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Businesses plan to keep budgets for raises flat in 2018 and invest more funds into performance-based compensation plans, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article. Citing research from AON Hewitt, businesses are making these shifts due to uncertainty about business performance in the coming year. Human resources professionals at these companies will likely be charged with addressing impacts to employee perceptions and behaviors as a result of this decision – but how do you prepare for t...
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The annual Engagement Study has become a common tool used by organizations. Over the last decade, an emphasis has been placed on “measuring” the level of employee engagement in the organization through the Engagement Study as engagement has been linked to important business outcomes such as customer satisfaction, employee turnover, productivity and profits.1 But don’t rush to quickly type and hit send on a quick survey– you must first understand the definition of engagement and then ensure t...
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Natural disasters are much like individual disasters, such a death in the family, in that they often bring out the best and worst in people. Most people offer their time, money, and or resources to help those individuals most effected, but it also brings out the small population who take advantage of the time of need. Similarly, natural disasters and individual chaos bring out the best and worst in employers too.
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Often referred to as an “Annual Employee Survey” or “Employee Satisfaction Survey,” an Engagement Study should establish a baseline for understanding where you are as an organization and provide detailed insight for guiding efforts to improve engagement in your workforce.
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Human Resources (HR) leaders that want to make positive movement in employee engagement must ask employees for feedback to understand the reasons behind their behavior, motivations and intents to effectively understand how to improve workplace conditions that drive engagement.
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As HR leaders are frequently charged with measuring and increasing employee engagement, experts have strongly debated the precise definition of employee engagement and proper method of measuring employee engagement. There is wide-spread agreement that employee engagement is an employee state of mind, influenced by the employee’s motivation in what they are doing on the job.
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The Bureau of Labor and Statistics released the July 2017 Jobs Report last week showing a continued growth in jobs and a continued decline in unemployment, further strengthening the employee-in-control marketplace.
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A pulse survey is a quick and frequent survey method that is a compliment to an overall employee engagement and retention strategy. A pulse survey is one-to-three questions, and questions are designed to get insight into key conditions of the workplace from the employees’ perspective.
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Nurses at the Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, recently spoke out about their working conditions in the form of a one-day strike, specifically protesting general treatment, compensation and patient-safety. If this feedback isn’t enough for Tufts to take action, the nurses’ picket line has provoked the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) to publicly weigh in with their opinions.
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The nation’s leading manufacturing executives gathered in Washington D.C. last week for the Manufacturing Workforce Symposium, a one-day conference led by the Manufacturing Institute, to discuss critical workforce issues challenging the growth of manufacturing in the United States.
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