Engaging Your Employees Articles

  • Transferrable skills have now become more important than domain expertise, thanks to a rapidly changing world.

    Of the 3 Types of Skills, One Is Quickly Becoming Most Important

    March 8, 2017

    Research has found there are three types of skills in the world: knowledges, transferable skills and self-management skills. Not too long ago, knowledges – what you know – were the most important skills in the workplace. With knowledge limited, people would spend years mastering a specific expertise and then build their career around that. But that’s quickly...

  • When people quit and stay, aka check out of their jobs, it ruins the morale of the rest of your team.

    How to Stop Your Employees From Quitting – But Staying

    March 3, 2017

    You know who they are. They’re the people just phoning it in. They show up for work with their bodies, but they leave their brains, and their hearts at home. We call it the “quit and stay” syndrome. Unlike an employee who actually resigns, this group slowly, but surely, puts forth less and less effort, yet they stay on the payroll. The data tells us, if you’re...

  • These four steps will turn your employees into lifetime learners, a key skill in today's ever-changing market.

    How to Build a Team of Lifelong Learners, in 4 Steps

    February 27, 2017

    The second-biggest challenge facing L&D teams is getting employees to make time for learning, according to LinkedIn research. This sounds like a department-specific problem. It isn’t. There is a mountain of evidence out there that skills are changing faster than ever today. If your organization isn’t constantly adapting – only possible via constant learning –...

  • These are easy ways to have millennials stay at your company longer and care more.

    4 Easy Ways to Improve Millennial Retention

    February 17, 2017

    They’ve been called the job-hopping generation, the commitment-phobes and generation cry. The stereotype isn’t entirely unfounded....

  • Setting big hairy goals sounds great, but they aren't always a good idea.

    No, Setting Stretch Goals is Not Always a Good Idea

    January 27, 2017

    A quick personal story. About five years ago I weighed 220 pounds, or a good 45 pounds overweight for my frame. Eager to do something...

  • You should ask these three questions in your exit interviews to get truly meaningful feedback.

    3 Questions You Should Ask in Your Exit Interviews

    January 20, 2017

    There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re...