How to Create More Value From Employee Surveys

CEOs often proclaim that “people are our most important asset.” Yet many HR departments find themselves unable to play a significant part in translating these words into reality for several reasons: Some HR departments rely so heavily on bench-marking that they fail to customize their strategies to their organization’s unique circumstances, thereby almost guaranteeing they will, at best, stay average. Others get too caught up in the flavor-of-the-month programs. Many are so busy putting out fires they have no time to address what’s truly important – drivers of business results. Despite its potential, too often the only thing that comes out of the annual employee engagement survey is a big…

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Assess if Employees Are Really Happy

Happy Employees are considered to be the most productive. When it comes to a new employee’s journey with an organization, recruiting and on-boarding are top priorities in laying the foundation for human resources in making a new team member happy. But sometimes companies focus too much on making a great first impression, overlooking the opportunity to validate how new employees are feeling in their job in that initial period. According to Right Management, a subsidiary of the staffing firm Manpower Group, 44 percent of employees say they are “unsatisfied” and not happy at work. One way to reverse such a discouraging number is to invest in a 90-day happy check…

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