Culture & Engagement

It seems ironic that so many companies seek to engage their employees through the use of technology platforms that may, for one reason or another, put more distance between organizations and employees. Technology doesn’t eliminate the need for thought, planning and leadership. The articles here result from our quest to find the right balance.

In this guest column, David Mizne of 15Five explores how feedback loops can boost engagement--when they're properly developed. Engagement is one of the key factors influencing employee retention, and providing job satisfaction doesn’t just save you money in recruiting, hiring and onboarding. Studies have also shown that companies with high...
Globoforce, a provider of social-recognition solutions, expanded its product line with the addition of WorkHuman Cloud, a suite of applications designed to strengthen the connection between employers and their workforce through stronger social connections. The Framingham, Mass.-based company said that WorkHuman Cloud is "human-centered," with a social and crowdsourced approach...
If two or more HR professionals get together and don’t begin discussing “engagement” halfway through the first drink, something’s wrong. With the labor market as tight as it is, the importance of convincing employees they’re an integral part of a greater whole has never been more important to both...
Engagement overshadows nearly every conversation that takes place in the HCM technology world. Whether they’re building solutions for recruiting, learning or data, nearly every presentation by “disrupters” at HR.com’s LEAD 2018 conference somehow circled around to engagement. The presentations were made to an “Influencer” track was added this year to...
One of the most promising tools for truly measuring engagement is growing its presence in Europe and now entering the U.S. KeenCorp, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, integrates its software with company email systems to gauge how employees feel at any given moment. Unlike surveys, it requires no effort...
Mercer and online learning destination edX announced a strategic alliance designed to meld Mercer’s consulting services and edX’s MOOC platform to help organizations “build their workforce for the future.” The service will be added to Mercer Digital. The companies will curate catalogs of courses based on an employer’s specific objectives...
We spoke with Eric Duffy, the founder and CEO of New York-based Pathgather, a learning-platform provider that sees organizations becoming "universities of the 21st century." To Duffy, learning departments face huge challenges when it comes to keeping up with content production, rapidly changing development needs and an ever-expanding list...
Google the term "executive buy in" and you'll get about 80,000 results, most of which--according to our unscientific review--relate to winning leadership support for one kind of corporate initiative or another. We weren't particularly surprised. Throughout the year, we've noticed an increasing penchant among vendors, HR leaders, bloggers and others...
For obvious reasons, communicating with deskless employees is more difficult than reaching those who occupy the same seat every day. And despite the hype, mobile platforms won’t provide the complete solution. Communications is a big piece of the engagement puzzle. When you’re not in touch, warehouse workers, field technicians, drivers...
With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, "lasting longer than anyone expected," HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You'd think that...

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