Author: David Godden

How To Use Exit Surveys In Conjunction With Exit Interviews

When an employee announces that he or she is leaving a company, it’s a common human resource practice to conduct an exit interview. The purpose is to determine why an employee is leaving by giving them a chance to share their objective thoughts, with the hopes that either the company can convince them to stay, […]






How to Drive Participation in Your Employee Survey

Workplace studies have shown over and over again the value of conducting regular employee engagement surveys. However, one of the common issues with using traditional 360 feedback is getting actual participation from the employees themselves. There’s an old saying that goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.” This […]






When is the Right Time to Switch to Pulse Surveys?

Are you concerned with the status of your employee engagement levels? One of the best ways to measure the mood of your workforce is by conducting an impromptu survey – also called a pulse survey. This is an especially good practice during any change management initiatives. For example, if a new leader comes on board or […]






Employee Engagement – Why Should It Be Top Of Every CEO’s To-Do List?

Companies have long understood the connection between a great corporate culture and the positive engagement level of employees. But, up until recently, it was impossible to measure with any degree of accuracy. However, modern employee engagement surveys offer the ability to monitor and produce deep-dive visual reports that help keep track of how well the […]






Transparency in the Workplace – It’s Time to be Open and Honest

In most organizations, there is an unspoken understanding that employees will provide quality work in exchange for decent compensation and treatment from employers. Employees expect stable work to generate an income, and employers expect employees to use their skills to generate ideas and revenues for the company. It’s pretty simple – or, is it always […]






Give Your Employees a Voice – See the Difference in Your Business

Leaders are continually scratching their heads wondering what it takes truly motivate employees. Everyone seems to have good advice on the subject, but much of it is subjective. However, it’s well-known that when employees are actively engaged in their work that they tend to be better at producing, more effective managing their tasks, and positive […]






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 […]