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American Express 'Plenti' Program: Engagement as Green Stamps?

Published: Jul 29, 2015

Plenti is a new twist on the concept from American Express, but this program has little to do with its credit card product, because you don’t have to carry an American Express card to participate. Enrollment is open to anyone over 13, and can be done within minutes online or with an app. Points can be earned at hundreds of retailers by using... [ read more ]

Reward Gateway to Expand In U.S. With New Owner

Published: Jul 29, 2015

In yet another sign of growth in the emerging engagement business sector, Boston-based technology investment firm Great Hill Partners announced that it has agreed to purchase London-based Reward Gateway at a valuation of $217.6 million. Reward Gateway offers enterprise employee engagement software that claims to... [ read more ]

Modern Survey Releases Spring 2015 Engagement Whitepaper

Published: Jul 29, 2015

At a rate of over 30%, people managers across the U.S. report that they’re looking for opportunities elsewhere. What to do? Minneapolis-based Modern Survey recently released this and other pertinent data in a Spring 2015 engagement study whitepaper focusing on... [ read more ]

Marcus Evans 5th Annual Talent Management Canada - Sept. 23-24, 2015 - Toronto, ON (Event Concluded)

Published: Jul 22, 2015

This marcus evans event targets talent management as the backbone for organizational success. Heads of Talent, Human Resources, and Organizational Development will address holistic and persona-based trends for talent management, solidifying an organizational identity, progressive and competitive talent strategy, and an influential and engaging corporate culture.... [ read more ]

Is your reward program really engaging people?

Published: Jul 16, 2015

Tom McMullen, writing recently on the Hay Group blog, notes that a recent study of World@Work members found only 11% of organizations conduct a formal ROI assessment of their reward programs. However, 48% of respondents said they planned to more rigorously assess... [ read more ]

Finance Staff Struggle To Engage With Other Departments

Published: Jul 9, 2015

A recent study of CFOs by Robert Half Finance & Accounting has found that the greatest challenge for finance and accounting professionals is learning to interact with a variety of personalities when working with those in other departments. When asked, “Which one ... [ read more ]

Survey: Communication Remains Old School

Published: Jul 6, 2015

Most companies continue to use traditional tools to communicate with employees, according to a recent survey of more than 200 U.S. workers by theEmployeeapp, a mobile internal communications platform. They survey found that most companies aren’t using the communication tools most familiar to Millennial and Gen-X employees, which include smart phones and text messaging. ... [ read more ]

Recent Report Highlights Impact of Bad Bosses on Engagement

Published: Jul 2, 2015

A recent New York Times Sunday Review article entitled “Is Your Boss Mean?” written by researchers who have studied the subject, reported that mean and demeaning bosses not only make people miserable, they significantly affect the ability of employees to do their jobs correctly, as well as their willingness to share information, even when that information could help the organiza... [ read more ]

The Other Side of Corporate Social Responsibility

Published: Jul 1, 2015

Over the last 20 years, many organizations have adopted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives aimed at allocating some corporate profits and resources to address social, environmental, or other issues important to the community. In this recent TEDx talk entitled "The Social Responsibility of Business," Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at... [ read more ]

U.S. and China Lead the World in New Buckingham Employee Engagement Index

Published: Jun 29, 2015

The U.S. and China lead the world in employee engagement, according to a new standardized international employee engagement index created by the Marcus Buckingham Company. Called the StandOut Global Engagement Index (GEI), the report compares employee engagement in 13 countries. Spain and Argentina ranked lowest in employee engagement. The company claims that this is the first survey of its kind. “These findings point to two key themes in the state of engagement today... [ read more ]

Salesforce.com Enters Engagement Field

Published: Jun 2, 2015

A recent post on the EEA blog reports that Salesforce.com has released new human resources tools designed, as reported by Techcrunch, “to improve employee engagement.” Based on its announcement, these new technologies will enable companies to handle most routine human resources and benefits processes using various apps... [ read more ]

‘Motivation Europe Live’ Illustrates the Impact of Engagement

Published: Jun 2, 2015

The globalization of the rewards marketplace and the impact of the engagement movement on the rewards & recognition business were on display at Motivation Europe Live, held April 22-23 in London. Produced by the U.K.’s Incentive and Recognition magazine, the expo had about 50 exhibitors. Education consisted of presentations by leading figures in British business... [ read more ]

Female Bosses Are More Engaging Than Male Bosses

Published: Jun 1, 2015

Gallup Business Journal recently reported that employees who work for a female manager in the U.S. are actually more engaged, on average, than those who work for a male manager. However, only one in three (33%) working Americans say they currently have a female boss. Female managers themselves tend to be more engaged than male managers. Gallup finds that ... [ read more ]

Deloitte: Talent Drought Threatens Supply Chains

Published: May 29, 2015

Deloitte’s newly released 2015 Supply Chain Survey has found that only 45% of supply chain and 40% of procurement executives at U.S.-based global companies are “extremely” or “very” confident that their supply chain organizations have the competencies they need today. ... [ read more ]

Is Engagement a Behavior or an Outcome?

Published: May 28, 2015

Paul Hebert, VP of Solution Design at Symbolist and Social Media Editor for the EEA, recently blogged about a CVS study that highlights the results of experiments the company conducted to see what worked best to get people to quit smoking. The study showed greater behavior change when the subject was “penalized” by forfeiting money in addition to earning awards vs. simply earning a reward. Hebert notes that the net-net here is:... [ read more ]

Driving Engagement through Business Travel - Wed, May 6, 2015 2-3:00 PM EDT - Live Webinar (Event Concluded)

Published: Feb 24, 2015

The impact of well-designed incentive travel and other business travel– as compared to cash and merchandise incentives – appears to be increasing as both consumers and high performers seek tailored experiences over commodity goods aimed at the mass market. But extracting the greatest impact and ROI from investments in business travel requires more imagination and creativity than ever. Join experts from industry, Patty Pae and Sandra Daniel, along with the EEA’s Curriculum Chair, Allan Schweyer, as they discuss and demonstrate the practices, trends and innovations in better business and incentive travel design. ... [ read more ]

Bridging the Gap: Trade Show Engagement - Wed, Jun 3, 2015 2– 3:00 PM EDT - Live Webinar (Event Concluded)

Published: Feb 24, 2015

The problem with trade shows today is the disconnect between organizers, attendees and exhibitors – each seeks something different and none really gets what it wants. Trade shows must evolve to emphasize Content, Community and Connection? But we need massive change. We have to eliminate barriers and reimagine the artificial separation of speakers, providers and exhibitors. A new approach emphasizing genuine content is required. Join industry veteran Bob Hughes and Allan Schweyer as they discuss trade show engagement 2.0.... [ read more ]