Where Employee Surveys on Burnout and Engagement Go Wrong
December 22 | Jennnifer Cullen | Comments (0)
To tackle employee burnout, companies need to assess just how burned out their staff members are—and why. Many organizations conduct surveys to gain this sort of insight, but serious flaws in how those surveys are designed often lead to bad results. Well-intentioned leaders, following an inaccurate roadmap of where the problems lie, end up wasting time, energy, and resources on the wrong things.
How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers
December 19 | Kimberly Gilsdorf | Comments (0)
What would you do if the majority of your entry-level, hourly workforce was planning to leave in less than a year? More than half of the 1,200 young people working in entry-level jobs we surveyed said that was their plan — and less than a quarter felt highly satisfied with their job. That’s expensive for business.
Should Small to Mid-Sized Companies Be Measuring Engagement?
December 13 | Adam Pressman, Global Director, Client Partnerships , Sirota | Comments (0)
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?
Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills
November 28 | Todd Warner | Comments (0)
Spending on corporate learning, particularly leadership development, continues to increase at a staggering pace. According to one piece of research, spending on frontline leadership development alone increased by over 310% in a three-year period. Despite the amount they invest in corporate learning, organizations continue to struggle to connect these programs with the day-to-day work of strategy execution.
A Study of 1,100 Employees Found That Remote Workers Feel Shunned and Left Out
November 23 | Joseph Grenny, Cofounder, VitalSmarts | Comments (0)
When it comes to virtual teams, if you’re out of sight, you’re also out of mind. While more and more people are working remotely, our recent study suggests that unless we take extra measures to build trust and connection with colleagues, we pay dearly for doing so.
How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows
November 05 | David Niu | Comments (0)
When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an esprit de corps that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing. However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for about 70% of startups in years three to four, regardless of how happy the team was before. We call this the “cultural chasm.”