Does Employee Engagement Improve Business Performance?

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This is a no brainer. All you have to do is remember a time when you received excellent service from someone on the job. If that person gave you service that was respectful and fast, they knew the product or service inside out, and they seemed genuinely glad to serve you… they either just won […]

Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Engagement Survey

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For many years now, organizations have used surveys to measure their employees’ engagement. But as described in this Deloitte article entitled, “Becoming Irresistible. A New Model for Employee Engagement,” written by Josh Bersin, if they aren’t utilized properly, they won’t be as effective. Common survey mistakes  The following are common mistakes many organizations make when […]

Why Measuring Employee Engagement is Critical

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Measuring employee engagement with an effective, proven measurement tool will provide your organization with a snapshot of the current landscape. It will identify areas of strength, weakness, and what the drivers of engagement are for your organization. In addition, when surveying with TalentMap, our clients receive Benchmark data of comparable organizations so that you get […]

The Importance of Acting on Survey Data

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Two schools of thought seem to be bandying about in the HR field these days. On the one hand, there are those who forecast a mass exodus of baby boomers from the workforce. The predicted result is a huge talent gap.  A fiercely competitive talent market. Employees can be had, they caution, but, at a […]

What is the TalentMap Engagement Questionnaire Based On?

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In 2000, Sean Fitzpatrick (founder of TalentMap) and Dr. Tom Foard collaborated to develop the original TalentMap employee satisfaction survey. The TalentMap survey was based on a review of the best practices of other organizations and through active participation in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Our review included a detailed study of […]

Seeing Employee Surveys Through a Clear Lens

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Imagine visiting the Grand Canyon on a blue-sky kind of day, taking in the sweeping vistas of mountainous formations millions of years in the making. Talk about a high-level view.  Sometimes your organization’s leadership can have a high-level view from their own tower offices. But things aren’t always as they seem – especially from a […]

Why Aren’t Your Employees Filling Out Your Employee Surveys?

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The #1 Reason To Change Your Employee Survey Vendor

It could be that your organization isn’t actively looking for an employee engagement partner. You’ve got a vendor you’ve worked with for a while now; you know their platform, their work style, their deliverables. Although it would be nice to figure out how to return to those early days of priority service, change hasn’t really crossed […]

Survey Reliability vs. Survery Validity: What’s the Big Deal?

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You may ask yourself or find others asking you about the “reliability” or “validity” of data that comes out of employee surveys.  It’s not uncommon for those two words to be used interchangeably. But in the field of data research, the two are far from synonymous. Why is it important to know the difference? Because […]

Survey Saturation: When Is Too Much Of A Good Thing Too Much?

Pulse surveys, engagement surveys, 360 surveys, attitude surveys, organizational assessment surveys, safety surveys, entry and exit surveys – the possibilities are endless. And online survey tools make it easy. At a recent HR chapter meeting, a question was raised about survey saturation. When does asking for employee input become one survey too many? It really depends on […]