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Posted by Insightlink on 07/16/13
A Better Motivator Than Money
What Is the Secret to Employee Motivation?
A recent study by the McKinsey Group highlights what we've been saying for years. When it comes to motivating employees, financial incentives are not the most effective tool. In survey after survey, we've found that regular recognition and appreciation matters most to employees.
Why is it then that so many organizations fail at this relatively easy (and pretty much free) strategy for motivating and engaging their workforce? It all comes down to ineffective managers who misplace their focus on what means most to employees.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 07/11/13
Why You Should Offer an Employee Morale Survey
Have you ever offered an employee morale survey at your business? If not, you may not realize the value of these kinds of surveys. The morale of your workers will reflect in their productivity – if they are not happy, they are not going to be as productive. That is where a survey can help you. Through a survey, you can find out exactly how your workers are feeling about your business. If they are unhappy, you can find out why, making it easier for you to make necessary changes.
If they are perfectly happy with their jobs, you can find out why, to ensure that you keep them happy. Knowing how your workers feel about your business operations, as well as their personal jobs, is the best way to stay on track for success. You want your workers to feel proud of their jobs. You want them to take pride in the tasks they perform. When your employees are proud, they work harder. They want to see your business succeed because they care about it.
If your workers could not care less about their jobs or your business, they are only going to do the bare minimum required – and that is not going to help your business succeed. If you are ready to find out how your workers feel about their jobs, as well as their boss (YOU), it is time to give them a morale survey. You need to uncover the truth in order to make any needed changes – and Insightlink Communications is here to help you uncover that truth.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 07/11/13
How to Avoid Disengaged Employees
Have Your Employees Lost Their Drive?
If you have recently noticed that your employees seem to be less interested in their jobs, it may be time to take a survey of your employees. The wants and needs of employees can change over time. If too many become disengaged, those feelings can lead to lower productivity. In addition, these employees often don't hide their feelings, so that can negatively impact the morale of those around them. When your employees are no longer happy with their jobs and their duties, they often either leave or, even worse, become "quit and stay" employees. This can be extremely detrimental to the success of your organization.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 07/11/13
Employee Satisfaction Survey Questions Help Continue the Cycle of Success
If you are thinking about having your employees
take a satisfaction survey, you have come to the right place. Insightlink
Communications is a leader in the satisfaction survey industry. We specialize
in providing our clients with surveys that are geared toward uncovering the
truth – even if the truth is not always pretty. Our employee satisfaction
survey questions are in-depth analyses of each employee’s thoughts and
feelings. The words of each question will help reveal the honest answers you
need to locate problem areas in your business. Even though each question is
worded in such a manner as to reveal the truth, you do not have to worry about
overwhelming your employees. The surveys are easy to understand, easy to
follow, and easy to answer.
Posted by Insightlink on 07/04/13
Employee Surveys Provide Valuable Information to Help You Succeed
Opening a new business involves many tedious tasks. You have to acquire the financing to fund your new endeavor. You have to acquire a physical location for your business. You have to make sure you follow all the rules and regulations pertaining to operating a business. You also have to hire employees. Once you have all your ducks in a row, you can launch your business. Hopefully, it will be a success.
If your business is not a success, before you give up, consider the benefits of employee surveys. Surveys provide your employees with an anonymous way to tell you exactly how they feel about their job. You need to know how your employees feel, because employee satisfaction or dissatisfaction can have a great effect on the success of your business. If your employees are unhappy, they are not going to give their best to your business.
They are not going to go above and beyond. They are not going to care about your success. On the other hand, if your employees are happy, they will want nothing more than to see your business succeed; not only for you, but for them, too. Employee satisfaction and success go hand in hand.
Insightlink Communications is here to help you find out exactly how your employees feel about their jobs, about your operating procedures, about everything pertinent to your business. With clear, honest answers, you can locate the areas that need change, make the necessary changes, and start seeing your business become the success you always knew it could be. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of employee surveys.Read full post
Posted by Insightlink on 07/03/13
Disengaged Employees can be Hard on Your Business
Any business owner understands the importance of keeping employees happy. Disengaged employees do not care about the success of the business. They are disengaged from it – they are not bound to it, nor do they feel a sense of loyalty to it. In other words, they come to work simply because they have to work, not because they want to be there.
Keeping your employees happy and engaged helps to ensure the overall success of your business. Happy employees are productive employees. They do not call in sick to work as often, they work harder to help the business succeed, and they feel a sense of loyalty to you, the employer.
Here at Insightlink Communications, we want to help you keep your employees happy and engaged. That is why we offer surveys that you can give your employees to gain their insight into the operation of your business. You are the owner – you may not understand what a day-to-day employee faces.
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Where does your company stand on each of the critical "4Cs" of employee engagement and satisfaction?
How many of each do you have?
AboutInsightlink Communications are experts in employee survey design, data collection and analysis. Since 2001 we've helped companies of all sizes measure and improve their employee satisfaction and engagement.
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The 4Cs Action Planning Workbook: How to Turn Your Employee Survey Results Into Lasting Change
5 Easy Ways to Ensure Employee Safety in the Office
Onboarding, The Forgotten Step in Hiring
3 Reasons to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly
Scoop.it Employee Engagement
Engaged Employees Blog
HR ToolKit Guide to Employee Surveys
Good info on how to write surveys
Makes 360 assessment surveys easy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
US Govt. Employement Data
Society for Human Resources Management
Human Resources Professionals Association
Harvard Business Review
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