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Hiring top talent is only the start. Now you have to work hard to keep your very best talent. Most companies stink at structured and systematic retention of their top performers. Discover how to prevent turnover and keep your best people.
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Seven reasons for employee demotivation

Seven reasons for employee demotivation | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employee engagement and motivation is essential in managing a productive and efficient workplace.
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Are you unconsciously demotivating your employees - scary stats out there - look at Gallup's research that indicates 50-70 percent of your workforce is disengaged - they DO NOT care they work for you. They are trying to get by doing the absolute minimum necessary so you will continue to keep them on the payroll. Disengagement leads to demotivation. What are you doing to re-energize your workforce and allowing your employees to self-motivate?

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Onboarding And Learning App Benefits

Onboarding And Learning App Benefits | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Onboarding employees doesn't need to be a difficult process. Read this article to learn all about the benefits of an employee onboarding app.
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Every organization today is a digital organization. Helping your employees to be successful through the use of apps like Slack, Teams, Basecamp, Bonus.ly, and others can help you rapidly improve process for workflow, performance management, hiring, and employee engagement.

 

One area getting recent attention are apps that improve the onboarding process. I guess I should first say that most of the companies I consult with have an onboarding process that is still stuck in the 1970s which basically is having new employees watch videos and having them fill out HR paperwork.

 

Not having a robust app to drive onboarding can result in starting off on the wrong foot - and moving your new employee from excited to disengaged within days.

 

What's your next step to improve your on-boarding process?

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6 Slack Apps For Employee Engagement We Bet You Didn’t Know About | Plum Blog

6 Slack Apps For Employee Engagement We Bet You Didn’t Know About | Plum Blog | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Slack offers over 2000 integrations with different kinds of apps. Here are some of them you can use for employee engagement.
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Everyone organization is a technolgy company now! Are you using apps and tools to make life more efficient and enjoyble for your employees? Here are some ideas for employee engagement through Slack. If you're using teams - what is the comparable apps/tools?

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Do your employee performance programs work

Do your employee performance programs work | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Remote work makes performance management more challenging but also even more important.
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Interesting article on performance management - particularly questions around feedback. The author suggests feedback is not as important as it once was since everyone feels that's the standard = unfortunately many companies still suffer from a basic last of effective feedback by managers. Is it time to reassess managerial skills in giving feedback. Many CEOs assume that if their direct reports carry manager level titles, they must understand how to give feedback. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Am I A Toxic Employee?

Am I A Toxic Employee? | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
It is always easy to blame others for our unhappiness at work, but to look in the mirror and take accountability for ourselves is another matter. But, have you ever asked yourself, am I a toxic employee?
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Some interesting questions to think about whether you're toxic at work or you have toxic people on your team. When you see these behaviors in your teammates, do you immediately stop and address them. Your employees perceive your culture as what you are willing to tolerate as their boss.

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How To Maintain Employee Engagement During A Crisis

How To Maintain Employee Engagement During A Crisis | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
HR departments across the world are ramping up employee engagement efforts as a new state of work emerges. Find out how you can form the right strategy.
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Good refresher on core elements of employee engagement - measuring it, benchmarking, Gallup research. Frightening stats on weak employee engagement.

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The Staggering Results of Successful Employee Engagement

The Staggering Results of Successful Employee Engagement | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Our current methods aren’t working, but when done right, successful employee engagement efforts have the potential for exponential results.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Great set of statistics reminding us of the value of creating a sense of belonging, community, and matterness. What specific intiatives is your organization moving forward with to stimulate this level of employee engagement around relationships?

 

People might come to you because of your rep, salary, location, job opportunity - but they'll leave for a lack of relationships - boss, peers, teams.

 

Most companies invest ZERO time in stimulating the relationships among co-workers, and creating a sense of community and shared purpose. If we don't work on these elements, how can we ever hope to build high performing teams?

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How to keep employees engaged when stressed and working from home Prof

How to keep employees engaged when stressed and working from home Prof | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
As employees around the world embracethe Worlds Largest Work-From-Home Experiment theyre also experiencing the new levels of stress that come with wor...
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Some ideas/thoughts for boosting motivation by your employees working from home and suffering burn-out, zoom fatigue, isolation, separation, and the stress of balancing childcare, home life, and work expectations. My concern is that most companies are not spending enough time thinking about these issues, their cultural implications, and the resulting low levels of productivity based on employee disengagement.

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There's something better than Employee Engagement | HR Examiner

There's something better than Employee Engagement | HR Examiner | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
As an employee, it is natural that my engagement will rise and fall. There's something better to measure than Employee Engagement.
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Here's counter argument to employee engagement. I do not agree with the author's statement that the most we can expect from an organization is 35% engagement.

 

Problems: First, I do agree that the engagement number has hovered around 25-33 percent for 20 years. Why? Is there a limitation or is it due to some other factor? I'll contend that you will always have a group of engaged employees no matter what you do. Second, the group that offers the greatest opportunity to raise the engagement number is the disengaged group - we're failing to engage this category of employee. In fact, I'll suggest that 80 percent of all engagement initiatives fail for lack of effective execution. Finally, we're leaving the actively disengaged in our companies dragging down the numbers. Get rid of these folks - they are negative influence on everyone else.

 

The solution might be better execution from the HR team in driving initiatives and programs around engagement.

 

 

 

 

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10 Common Workplace Problems That Can Ruin Productivity

10 Common Workplace Problems That Can Ruin Productivity | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
In this article, you will learn about the ten common workplace problems that are usually part of the reasons why your employees lose focus. ...
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Some basic ideas about what causes employees to turn off and give you the absolute lowest level of effort or productivity they think you will tolerate so that they can stay on the payroll system.

 

I am amazed at how many companies violate these basic ideas - managers who are not well trained in managing/coaching, weak or non-existent reward programs, and the tolerance of abnormal employee behavior that is the opposite of your culture and values.

 

Are you allowing any of these key principles to prevent our employees from giving you their best effort?

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Council Post: 11 Telltale Signs Of Employee Disengagement

Council Post: 11 Telltale Signs Of Employee Disengagement | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employee disengagement can be dangerous for a business since it can lead to poor performance and massive turnover. Here are some telltale signs of employee disengagement that could cost you your best workers.
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Are any of these telltale signs of disengagement occuring in your organization? I would guess it's all over the place if we're being honest since research indicates that 50-70 percent of your workforce is disengaged. The real question is what are you doing about it?

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1 in 4 US workers have considered quitting amid COVID-19: poll

1 in 4 US workers have considered quitting amid COVID-19: poll | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
An overwhelming number of US workers, or 75 percent, say they have been stressed out over juggling their professional and home lives amid deadly COVID-19 -- not to mention the fear of contracting it.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Some interesting insights into your workforce - particulary the disengaged who don't care whether they continue working for you  - new study pegs it at 25 percent. I believe it's much higher - particularly if you look at the Gallup research.

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25 remote employee engagement activities that spark joy

25 remote employee engagement activities that spark joy | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Here are 25 employee engagement activities that boost team performance, retention and happiness. Plus, they can all be done remotely.
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Loved the various ideas in this article to stimulate team - culture interaction, learning about each other, and building strong relationships.

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15 Remote Employee Engagement Strategies

15 Remote Employee Engagement Strategies | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
These 15 strategies, from encouraging feedback to promoting hard workers, will engage each remote employee in your company.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

Very scary statistic: almost 1/3 of employees leave their job within 6 months due to weak employee engagement - number one is a lack of clear specific outcomes/goals. Are you forcing good employees to leave by not defining success for their jobs, and not implementing initatives in areas like recognition?

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What is Employee Engagement? Ideas To Improve The Office Culture

What is Employee Engagement? Ideas To Improve The Office Culture | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employee involvement – and its relationship to job performance and retention of talent – is an issue that has become increasingly popular with HR professionals. However, the implementation of gamification in the enterprise or the creation of a recreation room does not have to be the...
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Some good action steps for improving employee engagement and higher levels of impact/productivity.

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