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Paul Warner

Paul Warner

March 2, 2015

Think about a time when work seemed effortless. When the hours flew by without your even realizing. When you finished a time-consuming task and you weren’t emotionally drained. When words, notes, or ideas seemed to spring from your mind fully formed. Have you ever felt like that? You probably have, and you probably loved it….

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

March 2, 2015

Employee engagement is an emotional state where we feel passionate, energetic, and committed toward our work. In turn, we fully invest our best selves—our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands—in the work we do. When you see engagement, you know it. When you feel engaged at work, you know it. Most people spend a large portion…

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

January 6, 2015

Does Your Job Have Meaning Beyond the Work Itself?   When was the last time you felt that the work you were doing had meaning or was about more than just making money? Have you ever done something that filled you so completely that you could work nonstop for hours without realizing it?   If you…

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

December 15, 2014

Engaged Versus Disengaged Organizations Employee Engagement Surveys are great in measuring engaged versus disengaged organizations. They serve as a gauge for not only identifying current levels of engagement, but also in predicting future issues, such as potential attrition, quality issues, and even profitability concerns. They help us identify best practices, and share these with other parts…

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Michelle Checketts

November 8, 2014

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We spend a lot of time discussing how to increase employee engagement, but what about the things that will immediately nix those efforts? Sure you can create development plans for your employees and share a meaningful company vision, but those efforts will be for naught if any of these toxic elements exist in the workplace:…

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Michelle Checketts

November 7, 2014

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Last year, I wrote a blog post regarding the “perks arms race” happening in Silicon Valley. The latest weapon in this race was announced last month by Apple and Facebook – egg freezing for female employees. This move just took perks to a whole new level of personal. Not only can you take care of…

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Paul Warner

Paul Warner

October 23, 2014

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Do You Leave Work Each Day Feeling Like You Accomplished Something Worthwhile?   Impact is one of the five keys of employee engagement.  We experience impact when we see positive and worthwhile outcomes and results of our work. It’s incremental progress toward a goal, and small wins that lead to big outcomes. We all need to…

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

October 23, 2014

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Research on the ROI of employee engagement has proven time and again that organizations that create an engaging environment perform better than their competitors.  Results show that engaged companies: Experience a 19.2 percent growth in operating income (over a 12-month period) Grow profits as much as three times than their competitors Have employees that are 87 percent…

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

October 7, 2014

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Do You Regularly Feel Challenged and Stretched?   There is a strong link between personal growth and employee engagement. Growing in our jobs doesn’t always mean getting a promotion or a raise; these are components of satisfaction. Growth is about mastering new skills, taking on challenges, and pushing to be better—both professionally and personally.  …

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

October 1, 2014

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To become an engaged employee, you first need to have the basic elements of job satisfaction. These include pay, benefits, tools and resources, and a safe working environment. Once you are satisfied with these elements, you can fully engage in your work. Our research shows that the five keys to employee engagement include Meaning, Autonomy,…

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Paul Warner

Paul Warner

September 17, 2014

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“It’s a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don’t see another dime, so where’s the motivation? And here’s something else, Bob: I have eight different bosses right now.” – Peter Gibbons, Office Space Initech is the fictional software company from the…

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Tracy Maylett

Tracy Maylett

September 14, 2014

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Frederick Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory states job satisfaction is influenced by two factors: motivation factors and basic “hygiene factors.” Motivation factors include challenging work, recognition, and responsibility. Hygiene factors consist of pay and benefits, supervision, working conditions, and job security (among others). Herzberg suggests that while the presence of hygiene factors does not create motivation, the…

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