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PRESS RELEASE – Mercer acquires Sirota Consulting LLC, a leading global provider of employee engagement solution
December 5, 2016

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth, and careers, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), announced today that it has acquired the business of Sirota Consulting LLC (Sirota), a global provider of employee engagement solutions that offers the full breadth of organizational assessments, surveys, technology, and analytics. The acquisition builds upon Mercer’s consulting strength and capabilities in talent management and reinforces its commitment to employee engagement.  Please click here to read the full Press Release.

 

 

 

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By: Dr. Nicola Davies

In part one of a two part series, Dr. Nicola Davies speaks to international HR experts to identify emerging trends.

Employee experience is the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis of HR, as the focus shifts to a workplace where employees enjoy spending time while also delivering optimum performance…

Please click here to read the full article.

 

October 2016 NewsLinks

Please click here to view the latest news, events, research, and blogs from Sirota.

 

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Fostering Ownership in The Age of Data
By: Adam Pressman,  Managing Director, Americas

An influx of HR technology is creating considerable opportunities for HR to empower line leaders and improve people management; but educating leaders on how to use new tools in the right way is a big challenge.

New analytic technologies can help us uncover new patterns and trends in data and reach potential solutions more quickly.  They can seemingly give managers the answer in terms of what to do and where to focus.  However, research on the topic tells us that this approach may not foster psychological ownership for taking action on survey data.   Will a manager feel the same amount of ownership for taking action on their engagement results or other organizational assessment data when hand fed the solution?  Or, does there need to be some amount of thought and effort involved on their part to take that level of ownership?  Please click here to reach the full blog post.

 

September 2016 NewsLinks

Check out Sirota’s September issue of NewsLinks filled with our latest articles and upcoming global events. Please click here to read the full newsletter.

 

Sirota Round Table: Leadership and Employee Engagement: New Insights and Technology
Bangkok
October 27th, 9am – 12pm

HR technology and data insights are changing the way organizations approach leadership and employee engagement.

Join us for our round table discussion with experts and HR practitioners to hear about new ways that organizations are using data and technology to improve leadership, engagement and performance.

The full agenda will be shared closer to the session but speakers will include business psychologists and HR leaders working in Thailand and across the region. We’ll discuss,

  • Innovative approaches to driving employee engagement through leadership development
  • New ways to use employee engagement surveys to uncover real insight into the employee experience at work
  • Examples of how to use HR and business data to improve performance and develop engaging cultures at work

For more information about this event, please reach out to Swapna Adhikarla.

 

 

Hogan to Speak with Sirota at E-ATP

September 28th-30th
Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon, Portugal

We are excited to participate in this year’s 2016 Gaining Advantage through Assessment conference hosted by the European Division of the Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP). This year’s conference, will be held from September 28th – 30th at the Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon, Portugal.  It will focus on assessing and developing lifelong learners.

Ryan Ross of Hogan and Nick Starritt of Sirota, UK will be presenting “The Dark Side of Engagement – A Better Path to Development.” This session will cover why disengagement is a worldwide epidemic, why employees are disengaged, and what makes a leader engaging.

Please click here for more information or to register.

 

 

HR  Vision Berlin
September 20th – 21st
Maritim Hotel

We look forward to participating in the HR Vision Conference in Berlin this September.  The key themes for this event include: Business Context and what this means for HR – the reinvention of HR as the guardian of company culture & performance, Talent, and the 20th Century HR function in a 21st Century business.

In our first session, we will review the research behind The Engaging Leader (TEL), the new assessment tool which Sirota and Hogan Assessment have combined to develop. TEL combines Hogan’s acclaimed leader personality profile instrument, with Sirota’s team effectiveness survey, into a single process which enables managers to understand who they are, how they behave and how that affects team engagement.

Our second workshop, entitled – ‘In God we trust; all others must bring data’ – will explore how HR departments are enabling leaders to work with people data in more useful and practical ways. The session will be interactive and will use case studies to show how HR functions are building more powerful analytic capability to influence decision making.

For more details or to register for this event please click here. 

 

 

The Dark Side of High Employee Engagement
By: Lewis Garrad and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

In today’s business world, it’s difficult to deny that employee engagement matters. Research consistently demonstrates the strong connection between an engaged workforce and employee retention, customer satisfaction and organization performance.

That said, the correlations are not perfect – many organizations still have proud, motivated and committed teams who have poor performance. How can this be?

In our most recent Harvard Business Review article we consider the issues that limit highly engaged teams from fulfilling their true potential. Most importantly, we consider how engagement can be both a blessing and a curse if it isn’t managed in the right way. Please click here to read the full article.

 

August 2016 NewsLinks

This month’s issue is packed with our most current research findings, blogs, and upcoming event information.  Please click here to read the full newsletter.

 

July 2016 NewsLinks

Check out Sirota’s July issue of NewsLinks filled with our latest blogs, events, and updates. Please click here to read the full newsletter.

 

The Engagement – Performance Disconnect

By: Lewis Garrad, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Christopher Oh, Consultant

So many organisations strive for highly engaged teams. But looking at engagement data, it’s common to find teams with glowing employee survey results and serious performance issues. High turnover, poor customer satisfaction ratings, and a strong desire to avoid change of any kind – these teams seem to say everything is ok but clearly don’t act like it. The results fly in the face of the ideas behind most engagement survey programs where the link between positive attitudes and better performance is central to the rationale.

So why do we see this happening? In our experience the relationship between engagement and performance is highly nuanced, so it’s often for a combination of reasons. In the following blog post we discuss some of the most common causes of this disconnect. Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

Does Technology Drive More Effective Communication?

By: Adam Pressman, Managing Director, Americas

Over the last 5 years, we have seen a significant increase in the use of technology to allow people to communicate with one another on a more frequent basis. The use of virtual collaboration tools, employee message boards, instant messaging, and on-line employee feedback systems have become more prevalent in most companies. But have new technologies made a difference in our ability to connect with our employees and communicate effectively? Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

 

Privacy Post: All the EU news is not Bad! On the other hand…

By: Michael Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

Perhaps it’s a sign of the times that “not terrible” news out of the EU might be seen as good news! If so, we should be delighted with the fact that on July 9, 2016 the Article 31 party issued a positive opinion with respect to the EU-US Data Shield, thereby clearing the way for the EU commission to adopt the compact.

The expectation is now that the EU and the US, through their authorized representatives, will meet very soon to actually sign the document creating a new privacy protocol for the transmission of data from the EU to the US and establishing new standards of privacy to which US companies seeking protection of the Shield may ascribe. We have previously written about some of the aspects of the Data Shield but now that it is on the verge of formal adoption, survey professionals should look carefully at how they are handling, securing, protecting and indeed transmitting personally identifiable data… Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

June 2016 NewsLinks

Check out Sirota’s June issue of NewsLinks filled with our latest events, news, and research. Please click here to read the full newsletter.


EE-imageThe 2016 Engagement Institute Summit

Detroit, MI
November 3rd – 4th

Sirota, in collaboration with The Conference Board, Deloitte, and the Research Fellows of the Engagement Institute™ will share new research on how highly engaged organizations drive engagement and support leaders to create a culture of engagement.

Please click here for more information or to register.

 

 

May 2016 NewsLinks
Check out the May issue of NewsLinks which highlights our upcoming events, blogs, and latest research. Please click here to view the entire newsletter.

 

Lewis-GarradThe Problem with Gut Instinct and Intuition
Published in HQ Asia
May 3, 2016
By: Lewis Garrad, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific

For HR to truly succeed in its transformation into a data driven and analytically based function, leaders need to be ready. Without a transformation in leadership and management thinking, a more rigorous approach to people management will always be out of sight.

For many leaders, these shifts have brought considerable opportunities to revamp stale business models – increasing digitization, flexibility and opening up products and services to a global market place. But with these big opportunities also come big challenges.

Please click here to read the full article.

 

April 2016 NewsLinks
Check out the April issue of NewsLinks which highlights our upcoming events, blogs, latest research, and partnerships. Please click here to view the entire newsletter.

 

Privacy Update: The Privacy Shield Gets Its First Official Review
By: Michael Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

WP29 says …. Much better … but not quite enough! And with that, the new EU-US Data Shield sort of flunked its first test, but in a good way! Specifically, the Working Party 29 (the group that reviews privacy regulations in the EU and issues non-binding opinions), having completed its review of the Data Shield, declared on April 13, 2016 that the Data Shield was a “major improvement compared to Safe Harbor.” Nonetheless, they declared … “there is work to do”. Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

 

 

Talent QuarterlyEmployee Engagement: Five Mistakes Your Leaders Are Making
Talent Quarterly Article by Lewis Garrad & Patrick Hyland, Ph.D.
March 2016

Why does employee engagement drop 20% between an employee’s first day and their first year anniversary? Garrad and Hyland identify five factors that contribute to that fall including “trying to motivate employees” and “thinking engagement is a score on a survey.” They offer recommendations for addressing each mistake and pose four critical questions for you to consider. Click here to read the full article.

 

 

 

Nick-StarritThe Engaging Leader: How Do you Become One?
By: Nick Starritt, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, & Africa

Isn’t it curious how peoples’ engagement varies inside an organisation? Why do some teams become evidently more committed and productive than others? The graph below shows the distribution of team engagement (how people feel, think and act towards the company), across 500 teams inside a very large FMCG corporation, as measured by a consistent set of questions. Remember – this is the same company, with the same policies and procedures; the same overarching business strategy and the same set of values. Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

 

Michael-MeltzerSix Things You Should Know About “The EU – US Data Shield”
By: Michael Meltzer, Chief Privacy Officer at Sirota

It’s been a busy three months since the EU Court of Justice mortally wounded the “Safe Harbor” agreement in its now famous (or should I say infamous) Schrems decision.

Since then: the US congress is rapidly finishing its work to address significant issues raised in that decision (see: The US Judicial Redress Act and the USA Freedom Act restricting the scope of the US Patriot Act); the EU completed its work on the new “harmonized” General Data Protection Regulation; and, on February 2, 2016, the EU and US jointly announced that they had reached an agreement in principle to serve as a new mechanism for data transfers from the US to the EU…called the “EU-US Data Shield.” Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

February 2016 NewsLinks
Check out the February issue of NewsLinks which highlights our upcoming events, blogs, latest research, and partnerships. Please click here to view the entire newsletter.

 

Silicon Valley Roundtable
Topic: Using survey results to drive change in performance management processes
Blue Coat Systems in Sunnyvale, CA

February 16th

Join us on February 16th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Blue Coat Systems in Sunnyvale, CA where we will be discussing current performance management strategies and processes, methods of assessing employee performance (e.g., the use of performance ratings), and other survey results-driven changes in this area. Please click here to view the full invitation.

Please contact Michelle Corman, Senior Consultant and Team Leader to RSVP at mcorman@sirota.com.

Also, please join our New LinkedIn Group where we will keep the conversation going! “Sirota Roundtable for Employee Survey Professionals – CA.

 

Book Launch: People at the Core – Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda
January 26th from 1pm – 2:30pm
UN Library Talks Geneva

People are at the core of organizations whose mission is to deliver aid, through local communities working to generate income, and through national and international leaders working to shape policies and create good governance. At various levels, these interventions aim to lift people and communities out of poverty and ensure a decent standard of living. Please click here to learn more.

 

January 2016 NewsLinks
Check out the January issue of NewsLinks which highlights our upcoming events, latest research, and partnerships. Please click here to view the entire newsletter.

 

Adam PressmanStop Thinking of Engagement as a Metric, Focus on the Insights
By: Adam Pressman, Global Director of Client Partnership

Last November, The Financial Review published an article suggesting that companies should “swap employee engagement surveys for a more robust diagnostic that focuses on ‘something truly worth measuring.’” And Gallup recently noted that overall engagement for US companies has not changed much since 2011 despite the money and effort put towards engagement surveys and initiatives. Please click here to read the full blog post.

December 2015 NewsLinks
This issue is filled with new articles, events, research, and a special offer on The Engaging Leader service which ends on Dec. 31st. Please click here to read more.

 

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* We currently have a special offer:
Buy 1 Get 1 Free for up to 20 TEL Reports, if you sign up by the end of 2015!

Please click here to learn more about this exciting new service.

 

 


Does Employee Engagement Even Matter?

By: Lewis Garrad, Partner and Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Sirota
HQ Asia

The emergence of human capital challenges is resulting in a surge in programs targeted at understanding how employees experience their working environment, how engaged they are and the impact on business and performance.
With CEOs from across the world rating human capital challenges as a top business priority for several consecutive years now, perhaps it’s time to acknowledge the emergence of the Talent Economy? In the Talent Economy, an organization’s ability to excel at human capital practices becomes a leading competitive advantage, which drives innovation and operational performance. Please click here to read the full article.

 

2015 ATD Talent Management Handbook
Some of our Sirota colleagues co-wrote Chapter 7 on “How to Build an Engaging Culture” based on a 2014 research report we also authored for The Engagement Institute of The Conference Board. Please click here to learn more or to order your copy.

 

November 2015 NewsLinks

All of the latest research and events are highlighted in this month’s issue of NewsLinks. Please click here to read the full newsletter. If you have questions or comments please contact us at info@sirota.com.

 

The Engaging Leader

Sirota research has confirmed the biggest single influence on employee attitudes is the behavior of their immediate manager or supervisor. We have also heard from our clients that many managers struggle with taking action on survey data in order to drive and sustain engagement. To address this, Sirota has teamed up with Hogan Assessments, a world leader in leadership and management personality assessments, to create a unique tool and offering. “The Engaging Leader” (TEL) program combines Hogan’s manager personality assessment with Sirota’s ability to measure engagement and team effectiveness to create a combined feedback and coaching program designed to help leaders drive positive change.

Please click here to learn more about this exciting new service.

 

Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda Case Studies and Interventions.

Edited by Ishbel McWha-Hermann (Early Career Fellow in International Human Resource Management at the University of Edinburgh Business School in the United Kingdom).
Douglas C. Maynard (Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at New Paltz).
Mary O’Neill Berry (Former Executive Vice President at Sirota Consulting in the United States, and NGO Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

© 2016 – Routledge

Humanitarian Work Psychology and the Global Development Agenda is the first book to provide a collection of case studies of Humanitarian Work Psychology (HWP) in action. HWP is an emerging movement within organizational psychology which transposes the established principles of the field onto arenas of more pressing humanitarian need, including the humanitarian treatment of all workers in all work settings. The book benchmarks Humanitarian Work Psychology against the developmental goals set out by the United Nations at the start of the century as the most pressing issues of our age, ranging from the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger and the achievement of universal primary education, to gender equality and empowerment, the reduction of child mortality, greater environmental sustainability and global partnership-building.

Please click here to learn more or to get your own copy.

 

October 2015 NewsLinks

Please read the October edition of NewsLinks for all of the latest news, events, research and blogs from Sirota. Please click here to read the full newsletter. If you have questions or comments please contact us at info@sirota.com.

 

Correcting the Grammar of Employee Engagement
By: Lewis Garrad, Managing Director for Asia Pacific

When you talk about Employee Engagement, are you using the word “Engagement” as an adjective or a verb? Perhaps you’ll say that you use it as both at the same time? This might seem like a facetious question but it’s important. When we use the term interchangeably we underestimate the fundamental differences between the two definitions, which influences how we respond to our problems and challenges. Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

Response to “A Toxic Work World” Op Ed in The New York Times
By: Sirota Research and Development

In her op-ed piece (A Toxic Work World, September 18), Anne-Marie Slaughter paints a disturbing picture of today’s work environment, with employees putting in grueling 12 to 16 hour days that leave them anxious, exhausted, and forced to make tradeoffs between work and family.
How prevalent are the conditions that Slaughter describes? Is she depicting worst case scenarios experienced by relatively few employees working in particularly toxic organizations? Or is this the new normal? Based on our research, it looks like the latter. Please click here to read the full blog post.

 

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New York Times Published Letter to the Editor
By: David Sirota, Ph.D.
September 21, 2015

Re “Justice Dept. Sets Its Sights on Executives” (front page, Sept. 10):

I hope that the new rules on prosecuting individuals represent a step toward the recognition that corporate misdeeds are almost invariably the product of corporate culture, and corporate culture is a product of the aims and values of senior management. Please click here to read the full published letter.

 

 

Beware of Over-Simplification
By: Adam Pressman, Global Director of Client Partnership

No one can argue that business leaders rely on clarity to determine priorities and make decisions. However, in this effort to provide clarity, it is easy to fall into the trap of over-simplifying. Over-simplifying a business problem can lead to the wrong conclusions. The wrong conclusions lead to ineffective actions. Click here to read the full blog post.

 

September 2015 NewsLinks

Check out our latest news, events, and blogs in this edition of NewsLinks. Click here to read the full newsletter.

 

So How’s that New EU Regulation Coming Along?
By: Michael Meltzer, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer

With all the focus on the Russia data localization law, (and if you haven’t taken steps to come into compliance with that law, you ought to stop reading this and get that done) you might take your eyes off of the EU “triologue” going on right now. That would be a mistake! Click here to read the full blog post.

 


3 mistakes firms make when promoting leaders

Human Resources Magazine
By: Lewis Garrad, Sirota’s Managing Director for Asia Pacific

Lewis Garrad,explains why bosses need to have the right personality, instead of just effective technical traits to serve as strong figureheads and be more engaging.

We often consider the best leaders to be those who are inquisitive; they come up with ideas, ask lots of questions and dig into the details.

We might think of this person as someone who has a dominant personality, who isn’t afraid to make tough decisions and who would be described as “ambitious”, “driven” and “confident”.

While these traits are useful, recent research has shown that simply focusing on them alone is not enough. These traits are not entirely what leadership is about. Click here to read the full article.

 

August 2015 NewsLinks

This month’s edition of NewsLinks highlights several upcoming events, new research, and announcements. Please click here to view the full newsletter.

 

Lessons for HR Professionals: Translating Your Companies’ Disability Assessment Data into Action to Achieve Results
Presentation at the ILG (Industry Liaison Group) 2015 Annual Conference,
July 28th – 31st in NYC.

Representatives from Prudential, the National Organization on Disability and Sirota Consulting showed how to use the Disability Employment TrackerTM tool to assess companies’ disability and veteran employment efforts against leading practices and new Department of Labor regulations. The presentation showed how businesses can take practical steps to develop, implement, and/or re-calibrate inclusion strategies for individuals with disabilities, and can benchmark their efforts against those of other companies.

Presenters included: Andy Traub, Managing Director – Bridges Enterprise, National Organization on Disability Pete Rutigliano, PhD, Managing Director of Client Services, Sirota Consulting Kam Wong, Vice President, Planning and Administration, Prudential.

Please visit the ILG website to learn more about this group and the annual conference.


Leadership Killing Employee Engagement

BFM 89.9 The Business Radio Station
Interview of Lewis Garrad, Managing Director of Sirota Asia Pacific
August 3, 2015

Are you a manager? A director, someone who manages a team of employees? Research has shown that managers are killing employee engagement and morale without knowing it. We find out how and why, and what can be done. To listen to the full interview please click here (about 19 minutes.)

 

3 Tips to Avoid Selecting Bad Leaders
Published by: Human Resources Online on July 31, 2015

With many reports highlighting that managers play a critical part in the engagement levels of their employees, it’s high time we took a look at the defining factor in what makes a manager engaging.

That’s exactly what Sirota and Hogan Assessment Systems talked about yesterday at their exclusive panel discussion and event titled How to Grow Employee Engagement Using Personality. Please click here to read the full article.

 

HR Excellence Awards
October 8th
Singapore

We look forward to sponsoring the HR Excellence Awards this October. Click here to learn more about this great event in Singapore.

 

Six Surprising Insights of Successful Employee Engagement
By Mark C. Crowley, Fast Company

Finally, leaders are now convinced one of their last remaining competitive advantages lies with their people. Businesses have begun to signal to workers that their needs will now be honored on a scale only previously reserved for customers and shareholders. Please click here to read the full article.

 

How to Grow Employee Engagement Using Personality
July 30th
The Oasia, in Singapore

Join us for an event with Hogan Assessments focused on how leadership can do a better job of engaging employees. At this event, we will explore the link between leader personality and employee engagement, and introduce a pilot study of our “Engaging Leader” program designed to help leaders decode their Engaging Personality style. To learn more or to register please click here.

 

June 2015 NewsLinks

Click here to check out our latest news and events from around the world.

 

The Secret Sauce to Motivate your Workforce

This article is written by Lewis Garrad, Managing Director Sirota Asia Pacific
*Originally Posted on Organisation Solutions Website

In 2011, a group of economists from Stanford University in the USA conducted a study into how individual managers impact the productivity of teams. They accessed more than 5.5 million transactions from a data processing company to analyse how supervisors across more than 23,000 employees influenced group performance. Looking at the data they found that having a great boss (vs. a poor one) was equivalent to adding a whole extra person to a nine person team. The way that great bosses did this (say these economists) was by either teaching employees more efficient and productive ways of working, and/or by motivating them to be more focused. Please click here to read the full post.


Leaders without Boundaries: Delivering Teamwork and Performance in an Ecosystem
June 9th

11am-1pm (Networking from 11am – 11:30am) Sirota Consulting, LLC333 W. San Carlos Street, Suite 1080San Jose, CA 95110

Many teams now operate in a boundaryless system. Yet the predominant framework for assessing and understanding team effectiveness is based on a fixed-structure system.

  • What do leaders need to know about engagement and performance to help their teams thrive in a boundaryless system?
  • What’s the best way to deliver that information?

Please contact Cynder Niemela, Consultant at cniemela@sirota.com to RSVP.

 

April 2015 NewsLinks

Please click here to read the full issue of NewsLinks which highlights our latest research in partnership with the Mayo Clinic and several upcoming international events.

 

THE-SOCIETY-FOR-INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL-PSYCHOLOGY-SIOPSIOP 2015
April 23rd– 25th
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

We’re looking forward to SIOP 2015 in Philadelphia! For more details on our research contributions for this event please click here.

 

Talent Management Asia 2015
April 23rd – 24th
Singapore

Sirota will be sponsoring HumanResources’ Talent Management Asia 2015 conference, to take place in Singapore on April 23rd – 24th. Our Managing Director for Asia, Lewis Garrad, will be one of the speakers at the event. Please click here for more information about the conference. Also, check out the latest press release from Human Resources Magazine.

 

Analytics: New Insights and New Capabilities
May 7th
Singapore

Organisation Solutions, a consultancy focused on helping global organizations implement winning growth strategies and build capabilities to sustain this growth, is hosting this event in Singapore on May 7th in partnership with Sirota. Invited participants are Regional or Global HR and Talent leaders based in Singapore at multi-national corporations.

In this session, Sirota will share work linking data points from various sources to better understand management practices and the impact of HR programs. Enablers and blockers to translating this into action will be discussed. Organisation Solutions will highlight the critical leader, team and organisation capabilities required for Digital Transformation to succeed.

If you are interested in this event, please email clim@sirota.com.

 

How to Grow Employee Engagement Using Personality
May 20th
Loews Minneapolis Hotel

On May 20th at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel, we will be hosting an event with Hogan Assessments focused on how leadership can do a better job of engaging employees. At this event, we will explore the link between leader personality and employee engagement, and introduce a pilot study of our “Engaging Leader” program designed to help leaders decode their Engaging Personality style.

To learn more or to register please click here.

 

NATIONAL-ORGANIZATION-ON-DISABILITY-NODThe 19th Annual, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Delivering Strategic Results through Cultural Transformation
Pre-Conference: June 17th
Conference: June 18-19th
New York City

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and new affirmative hiring rules help Fortune 500 companies enhance their commitment to include people with disabilities. Through this workshop, attendees will learn about leading disability and veteran employment practices, successful disability hiring initiatives, and discuss common workplace challenges.

Join discussants, Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability, Jessica Mayer, Founder & President, J.B. Access, Inc., Peter Rutigliano, Ph.D., Managing Director at Sirota, and Bruce Soltys, Manager, University Relations & National Diversity Partners, Verizon. Please click here for full conference details.

 

February 2015 NewsLinks

Please click here to read the February Edition of NewsLinks which highlights our Open House in San Jose, our new blog on Safe Harbor, and our upcoming Data Privacy and SIOP events.

 

Open House Event in San Jose
February 11, 2015

On Wednesday in our new offices in San Jose, Sirota hosted an open house event featuring a tour of our new facilities, along with a discussion on the future of Employee Engagement from our Director of R&D, Patrick Hyland, Ph.D. and an address from our CEO John Mallozzi. After a few rounds of cocktails and snacks, Dr. Hyland presented high level research findings from the Engagement Institute and news from Sirota.

Several companies were represented including Symantec, Cadence, Apple Filemaker, Shutterfly, eBay, EA and Safeway. Please see photographs from the event here. Thanks to all those who made it out for the event. We look forward to continuing our growth and staying close to our clients in the Bay Area!

 

Press Release: Sirota Opens New Office in San Jose

Sirota is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in San Jose, CA. Sirota’s decision to invest in its Silicon Valley presence is driven by the desire to stay closer to its technology industry client base and allow for future growth in the region. For more information on our newest office, view our press release.

 

Open House Event
February 11th
Sirota’s New San Jose, CA Office

We’re delighted to announce the opening of our new office in San Jose, CA. If you are in the area on Wednesday, February 11th from 3pm – 6pm PST, we would like to welcome you to tour our new facility, network with colleagues, enjoy cocktails, and join in a lively discussion about the future of Employee Engagement with John Mallozzi, our CEO, and Patrick Hyland, Ph.D., our Director of Research & Development.

During this discussion, John and Patrick will share insights from our work at The Engagement Institute, a new joint venture we founded with Deloitte and The Conference Board (please click here for more information). Based on new research, we’ll highlight the challenges that organizations are facing as they try to build a culture of engagement. We’ll also highlight the best practices that set highly engaged companies apart from the rest.

For more information please contact Cynder Niemela, in our San Jose Office at cniemela@sirota.com or to RSVP to the event please contact Cynthia Demarsh at cdemarsh@sirota.com.


Data Privacy Summit 2015

March 4-6th
Washington, DC

Our work starts with gathering clear, actionable feedback. And the trust that we will collect, use, store and transmit that data in a safe and secure manner consistent with privacy standards is fundamental to our work. That is why, at Sirota, Privacy is a professional ethic and we are proud to be a part of the Global Privacy Summit 2015 in Washington, DC.

Please click here for more information or to register for this event.