Employee Engagement Articles

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    This New Approach to Performance Management Can Take It From Necessary Evil to Competitive Edge

    December 5, 2019

    The classic performance review — here’s how you did, here are your goals, here’s your pay bump (or your pink slip) — is widely reviled. Employees don’t like getting them. Managers don’t like giving them. They can be an enormous drain on morale, energy, and time. A CEB study found managers spend an average of 210 hours a year compiling and delivering them. The...

  • How to Build a Successful, Scalable Reskilling Program at Your Company

    October 21, 2019

    According to the World Economic Forum, more than half (54%) of all employees will require significant reskilling or upskilling by 2022. But while many companies are pledging to train their people, some experts caution this may not be enough. “When we talk about learning and development, a lot of people think about training,” says James Engel, chief learning...

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    Talent Management Lessons From the Consultant Behind 123 Olympic Swimming Medals

    September 16, 2019

    Over the past four Olympic Games, swimmers representing the United States have won 123 medals, including 56 golds. USA Swimming’s long-time high-performance consultant Russell Mark has his fingerprints on many of those medals. Russell studies video and data then makes suggestions to swimmers and coaches to help them achieve faster times. In fact, The Washington...

  • 5 Ways to Recognize and Delight Your Employees

    July 1, 2019

    Employees who don’t feel recognized for doing great work are twice as likely to be job hunting and 34% more likely to leave their...

  • How You Can Develop a Curious Workforce — and Reap the...

    June 12, 2019

    Curiosity fares poorly in the business world. Like creativity, curiosity is something that every company says it wants from employees...

  • 5 Fun Strategies Companies Are Using to Make Remote...

    March 7, 2019

    The freedom to work when and where they choose is a huge draw for today’s workforce. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019...