Category: Corporate Culture

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 […]






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 […]






Preventing Drama in the Workplace with Employee Engagement Surveys

Use Real Time Engagement Data to Head Off Negative Trends Wouldn’t it be amazing if human resource leaders could have access to a “crystal ball” to see potential drama in the workplace weeks before it happens? Being able to spot negative trends in advance of productivity and employee morale dips seems the stuff of fantasy. […]