Thursday, June 27, 2019

The 5 critical employee engagement questions you should ask now

How would your organization score on these 5 questions?

  1. How much do you agree or disagree that the work you do is enjoyable?
  2. How satisfied are you with the level of reward and recognition at your organization?
  3. How satisfied are you with acknowledgement of your work by others at your organization?
  4. How satisfied are you with your opportunity to make suggestions and be involved in your work?
  5. How satisfied are you with your ongoing opportunities to learn new skills and grow?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

What are the 4Cs of employee engagement?

Only the most important factors to consider when implementing and designing an employee survey.

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Action Planning is a critical component of employee surveys. Worse than not doing a survey at all is ignoring results and failing to take action. Find out why here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Do You Have High Employee Turnover? How do you plan to fix it?

Here are 10 tips from on reducing turnover:

Why is this important? Employers have been complaining about a shortage of skilled workers in recent years, particularly workers with advanced degrees. Nearly ever industry now has a labor shortage, but here’s another thing: Employers are having a harder time filling blue-collar positions than professional positions that require a college education. So it should be obvious that it is much, much easier to hang on to your top talent that it is to replace it.

Do you know the reasons why your employees are quitting? How do you identify "preventable turnover" vs. "non-preventable" turnover?

What would you do if you knew how many employees were likely to quit in the near future? Take this short 2 minute survey to find out how it's possible to know.

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

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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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Guide to Successful Employee Surveys

Employee surveys have evolved significantly over the past few years to become a critical component of effective HR management, regardless of what type of employee survey is used. In the past, many organizations viewed employee surveys as simply a human-resource driven initiative that gave their employees the opportunity to "let off steam" but had little strategic value. 

As a result, the results were often not regarded highly enough outside of HR for any positive action to be taken. It's quite a different situation today, with employee surveys now being seen by many large and small organizations as a major business improvement tool.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to Fix A Retention Roadblock: Low Engagement Rates

These 5 tips will keep your team happy, challenged, and invested in the work they do, which means they will stay longer, work harder, and improve the office vibe.

 One of the biggest factors affecting retention rates is engagement--how happy and satisfied an employee is with his or her work. Engagement is particularly important to millennial workers, a rapidly growing segment of the nation's workforce. According to research from, 70 percent of U.S. employees are not engaged. That's troubling, because the same research shows that retention significantly affects everything from quality of work to employee turnover. No one can afford to invest in onboarding someone who quickly leaves the company. A recent study estimates that it costs between $15,000 and $25,000 to replace a millennial employee. Luckily, taking the right steps to improve employee engagement can benefit your business as much as your team. Here's what to focus on. Based on the results of its annual Survey of the American Workplace, Insightlink Communications identified a number of steps to maximize job satisfaction and engagement.  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How To Make Employee Surveys Less of a Headache

Time and time again we hear from HR professionals that they dread the annual employee survey. It’s either work with some expensive consultant (and some of them are ridiculously expensive!) or try to do it all in-house with SurveyMonkey or Qualtrics and save the company a bunch of money (assuming your own time is worth about $2 per hour). Since 2001 we’ve been offering companies a better way. It’s all about fast and easy without compromising on quality. We’ve got the expertise, the goods and the know-how and we won’t soak you on the costs. We help companies of all sizes make sense of survey data and we can help you too. Let us show you how. 

Rock your culture. Keep employees engaged, impassioned and happy. Insightlink's 4Cs Employee Survey delivers the actionable data you need to make good decisions and build happy teams. Clients love us. Find out why.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs on Their Reading List Right Now

Vacation time or busy season. Heat wave or comfortable living. Whatever characteristics the summer season conjures up for you, as a small business owner you're expected to tackle it with the same steam as every single other month of the year. It can also be a great time for reflection. For some, there’s no better summertime activity than to relax with a good book.
The following is a list of books that real entrepreneurs say shaped the way they do business, introduced new perspectives and essentially, changed their life. See the list here #theonething