Don't Pamper Employees -- Engage Them | Internal communications |

In the intense competition to attract and retain top talent, U.S. employers are vying to offer the most alluring perks imaginable to their workers. Companies such as Google are leading the trend, hoping that happy employees are more productive, creative, and passionate workers.


On the surface, it's hard to argue with this approach: A free lunch, a siesta in the nap room, or a massage at work would probably make anybody happier. But happy doesn't necessarily equal productive, or even loyal.


Gallup recently studied the relationship between workplace policies and employees' engagement and wellbeing and found that indulging employees is no substitute for engaging them.

Via Bobby Dillard, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN