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The Real Key to Employee Engagement Is Instant Values-Based Recognition

 

14,200,000. That’s how many results come up when you search for “employee engagement” on Google. 

As of late, there has been an explosion of interest when it comes to employee engagement. And, that’s with good reason. Reduced turnover rates, increased productivity, decreased safety incidents -- these are just a few of the benefits companies experience by focusing on employee engagement.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Instant Award Recognition, Employee Recognition Strategies, Culture of Engagement, Appreciation

How Do You Retain Top Millennial Talent? Employee Engagement Is Key

Killing department stores. Ruining beer sales. Putting avocados where they don’t belong. Millennials have been accused of doing a lot in recent years, but smart businesses realize the important role they play within their organization. While these companies would do anything to retain this top talent, they often find it challenging to do so. And, that’s because many organizations may be overlooking a key element – employee engagement.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Culture of Engagement

C.A. Short Company Announces Acquisition of Eagle Recognition

 

Today, I am excited to announce that C.A. Short Company has acquired an amazing organization from Tucker, GA -- Eagle Recognition. Eagle Recognition has aggressively invested in its Engagement Portal technology and has ownership in The Engagement Agency, a formal thought leadership organization for the engagement and recognition Industry. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Culture of Engagement

OPM Announce Federal Employee Engagement Rates Reach Six-Year High

A federal employee engagement level of 67%? That’s what the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) claims in the 2017 edition of their Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Acting Director Kathleen M. McGettigan was pleased to announce that engagement levels were at the highest they have been since 2011, but not everyone’s buying it. Before we get to that, let’s take a closer look at the survey itself.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Culture of Engagement, Public Sector

The Public Sector Thrives When Employees Are Engaged

When one thinks of employee engagement, their minds tend to drift towards hard hats, oil rigs and various accouterments of the private sector. However, for-profit organizations aren’t the only ones benefiting from employee engagement practices. Those in the public sector are also making huge gains by engaging and recognizing their employees. While there are far too many examples to list here, today’s blog will focus on two public institutes that have experienced said success, all from Creating a Culture of Engagement at their organization.  

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

Employee Engagement in the Coal & Mining Industry: Reduced Injuries, Increased Productivity

Being a coal miner is pretty hard work. The shifts are long, the job is tiring, and working conditions can be pretty dangerous. Still, day in and day out, these brave men and women go to work so that we can have the power we need to survive. And, considering the fact that nearly a third of the United States’ electricity is derived from coal, that’s a whole lot of men and women risking bodily harm, or far worse, just so we can keep the lights on.   

Although being a coal miner will always be a hard job filled with many dangers, there is a way to greatly improve working conditions and offer coal miners the level of safety they so rightfully deserve. We’ll get into HOW to achieve this a bit later in the article, but let’s first take a look at WHY working conditions are so unsafe.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

How Can We Increase Employee Engagement by Over 100%? Recognition Is Key

By this point, you’ve heard the statistics. 70% fewer safety incidents. 40% less defects. 21% higher profitability. Yes, we have seen it all before – employee engagement can transform your organization! The trick then becomes, HOW do you increase employee engagement as effectively as possible. New research points to a common sense approach that is often overlooked – recognition. 

But, if you really want to boost your employee engagement, you have to deliver recognition properly. Although the practice is simple in theory, a note that says “good job” just isn’t enough. Forbes outlines three critical recognition practices every organization should follow – receiving recognition, observing recognition, and giving recognition. Let’s breakdown each of these practices a little further. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Recognition Strategies, Employee Engagement Strategies, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement

From Fires to Fatalities: Why Engagement Matters to Water & Sewer Employees

When people think of the dangers involved in the Energy & Utilities industry, they usually envision collapsing mines or exploding oil rigs. Rarely do their minds drift to the Water & Sewer sector, but the truth is Water and Sewer employees face many on-the-job dangers as well. From fires to fatalities, accidents can -- and often do -- occur. 

Luckily, there is a way to minimize these risks. Today’s article will take a closer look at the challenges facing workers in the Water & Sewer sector, as well as steps companies can take to limit those challenges. Let’s get started.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Engagement, OSHA Compliant Safety Incentives, Culture of Engagement, Water and Sewer, Energy and Utilities

Green Energy Jobs Aren’t as Safe as You Think, But Employee Engagement Helps

Green energy workers are on a mission -- they’re not just trying to power the planet, they’re trying to protect the earth. But, as we’ve seen so often, saving the world can be, and often is, a very dangerous job.

In addition to facing many of the same obstacles as the traditional energy industry, those who work in and around renewable energy sources face new challenges, some of which aren’t even fully understood. This article will take a look at some of those dangers. But, more importantly, it will examine how to create a safer work environment regardless of what you’re working on, in, or with, all by leveraging the power of Safegagement™.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement, Green Energy Industry

Employee Engagement Makes the Oil & Gas Industry Safer, Reduces Fines

We know you work tirelessly to power America. We know you care about the well-being of your employees and their families. But, we also know how dangerous it can be to work in the Oil and Gas industry. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way – it’s possible for your company to reduce on-the-job injuries and fatalities, all the while increasing productivity and profits. But, how?

In short, by focusing on Safegagement™. We’ll discuss this in greater detail a bit later in this article, but let’s first look at a few trends we’ve observed in recent years.

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Topics: Safety, Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Employee Engagement Strategies, Boosting Productivity, Safegagement, Culture of Engagement, Oil & Gas Industry

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