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Work Resolutions: Meaningful Connections in 2019

Think about this truism: employees join companies and leave managers. Have you ever joined a great company, excited about growth opportunities, benefits, and/or perks of the job only to find yourself looking for a new job because you and your manager couldn’t seem to find an effective working relationship?
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Announcing Activate Human Capital Group!

Activate Human Capital Group would like to announce the next evolution of a successful trio:  Melissa Ortiz, Emily Killham, and Jennifer Simpson. Combined, this team offers nearly 40 years experience partnering with clients to deploy and continually improve their efforts related to Employee Engagement, Customer Engagement, and Strengths-Based Development.
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Not All Employee Engagement Surveys are Created Equal

A recent study by Bersin & Associates estimates that $720 million is spent by organizations each year to improve employee engagement. While this trend is encouraging for those in the engagement business, there is no guarantee that all of those dollars are being spent on the right kind of engagement surveys. How do you know if a survey is right for your company? Your engagement consultant should be able to tie survey results back to business performance, quantitativel...
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4 Elements of Great Management Training Program

A four-step management training program that begins and ends with measuring employee engagement and includes tactical steps to help participants better manage and lead their teams.
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Inside Out Personal Branding (IOPB): using Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 and 360Reach

Texas A&M University's professor Paul S. Busch and Scott W. Davis recently published an article for the Marketing Education Review titled, "Inside Out Personal Branding (IOPB): Using Gallup Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 and 360Reach". The article’s two main objectives are: to present an evidence-based approach to developing the self-awareness component of a personal brand, and to analyze the impact of the assignment on student learning outcomes.
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The Dangerous Truth About Safety

From the first prehistoric hunter to employ someone as saber-toothed tiger bait to today's modern leadership issues, we have learned two big lessons. Employee safety has clearly (and mercifully) become more important. People who don't like their job probably don't do a very good job. 
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Turnover Costs are More Than You Think

Most will calculate about 60% of the person's salary and some training to determine their cost of turnover. When was the last time you calculated the other costs such as lower Productivity & Product Quality + lower Employee Morale + lower Customer Service and Profit Margin + lower Return on Investment for Marketing?
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Linking Engagement and Profitability

The Harvard Business Review recently published an article called "Putting the Service-Profit Chain to Work". This article does an excellent job explaining the linkage between leadership, employee engagement, customer retention, and profitability...
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What’s Your Strategic Plan in 2017 to Retain Employees?

If your company has compensation right -- and your managers are trained to drive engagement daily in a performance-based culture – Happy New Year! If not, check out this article published by PayScale Human Capital that discusses compensation best practices for 2017. This report identifies numerous reason that employees leave companies – and surprise, they have very little to do with compensation.
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Get to Know Everything DiSC®

Everything DiSC is not a test, it's a personality assessment. This research-validated model helps you understand yourself and others, saving you time, energy, and money. Better employee communication means efficiency on both individual and company levels. This video demonstrates the power of Everything DiSC and the impact it can bring to your company.
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