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Christmas The Season For Layoffs? Ho Ho No!


Let’s compare and contrast two recent New Zealand newspaper articles about bosses. (Do they still call them ‘newspapers’? Other than crumpling them up to pack into boxes of crockery when shifting house, I haven’t touched news in paper form for years.)

They’re both good articles. One notices that a disproportionate number of…


Added by Terry Williams on December 2, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Well Well Wellness - Employee Engagement Is Healthy

stress-wellness-yoga-lady Smart employers provide a wellness-supportive work environment and try to nudge their employees into healthier lifestyle choices. They’re not being nice, they’re being smart.

I used to work in local Government. When I started, there was a ‘Rubbish’ department. It became ‘Refuse and Recycling.’ Last I heard, it had become ‘Waste Minimisation.’ These aren’t just superficial labels,…


Added by Terry Williams on November 30, 2012 at 7:40pm — No Comments

What Employee Engagement Looks Like

Recognize This! – Would you be willing to swim through flood waters to get to your job?

I talk and write about employee engagement a good deal. One comment I often get is: “Yeah, I understand why employee engagement is important, but what does it look…


Added by Derek Irvine on November 26, 2012 at 11:26am — 3 Comments

Everything I Learned About Recognition I Learned From Pumpkins

They’re all out there.


Carved out pumpkins.

Pumpkins are out in force in North America.

Whether the real thing or plastic replicas – they’re carved with smiley or ghoulish faces and when a candle or light is placed inside they shine out to…


Added by Roy Saunderson on October 31, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Stop Treating the Symptoms of Employee Disengagement & Start Treating the Underlying Disease

Recognize This! – Most employee engagement efforts only scratch the surface, never getting to the real problems underlying employee disengagement in an organization.

A colleague of mine is currently going through some health issues and working with several doctors to try to determine the underlying causes of many varied symptoms. While,…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 30, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Employee Engagement, Achieve Results, and Strengths

Results: Strengthen the Pyramid of Employee Engagement One Block at a Time

I developed the 10 block pyramid of employee engagement model to demonstrate the keys to employee engagement. Here is a link to a 50 page booklet on the…


Added by David Zinger on October 26, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

Can You Legislate Employee Engagement?

Recognize This! – Providing more than ideas and recommendations is necessary to help organizations embrace real strategies to engage employees.

What does it take to move “employee engagement” from buzzword or annual survey exercise to actual workforce change? Obviously, it requires investment and commitment at an organization level. But what could…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 24, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments

Help Leaders as Mentors and Coaches and Increase Employee Engagement

My new book was recently released and I want to share one idea from book - "Kick Up Your Bottom Line - 66 Tips for Exceptional Employee Performance"

Setting the stage for a culture of accountability and engagement begins with developing leaders as coaches and mentors.  If leaders understand the value of engagement and support it by modeling it and fostering mentorship through their managers, those managers in turn can create engaged employees—who foster loyal…


Added by Bonnie Mattick on October 19, 2012 at 6:13pm — No Comments

The Employee Engagement Racket

This blog post from Liz Ryan reckons employee engagement is a racket for HR consultants to lever their way into organisations’ budgets preaching the faux theory de jour:

“Every decade or so, a bright new theory about managing people gets HR chiefs all excited… What is Employee Engagement?…


Added by Terry Williams on October 14, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

A case study on using pot plants to increase employee engagement

Cultivating a culture of engagement can be achieved in a variety of ways and recently I came across an innovative method involving pot plants being used to great success by a local organisation here in Brisbane, Australia. Here is their story.


Sandra Taylor, the Development and Communication Officer from…


Added by Karen Schmidt on October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Rules of Engagement: “How,” Not “How Much”

Recognize This! – Helping employees make a connection between their work and the success of the organization is critical to employee engagement.

I’m often asked questions like, “Derek, what do you think is the key to effective employee recognition?”

The answer,…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 9, 2012 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

Why Starbucks Had Me Ringing Their Bell.

Starbucks versus Home Depot & 3 tips for getting others to  recognize your employees.

Singer Anita Ward was the first to immortalize the words, “You can ring my bell.” While I don’t think she was singing about staff recognition, two companies I visited recently have taken the lyrics to heart. Recognizing an employee’s good work is essential, but you don’t always have to be the one to do it. Finding ways for either the customer or another employee to provide feedback…


Added by James Robbins on October 8, 2012 at 10:28am — 3 Comments

Rules of Engagement: Feedback – From Everywhere and Everyone

Recognize This! – “Feedback” is not the same as “annual performance review.”

What do you need most in your work? Sure, the cynics will say “to be left alone.” But most of us want to know if what we’re doing is right.

That’s why I argue…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 8, 2012 at 9:41am — 2 Comments

Rules of Engagement: Communication and Line of Sight

Recognize This! – We need to know that what we do every day is making a valuable difference.

It seems I’ve unintentionally created a new series of posts on the Rules of Employee Engagement.…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 5, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

Recognition Giving at Work is Like Riding a Bike

People responsible for recognition initiatives have asked, “How can we better ingrain recognition into our work culture so that it becomes second nature to do it?”


It is just like learning to ride a bike.


Preparing to ride. This is a state of mind and preparedness. Like checking the bike out, the weather and putting on a helmet. With making recognition a part of the culture you also need to challenge mindsets, check out the…


Added by Roy Saunderson on October 4, 2012 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Rules of Engagement: Follow the Map Employees Set for Their Own Engagement

Recognize This! – Direction, training, and feedback are critical to increased engagement.

Thanks to a great article in by Leslie Allen, I came across these interesting results of a recent CIPD study…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 4, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rules of Engagement: If you want to engage me, give me control!

Recognize This! – “Control” over your work reduces stress.

Towers Watson’s latest Global Workforce Study expanded on the firm’s traditional employee engagement research, adding “enablement” and “energy” as two additional factors critical to sustaining engagement over…


Added by Derek Irvine on October 3, 2012 at 4:16pm — 2 Comments

Why We Don't Need Any More Engagement Drivers.

My wife is a nutritionist. People come to her to lose weight and get in shape. Often, by the time they reach her, they have already tried at least a half-dozen other diets, all of which didn’t work. But is it really the diets themselves that didn’t work? Or is it more a matter of failed execution? Do we really need any more diets to be invented so we can shave off a few pounds? Or do we just need to stick to one of the thousands that are already on the market?



Added by James Robbins on October 1, 2012 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

10 Signs of Employees that are R.I.P.-Retired in Position

How many employees do you have that have quit and stayed but did not tell you?  Do you work in a graveyard?  Meaning you are surrounded by employees that are R.I.P., Retired In Position.  You might want to write this down, you cannot get dead people to follow you, unless you are in the Halloween movie and you are taping a scene.  

I am not a horror film watcher.  They scare me to much and maybe because of that, I don’t want…


Added by Becky Davis on September 26, 2012 at 10:22am — 2 Comments

Can You Achieve 100% Engagement?

One of the best descriptions between employees who are engaged and those who are not comes from BlessingWhite:

" ... engaged employees stay for what they give (they like their work) [whereas] disengaged employees stay for what they get (favorable job conditions, growth opportunities, job security)."

Given the choice, most companies would prefer their workforce be comprised of fully engaged employees.…


Added by Sybil F. Stershic on September 19, 2012 at 9:02am — 6 Comments

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Ask yourself: Do you work better in the morning and in the evening? Take off every afternoon! Why are you working five days in a row? Can you work alternate days – and rest every other day. If you usually take a fortnight’s holiday (if that!)? Could you take three weeks or a month? Is your optimum output better if you take ten weeks off, instead of four, and work with more energy during the times that you DO work?

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It's official. Employee engagement is the new black. I’ve been writing and thinking a lot about it lately, as have others. The very notion of how leaders and employees engage has slowly morphed away from ‘companies have to do this because employees want it’ to ‘companies have to do this [...]

The one question employee engagement survey: Why are you still here?

The one question employee engagement survey: Why are you still here?

The shortest Employee Engagement survey has one question | Leandro Herrero
And the question is: ‘Why are you still here?’ You learn about the organization by asking questions to employees when they leave you (exit interviews) but you learn far more when you ask them why they are staying (‘stay’ interviews). It’s not a joke. ‘Why are you still here?’ – with the emphasis on…

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