Posts about Employee Engagement

By January 28, 2014

Why Compelling Workplaces Matter to the Bottom Line

A weak link weakens your group When I first began learning how to play music, my middle school band teacher told our class that an orchestra is only as good as its weakest musician. If the player who is always out of sync and playing in the wrong key isn’t motivated to improve, the orchestra […]

By November 11, 2013

Time management for the easily distracted

According to Kathy Kolbe, I’m known as a ‘Quick Start.’ The downside of being a highly-effective idea generator and creative problem solver is that I’m low on what she calls ‘Follow Through’ (people with high Follow Through love creating systems and tend to think in a linear fashion). The truth is – and I admit […]

By October 31, 2013

Employee engagement: where do we begin?

Sadly, happiness at work is rare. Multiple studies show that 70 percent of our workforce in the United States is composed of individuals who don’t like their job. These people are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less productive than engaged employees. This is beyond troubling. Unfortunately, HR departments everywhere are implementing Band-Aid solutions like […]

By October 23, 2013

How to Write Remarkable Company Core Values (Part II)

Note: This is part 2 of a 2-part series. Read the first part: Write Remarkable Core Company Values (Part I) How to Develop Your Company Values “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”                                   […]

By September 24, 2013

How to Write Remarkable Company Core Values (Part I)

  You’ve probably read lots of articles about the importance of core values and values-driven companies. Best-selling business writers like Jim Collins and Tom Peters frequently espouse the importance of core values and highlight companies that leverage their core values to outperform the market. Despite the credibility of authors like Collins and Peters, you’d be […]

By July 31, 2013

Don’t Cripple Employee Performance

Let’s face it: hiring a new employee can be scary. And we at Kinesis know that the amount of resources needed to integrate and nurture a new hire can leave you dizzy. But a growing company needs a growing team, so you take a deep breath and make the plunge. Fortunately, there are ways to […]

By January 23, 2013

How to Hire and Nurture A-Players: An Employers Guide to Recruiting Top Talent (Part II)

Note: This is Part 2 in a Series. Be sure to read Part 1 on How to Recruit and Hire Top Talent.   Part II: Nurturing an All-Star So you land the winner. Now what? Now you need a process through which you can nurture and develop that all-star. What ideas should you consider as […]

By January 16, 2013

How to Hire and Nurture A-Players: An Employers Guide to Recruiting Top Talent (Part I)

Developing a recruitment process to hire top talent. It’s so hard to get it right. Even the largest, most sophisticated companies – the ones flush with resources to invest in their recruitment and talent management strategies – report that attracting, developing and retaining top talent is among the most formidable challenges to achieving organizational growth. […]