7th October 2013


by: Jo Dodds


Categories: Engage for Success Blog

Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? (07/10/13)

Missed the latest employee engagement news? Click below to read some of the latest employee engagement content that’s being shared on the web this week. (w/c 07 Oct 2013)

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Embracing vulnerability at work is the key to employee engagementThe Guardian
“The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it, too.” Steve Jobs quotes are probably overused at the moment, but I think there’s more to this one than first appears. Fear of failure is natural, especially in professional life. From talking yourself up in the mirror before a big meeting, to hiding mistakes behind technical errors, slipping on a mask to hide your vulnerability is common practice in the corporate world.

7 Ways to Pump Up Employee Engagement In Your OfficeEntrepreneur
Employees have an enormous impact on the success of virtually every business. If they do an incredible job, the business thrives. Conversely, if employees perform poorly, the business tanks. So, how do you tell if your employees are performing well or not?  The answer is fairly simple: establish goals and metrics for each of your employees. By setting goals, your employees know what to strive for. And by measuring their performance towards achieving these goals, they know if they are on the right track.

Users ramp up workforce engagement with employee recognition programsSearch Financial Applications
Reward programs in the consumer world are nothing new. Most retailers and service providers have a system in place that baits shoppers with an incentive connected to the number of visits or the amount of cash spent. And when that reward is earned, the desired behavior — spending money — is reinforced. But in the world of work, it’s a different story. Staying late or putting in discretionary effort often goes unnoticed, and therefore, unrewarded. And when high performers realize that going the extra mile doesn’t mean extra incentive, they learn to do the bare minimum necessary to collect their paycheck.

The secrets of measuring employee engagementGreenBiz
Companies throw around a lot of big numbers when talking about sustainability: tons of emissions reduced, millions of dollars saved, gallons upon gallons of water saved. What get missed sometimes are the little actions that helped make those figures possible. By putting a sharper focus on tracking employee actions — and their results — companies have found new ways to engage with employees and uncover a host of benefits at work and at home.

Why the Zappos Corporate Culture Creates Happy EmployeesThe Motley Fool
It all started with Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, which sold over 220,000 copies internationally and topped best-seller lists at the New York Times and elsewhere. Jenn Lim, a consultant for Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) subsidiary Zappos and producer of the company’s now-famous Culture Book, helped launch Delivering Happiness and is now the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at the Zappos subsidiary of the same name.