Peter Hart, Recognition Leader, Reflects on Engagement Movement

I recently caught up with Peter Hart, CEO of Rideau Recognition, and asked for his thoughts on the engagement movement and its impact on the recognition field. Rideau acquired the Recognition Management Institute in 2006 and has been a consistent supporter of, and active participant in, the field’s trade organization, Recognition Professionals International, and other […]

Why Engagement is a Movement in the U.K. and Not Yet in the U.S. : An Interview with David MacLeod

While the Enterprise Engagement Alliance and its sponsors have toiled away mostly under the radar in the U.S. to promote the field of Enterprise Engagement, in Great Britain it’s another story. Backed by the commitment of David Cameron, the country’s recently re-elected Prime Minister, the topic of employee engagement, it’s safe to say, is a […]

At 19% Engaged – U.S. and China Lead the World in New Buckingham Employee Engagement Index

The U.S. and China lead the world in employee engagement at 19% “fully engaged”, according to a new standardized international employee engagement index created by the Marcus Buckingham Company. Called the StandOut Global Engagement Index (GEI), the report compares employee engagement in 13 countries. Spain and Argentina ranked lowest in employee engagement. The company claims […]

Recent Reports Highlight Impact of Bad Bosses on Productivity and Branding

Earlier this year, this blog highlighted the damage done by bad bosses; a recent New York Times Sunday Review article entitled “Is Your Boss Mean?” written by researchers who have studied the subject, reported that mean and demeaning bosses not only make people miserable, they significantly affect the ability of employees to do their jobs […]

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 […]

Employee Engagement Awards Debut in NY June 17: Free Tickets While Supplies Last!

The annual Employee Engagement Awards program, founded in the United Kingdom, is making its U.S. debut this week at the Tribeca 360 and Rooftop on June 17, where the first U.S. award winners will be announced. Matt Manners, a principal of the company producing the event, has offered up some free tickets for the Enterprise […]

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, […]

Human Resources as Profit Center

It’s exciting to see the discussion beginning to occur in human resources spurred by the engagement movement. As we’ve cited in pasts posts, some HR professionals are admitting that engagement challenges the traditional skill set and mindset of some human resources professionals because it requires an understanding of branding, all forms of communication, learning, innovation […]

Major Promotions Link Employees and Customers in Innovative Ways

The new Starbucks and Spotify promotion is notable on many levels for those who follow the loyalty business, but what struck us was the way the promotion ties together the company’s partners (employees) and customers. Up to 150,000 Starbucks employees will receive free monthly subscriptions to Spotify which they, along with customers, will be able […]

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