Employee Engagement news, blogs, research and opinion: What’s appearing on the web this week? (23/09/13) 

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 23 Sept 2013)

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For Real Workplace Engagement, Empower Every Employee to be an Entrepreneur – Fast Company
When most of us think of a hyper successful startup, we envision a small battalion of enthusiastic, even maniacally focused true believers willing to brave all manner of hardship to bring a well-defined mission, and a great idea, to life. Behind the new product, platform, or service, we imagine employees so deeply and personally invested in the enterprise that their prototypical weekend looks suspiciously like the five days that preceded it.

New Generation of Business: Connecting Employee Loyalty with Customer Loyalty – LinkedIn
Successful companies have loyal employees. They also have loyal customers. But the question for researchers and consultants for the past two decades is how these two groups are related, if at all. Over the past 20 years, the connection between the two groups, loyal employee and loyal customer have only had a loose connection at best. However, Beyond Philosophy’s Thought Leadership Principal, Michael Lowenstein, PhD, CMC, may have found a way to connect the two. The foundation of his findings are based on the concept of the difference between employee satisfaction and employee engagement.

Reinventing Employee Onboarding – MIT Sloan Management Review
By encouraging new employees to apply their personal strengths to the job, companies can help their new hires become more connected with their colleagues, more engaged in their work and more likely to stay. The first day on the job at a new organization is commonly structured around introducing employees to the work environment and company culture. But as it turns out, the traditional methods of onboarding may have some serious weaknesses.

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