Month: March 2019

Employee Engagement is Not Enough: Three Simple Ways to Gut Check for Cohesion

Most HR publications and educational conference agendas are packed with commentary about the importance of employee engagement. The disconnect is when organizational leaders think engagement is simply a form of commitment. Fostering engagement—which includes employees being committed to successful results of the company—requires creating an environment where teamwork thrives and value abounds. This type of …

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Talent Retention: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Talent Retention efforts can rapidly have the most impact on a company’s bottom line, and leadership is finally recognizing that retention efforts begin even before an employee is formally hired. Why? Because engagement is an outcome of cohesion. When leaders recognize that cohesion drives engagement, they can proactively incorporate pre-hiring activities for a head start …

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Calling Off the Engagement: Why Engagement Is Out and Cohesion Is In

“Engagement” is the most commonly misused term in current management circles.  More often, unsuspecting organizational leaders do not even know this is happening. Unfortunately, a myopic focus on engagement as the solution to employee retention has actually lulled employers into misguided thinking. Whether intentional or not, employers have been led to believe if they describe …

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