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Employee Engagement: The Dividends

This guest video blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

This video illuminates the myriad dividends that come with building a culture of world-class employee engagement, not the least of which are great talent attraction, retention, creativity, innovation, productivity, customer service, and ethical behavior.  Is your organization reaping all of these benefits?  Find out.

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Tips for Awesome Onboarding

MyVeryFirstDayThis guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

I was recently honored to conduct a SHRM webinar sponsored by Jellyvision called The 8 Tips for Awesome Onboarding. With 5,000 registrants, it was one of the most well attended webinars in SHRM history.  I was also excited to learn that attendee feedback ranked high enough to place us in the top 5% of all webinars.  Thanks to everyone who logged in to watch!  If you missed it, you can watch the archive here.  (If you don’t have a SHRM membership, you can sign up for free.)

I thought I would share with you and your team some of the questions and answers that came at the end of the webinar:

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The Language of Employee Engagement

lingoengagementThis guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

Stanford professor Bernard Roth says purging two phrases from your vocabulary can make you more successful in work and life.  Roth, who is also the Academic Director for Stanford’s Hasso Plattner School of Design, recently released a new book called The Achievement Habit, in which he suggests that a couple of linguistic changes can help you achieve greater success.  His suggestions and exercises are in direct parallel with the positive philosophies that are most effective when building employee engagement.

Two of the easiest vocabulary changes are as follows:

  1. Replace “but” with “and”

You might say, “I want to go out for dinner, but I have a lot of work to do.” With Roth’s insightful reasoning, you can now say, “I want to go out for dinner, and I have work to do.”
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7 Traits of Engaged and Successful Salespeople

engagedsalespeopleThis guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

During one of my 79 keynote presentations last year, I was asked to describe the most important traits of engaged and successful salespeople.  It was a great question that prompted me to interview hundreds of stellar salespeople and sales leaders over several months.

The results came back with great uniformity and centered on seven key attributes:

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What Employee Engagement Means to Recruiters & The Staffing Industry

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent with recruiters and staffing firms each year by companies trying to attract top talent to empty positions.  The obvious hope on the companies’ part is that the recruiters will find the perfect person for the position and that that new hire remains full engaged in the years to come.  A natural question posed by the people holding the purse strings for recruiting spend is:  Are we getting our money’s worth?

I was invited to do a keynote presentation at the 25th Annual Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum later this month to answer that exact question in my address.

Many recruiters are frustrated with trying to justify their fees to their existing and potential clients to understand the value of measuring and building Employee Engagement.  They are not alone.  I’ve talked to thousands of staffing managers and recruiters people who are at their wits end trying to justify the cost of recruiting fees.

The well-researched statistics below will give you great fodder for enlightening the naysayers and turning them into passionate believers in the value of Employee Engagement.

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Why Culture Still Eats Strategy for Breakfast (and maybe lunch as well)

CultureEatsStrategyThis guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

Peter Drucker nailed it years ago when he spoke those famous words.

In the last year, there were two thorough studies released showing employee engagement and culture topping the list as the number one challenge for organizations worldwide, one by the Society for Human Resource Management and the other by Deloitte.  An overwhelming 87% of respondents believe engagement and culture were “important,” with 50% declaring the problem as “very important.” Furthermore, the “very important” responses doubled from two years prior.  Fully two-thirds of the HR respondents said they are currently updating their engagement and retention strategies, for good reason.1

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The Easiest Way To Influence Employee Engagement

This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

Below is the first video of a series of tips for managers and employees on how to reach best-in-class levels of employee engagement. It reveals the single most important way to positively influence employee engagement as well as some of the best practices on that key driver of engagement.

If you are as passionate about employee engagement as I am, then you will definitely will want to share these with your team:

http://kevinsheridanllc.com/2015/12/the-easiest-way-to-influence-employee-engagement/

 

This guest video blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.

Kevin Sheridan is an Internationally-recognized Key-Note Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of employee engagement.   He spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, helping some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long- overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement.  His book, “Building a Magnetic Culture,” made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.  He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers. 

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior.  He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies. Kevin can be reached via email at kevin@kevinsheridanllc.com, on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinsheridan1 and on twitter @kevinsheridan12. His webpage is www.kevinsheridanllc.com.