The Tappan Zee Bridge: A Case Study of Engagement at Work for America

What This Project Tells Us About Our People and Successful Bi-Partisan Leadership The concept of Enterprise Engagement extends far beyond business into every part of American life, in the grandest way illustrated by the passion and power of the America that overcame the Nazis in World War II in what now seems like an amazingly short victory, […]

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 […]

What Happens When Investors and ISO Standards Demand a Strategic Plan for Human Capital Management?

Despite all the talk about employee and customer engagement, this field remains in its infancy. Very few companies have enterprise-wide engagement strategies, and those that do wouldn’t even agree upon the nomenclature used to describe their efforts. But now, forces more powerful than we anticipated may be further propelling the emergence of this field. Many […]

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 […]

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 […]

Engagement World: The Engagement How-To Conference and Expo, April 25-28, Orlando

This year’s conference marks a major milestone in the expansion of the field of Enterprise Engagement, which helps organizations achieve concrete goals by fostering the proactive involvement of all of the people critical to business success. Registration is now open — the EEA’s Engagement University registration includes free access to the E2MA Red Diamond Congress […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hay Group and the Engagement Talent Challenge

When a company the caliber of Hay Group says there’s a talent shortage in the emerging engagement space, that’s a problem for Hay Group and others, but an opportunity as well. See  Hay Group: Engagement Creates Talent Challenge. For those not familiar with Hay Group, it’s one of the world’s blue chip consulting firms, with […]

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