Beware of Engagement Buzzwords

When the Enterprise Engagement Alliance was founded in 2008, only a few human resources or marketing solution providers were using the term “engagement.” In fact, some company principals in the traditional incentive and recognition field openly questioned our use of the word. Today, probably a majority of incentive, recognition, survey, training and communications companies reference […]

Enterprise Engagement and the Minimum Wage Debate

The facts speak for themselves: Increasing numbers of U.S. citizens believe that income inequality is a serious problem that requires government intervention. More and more states – even Republican-leaning ones – are passing, or seriously considering, laws imposing minimum wage increases. Because pay is a major issue related to engagement, one might expect us to […]

theEMPLOYEEapp Demonstrates the Business Opportunities of Enterprise Engagement

Check out the theEMPLOYEEapp and you’ll see not only a logical way to improve communication across the organization, but just one more sign of the emerging multi-billion-dollar engagement field. When one considers all of the engagement tools and services – from leadership training and recruiting to coaching, assessment, communications, learning, innovation, rewards & recognition, analytics, […]

The Other Side of Corporate Social Responsibility

Over the last 20 years, many organizations have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives aimed at allocating some corporate profits and resources to address social, environmental, or other issues important to the community. In a recent TEDx talk entitled “The Social Responsibility of Business,” Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at Oxford University in Great Britain, […]

The Dirty Little Secret About Engagement Surveys

U.S. businesses collectively spend billions of dollars each year on employee engagement surveys, and the dirty little secret is that more often than not the results don’t get the follow-up they deserve. Some of the world’s leading consulting firms have employee engagement survey businesses that charge multi-nationals six- and even seven-figure sums to track the […]

‘Change or Else,’ Says Disrupting Digital Business Author R. Ray Wang

Anyone who understands the principles of Enterprise Engagement will enjoy, as I did, the new book, “Disrupting Digital Business,” by R. Ray Wang, published by Harvard Business Review Press. Wang, a veteran technology analyst running two of his own consulting firms (currently Constellation Research, and before that Altimeter) and with past positions at Forrester, Oracle, […]

Take an ‘Engagement Selfie’

Kevin Sheridan has spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant and Keynote Speaker. He has helped some of the world’s largest corporations break down detrimental processes and rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors in the process. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, is consistently recognized as […]

Investment Community Increasingly Considers Engagement Issues

When one of the world’s largest and most successful asset managers does something, it’s only a matter of time before other investment companies do the same. According to a recent article in Economic Times, BlackRock and others now consider Glassdoor.com statistics and other employee engagement data they can gather as part of their overall analysis […]

Engagement University in Denver: Key Takeaways

We will be publishing a number of articles about last week’s Engagement U. in the coming days, as well as posting the presentations, but here are a few immediate takeaways: Enterprise Engagement is indeed emerging into a formal field – almost all attendees surveyed say they believe engagement is emerging as a hot topic, and […]

Moving Engagement From Buzzword to Implementation

A recent column by New York Times writer Tony Schwartz, demonstrates what happens when a field shifts from concept to practice. Schwartz, with whom we have never had any contact, is also an early proponent of the concept of engagement as demonstrated by his book, “The Power of Full Engagement,” published 12 years ago. Interestingly, […]

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