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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, October 11, 2018

Employee engagement: the buzzword is everywhere, but can anyone really agree on what it means? How do you measure it? And how can you build an effective strategy that works in your unique company culture?

Employee engagement is tricky to define because it represents different things to different people. Some companies describe engagement as an emotional commitment to the company that includes both loyalty and dedication to achieving goals. Others define engagement in terms of productivity.

The truth is that both viewpoints are right. Engagement expert and Chief Scientific officer at Engage2Excel Jack Wiley, Ph.D. defines it this way: “Employee engagement is the extent to which employees are motivated to contribute to organizational success and are willing to apply discretionary effort to accomplishing tasks important to the achievement of organizational goals.”

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, September 12, 2018

Due to ever-increasing competition for top talent, employee retention has become a critical business concern across all major industries. As the economy continues to perform well and the unemployment rate continues to decline, business leaders, HR executives and managers need to understand the current drivers of employee turnover in order to improve the effectiveness of their retention initiatives.

Our latest Trendicators survey report, Why Do Employees Leave?, provides new, science-driven insights about why employees are seriously considering leaving their current employer in the next 12 months.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, August 8, 2018

More than half (53 percent) of U.S. companies with 500 or more employees conduct employee engagement surveys. However, more than a third of managers do not act on the results of these surveys. The implications of this inaction, which has held at a relatively constant rate for several years, are particularly significant in today’s business environment in which high turnover rates and historically low unemployment converge to reduce capacity for achieving growth forecasts.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, May 16, 2018

If your CEO showed up unannounced in your office tomorrow and asked the following questions, would you be able to answer them?

  • Are our employees more or less engaged than our competitors?

  • In what ways, specifically, are our employees more engaged and less engaged?

Now for an even more important question. If you couldn't provide answers on the spot, should you or your HR department be able to?

Today’s CEOs have data on nearly every facet of their business. Yet, many come up short when they seek objective, data-driven insights on their company’s most valuable assets–its people. If HR can’t provide these insights, who should?


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