Tag: employee engagement

How to Create a High-Performance Culture

One of the best things about being an entrepreneur is the opportunity to craft your company culture. It’s also one of the hardest, because – let’s face it – you cannot dictate a culture. Ultimately, your company culture is going to be what people make it. But, as a leader, you ought to steer in the right direction. SmartRecruiters has been 3 years in…

Perks don’t always keep workers

At her workplace, Deborah Beetson can count on catered lunch once a month and regular bagel breakfasts. Those are just some of the perks that have landed her employer, DPR Construction, on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work. But ask those same workers if they feel engaged and you will discover perks are not enough to keep them loyal or inspire them to put…

How to tame your employees’ wandering eye

Tempted by the prospect of landing a better gig, 85% of the workforce is looking for a job or interested in talking with recruiters, according to a survey released Tuesday by LinkedIn. That even includes people who are “satisfied” with their jobs.

Use continuous communication to keep employees on track

If an employee responds to a dressing-down by insisting they’ve never heard such criticism before, it’s a sign that either you or your company’s managers aren’t communicating properly, writes Art Petty. “[T]he effort to deliver constructive feedback is minimal, the techniques to do so effectively fairly easy to learn and the results when done properly, priceless,” Petty writes.