Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? 12/08/13)

Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? 12/08/13)

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In business, winning is a team sport. Building a team that is engaged and committed starts with a mindset that celebrates collaboration. Here are ten building blocks towards developing a culture of engagement. Articulate the “why” – “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” — @SimonSinek. Employees are engaged when they understand the purpose behind direction and destination. Share with employees where you’re going and why…Employee engagement: time to try another tack? – HR Magazine
It’s now a few years since David McLeod and Nita Clarke’s ‘Engage for Success’ report came out, and they have inspired several high profile employers to promote the Engage for Success movement. Their recent review has identified four ‘enablers for engagement’: strong strategic narrative, engaging managers, employee voice and organisational integrity. They point to the ever-growing body of solid evidence showing the link between engagement and higher performance and profitability.

Engaging Employees After the Honeymoon PeriodGallup Business Journal
For many employees, the first six months at a new job are the best. After that? Not so much. In fact, workers are typically more engaged during this “honeymoon period” than they will be at any other stage in their employment with a company. When Gallup analysed engagement by employees’ length of service, the research showed that though engagement peaks during those first six months, only half (52%) of employees are engaged at this point, while 40% are not engaged, and 8% are actively disengaged. This suggests that there’s room for improvement in how companies bring new employees on board.

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