The Five Barriers to Employee Engagement

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Last year, close to a billion US dollars was spent on employee engagement around the world. If we’re spending all this money, shouldn’t we be getting better? Sadly not. Data shows engagement seems to be flatlining at best. Why? Reasons are outlined in “Translating Employee Engagement Research into Practice,” a 2017 paper authored by Alan […]

Modern Employee Wellness Programs for Irresistible Employee Experiences

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It’s that resolution time of year again. Weight loss programs, sporting goods retailers, fitness centers, and so on are all clambering for their share of the pie. Each promising a new and better you. Health and wellness is big business. It’s also a hefty business tool for organizations wanting to give employee engagement a lift. A 2017 survey of […]

Workplace Safety: Violence Has No Place in Deeply Engaged Cultures

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On a day usually reserved for love and lovers, the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida ripped through America’s social conscience.  Schools are meant to be safe, secure, and engaging environments for students and those employed as teachers, administrators, custodians and cafeteria staff. While devastating school violence draws mass media […]

Workplace Health and Wellness: The Profits of Prevention and Impact on Employee Engagement

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There’s a ton of research out there singing the cost/benefit praises of workplace health and wellness programs. Stats point to links between recruitment and retention, absenteeism, presenteeism, productivity and how it pays to keep healthy people healthy. Estimates suggest a $2 to $4 return on investment (ROI) for every dollar spent in workplace health and wellness. […]

Workplace Safety and Employee Engagement: How Top Organizations Tackle Work-related Safety

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Workplace Safety Stats: Every 15 seconds, a worker diesfrom a work-related accident or disease.  Every 15 seconds, 153 workershave a work-related accident. Every day, 6,300 people die because of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. Every year 317 million accidents occur globally; many of these resulting in extended absences from work. These […]

The Human Age of Employee Experience

Lessons from Progressive Organizations It seems the Human Age has finally arrived in the Western world of business. Hello to “employee experience,” the trending mantra of today’s progressive thought leaders. Mismatched supply and demand in the talent market seems to be the catalyst for this trend. Well, that and the fact that early adopters of employee […]

Getting Workspace Design Right

There’s a popular trend lately around open concept offices with undesignated desks or seating. “Inspire collaboration!” interior design types enthuse. Physical workspace design is an interesting topic for yours truly given that the place where this blog and others are written happens to be under a canopy of trees on an outdoor cottage deck (or […]

Top 8 Ways to Increase Engagement During the Holidays

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It seems like a lot of us are in a better mood around the holidays: Strangers might talk to us more, also, friends, family and even people we don’t know very well, might reach out to spend time together. Some will perhaps simply open a door for us or give us the space we need […]