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.Read More
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?
More than half of U.S. companies with 250 or more employees have conducted engagement surveys within the past two years. However, what do employees think about the engagement surveys their employers periodically—some might say, ritualistically—ask them to complete?
We looked for answers in the available literature but couldn’t find a single survey on the topic. How ironic is that? For years, hundreds of millions of employees have answered billions of questions probing their feelings about workplace conditions—yet we lack basic information about how such efforts are perceived by the very people analyzed.
The employee experience is on the minds of many HR professionals. As more organizations are looking to enhance the experience, sometimes improving existing practices, like employee recognition can have great value.
When it comes to recognition, we know employees want it. In fact, lack of it is the number one reason employees would leave their current job. While the finite numbers and needs vary from generation to generation, it goes without saying: employee recognition is critical.Read More