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Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up

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An engaged employee is more productive. 

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John Michel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:48 AM

We learned early on that our growth and success depended on our employees: how hard they worked, the ideas they had, how committed they were when times got tough, the types of relationships they formed with customers, and so much more. Keeping our employees inspired and happy, and honestly acknowledging how much we appreciated their loyalty and efforts, were some of our top priorities as business owners.


Michael Spurlin's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:32 AM

11 wasy that we can make an impact at work, no matter where we are in the organization.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:13 AM

Senior managers often say that it is their people who matter most; then demonstrate the opposite by their behaviour! So here are some helpful tips to make sure you are really engaging your people where it matters!

 

Remember ... work is the thing you do, it is not the place you go to!

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How Storytelling Can Boost Participation and Performance

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Remember how the jury consultant, played by Gene Hackman, attempted to bribe jurors in the movieRunaway Jury? It seems that jurors can be swayed by much less – by the same cue that affects us all in

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Everyone likes a good story. If you are interested in becoming a good story teller, start with this article. 

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5 Ways to Hire Smart and Reduce Turnover

5 Ways to Hire Smart and Reduce Turnover | Pursuit of Talent | Scoop.it

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This is short but some good information. 

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, June 5, 6:24 AM


Staff turnover can be very costly, and it is well known that businesses that can keep their staff, tend to do better than those who are constantly replacing employees.


Retaining employees in the longer term, should be a key objective for all business owners, and the secret to achieving this outcomes starts with the hiring process.


This excellent article, suggests that reducing staff turnover reduces costs and saves valuable time, and it offers five ways to become smarter in the hiring process.

Welwoth Realty's curator insight, June 6, 3:40 AM

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5 Secrets To Better Employee Engagement

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 2, 10:14 PM


A lot has been written in recent times on the subject of employee engagement, and business owners generally don't have the time to digest all the nuances embedded in the copious quantity of information available, so the essence of what is important is of more use to the average business owner.


Simply distilling  the information available relating to improving employee engagement levels, does not provide any form of guidance as to what to prioritise to make an earlier difference, therefore a different approach is needed.


This excellent article by a practicing global director of employee engagement, suggests that by connecting the brand and employees a business owner can make meaningful progress towards improving employee engagement levels, and it outlines the five areas of focus that are key steps to making this happen sooner rather than later.

Sigrid de Kaste's curator insight, April 3, 3:47 PM

So true...

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Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up

Eleven Ways To Create Real Employee Engagement From Ground Up | Pursuit of Talent | Scoop.it

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An engaged employee is more productive. 

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John Michel's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:48 AM

We learned early on that our growth and success depended on our employees: how hard they worked, the ideas they had, how committed they were when times got tough, the types of relationships they formed with customers, and so much more. Keeping our employees inspired and happy, and honestly acknowledging how much we appreciated their loyalty and efforts, were some of our top priorities as business owners.


Michael Spurlin's curator insight, November 26, 2013 6:32 AM

11 wasy that we can make an impact at work, no matter where we are in the organization.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:13 AM

Senior managers often say that it is their people who matter most; then demonstrate the opposite by their behaviour! So here are some helpful tips to make sure you are really engaging your people where it matters!

 

Remember ... work is the thing you do, it is not the place you go to!

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Let them in and let them be real: A Veteran's Story

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I didn’t pay too much attention to it in 10th grade, but in 11th grade I started to get stressed about it. People were making decisions, they were choosing paths, they claimed to know what they wan...

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This is a good recap of why to hire a vet. 

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6 Secrets Of Super Productive To-Do Lists

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Some very good ideas to get things done. 

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Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:40 PM

This is so true, the humble To-Do-List is one of the pivotal make or break day, week and month. It synchronises and organises your mind and helps you to prioritise all events in a timely and effective manner. #BrigitteSouci.

Donald Clark's curator insight, August 24, 2013 6:28 AM

To-do lists need to be effective, actionable, and stress reducing., This article offers up six secrets to help any business owner to become more productive every day.

Robert Jackson's curator insight, September 2, 2013 12:02 PM

This advice is pretty much essential reading for busy people.  Well worth a moment ot two to read!

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How to Ace an Internal Interview

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It's trickier than you think.

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I am forever coaching internally. Here is some written advice. 

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MOOCs and Community Colleges - Inside Higher Ed

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MOOCs and Community Colleges Inside Higher Ed In the meantime, most community colleges are already offering online education, which has proven, even when combined with traditional resources like staffing, tutoring and faculty interaction, not to...

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Manufacturing careers deserve a fresh look - BizTimes.com (Milwaukee) (blog)

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Manufacturing careers deserve a fresh lookBizTimes.com (Milwaukee) (blog)As we recognize October as Manufacturing Month in Wisconsin, I urge broader consideration of careers in manufacturing.
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The effects of staffing and training on firm productivity and profit growth before, during, and after the Great Recession.


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The purpose of this study was to examine whether firms that use more rigorous staffing and training outperform firms that do not—before, during, and recovering from the Great Recession. You can guess the answer! 

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Ioannis Nikolaou's curator insight, June 16, 1:43 AM

This study integrates research from strategy, economics, and applied psychology to examine how organizations may leverage their human resources to enhance firm performance and competitive advantage. Staffing and training are key human resource management practices used to achieve firm performance through acquiring and developing human capital resources. However, little research has examined whether and why staffing and training influence firm-level financial performance (profit) growth under different environmental (economic) conditions. Using 359 firms with over 12 years of longitudinal firm-level profit data, we suggest that selective staffing and internal training directly and interactively influence firm profit growth through their effects on firm labor productivity, implying that staffing and training contribute to the generation of slack resources that help buffer and then recover from the effects of the Great Recession. Further, internal training that creates specific human capital resources is more beneficial for prerecession profitability, but staffing is more beneficial for postrecession recovery, apparently because staffing creates generic human capital resources that enable firm flexibility and adaptation. Thus, the theory and findings presented in this article have implications for the way staffing and training may be used strategically to weather economic uncertainty (recession effects). They also have important practical implications by demonstrating that firms that more effectively staff and train will outperform competitors throughout all pre- and postrecessionary periods, even after controlling for prior profitability.

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10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

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Progressive training's curator insight, May 9, 6:21 AM

10 Timeless Leadership Lessons to Help Expand Your Influence

 

#leadership #management #business

donhornsby's curator insight, May 22, 6:14 AM

Leaders must take more time to stop, reflect and assess their own thinking, capabilities and aptitudes. 

 

 

(From the article): As leaders, you must begin to look beyond the obvious and open your eyes to see the opportunities previous unseen.   Leadership requires you to have circular vision and when you begin to grow complacent, you only see the obvious details before you – rather than those they lie around, beneath and beyond what you seek.  In fact, your mindset becomes stagnate because you are not stretching your perspectives enough to see more than you want to.

 

When you fall into this trap, it’s time to reshuffle the deck, and map out the internal and external factors that are influencing your thinking. You must begin to identify areas that can be improved –  such as relationships, workshop culture, networking, how you are investing in yourself (or lack thereof), etc.

 

It’s not experience, but rather opportunity that is the true mother of success.   Be more mindful about how you manage opportunity before it begins to manage you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 7:41 AM

The first lesson is a good place to begin. We become so busy we do not look up and from side-to-side. Leaders need to be present and aware of what is happening and not happening. They need to be aware of who is best served to take the reins in a given situation.

 

In School, leadership and management should be intertwined. Quite often, I found that the latter was used almost exclusively and leadership did not exist.

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10 Key Attributes of Successful Leaders

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Attributes for anyone in business.
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Mauro Hernandez's curator insight, December 12, 2013 5:56 AM

Liderazgo

Cb Bowman's curator insight, December 15, 2013 11:06 PM

Fantastic and right between the eyes.

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Top 20 Essential Public Speaking Tips

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If you do any public speaking this article has something for you. 

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Catherine Rocheleau's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:31 PM

Business owners and managers are well served when they hone their public speaking skills.  Good delivery engages your audience and ensures your message is heard.   There is nothing worse than sitting in the audience when the speaker isn't in touch with the audience and delivers their message poorly.

Patrice McDonough's curator insight, November 1, 2013 5:58 AM

Thanks for sharing .  Some good tips here. Recently I attended a presentation through Sliding.ca.  My takeaway...One slide One message. Emphasize the verbal & Downplay the visual.  You should stand out over your slides!

Tony Gough's curator insight, November 4, 2013 1:01 AM

See if this will help you!

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4 Key Communication Skills for Business Leaders

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Some tips that might help in business situations. 

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Sharper Business's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:14 PM

Leadership is natural and shaped by experience.

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It can be a challenge with intercultural business relationships.
Sumaiya Banu's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:47 AM

Our solution has been designed keeping in mind the requirements of Small and Medium scale business enterprises, to help them tackle everyday work challenges as they follow the path of expansion and growth.

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Hey Job Applicants, Time to Stop the Social-Media Sabotage

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Companies are finding more inappropriate content on job applicants' social media profiles

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Get Outta My Way Journey, Destination is Calling My Name

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New study indicates aging may be all in your head

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New study indicates aging may be all in your head

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:07 AM

The mind influences every cell in the body and therefore human aging is fluid and changeable. It can speed up, slow down, and even reverse itself.
—Deepak Chopra


From the Article:  The reason that Chi is the most important single factor in health is because your entire body is essentially a large bio-electric magnet. It's known that without these magnetic fields, life could not occur. Cells have an electromagnetic field (EM) and it's this field of energy that keeps each cell alive. The stronger the EM field, the stronger each cell is and the greater it's resilience and resistance to decay and death.

As both the ancient Chinese and this study shows, the key to aging and thus longevity, does indeed lie in the brain. Whether it's done via modern science or ancient chi-gung training, the brain is truly the master regulator of health and longevity.

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Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most Successful People Use To Change The World

Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most Successful People Use To Change The World | Pursuit of Talent | Scoop.it

The art of asking the right questions sits behind every successful business person, and often it is the simplest of questions, that can deliver the best results.

 

Even more relevant to success in business or life, are the questions you ask yourself, especially if the answers to those questions lead to actions you will immediately take to move you forward.

 

This excellent article, discusses a winning formula used by successful leaders, and it shares the three key questions they ask when they want to see change.

 

 


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