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What does it mean to be an engaged employee?

downloadDisengaged employees have a significant negative impact on an organisation whilst engaged employees can really help to boost the bottom line. This is why more attention is being devoted to Employee Engagement now than at any other time during the past 20 years particularly as we emerge from the recession and the employment market recovers and improves.

In recent years, the results of many Employee Engagement surveys have all revealed the same common complaints – scarce training opportunities, a lack of decision making ability and non-understanding or appreciation of company goals.

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How Engaged are you as a leader?

employee-engagement-survey-staff-surveyEngagement is for Leaders to take on personally and to make it stick in their organisation by their actions and behaviours. Leaders who want to engage better need to start with themselves and be present. In The Power of Engagement, authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwarz talk about how four areas are critical for building the capacity to live a productive fully engaged work/life, four separate but related sources of energy – physical, emotional mental and spiritual. But we need to recognise what we need to do and this is often difficult unless we are present….

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This is why your company’s Employee Engagement survey is failing

OB-WV845_0327at_D_20130327112256According to Scott Ahlstrand, vice president at global HR and talent management company Right Management, there’s a good reason why Employee Engagement is one of the most over-used phrases in business and the ‘silver bullet of talent management’. He also says that “Employee Engagement, more than any other talent management initiative, has been shown to drive what CEOs care about – innovation, financial success, client satisfaction”. Yet, many senior managers do not see Employee Engagement as their responsibility because it isn’t seen to give insight or guidance into specific business strategies…..

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Progress Talks – Ten Top Tips for Business or HR Leaders

Entrepreneurs, accountants, venture capitalists, HR or business development professionals ….

As a business leader or finance specialist I’m sure you want to guide your company to greater profitability. Part of that process is creating thriving cultures where individuals and teams are performing at high sustainable levels.

I have considerable experience of working with a variety of organisations and businesses that have had “problems” and have found that when leaders can create environments where “different” and effective conversations take place both informally and formally then progress is quickly made. I have included some principles and ideas that have helped me to establish a reputation for creating progress through “Progress Talk and thinking”. As I like to say “change is inevitable but progress isn’t” so I hope you find these 10 Top Tips and ideas useful. Let me know!
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