Aug 8, 2018 1:11:00 PM
Hard data helps drive down employee absence

Employee absence eats into company profits. The problem isn’t just the direct costs of paying workers while they are off sick. When you add all the indirect costs, including lost production and paying for staff cover, absenteeism can consume as much as 15% of an organisation’s payroll, according to one study.

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Jul 4, 2018 12:32:47 PM
Payback for Listening to Employees All the Time

If you tell business leaders they need to carry out employee engagement surveys every two weeks or even more often, they are likely to say that once a year is bad enough. The thought of more frequent surveys would fill them with horror.

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Jun 6, 2018 11:05:00 AM
How Productivity and the Employee Experience Come Together

We all know that happy and engaged employees are good for business. They’re more productive and less likely to take time off work or leave than those who are disengaged.

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May 2, 2018 9:15:00 AM
Leadership, Employee Engagement and Company Performance

Does your company get a good return on all the time and money it invests in leadership development? Despite the millions spent on developing leaders, many employees – maybe most – are disengaged from their work and not giving it their best shot. That’s often the result of poor leadership.

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Apr 4, 2018 10:15:00 AM
Employee Engagement and the Secret to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is hot at the moment as companies look for new business models to see off the rivals disrupting their industries. But a growing body of research shows that most transformation projects are doomed to failure. One recent study found that nine out of 10 digital transformation projects do not live up to expectations.

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Mar 7, 2018 10:45:00 AM
The Growth Paradox and Employee Satisfaction

As the global economy picks up speed, many companies are coming up against an unexpected problem: their growth strategies are making them less – rather than more - profitable. Companies facing this paradox are typically so focused on controlling costs that their management practices damage employee satisfaction and the quality of employees’ working lives. As a result, stress levels rise, employee engagement falls and the productivity of the people who are meant to deliver increased profitability nosedives.

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Feb 21, 2018 10:45:00 AM
On the Future of HR and Employee Engagement Metrics

A while ago, I read a great post about the future of HR by McKinsey & Company. They say that HR in the future should be more strategic, drive business value, measure results, be analytical and accountable for the right metrics. That sounds very familiar and I wanted to share a few experiences and thoughts of my own on this topic.

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Feb 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM
How to Increase Profit from Employee Engagement Surveys
Do you ever suspect that the surveys your company uses to measure employee satisfaction and engagement are getting things badly wrong? Do HR initiatives based on these surveys fail to deliver results? If so, you may have a big problem.
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Jan 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Adding the Science of Human Behaviour to Engagement Surveys

What is it about traditional engagement surveys that doesn’t work? Is it because most tend to be annual (or at most, quarterly) in nature – meaning they merely record a snapshot of sentiment on a particular day of the year, rather than revealing the ‘real’ mood? 

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Dec 6, 2017 4:30:00 PM
5 Signs Your Company is Managed Well

People want to be happy. And happy employees create tenable results. Effective managers support their teams, which raises employee engagement, thereby increasing the bottom line.

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