We’re often asked how we pick the winners of the coveted 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Awards. The answer? We measure companies in relation to eight key drivers of employee engagement, which together form the foundation of every successful human capital strategy. What are these eight elements—and more importantly, does your organization have them?
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About Cari Turley
Cari Turley is a copywriter for Achievers and wants to change the way the world works. If you ask her, a happy employee is worth her weight in gold. Cari has seven active library cards and a worrying number of books.
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While most senior leaders recognize the need for employee engagement, few are sure exactly how to accomplish it. What systems should they put in place? How will they measure the program’s effectiveness? What best practices should they follow?
Fortunately, we’ve got the answers.→ Read More
In the digital age, your reputation is everything. In seconds, you can go from nobody to hero—or villain. Consider the restaurant employee who recently faced racial discrimination from a customer at work. She chose to share the customer’s offensive comment—left on the receipt in lieu of a tip—on her Facebook page, and irrevocably changed three people’s reputations: hers, the customer’s, and her employer’s.
While there are plenty of social, ethical, and political issues to discuss about the restaurant incident, let’s consider the effect it had on reputation.→ Read More
One of the most fascinating lectures I’ve seen recently is this 12-minute speech by Ali Carr-Chellman, in which she explains how the modern education system is doing a disservice to boys. Check it out:
What struck me most about the video—aside from the amazing statistics—is that she doesn’t believe it’s the boys who need to change. It’s the system. And when she points out that 93 percent of elementary school teachers are women, it’s easy to see how boys don’t feel like they’re represented fairly.→ Read More
As Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Ceridian, John Cardella wants to see his company become the #1 human capital management provider in the world—and he has a plan to make it happen.→ Read More
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has offices and operations around the world. Their ships, planes, tours, and operations span the globe from Europe to the Caribbean Sea, from the Tropical South Pacific to the American Northwest. With over 60,000 employees at sea and land in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico, Royal Caribbean understands the importance of a globally consistent Employee Success™ solution. Their Human Resources department motto is “Great vacations begin with great employees,” and it’s that attitude that has helped them become a leader in the travel industry.→ Read More
An Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award is the most coveted accolade in the field of human resources.* Recipients experience higher retention, boost their employer brand, and get bragging rights for years. It’s a huge honor to win, but it’s arguably an even bigger honor to be chosen as a judge. We select only the most sought-after engagement experts for this honor, and this year, we’ve asked New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse to sit on our esteemed panel.→ Read More
A company is only as good as its Net Promoter Score, or so the popular wisdom goes. Evangelists like the Harvard Business Review claim it’s “the one number you need to grow:” an objective, numerical representation of just how much your customers like you. Administered periodically, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys a random sample of customers and asks how likely they are to recommend your company to a friend. As a snapshot of public feelings about you, it’s extremely helpful for identifying not only the prevailing sentiment in a given moment, but also trends and changes in perception over time.→ Read More
Based on original research by HCI and Achievers, our new infographic shows you who your most engaged employees are.
Last month, Google’s SVP of people operations Laszlo Bock gave a much-discussed interview to the New York Times on the role of Big Data in the recruitment process. On the one hand, he says, hard data can help you separate your feelings from the facts. While almost everyone thinks they’re leadership material, for instance, few people actually are.
That’s where Big Data can come in handy:
If you go back to somebody and say, “Look, you’re an eighth-percentile people manager at Google.
Our new infographic takes a close look at the anatomy of an employee referral. Check it out and learn how to decrease costs, expand your search, and hire higher-quality employees who will stay longer and work smarter!
Based our new study, The Trifecta of Engagement: The Organization, the Manager, and the Employee, we look at some surprising data regarding engagement and gender.
In a recent Forbes article, Josh Bersin argues that the time of the annual review has ended. Here’s why companies are ready to let it go, and what will happen next.
Employee referral programs are a surefire way to decrease recruitment costs, extend your search, and acquire higher-quality employees who will stay longer and work smarter. In this excerpt from The ultimate guide to employee referrals, learn how to create your own referral program in five easy steps.
Our latest SlideShare presentation, “The redefined HR Pro,” is the Top Presentation on SlideShare and "hot on Facebook.” If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out now!
Achievers and Harvard Business Review are working on a new research study called The Science of Business Success. By participating in the study, you’ll help us better understand the relationship between Employee Success™ and business performance.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research suggests that few employees leave companies because of a conflict with their managers.
For your employees, work is an expression of self, but your CFO dreams in dollar signs. So how do you convince him that employee engagement is worth the spend? Teach your C-Suite how an employee engagement program can drive real business results and create a win-win scenario for everyone in the company.
Excerpted from our new case study on 3M, we bring you three best practices to help you bring an online rewards and recognition program to an offline workforce.
In his recent webinar, “Obtaining and Sustaining Executive Buy-In,” David Brennan makes the business case for rewards and recognition and provides five strategies for obtaining executive buy-in.
Check out the new Achievers SlideShare account and follow us for the latest news and trends in employee engagement, best practices, and on-demand thought leadership.
Achievers newest release, Einstein, makes reporting simple with a robust analytics suite and a set of tools just for managers.
“Flexible schedule” is an oxymoron, according to Jody Thompson, author of Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It. Learn how the shift to a results-only work environment (ROWE) can free your team to do their best work—whenever and wherever they work best.
Achievers and Human Capital Institute (HCI) are conducting a survey on employee engagement, and we need your help!
Jody Thompson, author of Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It, argues that effective leaders manage work, not people. Let go of office hours and focus on results.
Are your employees using the company recognition program just to thank each other for bringing in donuts? That’s not going to do much for your business success. Learn how to implement a foolproof recognition strategy with tips for getting the most bang for your recognition buck.
Small budget? Short on time? You’re not alone. We solve the top five challenges facing companies considering an Employee Success strategy.