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Employee Engagement: One Friday Factoid #35

Money Matters

Annual net income for the top 25% organizations on engagement is about 2 times more than for the bottom 25% organizations on engagement. (Kenexa)

Employee engagement make an income difference so lets stop with the engagement talk and get busy engaging.

David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker and Expert

David Zinger is a Canadian Employee Engagement Speaker and global expert on engagement  dedicated to turning the noun of engagement into the verb of engage.

Friday Employee Engagement Factoid #34: On the Lookout

On the lookout

Employee Engagement Recognition

A study of over 1,700 employees conducted in 2012 by the American Psychological Association (APA) indicated that more than half of all employees intended to search for new jobs because they felt under appreciated and undervalued. http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/phwa/workplace-survey.pdf

Commentary

Perhaps the quickest way to get rid of someone is not to fire them but to not value or appreciate them. The problem is, we may not want to get rid of someone but they get rid of us.

David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who uses the pyramid of employee engagement to help managers with engagement.

Friday Employee Engagement Factoid #33: Performance

The 15% Gap

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Most organizations need a 20% performance improvement to meet goals across the next year. But conventional performance management can only improve productivity by up to 5%. The key to achieving breakthrough performance is to focus on building employees’ enterprise contribution – the sum of individual task performance and network performance. (Source)

Commentary

We need to engage all employees better in performance management while also striving to make employee engagement more engaging. Does your performance management system connect, excite, energize, and engage? Does it improve both people and performance?

David Zinger is a global employee engagement speaker and expert who teachers the pyramid of employee engagement to help managers and organizations increase engagement, performance, and results.

Friday Factoid #32: Priority but no Strategy

Yeah employee engagement is important but…

Employee Engagement Model Zinger 2011

The majority (79%) of respondents rate employee engagement as a high priority, but only 41% have an employee engagement strategy in place, according to research by YouForce.  (Source)

Commentary

There is a gap between belief and action on employee engagement. It is rated as a priority but only half of those who rate employee engagement as a priority have a strategy. Now that’s a true lack of engagement with engagement!

David Zinger is a global employee engagement speaker and expert who uses the pyramid of employee engagement to help managers and organizations increase engagement.

Friday Factoid #31: Don’t Just Manage Employee Engagement, Engage Managers

Employee engagement: The strength of one and the power of many

Strenth Block Develop Others

80% of employees dissatisfied with their direct managers were disengaged.  http://www.dalecarnegie.com/employee-engagement/engaged-employees-infographic/

Commentary

Managers have a significant influence on engagement. When we improve the engagement of managers not only do we benefit by having more engaged managers we also improve the engagement of their direct reports. Don’t just manage employee engagement, ensure your managers are fully engaged.

David Zinger is a global employee engagement speaker and expert who uses the pyramid of employee engagement to help managers and organizations increase engagement.

Friday Factoid #30: India, Employee Engagement, and Wellbeing

Wellbeing dipping in India

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Just 10% of India’s workforce are thriving. From Is India Having a Crisis of Soul? by Deepak Chopra and Jim Clifton in the Huffington Post. 

Commentary

One of my biggest lessons from visiting India earlier this year was that there is no one India, there are many “Indias”. As India moves towards 2020, I trust there will be a greater experience of thriving in the workplace when engagement is done powerfully, authentically, and for the benefit of all.

David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who uses the pyramid of employee engagement to help managers and organizations increase engagement.

Friday Factoid #29: Employee Engagement and Cost Reduction

What does cost reduction cost us?

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47% of companies surveyed in a cost reduction and engagement survey by AON Hewitt reported a  decline in employee trust as a result of the way in which they managed cost reductions. From page 19 of The Flat Army by Dan Pontefract

Commentary

Trust is a huge issue in employee engagement and we must watch all we do for the impact on trust. Cost reduction can cost us trust. How do you achieve cost reduction will maintaining or perhaps even improving trust within your organization?

David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who uses the pyramid of employee engagement to help managers and organizations increase engagement.