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Category: Employee Engagement

  • In Gratitude: The Simple Yet Powerful Acts of a Great Supervisor

    It’s Thanksgiving season which of course is a time to give thanks for the blessings in both our personal and professional lives. It’s a time for reflection on the year ending and planning for the future. As part of this reflection, I’ve been thinking about the journey I’ve been on and my own personal growth. […]

  • What Best-in-Class Executive Teams do to Drive Employee Engagement

    What Best-in-Class Executive Teams do to Drive Employee Engagement

    Asking employees to give their feedback on an employee engagement survey can be anxiety-provoking for executive teams. Leaders know that engagement is important and that they should be asking for feedback, but sometimes the survey results can be a hard to take when they point to concerns around trust, communication, and organizational effectiveness. In my […]

  • Employee Recognition Best Practices

    Employee Recognition Best Practices

    Recognition is one of the most common drivers of employee engagement. Recognition can happen both in formal and informal ways, yet when we ask employees how to best ensure they feel appreciated, the most common response is, “appreciate the small, daily wins.” So often we get one thing done and then are off to the […]

  • Leadership Wisdom From Dad: Why Do You Work?

    Leadership Wisdom From Dad: Why Do You Work?

    My dad has always been my business hero. He started his career when he was 15 years old working as a crewperson for McDonald’s Corporation. Over the next 30 years, he climbed the ladder to Vice President of Restaurant Systems Development and retired at the age of 45. I have always admired his adaptability, quickness […]

  • Improve Engagement with These Performance Management Best Practices

    Improve Engagement with These Performance Management Best Practices

    Constructive feedback, recognition, skill development, and the opportunities to share new ideas are classic drivers of employee engagement. The common theme through these items is the performance management process, and, not surprisingly, these items are often highly correlated to one another. Many of our clients are re-thinking performance management, and rightly so – the approaches […]

  • Employees Don’t Trust Senior Leaders – Now What?

    Employees Don’t Trust Senior Leaders – Now What?

    For the last two years, trust in senior leaders has been the number one driver of employee engagement among our clients. Perhaps this should not come as a surprise – we are in a global trust crisis. Hardly a week goes by when we don’t hear of a news story in which trust is at […]

  • New Twists on Employee Engagement Best Practices

    New Twists on Employee Engagement Best Practices

    The art and science of building an engaged workforce continues to evolve into new directions. As a leader or HR professional, it’s tempting to focus on the latest fad. Some of the new ideas in employee engagement we find incredibly valuable and some we find to sound good but be less impactful – think focusing […]

  • Are Your Engagement Efforts Focused on Top Performers?

    Are Your Engagement Efforts Focused on Top Performers?

    In the world of employee engagement, we spend a lot of time slicing data. We look at engagement levels by departments, supervisors, tenure, and generation. This is all interesting and can highlight “hot spots” that are faced with unique challenges or may benefit from extra coaching, support and accountability. However, if we step back and […]

  • 9 Simple Ideas to Drive Employee Engagement

    9 Simple Ideas to Drive Employee Engagement

    Clients often ask us for ideas on best practices for driving employee engagement. At Newmeasures, we believe that actions should be aligned based on the strategic objectives of the organization, as opposed to rolling out generic employee engagement initiatives (think: pizza Fridays, organization-wide training, etc.). That being said, we regularly encounter amazing ideas to drive […]

  • Should change be “easy”? (Because it’s usually not!)

    Should change be “easy”? (Because it’s usually not!)

    I’ve recently been a part of an ongoing debate about the nature of change. At the core of this conversation is the question: should change within our organization be easy? While very few would disagree that successful organizations need to be adaptable and nimble to stay competitive, ideas around what and how change should occur […]

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