Engaging Your Employees Articles

  • Companies are increasingly giving employees paid time off when they welcome a pet to the family.

    "Paw"-ternity Leave: A sign of the Apocalypse or Smart Business?

    April 3, 2017

    Giving your employees extended maternity and paternity leave? That’s so two years ago. The newest perk: paid time off when one of your employees adds a pet to his or her life. This isn’t theoretical or confined to a few Silicon Valley startups. Overall, a recent study by PetPlan found that nearly 5 percent of new pet owners have been offered paid time off from...

  • Steph Curry left Nike for Under Armour because Under Armour offered better career development (and got his name right)

    What You Can Learn From Under Armour's Billion-Dollar Coup

    March 31, 2017

    What’s more painful to a business, losing a big customer or losing a great employee? Sure, losing a customer has an immediate revenue impact, like losing a fish off a line. But while it’s not great, you can generally overcome losing a customer. Losing an employee though can have a dramatic and lasting impact, like losing a fishing pole. Losing one great employee...

  • Savanah Barry spends an hour a week, at the minimum, learning new skills.

    One Marketer Spent an Hour a Week Learning for 7 Years. Here Are the Results.

    March 30, 2017

    Each January since she graduated college seven years ago, Savanah Barry makes a “vision board” of the skills she wants to learn that year. Generally, there are six skills total: three professional, three personal. For the professional skills, she’ll block off an hour each Friday on her calendar – at the very least – to spend time mastering that skill. Over the...

  • Research by Gallup on how to keep employees motivated and engaged.

    How to Keep Your Employees Motivated, According to Research

    March 27, 2017

    Since 2000, Gallup has been the leading authority on employee engagement. Their findings on the subject are touted in high-profile...

  • This formula will give you hard data on exactly how much actively disengaged workers are hurting your company.

    How to Calculate the Cost of Employee Disengagement

    March 24, 2017

    One of the biggest misses historically in business is fully recognizing the importance of “people” functions like HR, recruiting and...

  • According to Gallup, 33 percent of employees are engaged with their job, up from 32 percent in 2015.

    More People Care About Their Jobs Today. Here's Why.

    March 23, 2017

    It’s a classic case of good news, bad news. The good news is that Gallup – the leading authority on employee engagement – just...