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Any questions…? Our favourite Employee Engagement questions…

Okay, we own up, there’s no more pretending – we are officially employee engagement survey geeks. And just to prove it, we have come up with our favourite list of ...

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Rowing our boat at the Engagement Conference!

Finally the dust has settled from the 2013 Employee Engagement Conference recently held in London and hosted by ORC International.  I’ve had a chance to get down on paper a ...

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Results from our global perspectives study are in!

Every year ORC International conducts a survey of employees around the world.  Interviewing more than 7,000 employees across 19 countries, we explore the latest issues and trends in employee research. ...

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Innovation plus engagement brings out the best

Thinking creatively is critical for business success say 59% of HR Professionals in our latest HR Reflections [1] survey, yet only one third are focused on creating an innovative culture. We’re passionate about the impact a creatively engaged workforce can have, so much so that we are having a focus on innovation this month.   Register for […]

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Any questions…? Our favourite Employee Engagement questions…

Okay, we own up, there’s no more pretending – we are officially employee engagement survey geeks. And just to prove it, we have come up with our favourite list of employee engagement survey questions. Who would have thought such a topic would create such joy in the ORC office! Anyhow, whether you love them or […]

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Happy New Year to all of our blog followers!

In the first blog of 2014 I thought I would briefly revisit findings from our HR Reflections survey from the second half of last year to forecast some of the trends for the coming year.  As you many remember, we canvassed opinion from HR Professionals around the world and discovered that in the year ahead […]

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Building Employee Engagement Internationally – Top Tip 5

Over the past few weeks we have brought you some top tips on engaging employees within international organisations.  This is our final tip of the series.  We hope you have found them interesting and useful.  We’d love to hear if you are implementing any, or have other tips for engaging employees within global businesses. Tip 5: […]

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Building Employee Engagement Internationally – Top Tip 4

This week our top tip focuses on the importance of leadership. Tip 4: Get leaders behind the movement Our perspectives survey identified the key drivers of employee engagement across 19 countries. We found that strong and inspirational leadership is consistently identified as a fundamental driver of staff engagement in all countries. Leadership attributes that are […]

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Seeing things in a different way

Do you ever find that when you buy something new, you start to see the new item much more in your everyday life?  Like when you buy a new car and you start to spot that brand of car on the roads, in car parks, and on drive ways – all around you. It is […]

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Building Employee Engagement Internationally – Top Tip 3

We have a communication theme to our blog this week.  Following on from the earlier post about the power of language, our third top tip is about how engagement strategies needs to be communicated at the local level. Tip 3: Utilise local knowledge As with domestic engagement strategies, the idea of local ownership is an essential stepping […]

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The “write” way to change your culture

Last week we had a get together of clients and contacts to discuss the power of language in changing behaviour and ultimately changing culture. We had a guest speaker from The Writer – a company which works with businesses to transform corporate speak into clear and engaging communication. In keeping with our cocktail making masterclass […]

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Building Employee Engagement Internationally – Top Tip 2

Following on from last week’s post, here is our next tip for engaging employees in international organisations… Tip 2: Build a global network The creation of a ‘global engagement network’ is often a fundamental difference between local and international engagement programmes. They come in many guises – ‘Enablers,’ ‘Facilitators,’ ‘Champions’ – but they all have […]

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Fund-day Friday

Showing your organisation’s altruistic side can be a great way of appealing to your employees.  Taking part in fundraising events such as tomorrow’s Children in Need can help to motivate employees; break down the barriers between staff and managers, or between different parts of the organisation; encourage teamwork; and even increase loyalty across the organisation.  […]

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