Author: David Godden

What Is “People Analytics” and How Does it Apply To Your Business?

Ever imagined having a way to get inside the minds and behaviors of your employees using real-time data? For the first time in human resource history, business leaders have direct access to people analytics, which is a means to guide decision-making using detailed human-generated data. There’s no more guesswork involved with managing people, because the […]






Manage 360 Feedback Surveys With These Best Practices

360 Feedback Surveys have been around workplaces for years. In fact, they are a staple of how human resource practitioners learn what drives employees to perform. However, when not managed properly they can become a hassle rather than a useful tool. So too, employees can smell 360 surveys from a mile away and may resent […]






Improve Employee Motivation with Thymometrics

Psychology of Employee Motivation Employee motivation as a topic has been extensively researched for decades by many leading experts around the globe. It is therefore surprising that only recently have we begun to understand more about the core drivers of an engaged employee and in turn employee performance. Much traditional thinking places emphasis on rewards […]






Measuring the Organizational ROI of Talent Retention – How Engagement Factors In

For as long as human resources has existed, the ability to retain talent in order to get some type of return on investment has been a major focus of most organizations. But, this is often an objective goal that can mean different things to different types of companies. Why do we place so much emphasis […]






Real-Time Engagement Part 2: The Employee’s Perspective

What Employee Engagement Really Means to an Employee Employee engagement is not just a seemingly pointless exercise to satisfy the corporate satisfaction checkbox. It’s much more than that. From the standpoint of employees, engagement is a sign that they are actively pursuing their career development within an atmosphere of support. It’s a new way of […]






Real-Time Engagement Part 1: The Manager’s Perspective

Seeing Employee Engagement from the Manager’s Point of View As managers, it’s time to reconsider the way that we handle employee engagement in the workplace. It’s common knowledge that engagement is a sign of employee satisfaction, motivation, and productivity. But, the ways in which we track and measure it must change. Annual engagement surveys are […]






5 Reasons to Progress from an Annual to an Always-On Employee Survey

Always-On Employee Engagement Surveys Are Now Remember those once-a-year employee surveys that human resource pros used to send out in the hopes they could capture some of the reasons why employees were happy (or unhappy) at work? Typically, they did not do such a great job at creating a real-time view of how things were […]






How To Transform Engaged Employees Into Ambassadors For Your Brand

Guest blog by Paul Breton at Blue Octopus Recruitment. An engaged workforce is a fantastic thing to have, but it only goes so far if prospective applicants aren’t aware of it. A strong employer brand is a key part of your recruitment strategy and vital to persuading job seekers to apply for your roles. Getting […]