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Thank Different. Employee engagement is a key element to any successful business. In today’s knowledge economy, your most valuable assets are your people. All organizations need to have a strategy to engage & align their team to achieve their business goals. In a highly competitive world - the ability to retain, attract & engage your staff can be the difference between success & failure. Kudos is a corporate social network with a peer-to-peer recognition system designed to engage your teams with enhanced communication, collaboration, appreciation & recognition.
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Surveys Alone Won't Boost Your Employees' Engagement

Surveys Alone Won't Boost Your Employees' Engagement | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Sure, companies should measure engagement. But they should never stop acting on what they've learned -- as one business discovered, with outstanding results.

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The Survey Initiative's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:18 AM

This has been the case for many years.  Your research (be it a survey, focus groups, interviews, one to ones) must form part of a larger project.  You must link your results to key business information - so that you can track the effects that engagement has on your business performance.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 2, 2013 2:54 PM

Excellent Scoop David!  I especially like the fact the hospitality company realized 100 MILLION in revenue, attributable to employee engagement.

 

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For an engagement program to succeed, it must be aligned with and support the company's mission, strategy, and business objectives. An engagement program that lacks a strong tie to financial objectives won't prove its worth in investment dollars.

 

Engagement is often a leading indicator of financial outcomes. To measure the impact of its engagement initiative in dollars, the hospitality company quantified the effect of engagement on its business across three domains: financial, customer, and workforce. The company compared 2009-2010 engagement changes to 2010-2011 business outcomes for key metrics, including average daily rate (ADR), revenue per available room (RevPar), and customer satisfaction.

 

The results were impressive. Using metrics such as RevPar, ADR, turnover, and call center performance, the company realized a net benefit of about $100 million in revenue attributable to improvements in engagement.

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30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back

30 Outdated Leadership Practices Holding Your Company Back | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S. businesses spend more than $170 Billion dollars annually on leadership-based curriculum. My question is this; to what end?

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Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’Leader's Beacon | Leader's Beacon

Onboarding: Make sure your new hires are ‘all aboard’Leader's Beacon | Leader's Beacon | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Remember those first-day of school jitters? You were nervous with anticipation and, as a result, probably slept very little wondering where your classes were
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How a Leader's Behavior Affects Team Members

How a Leader's Behavior Affects Team Members | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Leaders or managers have the unique potential to serve …

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Leaders' behaviors and the power of ripple effect ...

John Michel's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:58 PM

Leaders or managers have the unique potential to serve as an energizing force within organizations today. With their position and collected experiences, they have the ability to influence not only what transpires within our work lives, but how we process those moments.

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Employee Engagement Strategies Lacking | Loyalty360.org

Employee Engagement Strategies Lacking | Loyalty360.org | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
While most organizations (79%) rate employee engagement a high priority, only 41% have an employee engagement strategy in place according to new research by YouForce.

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Gene Shklover, PhD's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:17 PM

Conducted in March, the YouForce research found that, of the 41% which do have an employee engagement strategy, 30% indicated it improves employee performance and 13% said it improves employee retention. - See more at: http://loyalty360.org/resources/article/employee-engagement-strategies-lacking#sthash.OV9VxRnr.dpuf

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Why Employee Engagement Is Not Just The Job Of Management

Why Employee Engagement Is Not Just The Job Of Management | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
It means consciously bringing your emotional "A" game and approaching all circumstances - especially difficult ones - with a productive constructive mindset.

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Why Are So Many Employees Disengaged?

Why Are So Many Employees Disengaged? | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
The answer most often lies in the manager-employee relationship. Most people chafe under too much authority, too much forcefulness, too much control.

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Make Work Stories Work for You

Make Work Stories Work for You | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
What stories do your employees share with the world about your company? Are they uplifting and employee attracting? Or, are they narrowly veiled complaints? The difference is big for you.
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How is your story? Do you know what the mood is and do you have a plan to help chnage the story if it is not a postive story.

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Why don't efforts at employee engagement work? - | Elements of Leadership Blog

Why don't efforts at employee engagement work? - | Elements of Leadership Blog | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Employee Engagement is a challenge for most organizations. Learn how best selling author Kevin Kruse suggests tackling the employee engagement issue. (Why don’t efforts at employee engagement work?
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Michael_J_Stone's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:57 AM

Why don't efforts at employye engagement work? Because, like this artcle demonstrates, we over complicate things. "Teaching" your employees how to be engaged is not the answer. Don't believe me? Ask your kids, (it doesn't matter how old they are) to write down all the things you do that make you a great parent.  Then say, "See, I told you I was a great parent." 

 

Engagement is not about teaching people to appreciate you and reminding them it is their "obligation" to tell you if they are not satisfied. 

 

It's about doing meaningful work and ony recruitung people that belive in your cause. It's focusing on desired outcomes, not skills, prior work experience or degrees.

 

Do you want your employees to be engaging? Really?

Then Be Engaging!

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Nice post! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0G4mZURsCA
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Nice Post! http://www.scoop.it/u/businessopportunites
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Workplace extras pay off in staff loyalty - Press Herald

Workplace extras pay off in staff loyalty - Press Herald | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
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Workplace extras pay off in staff loyalty
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To keep employees happy, the Charlotte, N.C., law firm Johnston, Allison & Hord throws catered staff-appreciation parties six times a year on the firm's second-floor balcony.
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It does not take much to win their hearts and minds. Showing respect and that you value your team is even a better perk.

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6 Unique Ways to Be Successful and Happy

6 Unique Ways to Be Successful and Happy | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Tired of searching for the secret to a fulfilling career and a happy life? Look no further.
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Lots of good ideas. I think so manay people get so buys tyring to to do too much they spin there wheels. Less is more.

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Top 5 Tips for Implementing Recognition and Rewards - Restaurant Management Resource for Restaurant Owners, Chefs, Managers & Staff

Top 5 Tips for Implementing Recognition and Rewards - Restaurant Management Resource for Restaurant Owners, Chefs, Managers & Staff | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Effective recognition programs can drive business results. Here are some tips.
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Good advise for our restaurnat and retail friends.

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#SustainStrat: Employee Engagement

#SustainStrat: Employee Engagement | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
This month, we will be talking about employee engagement and how organizations are getting their work force on board with sustainability practices.
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Guest Blog: Grassroots Employee Engagement ... - Globoforce

Guest Blog: Grassroots Employee Engagement ... - Globoforce | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
And when it comes to engagement, it's critical to think about this paradigm shift. For example, whose job is employee engagement? Often in response to this question I hear, “HR owns engagement” or “our focus is on front-line ...
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State of the American Workplace

The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders report highlights findings from Gallup's ongoing study of the American workplace from 2010 through 2012.
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Thought everyone might be interested in this report. The State of the Union is not good. 

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Connect, Then Lead

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Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about what's next.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 21, 2013 10:56 PM

A TED talk that has made it to the list, "15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life," belongs on this stream, and goes with a previous post here a few days ago.  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 22, 2013 1:24 PM

Shared from my Change Leadership Watch as a companion to another innovation post about Elon Musk on this stream.

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The-Evidence.pdf


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Gene Shklover, PhD's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:22 PM

This paper sets out the evidence for the effectiveness of employee
engagement in raising performance and productivity across the UK
economy.

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Employee Happiness Isn’t Fluff, It’s a Business Tool

Employee Happiness Isn’t Fluff, It’s a Business Tool | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Source: Daily Infographic Employee happiness affects the productivity of the workplace, and the overall feelings that employees have about their work.

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How Do You Measure Love (Or Employee Engagement)? Or Storytelling?

How Do You Measure Love (Or Employee Engagement)? Or Storytelling? | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
How do you measure engagement? I’m asked that question often, from both employee engagement skeptics looking to frame the effort as voodoo, and from true believers who know engagement when they see it, but still want to know how to quantify it.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:44 PM

This article never mentions storytelling, and yet I think it is very relevant.


Several weeks ago I finished a chapter on the ROI (return on investment) of storytelling for the "Business Storytelling for Dummies" book I'm writing with colleague Lori Silverman. For over 15 years I've said that "storytelling is creating art in the air." So how in the heck do you measure that??


Tough stuff! Storytelling, ultimately, is about engagement. Storytelling creates engagement on some very basic levels. And it sparks further engagement with staff and customers. This article discusses how to measure engagement, which is the result of a feeling. Again, so how the heck do you measure a feeling?


This article shows us one way -- by developing proxy questions that over time will generate the ROI for us. Great idea!


Author Kevin Kruse does a great job explaining this. If you need to get a handle on the ROI of storytelling for your business or organization, this could be one of the easiest ways to go.


Happy quantifying!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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Five Ways to Enhance Employee Engagement

Five Ways to Enhance Employee Engagement | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
To win customers – and a bigger share of the marketplace – companies must first win the hearts and minds of their employees. That’s why the results of a new Gallup poll on the state
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This is what we have been talking about for the last few years. Time for Kudos.

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Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Produc...

Employee Engagement Does More than Boost Produc... | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Why do so many organizations get engagement wrong? (#Employee #Engagement Does More than Boost #Productivity | @scoopit http://t.co/CrSbyhKFt8)
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Good artcile on the issues and simple solution. Define your purpose, highlight how each person in their role contributes to that purpose and last but not least recognize the behaviours that contribute to that purpose.

 

What most companies need is better commuciation and focus and a better  way to recognize the right things their team is doing. Keep it simple and measure engagement & commitment to the organization such as a net promoter score to have a bell weather on overall engagement / commitement.

 

Indivudal performance can and should be handled in a more indepth performance review process. But win their hearts and minds first through a purpose and a culture of apprecation and recognition.

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Worth the Read:
Kathleen's Redmond latest Blog on Employee Engagement.

Worth the Read:<br/>Kathleen's Redmond latest Blog on Employee Engagement. | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
Numerous business publications over the past week covered Gallup’s 2013 study of employee engagement and its findings showing that “seven out of 10 workers in the U.S. have ‘checked out’ at work.”  The report found that certain age groups and...
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Their is a huge issue with people idling at work. That is where the whole employee enagegment started. You know poeple are checked out giving 60% efforst when they could easliy ramp up to 70% or higher with a little nudge. Having disucssion is imprtnat and setting expectation but you need to re enegage them and exicte them or just simply show apprecation for the behaviours you want. The funny thing is if you recogninze the behaviours youe want you will get more of them. Now imagien your work team being more committed and increase their efforts by a measly 10%. That is huge. 

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Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement - Transform the Zombies into Humans

Five Must-Dos to Improve Employee Engagement - Transform the Zombies into Humans | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it

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Tiffany Crosby's curator insight, July 1, 2013 5:19 PM

Look at # 1 - hiring for attitude, sound familiar. It's nice to see more and more science that backs up what should be intuitive to us. Attitude matters.

Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, July 1, 2013 7:30 PM

"Concentrating on employee engagement can help companies withstand, and possibly even thrive, in tough economic times. Gallup researchers in 2012 studied the differences in performance between engaged and actively disengaged work units and found that those scoring in the top half on employee engagement nearly doubled their odds of success compared with those in the bottom half."

Gilvan Azevedo's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:20 AM

Sem tesão, não há solução, dizia Roberto Freire. Mas "engajamento" é construído de fora para dentro???

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The Problem With Incentives: Not Rewarding What Employees Control

The Problem With Incentives: Not Rewarding What Employees Control | Employee Engagement Made Easy! | Scoop.it
I’ve seen (and written about) countless recognition gone wrong schemes, most usually those that are really incentive sand not recognition.
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