People matter!!! Every day and especially today!

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Measuring Employee Engagement to Drive Results!

As we approach the first quarter of 2014 a key metric that will determine how successful any organization will be can be measured in how highly engaged it’s employees are.  Your strategy may be 110% on target but how well it gets executed will be decided by how engaged employees are in their day to day activities, commitment and your leadership’s ability to motivate them.

Holding your leaders accountable for their departments engagement is a powerful method to drive your results.  Here is a tried and true method to focus on this important fundamental element of your success. It has been well researched that employees level of engagement fall into one of four categories.  Nationwide studies have been conducted that allow you to measure how engaged your individuals and departments are.  Here is a key national metric to compare you team to. 
National research shows the average firm has this level of engagement:

7% of Employees are Highly Engaged

49% of Employees are Engaged

43% of Employees are Disengaged

1% of Employees are Highly Disengaged

How would your company compare to national norms?  How would your departments and or regions do?  There is normally a correlation to engagement and performance.  Savvy clients use this measure as a way to show leaders how they can improve their teams performance.  Raise the engagement and you will raise performance.  Savvy companies use a combination of Engagement Surveys and 360 Leadership Feedback to hold managers accountable for performance and engagement.  They openly share how each department ranks in terms of engagement and performance. 

The Engagement Survey is repeated to show improvement and raise the bar on a regular basis.  No manager wants to be the low marker and all want to improve in an easy way to measure.

Hope I believe in…..Remembering Bob Hope who passed 10 years ago this year….

I grew up watching him with my parents.  Great humor and good people never get old!

ON TURNING 70
‘I still
chase women, but only
Downhill.

ON
TURNING 80
‘That’s the
time of your life when even your birthday suit needs
pressing.’

ON
TURNING 90
‘You know
you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the
cake.’

ON
TURNING 100
‘I don’t
feel old. In fact,

I don’t
feel

Anything
until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.’

ON
GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING
‘I ruined my
hands in the ring. The referee kept stepping on them.’

ON NEVER
WINNING AN OSCAR
‘Welcome to
the Academy Awards or, as it’s called at my home, ‘Passover’.


ON
GOLF
‘Golf is my
profession. Show business is just to pay the green fees.’

ON
PRESIDENTS
‘I have
performed for 12 presidents and entertained only six.’

ON WHY
HE CHOSE SHOWBIZ FOR HIS
CAREER
‘When I was
born, the doctor said to my mother,

Congratulations,
you have an eight pound ham.

ON
RECEIVING THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL
‘I feel very
humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight
it.’

ON HIS
FAMILY’S EARLY POVERTY
‘Four of us
slept in the one bed. When it got cold, mother threw on another
brother.’

ON HIS
SIX BROTHERS
‘That’s how I
learned to dance. Waiting for the bathroom.’

ON HIS
EARLY FAILURES
‘I would not
have had anything to eat if it wasn’t for the
Stuff the audience
threw at me.’