Category Archives: Employee Engagement

7 principles disrupting the status quo in employee benefits

Earlier this month, I attended the 9th Annual Employer Health Care and Benefits Congress in Los Angeles where the buzz was all about employee engagement – especially in the context of online benefit marketplaces. But I think if we’re going … Continue reading →

Is ‘good enough’ really good enough when communicating your Total Rewards programs?

My dad always said, “If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time.” I think that lesson holds true on just about everything I do. Well, except for my handyman skills. Sometimes I know my limits and … Continue reading →

4 steps for building a cyber-savvy workforce

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month here in the U.S. It’s also European Cyber Security Month (ECSM), a campaign designed to raise cyber security awareness and encourage users to improve their online hygiene. As I scan headlines after the large … Continue reading →

Are sales incentive schemes really effective?

Now more than ever, companies are operating in a very competitive market. Therefore, sales and marketing strategies must adapt and evolve to become more specific and complex to help companies attain objectives; which in turn, are also becoming more detailed … Continue reading →

Design thinking for a better employee experience: Part 2, High-performing cultures

Recently, I wrote about the opportunity for HR to adopt employee- or worker-centric design, applying concepts from consumer research, product development and design thinking. Here, I provide a framework (illustrated above) for how those concepts relate to strategy, values, culture, … Continue reading →

Forget about software, forget about services. Think about solutions!

Do you have the perfect HR solution to address your organization’s challenges and goals? If so, stop reading. You’re all set. Maybe go grab a glass of wine and celebrate! I think it’s safe to say that as HR professionals, … Continue reading →

Does your HR portal spark joy?

Does your HR Portal spark joy? You might have read that title and then read it again to make sure you saw that correctly. And then you may have wondered what kind of crazy question is that? It’s not often … Continue reading →

The ‘find my phone’ answer for HR Communications

Last weekend, my wife and I had the luxury of spending the bulk of the day and evening downtown with our neighbors. After many hours of fun and festivities, we thought we should probably check-in with our kids. In a … Continue reading →

Cracking the code: Using performance management to better retain and engage millennials

Employee retention is critical for the success of any organization. Retaining millennial employees, a group who has almost become synonymous with turnover, has become a hot topic for many of our clients as our recent research shows that cost of … Continue reading →

Who touched my homepage! Is content governance all it’s cracked up to be?

If you’ve spent years poring over your words trying to remove any possibility of ambiguity, you know “not open to interpretation” is practically an unreachable goal. And the age of 140 characters and #hashtags makes the impossible even more difficult. … Continue reading →