Dependence on Ill-Defined Engagement Is a Mistake

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Organizations will continue to struggle with finding and keeping people and creating the workplace conditions necessary to drive productivity despite the recent COVID slow-down. Organizations spend billions of dollars on employee attraction, retention, and development in an effort to manage, yet employees remain disengaged with their roles and disenfranchised from their companies. Organizations are spending… Continue reading Dependence on Ill-Defined Engagement Is a Mistake

Understand and Act on Employee Perceptions to Execute Growth and Productivity

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As an organizational-behavior-management professional, it is relatively common for business leaders to tell me of their employee engagement strategies. I hear about casual dress days, wine parties, cappuccino machines, new compensation plans, flexible schedules, increasing work-from-home days, wellness and gaming apps, training, stock purchase plans, and bring-your-dog-to-work days. I hear about golf putting contests in… Continue reading Understand and Act on Employee Perceptions to Execute Growth and Productivity

Engagement Studies Should Help Reduce Turnover and Increase Retention. Have Yours?

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Twenty years ago, I was invited to deliver the keynote address at a recruitment and retention conference in Las Vegas. I spoke with the event organizers to fully understand their objectives and then crafted the deliverables for my presentation entitled “The Differing Preferences, Expectations, and Intents of an Emerging Workforce.” As it came time for… Continue reading Engagement Studies Should Help Reduce Turnover and Increase Retention. Have Yours?

Employees Hold Power in Today’s Job Market

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The job market in today’s economy continues to prove the power employees hold. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 2019 closed out with a 50 year low unemployment rate of 3.5% and a whopping 7.3 million job openings. This means the majority of open jobs will be filled by employees who are currently working. Everything… Continue reading Employees Hold Power in Today’s Job Market

Attracting & Retaining Employees Requires Rethinking Your Approach

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Organizations continue to struggle with finding, attracting and retaining employees. And after they have done that, they struggle with creating the workplace conditions necessary to drive employee productivity. To manage responsibly, companies increase budgets and resources (money and people) on engagement initiatives that simply do not work. Billions of dollars are spent on employee attraction,… Continue reading Attracting & Retaining Employees Requires Rethinking Your Approach