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

Level III Evaluation Part I: Transfer of Training

In the last blog, we considered Level II Evaluations, which focus on measuring the gain in knowledge after training. This can be done through pre and post training tests. We can also assess this by comparing the results of participants who have been through training to those who have not been...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

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

The Problem With 360 Reviews

Performance reviews are a necessary evil in the workplace. The good news is that the one-way, annual performance evaluation where an employee gets to hear about the all things she did wrong over the past year, and maybe a few that she did right, isn't the be all and end all of the review process....read more

Data in Two Dimensions

Online survey tools are excellent for capturing consumer and B2B marketing data, but the fun begins when we analyze the data. We can review questions individually or in combination to isolate patterns.Univariate frequencies look at responses to one question at a time. The tables below show two...read more

The Positive Side of Peer Evaluations

Few people – if any – look kindly on evaluations, whether they're being evaluated by their peers or their bosses. When people are fair and honest, peer evaluations can be priceless tools for supervisors and managers to use to improve their teams' performances and the overall atmosphere of their work...read more

The Perils of Peer Evaluations

People tend to dislike peer evaluations for the same reason they dread annual employee appraisals with their bosses: Nobody likes to be judged. And sometimes, no matter how fair the assessments may be, if they aren't 100% positive, some employees will perceive them as personal attacks. If they're...read more
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