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What’s the Secret To Engaged Employees?

Posted by Sara Pollock

Jan 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM


What group of professionals based on generational age do you think is the most engaged in the workplace? If you guessed the very young and the older age groups, you were right. A recent survey by Quantam Workplace identified the most and least engaged groups in the workplace based on age. Among the most engaged were young Millennials under the age of 25 and Baby Boomers over the age of 66. The least engaged were older Millennials between the ages of 26 and 35 years old.

Topics: Diversity

Cleaning House? Here’s How C-Player EEs Can Help

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Jan 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM


Talent acquisition and talent management are all about the A-player. Sure we’ll take the B-Player, but when you really ask the hiring manager who they want on their team, nobody says “I’ll take an average employee, thank you very much.” Enter the C-player, a bit of a misnomer for executive America, since there are very few performers below the C-player; if we were using elementary school grading they’d probably get closer to a “D”. In the real world, drop below “C” and you’re pretty much fired.

Topics: Goal Alignment, Performance Management, Organizational Goals

Nobody Puts Onboarding in a Corner

Posted by Sara Pollock

Jan 27, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Within the first six months of a new job, 86% of employees decide whether they’d like to stay or search for a different job. Aberdeen Group finds that an additional 69% of new employees are likely to maintain a job for at least three years if the HR, managers and IT crews perform welcoming employee onboarding.  

Topics: Onboarding, Paperless Onboarding, Employee Onboarding

Engaging the HiPo: Handle with Care

Posted by Sara Pollock

Jan 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM


It’s the stuff of succession planning dreams. Finding new company leadership by hiring for executive positions from within, filling holes within the enterprise by allowing strong leaders to emerge. Everyone would love for this to happen seamlessly, flawlessly. In reality, it’s much more difficult, so why do we continue to chase this difficult dream?

Topics: Employee Engagement, Performance Management

Performance Reviews Should Be About Collaboration

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Jan 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM


“One in four employees dreads their performance reviews more than anything in their entire working lives,” says Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, authors of “Thanks for the Feedback.”

Though tedious for both parties, performance reviews are beneficial for the employer and employee to discuss employee successes, areas of improvement and future goals to reach within the company.

Topics: Performance Review, Performance Management