Blogs, Research, Opinion on Employee Engagement

Gallup’s Workplace Jedi on How to Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem – Fast Company
Over the past year, Gallup researchers interviewed nearly 150,000 workers–people in all states and industries–and discovered that a stunning number are miserable in their jobs. More specifically, only 30% of the nation’s working population today admits to being fully engaged at work.

The Dark Side of Employee Engagement – Inc.
Ideally, when leaders talk about “employee engagement,” they’re referring to discretionary effort. They want workers who are so invested in the company’s mission that they go above and beyond the call of duty. This winds up a win-win: Managers get the team’s best effort, and employees love their jobs. Yet, despite the hordes of consultants vying to boost businesses’ “engagement” levels, the buzzword sure seems to lack a concrete, centralized definition.

The Four Myths of Employee Engagement – Fast Company
For at least a decade, the brightest minds in HR have been working on improving employee engagement. They listened to employee input, offered rewards and incentives, and provided professional development opportunities. They established flex time, open-door policies and free lunches on Friday. So why is employee engagement getting worse – not better?

How Gamification Can Impact Employee Engagement [Infographic] – CMS Wire
This month we explore the connection between employee engagement and gamification. It’s a partnership that many companies have been wrestling with for a few years now. The idea that incorporating simple, but meaningful “games” into workflows can somehow enhance an employee’s productivity, while providing some healthy competition isn’t so far-fetched.

Whose Job is Employee Engagement: HR, CEO or Dedicated Head of Engagement? – HR Magazine
In November last year, 40 prominent business leaders from organisations as diverse as Sainsbury’s, the NHS and BAE Systems signed an open letter to the Times. If that weren’t unusual in itself, the subject matter was. The writers stressed the importance of employee engagement to the UK economy in terms of performance and productivity, while lamenting that only a third of people are fully engaged at work.

Employee Engagement: Its ROI May be More Than You Think – CMS Wire
When it comes to employee engagement, the biggest ROI is to think of your staff just like you would a customer: seek to understand their interests, their rituals, and their ways of communicating as well as how they want to be treated.

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