Team Member Engagement

Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

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April 17, 2018
Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22nd and an ideal time to engage employees in a teambuilding activity. If your organization doesn’t have anything formal planned, don’t fret. Even simple activities can connect and energize employees. Celebrating Earth Day not only benefits the planet, it’s good for employees too. Here are five ways to engage employees...
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Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

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April 9, 2018
Four Leadership Failures that Cause Employees to Quit

Multiple studies have shown that employees are more likely to jump ship when they lack a strong, positive relationship with their managers. Here are four common ways leaders often fail which can cause employees to jump ship. Micromanaging employees. Employees are initially hired based on their work experience and skills, yet many managers micromanage their...
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Four Reasons to Capitalize on Kindness

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April 3, 2018
Four Reasons to Capitalize on Kindness

The origin of the English proverb, ‘Kill them with kindness,’ dates back to the mid-1500’s. In today’s workplace, ‘Capitalize on kindness,’ would be much more appropriate. Here are four reasons why. Inspires employees. The Zenger Folkmanstudy, which tracked 51,836 leaders, showed that the most likable leaders who expressed warmth were also the most effective....
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Four Game-Changing Workplace Perks Worth Considering

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March 20, 2018
Four Game-Changing Workplace Perks Worth Considering

Given the high-cost of employee turnover, many companies struggle to retain top talent, especially for highly-skilled roles.  An SHRM study predicts that each time a company replaces a salaried employee, it costs six to nine months’ salary on average. For a manager earning $50,000 per year, that could equate to a cost of between...
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Every Day Should Be National Employee Appreciation Day

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March 6, 2018
Every Day Should Be National Employee Appreciation Day

Each first Friday in March is Employee Appreciation Day. While not all companies observe it, some reserve it as an official day on which to honor and celebrate their employees. Whether on the official day or any other, here are four reasons to show employees appreciation. Appreciation matters as much as money to some...
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Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

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November 8, 2017
Three Reasons Leadership Transparency Is Mission Critical

Believe it or not, employee distrust is pervasive as only half of employees believe their employer is open and upfront with them according to an American Psychological Association survey. Managers account for up to 70% of variance in employee engagement which is defined as the level at which employees are emotionally invested in, and focused on, creating value for...
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Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

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October 11, 2017
Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you are not alone.  According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Dale Carnegie was a stress management pioneer, having published his best-selling book, How to Stop Worrying...
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Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

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July 21, 2017
Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

When top talent leaves an organization, the immediate impacts on the department can feel tragic.  Since employee engagement has barely budged in the last few years, many organizations are focused on developing better attraction and retention strategies.  Gallup recently asked employees what they consider most when deciding to take a job with a different organization.  Here are three...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain from...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you ask....
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