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New Manager Tips: 4 Things HR Can Do to Empower First-Time Leaders

7.9.20 by Jocelyn Stange
Employee Engagement, Managers & Leaders

Managers are one of the most important factors affecting employee engagement. Yet, according to our research, two-thirds of new managers do not receive manager training.


Unfortunately, hiring and promoting new managers doesn’t mean they are automatically ready to lead. New managers need...

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How to Create an Effective Employee Engagement Action Plan

7.2.20 by Kristin Ryba
Employee Engagement, Employee Surveys
You’ve just completed your company’s annual employee engagement survey . Now what? 


Too often, the results of the survey come in, but it’s unclear who is responsible for them and how they will be acted on. As a result, nothing happens and employee engagement remains stagnant or, even worse,...

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The Check In Meeting: Making the Most of Employee Check-Ins

6.25.20 by Kristin Ryba
Performance Management, Managers & Leaders

Many organizations have come to understand the value of continuous one-on-one meetings. But it can be difficult to strike the right balance between frequent feedback and micromanaging.


When done well, the check-in meeting can set the foundation for healthy manager-employee relationships and...

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How To Continue Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Amid COVID-19

6.18.20 by Aaron Brown
Company Culture, Research & Trends

To be successful during this time, organizations need to be future-focused, creative, agile, innovative, resilient, and flexible. They need to be able to adapt and change based on the needs of their employees—and be responsive to what is happening in the world.


Some organizations understand...

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Employee Engagement Surveys: Everything You Need to Know

6.16.20 by Anne Maltese
Employee Engagement, Employee Surveys

Creating, achieving, and maintaining a culture of engagement begins with understanding employee feedback. Identifying levels of engagement in your organization helps leaders and managers impact the performance of your employees.


Improving engagement has been known to have a direct effect on...

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What To Do With Employee Engagement Survey Results

6.9.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Employee Surveys

If a tree falls in the forest but no one hears it, did it really make a sound? This frequently-asked hypothetical accurately sums up an employee engagement survey.


If you conduct a survey but don't communicate or act on the results, what's the point? Did it actually make a difference? (Hint:...

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