Author Archive | David Zinger

Friday Employee Engagement Factoid #34: On the Lookout

On the lookout A study of over 1,700 employees conducted in 2012 by the American Psychological Association (APA) indicated that more than half of all employees intended to search for new jobs because they felt under appreciated and undervalued.  http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/phwa/workplace-survey.pdf Commentary Perhaps the quickest way to get rid of someone is not to fire them […]

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Friday Employee Engagement Factoid #33: Performance

The 15% Gap Most organizations need a 20% performance improvement to meet goals across the next year. But conventional performance management can only improve productivity by up to 5%. The key to achieving breakthrough performance is to focus on building employees’ enterprise contribution – the sum of individual task performance and network performance. ( Source) Commentary We […]

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Friday Factoid #31: Don’t Just Manage Employee Engagement, Engage Managers

Employee engagement: The strength of one and the power of many 80% of employees dissatisfied with their direct managers were disengaged.   http://www.dalecarnegie.com/employee-engagement/engaged-employees-infographic/ Commentary Managers have a significant influence on engagement. When we improve the engagement of managers not only do we benefit by having more engaged managers we also improve the engagement of their […]

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Friday Factoid #29: Employee Engagement and Cost Reduction

What does cost reduction cost us? 47% of companies surveyed in a cost reduction and engagement survey by AON Hewitt reported a  decline in employee trust as a result of the way in which they managed cost reductions. From page 19 of The Flat Army by Dan Pontefract Commentary Trust is a huge issue in employee engagement and […]

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #27: Managing Engagement

If you are dissatisfied with your immediate manager you are probably disengaged. 80 percent of employees who were very dissatisfied with their immediate supervisor were disengaged.  http://www.dalecarnegietn.com/good-managers-boost-employee-engagement/ Commentary Are we investing our engagement dollars in the right place. It seems to me that the key is to help our managers to fully engage and learn […]

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #25: Knowledge Workers

Is your knowledge working? Knowledge workers have driven more than 70% of the economic growth in the United States over the past three decades. ( Oracle Business Impact of Talent Intelligence) Commentary We work in the age of knowledge workers. Are you tapping into your workers’ knowledge to assess, improve, and enhance engagement? I encourage […]

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #20: $2246 lost per Disengaged Employee

Dollars being disengaged from our organizations Each disengaged employee is estimated to cost an organization $2246. ( source) Commentary Employee engagement is more than simple economics and there are many important issues including the bottom line but we can’t let disengaged employees be a drain of the organizational resources. David Zinger is a global employee engagement […]

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #18: A Big Heaping of Engagement

A big serving of employee engagement DecisionWise quantified the impact on customer or guest perceptions.  Over a one-year period, restaurants ranking in the top 10 percent of locations for levels of employee engagement experienced nearly a 300 percent increase in guest satisfaction ratings.  Conversely, locations with employee engagement scores in the bottom 10 percent or […]

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