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Did You Know: It Costs More to Replace Employees Than to Retain Them?

Have you noticed more “Help Wanted” signs in your community? Here in Columbus more and more businesses are hiring, seeking a range of positions from entry level to highly skilled professionals. I hope the hiring is due to expanding employment, … Continue reading

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Did You Know: Employee Involvement Teams Help Keep Your Grass Green

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve read articles about the difficulty employers are experiencing trying to hire qualified workers. As the unemployment rate drops, so does the pool of employment candidates. This problem has some positive aspects. It’s a … Continue reading

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Business Leaders – Want to Make More Money? Keep Your Employees Happy!

What business does not want to make more money? Whether it is for themselves or their stockholders, business success is usually measured in the bottom line. Some traditional managers believe the way to accomplish this is by making employees feel … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement in Health Care? It is Becoming a Reality.

This week, we are beginning a series of entries about employee involvement in the health care industry. As health care has come under increased scrutiny, employee engagement has emerged as a way to improve delivery systems. I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Employee Involvement: Don’t Forget Your Supervisors

An article I read this week presented two interesting points about employee involvement: Employee surveys consistently show that the single most important factor in employee engagement is an employee’s relationship with his or her direct manager. In fact, employees don’t leave … Continue reading

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What Can Labor-Management Committees and Employee Involvement Teams Do? – Part 3

This week we continue our list of issues Labor-Management Committees and Employee Engagement Teams can resolve. While this list does not contain all of the concerns committees with which we have worked have confronted, it should give you an idea … Continue reading

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Employee of the Month

Last week, I stopped at a restaurant and saw something interesting. On a shelf behind the counter was their “Employee of the Month” award.  While I’ve seen these awards in a lot of organizations, this one was different. Instead of … Continue reading

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The Time for Employee Engagement is NOW!

Has your workplace discovered the benefits of engaging employees? If not, you are missing out on the opportunity to benefit from more highly motivated employees who share the joint commitment to improving your product or service. We have written about … Continue reading

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Do You Engage Employees During Meetings?

When I worked for another employer, we had regular staff meetings. I sat semi-patiently in these meetings to listen to the information we were being provided, even when it was the same information we had heard before. Input from the … Continue reading

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Employee Retention – Another Reason to Increase Employee Engagement

We’ve written several entries on employee engagement lately. We believe that engaged employees are a vital to world-class organizations, as they tend to be more committed to helping the organization achieve its vision. A recent article points out one of … Continue reading

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