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Natalie Wickham

Natalie Wickham

As the Director of Marketing at Quantum Workplace, Natalie partners with engagement and culture experts to create informative and entertaining resources to help organizations make work awesome. Natalie manages The QWork Future and creates other resources, such as ebooks and webinars. She has an unhealthy obsession with Starbucks, Marvel's Avengers, and Quantum Workplace’s website traffic. Natalie holds a degree in journalism from Creighton University.

Articles by Natalie Wickham

[Template] A One on One Meeting Agenda to Increase Employee Engagement

3.24.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Performance Management, Managers & Leaders

When it comes to increasing employee engagement, managers have a lot of influence. Frequent interactionsfrom formal one-on-one meetings to casual, drive-by conversations—give managers the opportunity to impact employee perceptions of work every day. 

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20 Easy Employee Engagement Ideas for Managers

1.17.20 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement, Managers & Leaders
To really move the needle on employee engagement, organizations have to act at the local level. There's no one-size-fits-all approach.
Your managers are in the best position to understand and improve engagement. They're on the front lines with employees day in and day out.
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7 Communication Pieces for a New Performance Management System Rollout

8.13.19 by Natalie Wickham
Performance Management, Performance Management Software

Communication is the most critical component to implementing a new or improved performance management system. But trying to communicate the right information, to the right audience, at the right time can be pretty challenging.  


Difficult as it can be, don’t skimp on communication. You didn’t...

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6 Ways to Increase Clarity Around Employee Compensation

7.25.19 by Natalie Wickham
Performance Management, Managers & Leaders

People know what they’re getting paid (and generally what they’re getting paid for), but they often lack the context to understand what that really means. Employees want to know:


-How does their salary compare to the rest of the marketplace?

-Is it in line with other employees at their...

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How to Keep Employee Engagement Top of Mind All Year Long

5.23.19 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement

In order to move the needle on employee engagement, your organization must continually evaluate, discuss, and adjust how it approaches the employee experience. When you make engagement a topic of ongoing discussion, it can become a sustainable, business-driving part of your culture 



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Who's Responsible for Your Employee Engagement Strategies?

5.7.19 by Natalie Wickham
Employee Engagement

Who is responsible for employee engagement at your organization? 


That may or may not seem like a simple question, but stop reading and honestly consider it for a second. If you had to identify exactly who determines the success or failure of your employee engagement strategies, who do you...

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