Category Archives: Employee Engagement

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 →

The three C’s to an excellent pay review process

Forget you’re a manager… for just a minute. Remember you’re also an employee.  You’ve completed performance reviews, gone into great detail as to all the contributions you’ve made over the course of the year to ensure your manager knows every … Continue reading →

Design thinking for a better employee experience

It’s increasingly common in HR circles to hear terms that frame issues from the point of view of the end users (i.e., employees). This might include: we need to be more agile, we need to consider our employees as consumers … Continue reading →

Does your HR portal create a zen place for your employees?

The saying goes, “there is place for everything and everything in its place.”  I often think of this when I work with organizations on arranging their HR content.  In my last blog post, “Implementing an HR portal? Get your house … Continue reading →

Professional writing can take benefit communications from “what” to “sign me up!”

When I consult with clients, I like to emphasize the value of well-written benefit communication materials, but I often wonder if they understand its importance. Though most people are not professional writers, they’re able to recognize “good” or “not so … Continue reading →

Use video to reach — and teach — your employees

No doubt your workforce is unique in many ways. However, they’re probably just like everyone else in that they are short on time and want a great communication experience  — one that’s engaging, easy to understand, and accessible when they … Continue reading →

What we’re planning for SHRM17

In my 33 years as a rewards consultant, I’ve seen a gradual shift in HR from largely a transaction-based, tactical profession to one with experts who are focused on strategy. Practitioners today are far more tuned into – and savvy … Continue reading →

Top five compensation and benefits trends right now

There’s a lot going on in the world of compensation and benefits. We’ve seen some long-anticipated trends materialise, including the need for more flexible work arrangements and stronger health and wellness programs, to name a few. We expect to see … Continue reading →