Employee Engagement

Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

You followed the hiring process to a T and it worked! You hired a great employee and they are proving to be a great fit. But what happened to their assessment results? I’m willing to bet you used the results to help you make a hiring decision, but haven’t looked at them since.

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The 4 Winners of a Successful, Dynamic Performance Strategy

In many organizations, performance management is synonymous with performance appraisal. Performance appraisal is an event that focuses primarily on two parties—the employee and the supervisor—and is structured to provide feedback regarding the employee’s performance over the course of the most recent rating period. The supervisor will report his or her perception of how the employee has performed, and the employee listens. Read more about The 4 Winners of a Successful, Dynamic Performance Strategy

The Difference Between Engagement and Satisfaction

If you’ve ever had a job where you felt the best part of the day was quitting time, you’re not alone. According to recent survey data, about 81% of U.S. employees report being satisfied with their jobs, but only about 64% consider themselves to be engaged. That may not seem so bad at first glance, but if you crunch a few numbers, you’ll see that it means millions of people are disinterested or dissatisfied at work.

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What is Employee Engagement and Why Does it Matter?

There is a myriad of ways to address the issue of employee engagement. How much emphasis should you place on engagement? Ruby shares her expertise in this short video.

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What is an Effective Leader?

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, gives his opinion on the value of leadership and how it relates to employee engagement in the 1999 book Lessons From the Top: The Search for America's Best Business Leaders. In it he says, "I think it's very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won't be able to attract and retain great people if they don't feel like they are part of the authorship of the strategy and the authorship of the really critical issues. Read more about What is an Effective Leader?

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