Posts Tagged Engagement

You probably recall the dust-up in April after it was revealed that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hired a clown and a mind reader to entertain some of its employees at a conference. Among the mind reader’s services was giving a GSA employee a message from Beyond from the employee’s dead dog. The scandal prompted the head of the agency to resign.

May 11, 2012

Less than a third of HR professionals believe that employees are satisfied with the level of recognition they receive for doing a good job, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)/Globoforce Employee Recognition Programs Survey released April 12, 2012.

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April 19, 2012

Corporate leaders are making more demands on managers to maintain high levels of employee engagement, and HR professionals are drawing on a variety of strategies to get managers involved in nurturing an engaged workforce. Employee engagement has a direct impact on worker performance, dedication to mission and drive in helping an organization accomplish its goals.

Research has shown that employee engagement is higher when responsibility for sustaining it is spread throughout an organization.

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March 28, 2012
As the use of social media as a recruiting tool matures, staffing and talent management companies are applying lessons learned and fine-tuning their social strategies to help close the still-considerable gap between hype and hiring results of these popular networks. These next-generation approaches go beyond creating LinkedIn or Facebook careers pages, tweeting out job openings and making online application processes as user-friendly or compliant as possible.
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January 26, 2012
Lawsuits over social media are on the rise as employers and former employees wrangle over who owns Twitter handles and followers as well as LinkedIn connections. 
The law is developing on these questions, according to Eric Meyer, an attorney with Dilworth Paxson LLP in Philadelphia. He recommended that companies make their intentions about who owns what in social media clear in their policies and that they enter into separate agreements with employees who have Twitter handles and followers or LinkedIn connections that the company claims to own.
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January 25, 2012

Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project, explains why so few workers are truly engaged with their jobs at the moment. Interviewed by Joseph Coombs, Workplace Trends and Forecasting Specialist, SHRM. 

January 20, 2012
Young employees worldwide are more likely than their older colleagues to be weighing a move from their current employers, even though they tend to be more satisfied with their organizations.
That finding from a Mercer LLC survey of nearly 30,000 employees in 17 markets across Asia, Europe and the Americas illustrates a global generational workforce shift that has prompted some companies to adjust their approach to young job candidates and recruits.
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December 9, 2011

HR embraces gaming as way to inspire, motivate and train employees 

More companies are choosing “serious” games and simulations over traditional training methods for their ability to mimic real-world work challenges and keep employees engaged in learning.

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December 7, 2011

Over the past decade, the "best" U.S. companies have adapted their benefits offerings to meet changing employee needs, according to The Principal Financial Group's annual 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security competition.

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September 9, 2011

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is proud to congratulate the 50 winners of this year’s AARP Best Employers for Workers over 50 Award and the great HR teams behind them.

September 9, 2011

This article is not about engagement. It’s about bigger questions: How do I get my employees engaged, satisfied, committed and healthy? While many factors drive these outcomes, a handful have the most impact. One is called meaningful work. Each job and workplace has hundreds of characteristics, but individuals find some characteristics more meaningful than others.

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August 25, 2011

Jay Forte is a former financial executive and corporate educator, turned performance consultant, speaker and author, and is a nationally ranked Thought Leader and President of Humanetrics. Jay teaches organizations how to maximize manager performance, ignite employee performance and advance women’s performance. He has helped organizations and individuals become more performance-driven, more successful and more capable in work and life. 

August 24, 2011

Linking employee engagement to crucial business metrics shows leaders how to improve the bottom line. 

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August 23, 2011

CHICAGO—A “Blues Brothers” comedic skit helped, but American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) President and CEO Tony Bingham and opening keynoter Daniel Pink are the ones who really got the crowd jazzed during the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition, which kicked off here officially in the Windy City on May 17.

This year’s conference theme: Social media and learning.

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July 21, 2011

Work-Family Support Programs as a Strategic Human Resource Initiative: A Meta-Analysis of Effects on Organizational Outcomes

Funded: November 2008  Completed: September 2010

Wendy J. Casper, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Marcus M. Butts, Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington

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May 19, 2011

Workforce Policies and Practices to Promote Effective Engagement and Retention of the Aging American Workforce

Funded: June 2007  Completed: July 2010 

Lisa Hisae Nishii, Ph.D., ILR School, Cornell University
Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., Employment and Disability Institute, ILR School, Cornell University

Ageism and the retention of high performers: The positive impact of three forms of inclusion.

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May 9, 2011

This article is not about engagement. It’s about bigger questions: How do I get my employees engaged, satisfied, committed and healthy? While many factors drive these outcomes, a handful have the most impact. One is called meaningful work.

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February 27, 2011