Employers Group Blog Connection

Making a Difference

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Dec 12, 2011

By: Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: motivating employees, development, workplace

Wellness & Engagement

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Nov 29, 2011

By: Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: workplace, leadership, engagement, wellness, employee

The Gold Standard of Workforce Engagement

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Nov 17, 2011

By:  Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: Employer, motivating employees, value-add, employee retention, workplace, management, employee relationship, employee, workplace benefits, retaining employees, rewarding employees

Make 2012 The Year to Break Free of Fear

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Nov 16, 2011

 

Executive Next Practices Forum
 
Connect  Collaborate  Innovate

Breaking the FEAR Barrier

Special Presentation by GALLUP author Tom Rieger
(NOTE: All registered attendees receive a copy of this new book)

Tom Rieger and guest C-Level executives from Bank of America, Qualcomm, Parsons, Time Warner, and others will examine how poor decision making, territorial thinking and outdated allegiance to past practices are crippling creativity, employee engagement, growth and organizational synergy. Working from his recently published book attendees will learn:

  • How to identify and remove organization barriers to productivity, synergy and growth.

  • Why customer service and satisfaction actually declines as internal customer service policies increase.

  • 3 key steps to take now to remove organization silos and prevent "internal empire building".

This highly interactive session will examine new strategies and approaches to decision making, process reviews, collaboration and cross functional team innovation/effectiveness. 2012 will be the year with NO FEAR!

Register today at one of two southern California events:

Date:  Tuesday, December 6
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be served)
Location:  Taco Bell World Headquarters
1 Glen Bell Way - Executive Conference Center
Irvine, CA 92618 
Cost: $65 (on or before November 30) / $95 (thereafter)
Visit: www.regonline.com/oc-december to register. 

 
Date:  Wednesday, December 7
Time: 7:30 -9:30 a.m. (Breakfast will be served)
Location: Pepperdine/Graziadio School of Business & Management
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 
Cost: $65 (on or before November 30) / $95 (thereafter)
Visit: www.regonline.com/la-december to register. 
 

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Topics: workplace, human resources, management, best practices, business

Workforce Engagement is Personal

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Oct 25, 2011

By:  Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: motivating employees, employee retention, workplace, management, employee

Employee Onboarding: Tools for Success

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Oct 11, 2011

By:  Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: motivating employees, workplace, employee relationship, employee

An HR Embarassment

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Oct 6, 2011

During the last couple of months, I’ve been helping two friends in their attempts to find gainful employment and seeing the HR roadblocks they are running into along the way.
Both are attorneys, with excellent work history, references, and a clear cut picture of what they can provide to an organization. When I started helping them out, I was impressed with how quickly each of them updated their resumes, polished their LinkedIn profile, and amped up their networking activities. I knew it would take them a while to find a job, as they each are in the high-earner bracket, but I figured it wouldn’t be too terribly difficult for them to at least start getting some interviews.

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Topics: workplace, human resources, Recruiting

Steps to Building Trust at Work

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Sep 27, 2011
By:  Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com
Trust is one of the many things that is critical to creating an engaged workforce.
The following list identifies a few things that must be present in the work place to support an environment of trust:
  • Information will be shared freely.
  • Information will not be used as power and withheld; it will be shared for mutual gain.
  • Diversity and difference of opinions will be welcomed and encouraged.
  • Healthy debate will be appreciated and used to get to the best answer.
  • Everyone will be appreciated for her or his contribution.
  • Expectations will be crisp and clear. There will be no ambiguity about what is expected and disagreements can be discussed and resolved.
  • Commitments made will be commitments kept.
  • Ownership of issues will be the norm.
  • The messenger will not be shot; bad news will be dealt with in a positive way.
  • Management’s words will be believable.
  • Communication will be open and go in both directions easily.
  • The environment will be predictable.

Without trust you cannot achieve sustained excellence. Without trust there will be no risk taking and everybody will be covering his or her backside.
It is impossible to reach out and grab the future when your hands are covering your butt.
 

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Topics: workplace, management, employee relationship, employee

Who Needs a Coach and How do you Choose One?

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Sep 19, 2011

By:  Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: value-add, development, workplace, leadership, management, employee relationship, employee

Less Stress = More Growth & Profitability

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Sep 12, 2011

Wondering what impact stress has on your employees?  It should come as no big surprise the less an employee is stressed, the greater the chances are that they will be more productive while at work.

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Topics: employee retention, workplace, benefit package, employee relationship, employee, workplace benefits, rewarding employees