Webinar Q & A: The Value of Employee Engagement on Customer Metrics

On Thursday, we sponsored an eWorkshop about the value of employee engagement on customer metrics with Demand Metric. We had great quetsions come in that we unfortunately did not have enough time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the eWorkshop or would like to watch it again, the...read more

The Customer Conversation: Setting the Stage for Effective Engagement

Increasingly, there is a lot of talk by experts about the need to collaborate with employees and customers; to have a conversation that leads to mutual benefit.  And these stakeholders want to talk, make no mistake about it. What they don't want to do, however, is to answer long lists of questions...read more

Collecting Employee Feedback that Matters: How Are You Doing?

According to a recent study by AON Hewitt & Mercer, 50% of employees characterize themselves as passively engaged or actively disengaged. Additionally, one disengaged employee can drain $10,000 from your company’s bottom line annually. These statistics are alarming! And because of this, HR...read more

The Future of Reviews

What are your annual, quarterly or monthly reviews based on? Sales numbers? Goals? Campaigns executed? Leads generated? Probably something along those lines, right? Well, things might be different in the near future: employee reviews could be based on organizational influence. Last spring,...read more

Wondering Where to Spend Your Money?

In order to continue to grow, you need to research and uncover new opportunities. Go above and beyond what you typically do, think outside of the box, and evaluate what’s worked before and what hasn’t. What’s overdue on your to-do list that you have not allocated the time and resources yet to...read more

Managing Employee Turnover

It's a good idea to manage employee turnover to minimize HR and onboarding costs and maximize employee happiness, but self-proclaimed Customer Service Management Coach Flavio Martins believes it's also a critical piece in providing a quality customer experience. Preventing premature employee...read more

Top 25 CEOs

The Huffington Post recently featured a list of the top nine tech CEOs as ranked by employees. With ratings ranging between 80% and an impressive 97%, over 280,000 employees told how they felt about the way their CEO was leading the organization to come up with this top nine. Here are some...read more

Perceptions Are Not Always Reality in the Classroom

This week I read a few discussion boards that were discussing the differences between observations and perceptions and it got me thinking about how these two ideas apply in the classroom.  As a trainer, you are often asked to provide assessments(your perceptions) of staff’s ability to do perform. ...read more

National Survey Supports Workplace Levity

The workplace can seem like such a serious place, and sometimes it should be. Research from fall 2011 that was conducted for Accountemps found that nearly 60 percent of chief financial officers thought that having a sense of humor helped an employee fit in with the companies' culture. That's right,...read more

Best Practices for 360 Peer Reviews

Performance reviews are no fun. Whether they’re annual reviews with a manager or 360 peer reviews, they’re unwelcome aspects of any job. Although 360 reviews seem like they would be the perfect complements to standard annual reviews, they have the potential to wreak havoc on morale, productivity and...read more
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