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The Employee Engagement Blog by Achievers

  • Thinking of an Open Office? Read This First

    Thinking of an Open Office? Read This First

    Companies are trying to find a workspace setup that increases employee productivity. Meanwhile, the employees are hoping that they will be allowed to concentrate or collaborate as needed and still...

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  • Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement?

    Should You Start with Team Building to Increase Engagement?

    Analyze a Team’s Dynamics Before Prescribing Solutions When I worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement, I managed a talent development team that supported several departments. Inevitably, one of my VPs...

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  • How to Address Early Signs of Employee Disengagement

    How to Address Early Signs of Employee Disengagement

    According to the Work Institute’s 2017 Retention Report, 75% of the causes of employee turnover are preventable. That’s excellent news for your HR budget, as the cost of replacing entry-level...

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  • Why Leaders Need to Be Conversationalists Not Communicators

    Why Leaders Need to Be Conversationalists Not Communicators

    It’s an open secret leaders are often poor communicators. “I’m not a people person” or “I’m not good with words” are often cited as reasons for avoiding conversations with staff and colleagues....

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  • How to Navigate Culture Change During Mergers and Acquisitions

    How to Navigate Culture Change During Mergers and Acquisitions

    News of one company buying another one makes for splashy headlines, broadcasting rising stock prices and the overall cost of the deal. Just look at the headlines Disney garnered for its recent $52...

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  • Why Today’s Incentive Thinking Is Different

    Why Today’s Incentive Thinking Is Different

    Ever since people started working for each other, supervisors have tried to figure out the best way to reach their performance goals and keep workers on task. Too often in human history, this...

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  • 10 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Work Anniversaries

    10 Fun Ideas for Celebrating Work Anniversaries

    On the inside, you’re full of warm-hearted gratitude for the loyalty of employees who stick around for the long haul. The question to ask yourself is whether your team knows how much you...

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  • 5 Data-Based Reasons to Make Employee Education a Priority

    5 Data-Based Reasons to Make Employee Education a Priority

    If you’re not offering employees education opportunities then you might want to reconsider. Today’s generation of workers have put employee education and development high on their list of the...

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  • 4 Ways to Make Pulse Surveys Work for Real Engagement

    4 Ways to Make Pulse Surveys Work for Real Engagement

    Companies have come a long way in terms of the investments they’re making to ensure they stay innovative, profitable, and protected. They’re also investing in ways to better communicate with their...

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  • Where HR Tech Is Headed

    Where HR Tech Is Headed

    Are you ready for the future of human resources? HR tech is “on the precipice of a total reinvention,” according to Josh Bersin, author of a pivotal Bersin by Deloitte report. The amount of...

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  • 5 Simple Ways to Assess Company Culture

    5 Simple Ways to Assess Company Culture

    Leadership structure, office environment, core mission and values, interpersonal relations, team engagement and communication style—these are just some of the many organizational details that...

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  • 3 Factors Proven to Engage Overwhelmed and Overworked Employees

    3 Factors Proven to Engage Overwhelmed and Overworked Employees

    When a critical piece of business technology suddenly stops operating properly, your first reaction is to find the problem and get it up and running at full-capacity, as soon as possible. Yet,...

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  • 5 Ways to Keep Remote Employees Motivated and Engaged

    5 Ways to Keep Remote Employees Motivated and Engaged

    What types of commuting issues do your workers have? All possible perks and benefits that address those problems (such as public transit vouchers, parking permits, vanpool arrangements, and bike...

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  • 4 Ways to Create a Mission-Based Culture Where Employees Will Thrive

    4 Ways to Create a Mission-Based Culture Where Employees Will Thrive

    A company’s mission statement is the driving force behind its company culture. It’s what ignites passion and motivation in employees. At Achievers, our mission is simple: to change the way the...

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  • Manager and Employee Relationships: The Importance of Mentorship

    Manager and Employee Relationships: The Importance of Mentorship

    The title of “manager” makes it sound like your entire responsibility is simply keeping track of your employees and maximizing their performance. Of course you want to elicit high-level...

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  • The Fundamentals of Employee Engagement

    The Fundamentals of Employee Engagement

    There is an international employee engagement crisis. According to a Gallup survey, 85% of the worldwide workforce feels disengaged. On the bright side, this issue can be prevented with the use of...

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  • 7 Fun Ways to Host Team Meetings

    7 Fun Ways to Host Team Meetings

    Team meetings are renowned for being boring and, to many employees, a waste of time. In fact, one survey shows that over 75% of meeting participants are annoyed by meetings they deem unnecessary,...

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  • 5 Things to Consider When Building Employee Surveys

    5 Things to Consider When Building Employee Surveys

    Did you know that 88% of employees don’t have passion for their work? Even worse is the impact employee disengagement has on economy: employee disengagement costs more than $500 billion per year...

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  • 3 HR Strategies You May Have Overlooked

    3 HR Strategies You May Have Overlooked

    Create employee handbooks ✓ Track employee hours ✓ Draft contracts for new employees ✓ Manage company benefits ✓ Handle employee complaints ✓ The list goes on and on. Across many industries, the...

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  • Are Your Supervisors Focused on the Right Customer?

    Are Your Supervisors Focused on the Right Customer?

    87% of millennials say their development in a job is essential. As a new generation of employees is promoted to their first supervisory or management role, organizations continue to fail to set...

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