Many employees are asked to fill out engagement surveys, but they aren’t often asked what engagement really means to them. As part of an ongoing effort to focus on and improve the experience of their workforce, Border States Electric (BSE) has stepped back to fully understand this important perspective.
Stop Asking Employees How They’re Doing – Ask These Questions Instead
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of people asking me how I’m doing right now. A few months ago, that was an easy vague question to answer with an equally vague, “Everything is … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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, … Read More
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 … Read More