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

Employee Retention is the New Black

When the word retention comes to mind we often turn to customer retention first. After all, retention management programs are a key component to successful growth of the customer base. However, as the economy continues to slowly move out of the depths, another version of retention is becoming...read more

5 Benefits of Online Employee Surveys to Improve Your Small Business

Not long ago, I learned some startling statistics: The loyalty of employees who work for small businesses has dropped by almost 20% since 2008, and currently stands at a paltry 50%. Although I have never experienced any serious turnover in my own venture, I decided to take preemptive action by...read more

Happy National Employee Health and Fitness Day

Today marks National Employee Health and Fitness day! This annual event occurs the third Wednesday of every May and is dedicated to encourage physical activity in the workplace. Though it’s only recognized once a year, it’s important for businesses to realize that instituting health and wellness...read more

8 Easy Steps to Grow Your Business

Do you sometimes feel like you’ve exhausted all ideas for increasing your customer base? Or like you’re reinventing the wheel over and over again with little return? What’s the secret to winning new customers in such a competitive marketplace? How do you stand out among the rest and continue to...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

The [Employee] Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestselling book The Happiness Project, recently sat down with OPEN Forum contributor Barry Moltz to talk about her experience learning to make her own happiness. While Rubin's book explores many methods of achieving personal happiness, her findings can also be applied...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

5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses

Inc., a website dedicated to helping small businesses flourish, recently published the top qualities great bosses have that can motivate their employees to work hard and grow their business. Jeff Haden cites these five characteristics that a remarkable boss should embody: Develop every employee: ...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
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