Motivating Employees

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Find and Develop Employee Engagement Champions

Just having your company leaders talk about employee engagement isn't enough. You must embed engagement champions throughout your workforce. Identifying the right employees as your engagement champions [more…]

Set Goals and Objectives for Your Engagement Plan

You can't expect to make a credible business case for employee engagement if you don't include a set of business goals and objectives, can you?

If your leadership team wanted to increase sales, they would [more…]

How to Engage Employees after a Survey

The tendency after an employee engagement survey is to overpromise and underdeliver. If you succumb to this temptation, you run the risk of creating a skeptical work culture. [more…]

About Conducting Employee Stay Interviews

Sure, exit interviews are helpful. But talking to employees after they've made the decision to leave is of limited use. By the time an exit interview reveals an issue, it's too late to correct it. Have [more…]

What to Ask in an Employee Exit Interview

Exit interviews can help employers gauge how engaged their workforce is with their organization. Especially if your company is experiencing high turnover, exit interviews can help determine why. Here are [more…]

About Conducting Employee Exit Interviews

Exit interviews (interviews conducted with employees who are leaving the company) have long been considered a “gold standard” tool for determining how happy, satisfied, or engaged employees are. Why? Because [more…]

Extrinsic versus Intrinsic Motivation among Employees

A key aspect of employee engagement is motivation — why people do what they do. A person may be motivated by any number of things: to attain status or money, to help others, to find meaning in life, or [more…]

Key Intrinsic Motivational Drivers for Employees

The key to building an engaged workforce is putting in place the necessary measurement and reward systems to capture employees’ extrinsic motivation, while also understanding the unique intrinsic drivers [more…]

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs for Employees

Here are the five levels in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and how you can apply them to the workplace to engage your employees. Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a psychology theory posed by Abraham Maslow [more…]

How to Foster a Learning Culture among Employees

In 2013, SilkRoad, a cloud-based talent management solutions provider, asked 2,200 global clients, “What are the best mechanisms to foster employee engagement?” Not surprisingly, four of the top seven [more…]

Develop a Communication Matrix for Employees

Engaged employees are active in two-way communication with their employers. Does this sound familiar? “I have one boss who tells me one thing, and another boss who tells me something else!” Or, “Who reports [more…]

How Good Communication Affects Employee Engagement

Saying communication is “important to engagement” is a little like saying Mardi Gras is “kind of exciting.” Indeed, communication is so important to employee engagement, it’s often called the cornerstone [more…]

Build a Company-Wide Communication Protocol

Most, if not all, managers say they should communicate openly and frequently with their employees — but often they don't. See, for many managers, communication falls in the category of “should do” rather [more…]

Establish Two-Way Communication with Employees

Communication to employees starts at the top, with the CEO, president, or other appropriate executive. But in order for clear communication to become part of your corporate culture — and make no mistake [more…]

Tips for Communication to and from Employees

There are several ways to engage employees in two-way communication. In addition to communication waterfalls, for top-down communication, you also need [more…]

3 Key Areas of Employee Engagement

If your goal is to motivate and engage employees and help them to become self-actualized, and you like a good Venn diagram, then you’ll appreciate what is called a “three circles” diagram. As you probably [more…]

Examples of Employee Engagement

Money is not always a primary engagement driver for employees — although the perception of unfairness or an organizational caste system (in which there are clear “haves” and “have nots”) is certain to [more…]

Define Your Firm’s Values for Employees

Values are beliefs that are shared among the stakeholders and employees of an organization. They drive an organization's culture and priorities, and provide a framework in which decisions are made. Examples [more…]

Promote Your Company’s Purpose, Values, and Vision

Of course, it’s not enough to say where you want to go. You also have to develop a strategic plan to get there. This includes allocating the necessary resources — people, money, paper clips, what have [more…]

Identify Your Organization’s Vision

Engaged employees are those who understand and are on board with an organization’s purpose. An organization's vision, expressed in the form of a vision statement, outlines what the organization wants to [more…]

Attracting and Hiring Baby Boomers to Your Company

Boomers are ambitious — always have been, always will be. That said, an emerging trend is Boomers’ increasing interest in corporate social responsibility [more…]

Engaging Baby Boomers on Your Workforce

Employees’ dedication speaks volumes to clients and customers. Not to be clichéd, but a company's employees truly are its greatest asset! Most leaders understand this connection on an intellectual level [more…]

How Socially Responsible is Your Company?

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is a big part of having an engaged workforce. A company whose very mission is CSR will be very attractive to many engaged workers! [more…]

Engage Employees through Corporate Social Responsibility

These days, many people, including your employees, give the stink-eye to corporate policies and practices that enable an elite group to accrue wealth at everyone else's expense. They demand a higher level [more…]

Keep Older Employees Engaged at Work

People of different generations don't just communicate differently. They also have different motivational drivers. Smart managers adjust their communication, leadership, oversight, recognition, and patience [more…]

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