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Engagement Driver #4- Development Opportunities

Our prior article “What Drives Engagement?” listed the top 10 engagement drivers. Three areas impact employee perceptions of available development and career opportunities (category 4): 1. Enjoy challenging work assignments that broaden skills 2. Improved my skills and capabilities over the last year 3. Have excellent career advancement opportunities Many people are comfortable and happy […]

Study Finds 10 Key Competencies for High Performers

The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) analyzed performance based on information from more than 20,000 managers and their employees (40 organizations across the globe). They found 10 competencies differentiated and identified “high performers” able to succeed in our volatile, changing “new work environment.” These competencies can be categorized into three key areas – adapting to […]

Are you helping your staff grow?

I have the spent the past few weeks having conversations with senior managers in a variety of small and mid-sized organizations, ranging in size from one with 7 employees to one with over 700. These conversations focus on how we can work together to assist their people to help these organizations achieve 2013 goals, but […]

Total Rewards #11- Opportunity for Advancement

The perception: “McJob- a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement” (Webster dictionary). But how wrong they are! The reality: According to a recent article by our firm’s founder Dr. Jerry Newman and McDonald’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Richard Floersch, McDonald’s actually has very high employee perceptions […]