30th September 2013

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by: Jo Dodds

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Categories: EFS Voice, Engage for Success Blog

Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? (30/09/13)

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 30 Sept 2013)

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The Future: Practical ProposalsBusiness Reporter
The question that many organisations grapple with is:  “How do we turn the plethora of evidence and theory on employee engagement into practical actions that have a real impact?” Here are five top tips from our work with organisations across the globe that will help ground the theory into practice.

When Employee Engagement Becomes CounterproductiveForbes
Employee, member and even customer engagement, in theory, are wonderful for any business to focus on. But in reality, they’re practically useless – unless you’re aligning these with your organization’s purpose and strategy. The problem is that so many leaders have become so captivated by the need for engagement that they are forgetting to ask why it matters.

How Company Culture Needs to Adapt to the So-Called ‘Me, Me, Me Generation’Forbes
Recent research from EY suggests that Generation Y workers, the “Millennials,” feel “entitled” and are not seen as hardworking team players. While this research may accurately represent what some Gen Xers and baby boomers think about their younger colleagues, I don’t think it paints an accurate picture.

Which is the Real Problem: Employee Disengagement Or the Way We View It?Huffington Post
The subject of Employee Engagement is a hot topic and I am not the first to chime in on the matter. While I find the various percentages and metrics assessing the impact of disengagement on companies quite compelling, it is equally constructive to assess engagement from the employee vantage point. As the owner of a Staffing & Recruiting firm, my entire livelihood is based on understanding why people stay and why people go.