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The World of Engagement Research

Published: Aug 11, 2015

A critical element of Enterprise Engagement involves studying the diverse audiences and specific engagement levers that need to be addressed in order to understand the facts behind certain key assumptions. Research plays a major role in that effort. ... [ read more ]

"It's Always About the Boss"

Engagement doesn’t just happen, and in most organizations frontline management has a lot to do with the success - or failure - of an organization's engagement efforts. Recent research from the Gallup organization on employee disengagement ... [ read more ]

"Leveraging Excellence"

Anderson’s thirty-five employees are young, technologically savvy, professionals between the ages of 25-45. Most are married with children and, as a group, the staff tries to maintain a fair balance between work, family, and community involvement. The “Leveraging Excellence” program was designed to motivate positive changes in employee behavior that would improve each employee’s knowledge, increase their performance, and thus, contribute directly to their own success, as well as their organization’s success. ... [ read more ]

7 Steps to Measure and Build Engagement: How to Keep Line Managers Interested and Involved

Published: Mar 15, 2012

Employee surveys have the potential to help companies understand the relationship between human capital and the bottom line. Yet, if not managed carefully, surveys may fail to realize their potential as strategic organizational tools. Why? Because many organizations are successful in designing reasonable questionnaires, generating high participation rates and gathering a lot of good information. But where survey processes most commonly break down is in the “hand off” between a survey team, perhaps working with the assistance of an outside consultant, and line managers throughout the organization.... [ read more ]

A Trip to Remember - Video Wins Telly Award

USMotivation produced a documentary-style video to capture trip highlights, South African scenery, and participant reflections during the trip. Shortly after participants returned home from their unforgettable experience, the video diary was mailed to their homes as a keepsake of their South African safari, and Cape Town odyssey. ... [ read more ]

AEIS - Max! Employee Reward & Recognition Program

American Express Incentive Services (AEIS) needed a short, catchy, and memorable way to link recognition with high performance and to convey the value that it places on its people. The Max! employee recognition program was developed to create and enhance a high performance culture, and was based on the premise that the Max!-imum performance of AEIS employees is worthy of Max!–imum recognition. The Max! Employee Reward & Recognition Program is personified via Max!, a graphic character who embodies the spirit of a champion. The custom-designed, blue-skinned superhero dons a red cape and tie and carries a briefcase in his quest for superior performance. He's helped along the way by AEIS peers, supervisors, and officers who know the value of recognizing and rewarding achievement. ... [ read more ]

Again...Less Than 30% of Employees Are Actively Engaged

Published: Feb 23, 2015

Avatar Solutions recently announced the results of its annual analysis of employee engagement levels in the U.S., finding that only 29.2% of employees surveyed were "Actively Engaged," 58.8% were "Partially Engaged" and 12% were "Actively Disengaged." ... [ read more ]

Allied Waste "Dedicated to Safety" Rewards Program

Most of Allied Waste’s 20,000 safety-sensitive workforce either drive or work on trucks. These employees range in age from 20 to 60 and are predominantly male. They had little or no computer access at work. A large percentage of the workforce spoke Spanish as their first language. The industry as a whole is prone to workplace accidents and safety violations. Allied Waste needed to promote safe work behaviors and reinforce safety training and was looking for new ways to reach their audience. ... [ read more ]

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 136 U.S. chapters and 26 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.... [ read more ]

An Apple Theme Is ''Successful To The Core''

Each employee received a T-shirt imprinted with the company's core values and philosophies, an apple stress ball, and a behavior profile describing the "Successful to the Core" ideals. Employees were then asked to nominate fellow workers who exhibited these core values. The names were placed in an apple suggestion box. Nominees received wooden apples, and their pictures were displayed on a bulletin board labeled "Apple of Our Eye." Every quarter, one nominated employee was presented with an acrylic apple by the division head. ... [ read more ]

Anatomy of a Successful Incentive Travel Program

This recently conducted analysis by The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF)of one company's long-standing use of travel awards as a motivational tool shows that such incentives have a clear, measurable and positive impact on corporate culture and employee performance, as well as a broader "ripple effect" on the economy of the region where an incentive travel program (ITP) is held.

Overall, the study concluded that the importance of these programs should not be undervalued; their impact and their value reach well beyond the typical event timeline. Earners of the incentive travel program are far from the only beneficiaries of the program. The sponsoring company, the destination and the suppliers all receive significant benefits as well.

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Arby's Engages Employees in Brand Growth

Published: Nov 4, 2015

There’s a spirit of energy at Arby's, where new CEO Paul Brown and his team are bringing innovation to products and services, as well as employee and franchisee relations. Coming off 18 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, Arby's is considered a star in the industry, rivaling (and even outpacing) the success of Chipotle. ... [ read more ]

At Last, A Real Way to Measure ROI

A study designed to determine which aspects of selling respond to incentive travel and how that response can be measured. Researchers surveyed 1,800 subscribers of Meetings and Incentive Travel magazine and 3,000 members of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association. To present an in-depth picture of incentive travel, and to provide a practical template for determining program ROI, the authors made a point of recording views of both the people who win the awards and those executives who allocate the money to fund them. ... [ read more ]

AtlantiCare Creates an Engagement Roadmap

Published: Oct 18, 2012

This healthcare provider goes out of its way to make sure that employees understand how their individual efforts contribute to the achievement of organizational goals... [ read more ]

Baruch College Professor Sees Big Promise for Analytics in Enterprise Engagement

Published: Jun 21, 2016

Few people in academia better understand the convergence of analytics and Enterprise Engagement than Charles Scherbaum, Associate Professor of Psychology at Baruch College and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Scherbaum, an early contributor to the Enterprise Engagement Alliance curriculum on analytics... [ read more ]

Best Practices in Assessing Employee Engagement

Published: Jul 27, 2012

“Research Has Clearly and Consistently Proved the Direct Link Between Employee Engagement, Customer Satisfaction and Revenue Growth.” ~ Harvard Business Review, 2000 If there ever was a true debate around the linkage between employee engagement and organizational success, that debate has long since ceased.... [ read more ]

Brand Activation Association

The Brand Activation Association has a broad focus on all the disciplines required to activate a brand's strategy, from creative strategies to measurement, on topics from omni-channel marketing to experiential marketing and social media. BAA builds on its membership knowledge base, spanning expertise in strategy through activation, and across all touch points.... [ read more ]

Building Bonanza

To encourage current members to recruit new members, Meeting Professionals Internaltional used a construction-themed reward program with three travel awards as top prizes.... [ read more ]

CA Short Fox Business Feature on Engagement

Published: Sep 14, 2015

CA Short, a leading recognition firm based in Shelby, NC, sponsored a 15-minute program on World Wide Business, hosted by successful entrepreneur and business personality Kathy Ireland, that focused on the concept of engagement and CA Short's role in this emerging field. ... [ read more ]

Checkers/Rally's Hi-Performance Super Human Crew Contest

Checkers/Rally’s joined forces with a report-card-carrying super-sleuth who possessed the authority to issue Speeding Tickets. These Speeding Tickets transformed to prizes, which were sourced by GDM, and prizes were to produce employee retention and rising sales. ... [ read more ]

ClickRewards Spur Use Of Online Programs

Cisco began by converting order processing from manual to electronic. In the past, customers faxed orders to Cisco, which sometimes resulted in errors. With the use of Netcentives' online ordering program, order forms became 70% more accurate. ... [ read more ]

Destination Points Encourage New Business, Teamwork

Points accumulated with each new transaction; double points were awarded to employees who met or exceeded their goals. Branch managers earned points based on the banking office's total performance. If the office met its goal, everyone's points doubled. This encouraged teamwork. ... [ read more ]