Cautious Commerce: How Crisis Changed the Employee Experience

As we move past the early reactive response period to the coronavirus pandemic, companies eager to shift into recovery mode first need to stop and ask one critical question: "What does this mean for our employees?

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement

Culture Recommendations From a Long-Time Remote Worker

Posted by Bill Petti

Despite being on my current team for a year and a half, I’ve never felt closer to my colleagues until the last few months. Previously, I was the lone remote worker. Today, everyone is working remote due to COVID-19, which evens the playing field in terms of team building activities.

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience

Companies Prioritizing the Employee Experience During a Pandemic

Posted by Libby Randolph

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States and across the globe, retail stores are closing, restaurants are either closing or limiting operations to take-out or curbside pick-up, and many companies are shifting to a remote workplace. 

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Topics: Employee Experience

6 Insights to Make the Most of Your Performance Reviews

Posted by Matt Stolpe

With the bulk of survey season behind us, soon Maritz employees, managers and executives will be participating in the performance feedback sessions that will lay the road map for our next fiscal year.

This is an incredible learning and feedback opportunity for our organization. We have the chance to reflect on our successes and failures, our individual strengths and weaknesses, and lay the foundation for a better future. With that in mind, we’d like to impart some valuable insights that will help you make your feedback sessions more impactful.

The kernels of these suggestions come from Maritz Motivation and MHI Board Member John Schweig. In addition to serving on our board for eight years now, John led an organization of thousands as president of Grainger International and today chairs two other corporate boards.

We hope you keep the following recommendations in mind as you enter your performance review sessions in the coming weeks.

1. Performance and Potential

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Topics: Employee Experience, Engage Employees

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Company Culture

HR professionals today are more than familiar with the concept of corporate or organizational culture. You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t. Executives openly ask if they have the right culture in place to meet their goals. Merger and acquisition analysts spend countless hours looking at how a new purchase will affect the corporate culture. A Google search for “organizational culture” brings back 12 million hits. Type in “corporate culture” and you get 48 million.  

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement

What to Look For in an Employee Engagement Platform

We’ve been discussing the content from our latest ebook — “Go From Data to Direction: Defining an Employee Engagement Platform for the Modern Workforce” — over the past week. So far, we’ve covered the three challenges facing employee engagement today. Today, we’ll discuss what features you should expect from your employee engagement solution. Let’s jump in!

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Topics: Employee Experience Platform, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Strategy, Data Science, Retain Employees, Optimization, Technology, Engage Employees

10 ways to take care of your employee engagement and company culture

10 guaranteed, foolproof, effortless ways to take care of your employee engagement and company culture once and for all. Or not.

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Topics: Culture, Recognition, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Engage Employees

The little things you say and do

“If you want one thing too much, it’s likely to be a disappointment,” declares Augustus McRae in Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. “The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds, and buttermilk…a sip of whisky of an evening…”

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Topics: Culture, Recognition, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Engage Employees

The Employee Experience Defined: Shifting Away From Employee Engagement

Many people in what we’ll call the employee industry believe that we’re shifting from the days of employee engagement to employee experience. We believe that ourselves, and what’s more, fully endorse it as a positive development. It’s a pertinent topic, but we can discuss the hows and whys another day.

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Topics: Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Strategy, Engage Employees

Your Culture Under a Microscope: Diagnose

Posted by Mollie Lombardi

Editor's Note: Today we welcome our guest, Mollie Lombardi. This is the first in a 3 part series about workplace culture under a microscope. Next, check out part 2, Your Culuture Under A Microscope: Align

The word “culture” when it comes to workplace communities can have many different expectations and definitions.  But while it’s a concept that’s hard to define, it’s very easy to feel. Whether or not we have the words to describe it, every society, group or workplace has a culture that deeply influences the behaviors and outcomes of everything that each entity tries to accomplish. So, what do we do to harness the power of culture, while we simultaneously struggle to define it?

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Topics: Culture, Employee Experience, Employee Engagement, Retain Employees, Evaluation, Engage Employees

 

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