Motivating Employees

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Encourage Desired Behaviors with Workplace Games

Using gamification in the workplace can help encourage desired behaviors among your employees. First, you have to determine which user behaviors will drive the objectives you identified. Put simply, behaviors [more…]

How to Make Workplace Goals into a Game

Game mechanics are the components of a game — the tools employed by game designers to generate and reward activity among players (or, in the case of a gamification program, employees, customers, or other [more…]

Pinpoint Key Behaviors and Traits of Engaged Employees

It’s often amazing the misguided focus of hiring managers, who place too much emphasis on education and skills and not nearly enough on behaviors and traits. The fact is, the most engaged employees are [more…]

Promote Employees from Within

When a position opens in an organization, the inevitable is: Should you hire from outside or promote an employee from within? The answer is simple: Before you ever look to hire externally, you must advertise [more…]

The Importance of Diversity for Employee Engagement

Back in the day, fostering diversity in the workplace was mostly about complying with various laws that guarantee equal opportunity regardless of age, gender, race, physical ability, religious beliefs, [more…]

The BEST Approach for Job Selection and Advancement

When you are working towards engaging your workforce, you might also look to add new employees or promote the most engaged employees you already have. Here is a simple outline for helping you identify [more…]

Hire New Employees through LinkedIn and Social Media

If you're looking to find engaged employees, social media is great news! Social media enables employers to post employment opportunities while at the same time positioning their overall brand. Some companies [more…]

How to Use Facebook for Recruiting Engaged Employees

Having an engaged workforce starts with finding the right employees. You can use social media to help you start the hiring process. The world's largest social networking site, [more…]

Use YouTube to Find Prospective Employees

Looking to communicate about job openings and about your culture at the same time? Then YouTube, which boasts more than 1 billion unique users each month, may be the way to find those engaged employees [more…]

Get Hire Referrals from Engaged Employees

Increasingly, employers understand the importance of employee referrals as a source of engaged employees. Who better to understand a firm’s culture than the employees of the firm? And engaged employees [more…]

Sell Your Company to Prospective Employees

Companies should view the hiring and selection process as a sales opportunity of sorts. This is how you find the most engaged new employees. In a typical hiring scenario, candidates attempt to “sell” themselves [more…]

Position Your Employment Brand to Attract Top Recruits

Branding can drive engagement among employees. Not surprisingly, however, branding can also play a part in helping you to attract engaged recruits. That’s why your organization’s marketing team should [more…]

Connect with Potential Employees on Twitter

Not surprisingly, Twitterhas become a popular site for employers looking for new engaged employees, as well as to communicate other unique aspects of their companies, not to mention find prospective recruits [more…]

Assemble the BEST Job Description

The trick to hiring the best new employee with the right combination of Behaviors, Education, Skills, and Traits (BEST) is knowing what behaviors, education, skills, and traits will yield superior performance [more…]

How to Prepare for a New Employee’s Arrival

You can take several steps to prepare for a new employee's arrival, and thus prepare for an engaged employee from the start. Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key [more…]

Performance Management and Engaging New Employees

Employee engagement is a process that begins in the employee’s first few days and weeks. During the onboarding process of new employees, you'll want to make it a point to establish performance expectations [more…]

The Importance of Onboarding New Hires

Employee engagement in your firm can begin within the first few days of a new hire’s time with you. Studies show that roughly 33 percent of employees decide to stay onboard with a firm or jump ship within [more…]

Tips to Engage Your New Employees

Employee engagement begins during the process of hiring and acclimating a new employee in your company. As you develop your onboarding program for employee engagement, it helps to consider things from [more…]

Welcome New Hires to Your Company with an E-Mail

Employee engagement ideally starts during the interview and hiring process. Next, an onbarding program should help the employee’s first few days go smoothly and comfortably. One easy thing to do is send [more…]

Foster Innovation and Engagement among New Employees

Your company doesn’t have a monopoly on great ideas, approaches and processes. In fact, the architects of the present systems (that is, you and your current colleagues) are often incapable of “building [more…]

Build a Balanced Scorecard to Measure Your Organization’s Performance

Employees want and need to know the score in your business. Yet, very few companies establish an organizational scorecard, often called a balanced scorecard, to aid in this. [more…]

Key Metrics for Measuring Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is tied to innovation, productivity, creativity, and longevity in your workforce. Still,you need to measure employee engagement, just as you would any other business objective, regardless [more…]

How to Measure Team Performance

When you are working on a process of employee engagement, you should look at how metrics for teams — that is, internal business units and/or profit centers — boost engagement. [more…]

How to Measure Individual Employee Performance

To increase the chances that your employees become and stay engaged, and that your organization's goals will be met, you must connect the metrics in a balanced scorecard and other key organizational goals [more…]

Establish SMART Performance Goals

An engaged workforce is a workforce that consistently sets and meets realistic goals. Goals without focus are merely ideas. Nowhere is this more true than in business. Perhaps entrepreneur and author Jim [more…]

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