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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 Tue, April 11, 2017

Your inbox is probably filled to the brim with advice on onboarding. There are two reasons why this topic is hot right now: record employment levels and some pretty alarming facts about first-year voluntary turnover rates—particularly among millennials.

While there’s plenty of research on turnover rates, which can run as high as 50 percent in the first year, you’ll find a surprising lack of research to support specific onboarding program ideas. To do a better job of retaining new employees, we need to develop a better understanding of what they really want from employers.

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