Category Archives: Employee Engagement

They like me, they really like me! A candidate view of total rewards.

Turnover is on the rise and so is the competition for new talent, putting the pressure on HR to effectively manage and track their employees.  Some of the questions we frequently get from clients are What is the right candidate … Continue reading →

42 1/2 reasons to connect total rewards with annual pay/bonus discussions this year

In my freshman year of high school, one of my classes required us to think about what we wanted to do for a career and then research the important aspects of that job. As part of that research, I asked … Continue reading →

What risks will emerge in 2017?

A look at the emerging risks for 2017 reveals two clear touchpoints: people and politics – and especially politics. Risk experts in areas ranging from human capital to transportation, from Washington, DC to Brazil are looking at the broad implications … Continue reading →

What makes communicating to employees in the healthcare industry so difficult?

Brilliant scientists. Empathetic care givers. Hundreds of support staff who keep the lights on. All of this in an environment that never has a day off. That only touches on the difficulties of connecting with employees in the healthcare industry. Continue reading →

Performance management is not dead … yet

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for holiday revelers. HR departments are also reflecting on past accomplishments and looking for ways to ensure good health and prosperity for their organizations — especially if they are frustrated by a lack of performance … Continue reading →

Conduct risk and culture

Culture matters “Culture” within the financial sector has received significant attention since the financial crisis. As we have seen in several high-profile examples, poor culture within the financial sector can and does have a significant impact upon revenue, reputation, regulatory … Continue reading →

Don’t neglect your workforce during M&A

Conventional wisdom holds that employees generally react adversely to the level of change a merger, acquisition or other type of deal may bring. But what isn’t widely understood and sometimes underestimated is the variance in the ways employees view the … Continue reading →

A communicator’s guide to an HR portal. If you build it, will they come?

I’ll let you in on a little secret. The answer is “No”. Even if you build the most state-of-the-art human resources website with videos, employee testimonials, gamification, Pokémon Go, and sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, employees still … Continue reading →

The top speed of a cheetah, or the importance of real-time performance feedback

I recently received my monthly ride sharing report, via email, and there were all my statistics and even a comparison to the top speed of a Cheetah: My rider scorecard (yes, it made me give up back-seat driving) had me … Continue reading →

Bouncing back from the election – How to improve productivity in the workplace

Over the last several months, Americans and people around the world have been riveted by the U.S. presidential election. Almost against our will, we have scoured the Internet, tuned in to our favorite news programs, and talked with friends, family … Continue reading →