Employee Engagement Can Save Lives

Employee Engagement Can Save Lives

United Kingdom news outlets have been buzzing about the National Health Service (NHS), and justifiably so.  A recent report has shown that there were 1,200 unnecessary deaths at the Stafford Hospital between 2005 and 2008.  A full investigation was launched after the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, responsible for overseeing the hospital, failed to provide…

Managing for Employee Engagement

Managing for Employee Engagement

Does your boss inspire you to come into work each day energized, enthusiastic, and ready to be productive?  Chances are, your answer to that question was no.  A recent survey shows that 45% of all employees are either disengaged or only partially engaged in their jobs.  The survey respondents reported that the single most important…

The Value of Wellness Programs

The Value of Wellness Programs

There are many different ways to ensure that your employees are happy.  One recent trend is to institute a wellness program.  It’s easy to fall into poor health habits, which can compound into many physical and mental health issues.  Employers across the world are stepping up to the plate to keep their employees healthy and…

Employee Engagement Starts with Hiring the right People

Employee Engagement Starts with Hiring the right People

Many companies plan to add new employees this year, while at the same time, employee engagement around the globe is decreasing.  Highly skilled and valuable employees in your company could be tempted to jump ship if they do not feel a high level of engagement.  Employers, concerned about high voluntary turnover rates, have begun adopting…

Employee Engagement Roundup: November

Employee Engagement Roundup: November

Employee Engagement has become a mainstream buzzword found in all corners of the globe.  But unlike most buzzwords, the power of positive employee engagement has supporting data.  We’ve depicted this data multiple times in the form of infographics, but it’s not just NBRI extolling the value of engaged employees.  Many other companies have published data…

Initiating Corporate Responsibility

Initiating Corporate Responsibility

From Enron’s theft of millions to ExxonMobil’s oil spills, the 5 o’clock news makes it seem that there are more irresponsible companies in the world than there are responsible ones.  Balancing the interests of the shareholders and the interests of the employees can be a corporate tightrope.  Unfortunately, some companies choose excessive profits over people.…

The Positive Effect of Cohesive Attraction

The Positive Effect of Cohesive Attraction

If you think back to Chemistry 101, you may remember a property called cohesion or cohesive attraction.  Basically, it is a force by which like molecules stick together to create a united mass.  A water drop is a great example of this effect.  The similar polarity and structure of the like molecules create an electrical…

The Power of Expectations

The Power of Expectations

Expectations drive businesses around the world.  Customers go to a business with a need or a problem, expecting a solution.  Businesses develop a new product or service with the expectation of earning a profit.  Over time, your customers develop expectations about your products or services. Also, there is a set of expectations inside your business…

Omnipresent Leadership

Omnipresent Leadership

Countless books have been written, thousands of courses taught, and there are hundreds of conferences that expound the values of leadership and how you too can become the next great leader.  Most of these training aids and courses raise a lot of good points worth following.  However, they typically focus only on how to be…

The Newest Leadership Tool: Listening

The Newest Leadership Tool: Listening

The culture of a company revolves around telling employees what to do – and how that communication occurs.  Communication can be a one-way street in a typical work environment, from telling employees how to correctly do the job they’re assigned to how to file specific reports.  But, the best leaders understand there’s more to leading…