Always High Employee Engagement. Always.

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Good HR, Performance, Steve Boese

I am pretty sure I have written about this before, maybe even here at FOT, but even still it deserves at least a second take. After a couple of decades of research, 194,467 blog posts and articles written and probably hundreds of millions of dollars invested, most general and national surveys still report persistent and stubbornly low levels of employee …

“Inter-” VS “Intra-” Employee Engagement

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Paul Hebert

I remember back in grade school when I learned the difference between “intra” and “inter.” For those that didn’t have Ms. Mangione for 3rd grade, the difference is this: Intra: on the inside; within Inter: existing between I use the mnemonic of the Eisenhower “interstate” highway system which connected all the various states. Interstate meant that the highways went outside …

3-Step Approach For Responding To Employee Concerns

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development

Company leadership receives input from employees in a variety of formats: Engagement surveys, pulse-check forums, rumors heard in the hallway, supervisors reporting what their teams are saying, etc. Yet, too often company leadership squanders the gift of this input, and actually discourages employees from sharing information from the front lines. They do this in a few ways: They criticize the …

Your Employees Define Your Employment Brand – How #FBFamily Got Its Start

Holland Dombeck McCue candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media and Talent, Social Recruiting

I interviewed a candidate yesterday for a Social Media Coordinator role on my team and one of the questions I asked was around how she approaches identifying content to share on social. Her response was spot on. In her current role, she was tasked defining her recruitment social media content strategy and instead of pushing her own agenda, she asked …

De-scaling Employee Engagement?

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR Tech, HR Technology, Paul Hebert

Scale. The holy grail of technology. Scale. What VCs look for in any new application, service, technology. Scale. The thing in the bathroom I avoid like the plague because I can’t avoid Twinkies. Scale. Does it scale? That’s the question everyone wants to know. It’s almost a religion today. Everything needs to scale. What do I mean by scale? I …

The Engagement Survey and The Democratization of Data

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR Technology

We’re in the midst of a major transition point in how we access and share information about our organizations. And not a small one mind you—this is more like the film-to-digital, flip phone-to-iPhone or CD-to-streaming music type of transition… where once you reach the other side, you ask yourself how you could have ever lived in that old world. When …

Do You Build Anything Different With Your Legos? Engagement Commodities Are Ruining Your Company

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Talent Strategy

I read an article a while back with the headline: “Information is a Commodity. Your Story is Not.” The content of that post has nothing to do with this post other than the idea that no matter how well you research best practices and copy them for your organization, you are simply assembling commodities (information) in pretty much the same …

You’ll Know You Have True Employee Engagement When Your Employee Says This…

Paul Hebert Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert

Yeah—clickbait headline. But it worked right? But I do finish the sentence… You will know you have employee engagement when an employee at some level in the company says “no” to a promotion, job change, raise, etc., because it doesn’t benefit the company long-term. When that happens you know you have 100% employee engagement from that employee. Will that ever …

A Simple Formula For Becoming An Enviable Place To Work

Ed Baldwin Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, employee experience, HR, Innovation, Workplace Flexibilty

Eventually, all leadership teams come to a realization that if they “win” in attracting higher caliber people than their competitors to their company then they will also “win” in their marketplace. Having a better team of people in place than your competitors is a sure-fire way to create a sustainable competitive advantage. But doing so is tricky. Why? Look no …