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  • Bright Ideas Campaign – Employee Suggestion Program Use Our Bright Ideas Campaign to: Initiate a highly effective, high energy and motivating suggestion system Drive employee engagement Give your current suggestion program a shot-in-the-arm Target specific aspects of your business such as process improvement, safety, employee retention, cost reduction or customer satisfaction Identify ways to cut costs Improve communication Increase worker motivation and employee engagement Get 100% participation from ...
  • Zappos | Creating a Great Place to Work As the economy rebounds businesses are focusing on making their organizations better places to work.  They are realizing if employees and managers are unhappy, they are going to leave.  Pay and benefits are important, but many people are choosing happiness, meaningful work and job satisfaction as the most important criteria as to whether ...
  • Baby Boomer Generation Versus Generation X and Y “Generation Y and X” Many good employees are quitting traditional organizations because the older workforce does not know how to manage them properly. I recently worked with the U.S. Army who is experiencing a severe retention problem. Highly skilled Generation X junior officers and enlisted soldiers are leaving in droves. The lure of higher paying civilian jobs is ...
  • Good Bosses Make Good Employees One morning at the airport, I overheard an employee talking about her new boss. ?He i?s a nice guy,? she said. ?He makes me feel good about working here.? Like many employees, this young woman is more influenced by her boss’s soft skills than his technical skills. His interpersonal skills were what mattered most: ...
  • Retain Winning Talent With Internal Promotion Internal Promotions Help Retain Top Talent Did you know that 85% of the global workforce considers themselves to be on the job market? According to LinkedIn’s Talent Trends 2014 study, these candidates are either actively searching for or passively open to the prospect of leaving their current job in the dust. What does that ...
  • Take Our New Workplace Stress Report | Complimentary Beta Reports We are providing you 2 or more complimentary reports to use either on yourself, your organization or your clients. Over the years, you’ve come to rely on us for our individual and organizational assessments to address the issues at play in the workplace. As we continue to listen to the needs of the marketplace ...
  • What Is a DISC Assessment? | Understanding Human Behavior Communication is a difficult task in any situation, but especially in the workplace. We work to strike this balance of not becoming too personal with employees that might lead to favoritism or you being taken advantage of, but getting to know them well enough to work with them. To know how to best communicate ...
  • Top 25 Companies for Pay and Perks (USA Today) The top 25 companies for pay and perks Casey Kelly-Barton, The Motley Fool Source: USA Today On Friday, Glassdoor released its first report on the top 25 companies for compensation and benefits. The results are based on a year’s worth of verified feedback from U.S. employees who use the career community website. Pay is a hot ...
  • How to Tackle U.S. Employees’ Stagnating Engagement by Susan Sorenson and Keri Garman According to a Gallup article “Since the financial meltdown of 2008 and the recession that followed, the American workforce has struggled to adapt to an uncertain economic climate. Sluggish growth, persistently high unemployment, and sharp spending cuts by businesses and consumers alike have taken a toll. Though the state of ...
  • Employee Retention Articles Employee Retention Articles Employee Motivation Articles Employee Retention Tools and Resources Visit our extensive library of employee retention books, tools, training programs and fact sheets addressing employee retention, employee turnover and job satisfaction. Retention resources Employee Retention Workshop Click here for information on our training workshop
  • Developing leaders | Deloitte University Press | Global Human Capital Trends 2015 Leadership is the engine that drives successful organizations. Why are we falling behind? According to a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report: GLOBAL organizations today must navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources. In this new world of work, the barriers between work ...
  • Growing Gap Between Millennials and Employers The New Employee Mindset™ & What It Means for the Future As the Millennial Generation (or Gen Y) ages, they are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. They are moving into positions of responsibility and becoming more valuable to their employers. Growing Gap between Expectations and Offerings Unfortunately, there is a growing gap between Millennial expectations ...
  • 5 Tips for Raising Morale at the Office Greet each morning with a productive, optimistic workforce or a huge absenteeism rate — as an employer, the choice is yours. It’s the level of morale in your office that decides just how efficient your employees are willing to be. Addressing associate’s wants and needs, even if you can’t immediately fulfill them, goes ...
  • 10 Shocking Statistics About Employee Engagement The 2015 Deloitte Millennial Survey, Deloitte, January, 2015 2015 CEO Challenge Conference Board Report, The Conference Board, 2015 The New Rules of Engagement  The Hay Group, 2014 Predictions for 2014 – Building a Strong Talent Pipeline  Josh Bersin, December 2013 Defining Employee Engagement Wikipedia Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report  June 2013 Gallup’s 2012 Q12 Meta-Analysis Summary Gallup’s 2012 Q12 Meta-Analysis ...
  • DISC Certification Seals DISC Certification Seals for Graduates of Chart Your Course International’s DISC Certification Program. Check to see if your name is listed on our DISC Graduates page. Our DISC training workshop helps individuals understand each other better and appreciate the unique differences each person brings to the workplace. DISC workshop participants leave the seminar energized and ready ...
  • 16 Employee Recognition Ideas That Motivate Teamwork   Employee recognition is an important element of good management.  Here are several different recognition ideas that keep people fired up and motivated at work. Only A Fool Would Work Here This Long: Alaska Sealife Center has an Employee Anniversary recognition lunch on April Fool’s Day. Everyone is invited, and they recognize employees in five-year ...
  • Riverside Auto Group: A Roadmap to Improved Customer Service, Employee Engagement and Increased Profits Many chief executives and corporate boards recognize they need to alter or even drastically reshape their corporate culture, but few follow through and benefit from the successful transformation they envisioned. But a recent Chart Your Course International project led by Greg Smith and Patricio Porras not only achieved success for Riverside Auto Group ...
  • How We Can All Contemplate The Future Of The Workplace HOW WILL WE THINK ABOUT STRESS, GAINING KNOWLEDGE, AND SOFT SKILLS IN THE COMING YEARS? BY BILL J. BONNSTETTER Throughout my 30 years in the human behavioral assessment industry, I’ve spent countless hours researching soft skills and behavioral styles, motivators, and emotional intelligence—some of the things that makes individuals unique. It’s become clear to me just ...
  • Building the Tallest Tower Team Building Exercise This is great team building exercise that is suitable for teenagers in class rooms to adults in workplace settings.  I have used this exercise in dozens of team building workshops I have conducted over the years. This exercise encourages creative problem solving through teamwork. Directions: Divide everyone into groups of 4 to 8 people. The goal of ...