The Motivation Gap: How to Keep a Multi-Generational Workforce Engaged

Inter-generational differences between Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y are especially pronounced in the workplace. It’s not hard to see why. The sheer range of communications styles, skill sets, aspirations, and values of different employees sitting side-by-side, confined within the...read more

Learn from other’s mistakes: customer service fail

We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a cable company, your phone company, an airline, etc. there’s most likely been a time where you’re put on hold for what seems like forever, then when you do reach someone you’re transferred to and from departments until you reach the person you actually need to...read more

5 Types of Employee Surveys (You Might Not Know About)

When you think about employee surveys most times you think about conducting surveys to understand employee satisfaction and engagement. However, there are many other types of employee surveys that you could be conducting to get a better understanding of all aspects of the employee lifecycle. These 5...read more

Cash for Culture: Would You Quit Your Job for $5,000?

Recently, Amazon made headlines for its unorthodox approach to tackling a challenge every company faces. It’s the question haunting senior management and human resources professionals everywhere: How do you find out which employees are bringing your company down and what can you do to stop them?...read more

Webinar Q&A: Crimes in Survey Design

Last Thursday, I hosted the Crimes in Survey Design webinar. We had many great questions come in that we unfortunately did not have time to get to, but have answered below! If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, the recording is available here. What is the ideal rating scale: 5...read more

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

Are Using the Right Test?

Testing 1,2,3, test, test.  Consumer and B2B market researchers, well actually researchers of all stripes and disciplines, are tasked with collecting data. Said data can be from transactions, a customer satisfaction survey, brand awareness tracker, or some other data collection method (e.g. analysis...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

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

HR Evolution: Getting Engagement & Loyalty

According to a recent LinkedIn poll, 44% of respondents said the top priority for their HR department over the next 12 months is employee engagement and loyalty. In my opinion, this is a pretty big deal—and quite the mentality shift! I'm encouraged by these poll results. But it certainly leads to...read more
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