Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Don't Re-invent The Wheel. The Traditional Employee Survey Still Rules.

How do you go about measuring employee satisfaction and engagement? Wee Pulse? Itsy-Bitsy Pulse or Rapido-Speedo Pulse? Big Data? Ginormous Data or Mega-Humongous Data? Artificial Intelligence or just Fake Intelligence? SurveySquirrel? SurveySnake? or maybe SurveySoothsayer? The choices are dizzying and unless you have focus and experience, the fads will inevitably lead to analysis paralysis. The plain truth is, traditional employee surveys are a tried and true research methodology that still work. The assumption being, of course, that you have a skilled survey writer at hand and a solid model for analysis of the results.  You have that, right?

Monday, April 22, 2019

Does Anonymity Matter in Employee Surveys?

I think it does and so does every survey taker I've ever talked with. Read my thoughts on the topic here.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Is Your Parental Leave Policy Driving Away Top Talent?

Small businesses that don't accommodate families will lose talent to larger companies that do.

Employee turnover is too expensive for entrepreneurs to ignore. What small business leader has $15,000 to spare every time an employee disappears? How many have 10 hours to spend on new hire paperwork? Worse, how many can afford to wait up to two years for a new hire to reach full productivity? Turnover happens for plenty of reasons, some of them unavoidable. The truth, though, is that around 50 percent of voluntary turnover is preventable, according to research by Insightlink Communications.

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