Promote high morale and productivity among far-flung teammates with these three strategies. Raad Ahmed Published 7:00 am CDT, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Hero Images | Getty Images How to Ensure Your Remote Staff Is Engaged 1 / 1 Back to Gallery While remote workforces come with their share of plusses, they also come with one minus: loneliness. According to Igloo’s 2019 State of the Digital Workspace report, 70 percent of dispersed team members feel “left out” of the workplace. And with remote work penetrating companies of all sizes in all … [Read more...] about How to Ensure Your Remote Staff Is Engaged
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To retain talented employees, businesses must have meaningful conversations with them, praise their work -- and let them stay home. Tiffany Delmore Published 6:30 am CDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Photo: Mikolette | Getty Images Photo: Mikolette | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Mikolette | Getty Images How Improving Employees' Work Lives Increases Retention 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In kindergarten, teachers develop a growth plan for each student. At the end of each six-week period, they have a short meeting with each student to discuss progress. They also ask their charges some nonacademic questions: How are things going at home? Who are their … [Read more...] about How Improving Employees’ Work Lives Increases Retention
AUSTIN, Texas—With rain hammering outside, Zack Malitz stood in a warehouse space lit by strands of bistro lights and began to reveal the campaign strategy of Beto O’Rourke in exacting detail. Malitz, who was the field director of O’Rourke’s Senate campaign, is a tall 30-year-old with thick glasses and a haircut that over the course of an election season can drift inexorably toward mopheadedness. He laid out the exact numbers of potential voters the campaign believed it should try to reach, how many of those voters had a cellphone contact available, and—with a bit of arithmetic—a critical sum that would drive the campaign's final push: the exact figure of volunteer phone-bank shifts he believed would be necessary to win the state. This kind of granular campaign information is normally considered top secret, the kind of thing strategists guard behind passwords and fire underlings upon suspicion of leaking. If Malitz’s talk had resided in an … [Read more...] about Here’s What Beto Could Unleash on Trump
Because we communicate through multiple apps and systems, stress and miscommunication are proliferating. Let's curb them. Thomas Smale Published 10:30 am CST, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Want a Sales Boost in 2019? Streamline Your Communications. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery According to a survey by Bluesource, roughly 25 percent of employees polled said they regarded email as a major productivity killer. And that certainly sounds familiar, because we all know the time we waste by hopping among our different email accounts, … [Read more...] about Want a Sales Boost in 2019? Streamline Your Communications.
Engagement is a good thing. It’s been a metric for success and a driving force behind content marketing for years; organizations know the more engaged a customer becomes, the more likely they’ll be to purchase or recommend a product or service. The same link between customer engagement and positive outcomes holds true for employees: Research indicates a correlation between engagement and almost any positive outcome you can think of. And a lack of engagement is linked to any number of negative outcomes, including billions of dollars in lost revenue. Until recently, organizations looking to raise engagement haven’t had proven or measurable methods for doing so. Many use surface-level perks–think game rooms, free food, company trips, and casual dress codes–to attract candidates and make work more enjoyable. But recent studies and surveys suggest that engagement isn’t about perks. In fact, what most surveys show is that every stage of the employee … [Read more...] about Do these things to create an engaging employee experience from start to finish