Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? (19/08/13)
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 19 Aug 2013)
Way Beyond A Company BBQ: How To Truly Improve Employee Morale – Fast Company
Improving morale is one of the toughest things company leaders do. Doing it well requires a careful analysis of the problem, rather than the typical knee-jerk response of, “Hey my employees are sad, let’s do a barbecue and fill up their bellies with booze!” A company BBQ is an attempt at addressing the symptoms and not the root cause of the problem.
Employee engagement saved UnitedHealth $107M – Fierce Health Payer
UnitedHealth saved $107 million in health costs over three years by engaging its employees, including motivating them to maintain healthy lifestyles and lose weight, according to a new report published in the journal Health Affairs.
More Educated, Less Engaged – Gallup Business Journal
A college degree can do a lot of things — such as improving job prospects and increasing lifetime earnings — but it doesn’t guarantee engagement at work. In fact, people with a high school diploma or less are slightly more likely to be engaged in their work than those with a college degree, according to Gallup Daily tracking.
21 Contemporary Employee Engagement Tools and Concepts – David Zinger
I recently wrote a post that was very popular on 19 antiquated employee engagement tools and concepts. It is always easier to attack, criticize, or rip apart than to offer suggestions and useful tools. So this post offers 21 contemporary employee engagement tools and concepts than can make a difference in employee engagement in 2013 and beyond.
Employee Engagement: Tips to Maximize Their Happiness & Productivity – Retail Minded
Employee turnover costs the U.S. 11 billion dollars annually, and it could be avoided with simple acts of engagement with employees. A whopping 45 percent of employees are not engaged at work and 26 percent are actively disengaged, according to a study by Dale Carnegie.
It’s The People: Ireland and Employee Engagement – The Employee Engagement Group
I just returned from the trip of my life to Ireland. Since I have been home, and back in the game, I have been thinking about ways to incorporate “something Ireland” to employee engagement. Initially, I was over thinking this; actually, it’s simple. What I loved most about Ireland is what I love most about work-the people.