Here’s Why Employee Engagement Should Be a Priority

Companies that want to be more effective and productive need to place a higher priority on employee engagement. Failure to do so typically results in a combination of poor performance and high turnover rates.

Business leader fostering employee engagement

There are many benefits to focusing on employee engagement. Here are six of them:

1. It Retains Your Talent

One of the primary benefits of high employee engagement is the retention of valuable talent. When employees feel a strong bond with their employer and identify with the employer’s purpose and mission, they are more likely to remain in the company’s employ.

Additionally, satisfying work and a clear development plan will produce a sense of loyalty that a pay raise will never be able to achieve.…

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Best Management Practices and a Tip from Russell Ruffino

Business consultants are always eager to offer up advice about what business owners should do, and what they should avoid doing. The short and sweet of it is this: Business owners should always stay actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of their enterprise.

Engaged and happy employees

It’s less about management style and more about engagement. Business leadership spans the full spectrum including a laissez-faire approach through autocratic management styles. Depending on the nature of business operations, one may be more conducive to productivity than another, although this is not ironclad.

In management school, they teach that planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (POLC) are the core tenets of effective business management.…

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Key Findings About Workplace Behavior From The TalentLMS Gamification Survey

A new survey published by a learning management systems company has found the stunning benefits of gamification in the workplace. The report published by TalentLMS was prepared after surveying nearly 400 employees in the age range of 18 to 69 years with a mean age of 36. Here are a few key findings from the survey.

Learning through gamification

Impact of gamification on productivity

One of the primary objectives of using gamification is to improve employee engagement and overall productivity. The TalentLMS study found that an overwhelming 87 percent of surveyed participants believed that gamification has helped them improve productivity at work. This is a near eight percentage points jump up from a similar survey conducted in 2014 when 79% of the participants responded in the affirmative.

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The Importance of Worker Engagement

No doubt, you are sitting there right now scratching your head wondering what we mean by worker engagement. Do not worry because you are not alone. The term is one that has gradually fallen out of use over the years.

Happy and engaged employees

Simply put worker engagement is the way in which firms interface with their workforce. How they manage their relationship with their employees.

Sadly, the reason the term is no longer in common use is because few firms think much about worker engagement. This partly explains why the relationship many companies have with their workers is no longer healthy and mutually beneficial.…

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What are The Benefits of Happy Employees? (Infographic)

All businesses are constantly seeking ways to improve their levels of productivity. After all, with higher levels of productivity come higher profit margins. Fortunately, one of the best ways to improve productivity is by making sure your employees are happy. In fact, with unhappy employees, you can take it to the bank that the entire success of your operation will be greatly hindered.

Happy employees

What unhappy employees can cost companies

Did you know that about 33 percent of business bankruptcies take place due to employee theft? If an employee were to get upset and steal from you, your business could face an unpleasant outcome.…

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Tips to Ensure you are Getting the Most Out of your Employees

Most successful companies recognize two basic facts. Firstly, employees are the company’s most valuable resource, and secondly, for the company to be efficient, it needs to get the most out of all its employees. By and large, even the most successful companies struggle with achieving a balance. Lean one way and you have high turnover; lean the other way and you start down the road to inefficiency. The highly successful companies, though, have taken this balance to a whole new level by focusing on employee wellbeing.

Employee wellness

Case studies done on highly successful companies such as Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, and Google point to certain similarities.…

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