Entries by Achievers

This just in: Your employee engagement is down

Can’t keep it up?

You’re not alone. Employers worldwide can’t keep it up either. If you’re experiencing snowball effects such as:

  • Increased turnover rates
  • Decreased employee empowerment
  • Unsatisfying performance results
  • Poor team culture

…then it’s time you admit that your employee engagement strategy needs a makeover.

 

Aon Hewitt recently released their disturbing analysis on employee engagement levels in 2011 in workplaces across the world. They reported shockingly low levels of engagement, levels that have failed to increase since 2008.

 “At the end of the third quarter, Aon Hewitt analyzed its employee engagement database of more than 5,700 employers, representing five million employees worldwide.

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2012 HR predictions

Guest post written by: China Gorman
chinagorman.com/about/

I’m not big on predictions.  I’m big on surveying the environment, looking at the data, and then figuring out what needs to be done and doing it.

But it’s that time of year.  Predictions are everywhere.  Want to know what venture capitalists think is looming large in 2012?  Read this.  How about the top 10 issues for small businesses?  Read this.  Or how about 5 big tech predictions for 2012?  Read this.→ Read More

New year, new you! Personal Top 1s at Achievers

We all know what defines a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goal.  We apply this methodology to business goals, but for some reason when we hear ‘personal goals’, logic goes out the window.  If any of your personal goals or New Year’s Resolutions included…

  • Win the lottery
  • Get married and have two children this year
  • Start a goat farm
  • Have an office of unlimited ice sculptures (one melts, another one in)

…you may need to re-evaluate.→ Read More

Is 2012 the Year of the Woman?

Guest post written by: Laurie Ruettimann

Twenty years ago, I graduated from high school. This makes me old enough to remember when 1992 was labeled “the year of the woman” in America. In what seemed like an amazing push for equal rights, there were five female senators in our upper house of Congress.

Five!

Unfortunately, there are 100 seats in the Senate.→ Read More

People don’t leave companies, they leave managers

Managers are fundamental to strategy, but more significantly, critical to building a team that can execute on company vision.  It is the job of the manager to inspire their teams to flawlessly execute and to be held accountable for the work that is produced under their watch.  Great managers understand that inspiration trumps meddling and maximize their recognition tactics as a means of motivating and driving performance.

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Welcome to our blog!

We’re Achievers and we love employee engagement.  Waking up and not wanting to go to work is a thing of the past (talk about SO yesterday)!  We’ve discovered the go-getter secrets to employee engagement and want to share it with everyone to help Change the Way the World Works.

Each day of the week, the blog has a different theme to help you rethink your workplace’s engagement arrangements.  We’ll feature your favorite HR bloggers as well as industry movers-and-shakers to help you keep your engagement strategy fresh.→ Read More

The Tech industry needs to change

Despite the current economy, when it comes to the technology industry, the job market not only has recovered — it’s booming. Now, with the biggest competition for technology companies headquartered in Silicon Valley, employers are finding themselves contending for the industry’s top talent.  Hiring and retaining employees in a competitive market significantly depends on understanding the needs of the Next Generation – Millennials – who now occupy more than the majority of the workforce.→ Read More

Remaining competitive by identifying recognition trends

The equation is simple: engaged employees produce greater business results.  But as job happiness rates hit an all-time low, employers and HR professionals are constantly evaluating how to motivate and drive performance among the workforce.  Now, more than ever, Board of Directors and the C-Suite measure engagement scores to determine the health of an organization, with recognition being one of the most significant contributors to a happy and engaged workforce.  Today, it’s not just enough to implement a recognition strategy; companies must stay on top of recognition trends to continue to positively impact the workforce and remain competitive.→ Read More