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

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 09 Sept 2013)

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Recognition valued by employeesEmployee Benefits
More than a third (34%) of employees believe being thanked or recognised for their work is the most valuable workplace benefit, after a pay rise, according to research by Capita Employee Benefits. Its research, which surveyed 3,000 employees, found that recognition topped flexible hours (cited as most valuable by 22%) and a promotion or training (both 17%).

Short-term engagementHR Grapevine
In an age where people are more committed to a phone contract than a job, investing in permanent staff may feel wasted. But what about the temporary staff that you know are only there for a short period of time? With the ‘portfolio career’ increasing in popularity – especially among Generation Y – employers can sometimes be on the edge of their seat, not knowing how long their ‘permanent’ members of staff will stay for. However, some members of staff’s tenure is clear from the start.

How to use employee engagement surveys to improve business resultsCGMA Magazine
Engagement surveys can be more than a way for employees to vent their frustrations about their boss or the food in the company cafeteria. “If you are going to ask for opinions, it is incumbent upon you as a leadership team to act upon the results,” PwC manager Chris Ippolito said during a recent PwC Saratoga webcast.

Why Are 70% Of Employees Disengaged, And What Can You Do About It?Forbes
According to the late comedian George Carlin, “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” I have shared this statement with thousands of employees in many different companies and industries in the course of my organizational development efforts, and most people agree with George. This unfortunate blend of human nature and corporate finance is perhaps the greatest impediment to gaining the much-sought-after prize of employee engagement.

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