Bullying at work on the increase Or so the reports and surveys tell us. What we do know is that where bullying exists, trust does not. We also know that innovation requires openness and trust. So what do we really have in our organisations - innovation OR bullying? Are you being bullied at work – or are you a work place bully? As employers we have a responsibility to our employees, customers and suppliers for them to be respected and not bullied in any way. To deliver on that … [Read more...] about Bullying at work, recognising it & its impact on innovation
Are our managers leaking talent, or retaining it? While responding to a question on a network group I belong to about employee motivation and engagement, I recalled some research about the fact that people left bosses not their jobs. Then I came across a recently published piece of research carried out by a the Florida State University that clearly suggests employees leave their bosses not their jobs. Matching employees to managers is an element of recruitment which is rarely done (except at … [Read more...] about Employees leave their boss not their job!
Importance of question design in staff and employee surveys In good and difficult economic times HR and personnel functions develop surveys to 'take the temperature' of what is happening in their organizations. Developing surveys and survey questions are often more difficult that people first think, unfortunately the problem is only identified when the data analysis is attempted - and at this point it is too late. Simple question formation - a case study: Today I have read a poll from a well … [Read more...] about Importance of question design in staff & employee surveys
Employee Engagement – the solution in difficult times? Yet another weekend where the news broadcasts and the Sunday papers have been full of the economic doom and gloom. With many of the retail stores starting with 20% & 25% discounts with four weeks before Christmas you know things are changing. If the key to survival is employee talent, then retention of talent has got to be a prime drive. But security is not the only factor, often when organizations offer redundancy, it is those that … [Read more...] about Employee Engagement the solution in difficult times
As retention is of increasing importance to our organisations, so is measuring and monitoring the satisfaction and engagement of our people. There are many ways to do this: Go to the big consultancies Design the survey yourself Get a consultancy to design one for you Each of these have challenges, cost, time, ownership, consistency etc. Now there is a third cost effective solution. The EESS (Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey) from RapidBI is a standards based hybrid … [Read more...] about Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Surveys