Top Six Proven Strategies to Improve Engagement

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There’s a mountain of material out there on how to engage employees in an organization. It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what’s best, what fits your mandate, your budget, your culture and your specific workplace.  For example, some large businesses can afford to give their employees the moon and the stars when it […]

Mastering the Art of Employee Recognition

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A lack of employee recognition is a potential cause for increased “job-hopping,” especially amongst younger talent pools. It poses critical issues for employers, but an effective employee recognition program is a low-cost solution that helps increase engagement and makes employees feel their contribution to a company is important to overall success. Studies conducted by OfficeVibe […]

The Power of Appreciation and Recognition Programs


Remember the first ever gift you made at school or purchased on your very own for your mother or father or special someone? Do you recall their oohs and ahhs of appreciation and your sense of pride? The utter satisfaction?  Recognition makes us feel good. It placates our egos. It also gives others watching from […]

Facing Layoffs 8 Tips to Manage Employee Morale During Troubled Times

Bad things happen. When markets contract and revenues decline, costs need to be cut. In many organizations that means people have lost or will lose jobs. It’s a harsh reality. Unless you manage engagement wisely, you can expect employee morale to take a turn for the worst. It’s a changed work environment. Cost cutting. Fewer […]

Engage Your Employees Through Compensation, But Without Money. Wait. What?

Are your compensation policies contributing to employee engagement? Perhaps, but it is probably more likely that your compensation policies are actually acting as a drag on engagement, even if your compensation plan is competitive in the marketplace. To understand the role that compensation plays in employee engagement, we need to understand that there are many […]

9 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Support Employee Development

Have you ever watched the reality TV show, Undercover Boss, where the CEO of a company leaves their ivory tower office to secretly experience the frontlines? What a great example of cross-department training delivered from the bottom up. Imagine adopting that concept for real across all levels and divisions. Okay, so the undercover part doesn’t apply […]

8 Ways to Prevent and Manage Employee Burnout

“My my, hey hey … it’s better to burnout than to fade away.” These widely quoted lyrics by the Godfather of Grunge, Neil Young, give pause for thought. Would we really rather burnout on the job than fade away into retirement and the alumni records of our employers? Probably not. Stress is a formidable foe […]