Engaging Your Employees Articles

  • If a person makes less than $75,000 a year, their chief concern generally is to make more money. That can drastically affect your employee engagement strategy.

    How Money Affects How Engaged an Employees Is

    June 9, 2017

    You’ve probably heard this stat before – a mere 33 percent of Americans are engaged with their jobs. That high rate of disengagement costs organizations in the United States alone upwards of $400 billion a year in lost productivity, according to Gallup. Hence, leadership, HR and learning and development teams are all focused on improving employee engagement. And...

  • 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....

    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...

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

    How to Keep Your Employees Engaged, 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...