A new study by CompTIA on cybersecurity habits in the workplace shows that careless employee behaviors around technology are the biggest threats to information security in organizations.
I recently went to a client kick-off meeting with MOGAS Industries, a valve company that we are consulting for. It was a rainy, dreary day when we pulled up to a bright and welcoming campus. Our tour began with the usual meet and greet, but soon took a surprising turn. On the walkway between the corporate office and the manufacturing facility, we were shown the company’s value wall. I’ve seen these things before, but this one was different. The words on the wall spoke to me. They were direct, and they were real. And every employee had signed his or her name at the bottom of the wall.
It’s a challenging market and your company is trying to get work done. You need your employees to get on board and help you achieve your goals together. It’s easy right? Send a few emails, call a couple of meetings and everyone knows what’s going on.
Internal communications is one of the more difficult areas of corporate communications to harness. Not because employees don’t pay attention, or don’t care, but because they are overwhelmed, work remotely or have a listening/learning style that isn’t one size fits all.
What makes a company a great place to work? Each year, Fortune magazine releases a list of the top 100 Best Companies to Work For. We’re taking a closer look at the top five, and what their methods can teach you about improving the working environment in your company.
Now, more than ever, companies must integrate social media into their recruitment strategy to find and retain top talent, specifically in the generation known as the millennials. Millennials, people born between 1980 and 1999, are the most connected generation in history. This group is a large pool of talent (almost 45 million strong) that can benefit your organization with new ideas, ambition, and something that no other generation has – an inherent knowledge of social media and the web. In order to reach this talent, hiring mangers must take their recruitment efforts social.
Before a hiring manager can effectively reach millennials they must understand what motivates this generation. According to Career Builder, millennials search differently than their predecessors, seek different types of fulfillment from their careers, and are more vocal about their job search experience than generations past.
Top performing companies are ones who focus on their purpose (the reason why they exist as a company) and empower each employee to deliver on that purpose. Employees who are engaged in their company’s purpose perform better than those focused on meaningless performance evaluations. It’s how your company will thrive in both good economies and bad.
Let’s contrast this with Microsoft’s current practice on employee performance – one that mirrors the same demoralizing bell curve grading system that we hated in school. No need to worry about teamwork or group success. And let’s forget about employee empowerment.
A recent study conducted by Kenexa found that companies with high levels of employee engagement are more likely to recover faster and stronger after an economic downturn. Do we have your attention?
Savage is chockfull of hard working, dedicated individuals, but we like to have some fun, too. In an initiative to facilitate the little kid in all of us, we established a Fun Committee. I think this is such a great way to not only keep the fun in the workplace, but also to get […]
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While the correlation between employee engagement and sustainability might not be very measurable right now, companies will absolutely need to shift mindset to close the gap in the coming years. Environmental policy and energy efficiencies are priorities of the Obama administration (especially in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill) so companies that […]