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Bruce Bolger

Bruce Bolger has written 215 posts for EEA – THE BLOG

Starr Conspiracy Employee Engagement Report a Wakeup Call

For anyone who still doubts the emergence of engagement, the 2016 Starr Conspiracy Employee Vendor Brandscape is a wakeup call. The detailed report is a must read for anyone involved in rewards and recognition, wellness, measurement, or any aspect of talent management, culture development and perks, and is summarized on the ESM portal. The complete […]

Why Both Marketers and HR Should Welcome Analytics

A lot of people feel a certain unease about analytics, including the EEA’s Social Media Editor Paul Hebert, who is an active blogger on human resources and Principle of his own consulting firm. In a recent blog post, Why I don’t Really Like the Whole Analytics and Big Data Thing in HR, he raises some […]

The Real Reason Why Engagement Remains Low

We always enjoy Mark Crowley’s posts. As a long-time advocate for employee engagement, and with a previous career in the investment business, his insights always catch our attention. One of his most recent posts highlights the fundamental issue facing the engagement field: developing and implementing a formal engagement strategy that addresses all of the levers […]

Yes, Mr. Romney, Great Companies Are People

2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney took it on the chin when he dared to state during the last presidential election cycle that corporations are people. While the Enterprise Engagement Alliance is unequivocally non-partisan, since engagement can benefit people of all parties, it is fair to say that great companies are indeed people – perhaps just […]

This is Enterprise Engagement at the Front Lines

Engagement isn’t just a buzzword or a nice to have; it’s a formal business practice to achieve key goals that permeates the way organizations lead, coach, measure, communicate, teach, reward, etc.  As seen in these photos, The Container Store brings the concept of Enterprise Engagement right into the home by prominently conveying its values on […]

More Positive Trends for the Enterprise Engagement Field

Two articles on the Engagement Strategies Media portal at Enterpriseengagement.org particularly got our attention. One notes that Glassdoor.com says Engagement Manager is now the fourth-hottest profession, with an average annual pay of $125,000. A lot of these jobs involve customer engagement at big companies, but many also involve human resources and community engagement. Just the […]

The Engagement Word Muddle

 The Work Human movement…B Corporations…the Engagement movement…Conscious  Capitalism…Emotional Connectivity. These are phrases used by various organizations to promote a common theme: the importance of people in business. The WorkHuman movement was launched recently by Globoforce, a leading recognition company, which is now holding an annual conference under that theme. B Corporations is a concept developed […]

Engaged in What? New IRF Research Raises Important Issues

The Engaged in What? study, recently published by the Incentive Research Foundation, is must reading for anyone interested in engagement, even though it includes a few oversights and contradictions. The key finding for ESM is that before organizations get caught up in the engagement “wildfire,” they should first take a close look at exactly what […]

France: The Engagement Paradox

Anyone who has visited France lately and keeps up on the country’s politics cannot but be amazed at the country’s engagement paradox. On the one hand, France’s investment in infrastructure puts the U.S. to shame – the average state of the country’s highways and secondary roads far surpasses that of the U.S. All major cities […]

The Recognition Shift Begins

The move by TharpeRobbins to become Engage2Excel is a matter of great personal satisfaction: this is the shift we have predicted in the recognition marketplace. (See ESM news story for details.) Because this is one of the oldest recognition companies and is a major player in the marketplace, we know this move will get the attention of its […]

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