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Employee Retention Challenges are the Result of Changing Labor Force Economics

Why Employee Retention and Hiring Plans Matter Now More Than Ever, Part I Organizations are benefiting from a stronger economy, and that’s good news overall. But leaders beware: you’re likely to face some daunting employee retention challenges in 2016—if you haven’t already. It’s time to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep […]

4 Ways For Improving Company Culture

How To Have A Great Workplace Culture Habitec Security’s president, John Smythe, was only 22 and just a few months out of college when he received a shocking phone call from his father. “Hey, I’ve been diagnosed with leukemia,” his dad said. “You need to come home and start learning some of this stuff.” The […]

The Sustainability of Results: Part II

Six Factors that Work Against Sustainable Solutions In a perfect world, organizations would address sustainability problems before they occur—and design conditions for sustainability from the beginning of an improvement effort. But as a senior vice president once said to me: Tom, I live in the real world where those preventive conditions just aren’t always possible. […]

Six Hard Facts Every CEO Needs to Know About Employee Engagement

by | January 29, 2016 | Employee Engagement, Retention

Part I: Disengaged Employees Cost You Money The war on talent. Lean organizations. Fierce competition. If you’re like most CEOs, you’re well aware of the challenges facing your business. You’ve tried quality. You’ve tried Lean Six Sigma. But in today’s environment, there’s only one sustainable competitive advantage. Employee engagement. Let’s start with a definition of […]

Fun Myths to Debunk Right Now

How to Develop Workplace Culture through Fun at Work So what challenges, roadblocks, and objections might you face when you are considering the development of employee culture through fun at work? Let’s tackle the most common objections we’ve seen in our experience in program development. They may be your own concerns, or the concerns of […]

A focus on workplace culture and company values yields bottom-line results

OC Auto Team Celebrates Eight Consecutive Years as a Top Workplace The first year John Patterson’s company participated in the Top Workplaces program, the survey results surprised him. He discovered that employees at his auto dealerships were not as engaged as he thought. “I place a real high priority on harmony,” said Patterson, who owns three […]

The Importance of Trust and Values in Workplace Culture

by | December 8, 2015 | Top Workplaces, Workplace Culture

Brand Expert Says Great Companies Put Values Ahead of Profits How do great companies create long-term success? Not by focusing on the balance sheet, a corporate brand expert says, but by improving people’s lives based on strong, shared values using workplace culture. “Great companies have an amazing opportunity to provide a lifelong impact on all […]

Employees live the dream with $100,000 bonuses

A company bonus is nice. A $100,000 bonus is life-changing. That’s the amount pocketed this year by employees of Hilcorp, a Houston-based, privately held oil and gas exploration and production company. They are living “Dream 2015,” a five-year incentive plan that offered a $100,000 cash award if the company doubled its production rate, reserves, and value. […]

Good Things Come to Companies that Invest in Culture

Inside Detroit’s Top Workplaces: Good Things Come to Companies that Invest in Culture When companies invest in employees who have good attitudes and who show effort, good things will follow, top business leaders in Detroit say. Find those people, motivate them, and keep them. Nearly 500 people heard that advice from Bill Emerson, CEO of […]

Domino’s CEO on the Importance of Taking Risks

by | December 1, 2015 | Employee Engagement, Top Workplaces

Domino’s CEO: Companies Need to Spend More Time Encouraging Employees to Take Risks Companies should spend more time encouraging employees to take risks, claims the CEO of Domino’s. “It makes it a lot more fun to work for a company that is trying things, that is doing things,” Patrick Doyle said at a Top Workplaces event […]