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15
Sep

Should Small to Mid-Sized Companies be Measuring Engagement?

By: Adam Pressman Most organizations with headcounts of over 2,000 employees measure engagement in one form or another. In fact, according to a study by The Engagement Institute*, 8 of 10 HR executives say that their organization has a formal engagement program.  What about smaller organizations?  The anecdotal evidence would suggest that the practices around measuring and improving engagement are

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22
Aug

Myths About Employee Happiness

In the latest issue of Talent Quarterly Magazine, I reviewed some of the research around the concept of happiness at work, and why many programs designed to boost employee happiness miss the mark. Here is an extended version of those ideas, with a few more details for good measure. Whether its employee survey data, the vast numbers of people who

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16
Aug

If You Don’t Know How to Manage Yourself, You Shouldn’t Be Managing Others

Think you’re an effective leader? Based on various studies, there’s an even chance you aren’t.  In our latest norms, we found that close to forty percent of employees don’t trust their senior leaders, and thirty percent don’t think they’re receiving the coaching they need from their boss.  The Engagement Institute found that only half of HR professionals think their leaders

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31
Jul

Want to Be a Better Manager? Stop Trying to Motivate Your Employees

Employee engagement is a top priority in many organizations.  How can we increase motivation levels?  What can we do to get our workforce fully invested in their work and fully committed to the organization?  These are some of the most common questions we hear from our clients. Based on our data, the answer may be a bit of a surprise

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27
Jul

Three ways HR technology will fundamentally reshape careers, jobs and work

Originally posted here on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad, Employee Research and Engagement, Growth Markets. It seems very fashionable to make predictions about the future, even though the evidence suggests that most people are rather bad at it. Much of what is written about it is either obvious or complete guesswork. Given that, I thought I would take a stab at

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22
May

Three Keys to Engage and Motivate Your Gig Workers

(Spoiler alert: Treat them like customers!) Originally posted on LinkedIn by Lewis Garrad and Susan Haberman, Mercer We can now sell our skilled services to someone who wants to use them via online communities, at the click of a button. The overlap between the skills we have (our product), the ease of sharing online (the marketplace), and the transparency of

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5
Apr

The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World

Author: Kate Bravery, Partner in Mercer’s Career Business and Global Practice Solutions Leader Originally published on LinkedIn, April 4, 2017 The Benefit of Time in a Time-Challenged World Many of us have personally experienced working over weekends or holidays, or have pulled all-nighters to complete a project on time. For better or for worse, technology allows us to work at

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