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Greg Kern

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Employee Engagement - Key Strategies for HR Professionals

Posted on 06/19/2024 in Employee Engagement

Employee Engagement Defined

Employee engagement is the emotional and functional commitment employees have to their organization. It is measured by the level of effort they put into their work, their willingness to speak positively about the company, and their intention to remain with the organization.

Building a committed and motivated workforce is the key to success.

Studies show that engaged employees are more innovative, productive, and contribute significantly to a company's profitability. A highly engaged workforce is crucial for competitive success.

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Hybrid vs Remote - Understanding the Difference

Posted on 06/19/2024 in Employee Retention

Defining Employee Work Schedules: Hybrid and Remote Work

As hybrid and remote work arrangements gain popularity, it's essential to understand the differences between these two models to implement effective and flexible work schedules. This understanding is crucial for creating a workplace that meets both employee preferences and organizational needs.

Current Trends in Hybrid and Remote Work

According to a recent Forrester research report, about 70% of companies will adopt flexible hybrid-work schedules in 2024, allowing employees to work remotely for at least two days a week. This trend reflects the growing demand for flexible work environments and the recognition of their benefits in terms of productivity and employee satisfaction.

Understanding Hybrid vs Remote work? What's the difference?

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Effective Strategies to Boost Employee Engagement

Posted on 05/09/2024 in Employee Engagement

Innovative Employee Engagement Strategies

Is Your Team Fully Engaged - Understanding the Signs

Have you ever surveyed your employees only to discover alarming signs of disengagement? If managers in your organization are puzzled about how to reverse this trend, you’re not alone. Improving employee engagement begins with building trust and pride within your company.

Leveraging Engagement for Competitive Advantage

Research consistently shows that companies with higher levels of employee engagement outperform their competitors nearly twofold in terms of productivity. This stark contrast underscores the critical importance of fostering a deeply engaged workforce.

What Does It Mean to Improve Employee Engagement?

Improving employee engagement means enhancing both the emotional and functional commitment that employees have towards their organization. It’s about creating an environment where employees are not just present but are also enthusiastic and invested in their roles and the company’s success.

Practical Tips to Elevate Engagement

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Elevating Performance Employees

Posted on 05/07/2024 in Employee Performance

Empowering Leaders to Elevate Employee Performance

I recently encountered a book that is essential for any executive or manager aiming to radically improve employee performance, productivity, and engagement.

As a business leader, understanding and applying the concepts from this book can profoundly impact employee performance, crucial for your organization's success. Additionally, these insights are invaluable for enhancing your personal interactions, providing a deeper understanding of the dynamics at play in everyday relationships.

This book isn’t just another management guide; it offers real-life examples of how business leaders in challenging conditions initiated transformative changes that benefited both their organizations and the lives of all individuals involved.

By embracing some of the following key concepts, you'll have the power to shape the future of your company and your team’s engagement levels profoundly.

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New Hire Onboarding Strategies & Tips | Select Your Gift

Posted on 05/07/2024 in Onboarding Employees

Strategic Employee Onboarding Tips

Onboarding EmployeesEffective onboarding programs are essential for fostering a productive and motivated workforce. They don't need to be elaborate or costly. The key is in how you welcome and integrate employees into your organization.

George Brant, in a Forbes article "Take Onboarding Seriously," emphasizes that the level of employee engagement you achieve is a direct result of your onboarding process.

He advocates for direct communication and emotional connections to inspire commitment and contribution from new hires.

Here's some practical tips and ideas to enhance your onboarding strategy:

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Employee Onboarding Strategy

Posted on 05/07/2024 in Onboarding Employees

A Step-by-Step Guide to Employee Onboarding

welcome-aboard-thumb.jpgOnboarding new employees is an opportunity to make a lasting impression that can shape the trajectory of a new hire's career and their relationship with your organization.

Onboarding goes beyond mere introductions; it's about creating a welcoming atmosphere that fosters connectivity and engagement from day one.

This guide is designed to help HR professionals and managers understand the crucial elements of an onboarding program that not only introduces new employees to the company's culture and expectations but also sets them up for success.

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