Newmeasures, LLC

Category: Employee Engagement

  • We Need People Leaders to Support Employee Well-Being

    We Need People Leaders to Support Employee Well-Being

    It’s no secret that managers play a critical role in fostering employee engagement, team morale, and well-being. Often easier said than done even in normal modes of operation, supporting employees in the current state of the world through remote work, a global pandemic, and social justice crises has been a whirlwind of challenge and change […]

  • HR Leaders Anticipate Greatest Talent Challenges

    HR Leaders Anticipate Greatest Talent Challenges

    Many companies are moving out of the first phase of crisis – managing and responding to COVID-19 – and into phase two: trying to define and transition to a new normal. Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult because the timeline is completely up in the air, leaving all of us wondering just how long we […]

  • Early Data Suggest Employees Are Adjusting Well to COVID-19

    Early Data Suggest Employees Are Adjusting Well to COVID-19

    In spite of droves of employees forced into remote work due to COVID-19, employers and employees seem to be coping with the transition. Newmeasures research indicates that 86% of HR leaders were satisfied with how their organizations responded to the crisis and the majority report implementing virtual staff meetings with leadership, frequent communication from managers, […]

  • Missing the Water Cooler? 10 Creative Ideas for Virtual Team Connection

    Missing the Water Cooler? 10 Creative Ideas for Virtual Team Connection

    The last few weeks have been about figuring out the changing landscape of work, as COVID-19 has required many employees to shift from being onsite to working remotely.  And while there may still be logistics to work out, many people are starting to settle into this new reality. The longer this new normal of remote […]

  • Phases of Crisis – Employee Experience Matters!

    Phases of Crisis – Employee Experience Matters!

    What a whirlwind the past several weeks have been. As an HR leader, you may feel flooded by articles about Covid-19 and strategies for responding to the coronavirus. You also may feel like you can’t get enough information because it’s such a unique situation that teams are still figuring out how to navigate. And though […]

  • New To Remote Work? You’ve Got This!

    New To Remote Work? You’ve Got This!

    If you are new to working from home or newly managing a remote team, it may feel like a big transition. In an already stressful and uncertain time with coronavirus and social distancing, adjusting to a new mode of work can feel like the sour cherry on top. Some types of work are easier than […]

  • Engaged to Death

    Engaged to Death

    While we evangelize the long established and numerous benefits of employee engagement, there is a dark side to engagement – burnout. Initially, researchers believed engagement and burnout were opposite sides of the same pancake; however, there is strong evidence that burnout and engagement are related but distinct forms of well-being (e.g., Shaufeli, Taris, & Rhenen, […]

  • Can the coronavirus connect us?

    Can the coronavirus connect us?

    As COVID-19 continues to spread there is a palatable sense of uncertainty, disbelief and anxiety. As an external consultant, it has been fascinating for me to connect with clients across many diverse industries and discuss the difficult decisions their organizations are currently facing. The complexity is mind boggling.  Should we let students come home from […]

  • Why Managers are the Gateway to Employee Engagement

    Why Managers are the Gateway to Employee Engagement

    Who was the best boss you’ve ever had? What types of behavior did they exhibit to earn your respect and trust? Now think about the most difficult person you’ve ever had to report to. What made it frustrating? Finally, consider how you showed up to work under each of these individuals. I’d hedge a bet […]

  • Change “Don’t” Goals into “Do Something” Goals

    Change “Don’t” Goals into “Do Something” Goals

    Many of us are working on personal and professional goals, especially at the turn of a new year. I hear people saying all the time they have goals like, “I am going to stop running late,” “I’m going to drink less,” or “I’m going to quit getting derailed by email.” These are fine intentions, but […]

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