 

 

5 Simple Strategies to Inspire Disengaged Employees

Bonusly: “We all want employees who are engaged, but what does it take to support that engagement, and how do you turn it back around when it starts to wane? The following strategies can be implemented immediately to help achieve high-focused engagement, without launching a massive initiative or a costly campaign.”

 

 


 

 

Fellow Agents, what are your thoughts on this month’s must-read intelligence? What must-reads would you suggest?

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
Connect via LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson.
Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.04.17 – 2017.04.21

DECLASSIFIED - Wikimedia CommonsI’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.

 

 

“These assets have been declassified and should be distributed to fellow “Agents” for review.”

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE

5 Simple Strategies to Inspire Disengaged Employees

Bonusly: “We all want employees who are engaged, but what does it take to support that engagement, and how do you turn it back around when it starts to wane? The following strategies can be implemented immediately to help achieve high-focused engagement, without launching a massive initiative or a costly campaign.”

 


 

 

 

Mentor People Who Aren’t Like You

Harvard Business Review: “Leaders tend to coach and mentor their “own,” and here’s the human impulse that drives it: Even those who believe that diversity improves creativity, problem solving, and decision making naturally invest in and advocate for the development of the subordinates who are most like them. They see less experienced versions of themselves in these folks, and so they’re inclined to believe in their potential — they want to nurture it. Of course, this also means that growth and advancement opportunities go disproportionately to those who belong to the demographic or social group that’s already in power. That’s what I’ve often observed in my leadership experience, and research confirms that this happens in organizations.”

 

 

 

Is “Radical Candor” the Key to Being an Awesome Manager?

Tiny Pulse: “[Kim] Scott developed a rubric of four types of manager-employee relationships, one of which is radical candor. The other three quadrants describe less constructive manager-employee interactions.”

 

 

 

Improving Employee Engagement Is Good For Recruiting

ERE Media: “For many enterprises, attracting top talent means offering more competitive pay packages and benefits. But there’s another element to the recruitment process that’s crucial to securing the best new hires: promoting employee engagement initiatives.”

 

 

 

This Week in Employee Engagement: April 21, 2017

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!”

 

 

 

Engagement Weekly: Team Building and Program Development

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look at some examples of the importance of team building, as well as how different people measure employee engagement with different programs.”

 

 

If You Want To Lead Change, Start Thinking Of Your Employees As ‘Work Stakeholders’

Forbes: “If you want people to collaborate on reimagining products and creating new markets, let’s start inviting them to be ‘work stakeholders.’ Let’s stop calling them ‘employees.’”

 

 

 

The Impact of Recruiting on Employee Lifetime Value

Greenhouse: “At Greenhouse, our People department consists of Talent Acquisition, People Operations, Employee Experience, and Talent Management. In this post, Recruiting Manager Jacqui Maguire shares the impact her team’s work can have on ELTV.”

 

 

 

Trust Your Employees, Not Your Rule Book

Harvard Business Review: “The truly important lesson is one that applies to companies in all sorts of fields. It has to do with the grave shortcomings of an approach to business, culture, and customer service that relies on rules and procedures at the expense of letting flesh-and-blood human beings solve problems and make sound decisions. It’s time for leaders to toss out their rule books and trust their people.”

 

 

10 Challenges That Every First-Time Manager Will Face

OfficeVibe: “It can be tough to adjust to this new role and potentially new environment, the first piece of advice is to understand that it’s normal to be nervous. It’s an exciting new challenge, but there will be struggles, whether you like it or not. The key more than anything is to change your mindset and get into a new way of approaching work.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
Connect via LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson.
Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Veteran Operative Employee Engagement Insights: 2017.04.17 – 2017.04.21

Quote Marks purpleI’m Simpson…Gregory F Simpson, Agent In Engagement. Below is a compilation of last week’s employee engagement related wisdom from noted experts. Follow @agtinengagement to stay current with the latest veteran operative employee engagement insights.

 

 

 

I believe in being a motivator. – Walt Disney
I believe in being a motivator.
– Walt Disney

 

 

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
– Maya Angelou

 

 

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. – Rosa Parks
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.
– Rosa Parks

 

 

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. – Chinese Proverb
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
– Chinese Proverb

 

 

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
– Tony Robbins

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on these employee engagement insights? What insights can you share with other Agents? Make entries in the comments log below.

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
Connect via LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson.
Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

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Employee Engagement Intelligence Briefing: 2017.04.10 – 2017.04.14

declassified - 1415 - top secret crossed outI’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.

 

 

 

“These assets have been declassified and should be distributed to fellow “Agents” for review.”

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ARTICLE

The 4 Pillars Of Employee Relations

OfficeVibe: “Many organizations boast that their employees are their company’s most valuable asset, however, there is still a prevalence of employee relations issues in the workforce that is stopping employees from reaching their full potential.”

 


 

 

 

There are different levels of employee engagement

Gulf News (UAE): “To drive business outcomes, employees need to be happy with the entire work experience.”

 

 

3 Unexpected Principles That Help LinkedIn’s Head of HR Be a Better Leader

LinkedIn Pulse: “While there’s not a single path for everyone, if you want to be a successful leader in HR, learning what worked for Pat is a great place to start.”

 

 

This Week in Employee Engagement: April 14, 2017

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!”

 

 

Engagement Weekly: Back to Basics

Allen Communication: “Learn about the latest in employee engagement within various industries. This week’s influential authors look the fundamentals. They’re going back to the basics that we oftentimes forget and need to relearn from time to time.”

 

 

How Moments of Truth Impact Trust and The Employee Experience

DecisionWise: “What’s essential for leaders at all levels to understand is that MOTs are never neutral. They always have an impact. In fact, a MOT always has one of three effects.”

 

 

The Right Culture: Not About Employee Happiness

Gallup: “Organizations have more success with engagement and improve business performance when they treat employees as stakeholders of their own future and the company’s future. This means focusing on concrete performance management activities, such as clarifying work expectations, getting people what they need to do their work, providing development and promoting positive coworker relationships.”

 

Wired for survival: Uncovering the brain’s influence on employee engagement

McKnight’s Long Term Care News: “Why does it matter how our brains are wired? Because when it comes right down to it, engagement is an emotional experience that is heightened when we feel rewarded and diminished when we feel threatened. When threat responses are on high alert, employees’ cognitive resources are narrowed to focus on the perceived threat, which means they are ultimately operating in a way that is using far less of their full potential.”

 

 

Why Your Best Talent is Leaving and Four Ways to Win Them Back

Boss Magazine: “These four simple steps will put you and your employees on a far better road to creating a highly engaged workforce.”

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Let’s Engage! 

I’m Agent in Engagement Simpson…Gregory F Simpson.

Employee engagement is a critical mission. I hope I can count on your help! Subscribe to the RSS Feed to receive the latest intelligence/insights and/or register to make entries in the comments log.

Photo of Gregory F SimpsonYou can follow me @agtinengagement.
Email me at g…@a…t.com.
Connect via LinkedIn at LinkedIn.com/in/GregoryFSimpson.
Learn more about me at gregoryfsimpson.com.

 

P.S.  First contact? Welcome to the Agent In Engagement community. Explore and join fellow employee engagement operatives in targeting a known thief – alias: Disengagement. Together we can bring this thief to justice and make the world a better place for all companies and their employees.

Other recent Agent in Engagement data/reports by Agent Gregory F Simpson:

 

 

 

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