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Employee engagement is about the people, not the tools

One common problem with employee engagement initiatives is the fact that they often revolve around tools and equipment. The famous example is the ping-pong table - businesses purchase ping-pong tables to create recreation rooms that are supposed to inject a little bit of fun into the workday and...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on October 15, 2014
   
Employee engagement is about the people, not the tools

One common problem with employee engagement initiatives is the fact that they often revolve around tools and equipment. The famous example is the ping-pong table - businesses purchase ping-pong...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on October 15, 2014
The difference between employee engagement and employee happiness

Employers often spend a lot of time trying to implement employee engagement efforts that will make their workers happy. Moves such as throwing parties or installing recreation rooms are designed to...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on September 18, 2014
Want to improve employee retention? Promote from within

Companies spend a lot of resources trying to bolster their employee engagement efforts and minimize turnover rates. They do things like throw parties, give employees bonuses and take other measures...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on September 8, 2014
3 strategies for improving employee retention from day one

Hiring employees can be expensive. There are a lot of different costs that may add up over the course of time - employers could wind up paying signing bonuses, referral bonuses, benefits...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on August 28, 2014
Forget job satisfaction...Focus on job embeddedness

Why do people stay at their jobs? It's a question many employers may ask themselves, and understanding the answer to the question plays a pivotal role in both employee engagement and retention. If...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on August 18, 2014
Worried about retaining millennial employees?

They're 80 million strong, tech-savvy and coming into their own as young adults: the millennial generation, which typically includes those born between the mid 1980s and early 2000s, is entering...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on August 7, 2014
A closer look at employee recruitment costs: A case for retention

No matter how fluid and effective your recruitment strategy, hiring new employees can be an incredibly costly venture. Companies have openings for various reasons, from growth in their operations...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on August 5, 2014
7 common employee feedback mistakes to avoid

From constructive criticism to addressing bad behavior to praising excellence, offering regular employee feedback is a critical component of management and a central tool for building a strong...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on July 25, 2014
The top 7 ways to motivate employees and boost engagement

When your employees thrive, your organization succeeds. Motivated, talented workers develop strong company loyalty, in addition to applying their best effort, attention and energy to the tasks that...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on July 16, 2014
8 devastating employee survey mistakes companies make

Employee surveys have long been key tools for HR departments and managers. However, they're not always all that effective. Surprisingly, even well-designed survey frequently fall short of having...

Michael Bertrand
By Michael Bertrand
on July 8, 2014

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