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MarketWatch: Macorva Now Offers Free Employee Engagement Surveys and Unlimited 360-Degree Feedback to Small Businesses

Macorva, the unlimited 360-degree employee feedback company, today announced it is offering a free version of its comprehensive employee engagement survey and feedback-gathering platform for small businesses. The Macorva Essentials offering will provide companies with fewer than 500 employees the tools they need to measure employee engagement and track employee feedback to help improve workplace culture, retention and performance.

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Bloomberg: More than 80 New Products Being Officially Unveiled at Next Week's HR Technology Conference & Exposition

Macorva is launching a free version of its unlimited 360-degree feedback and employee engagement survey designed for small businesses. Macorva lets companies under 500 employees launch a survey in minutes and add features as their needs grow. The free version eliminates the cost barrier that keeps small businesses from getting the data they need to improve employee performance, engagement and retention.

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TLNT: Avoid Having Ratings "Nosedive" Engagement

Unless ratings and reviews are handled properly, on paper, the results could make the organization look like a thriving Black Mirror-esque dystopia: everyone looks happy, works hard to cultivate their reputation, and things appear to be working just fine...

But under the surface, there could be a cauldron of brewing conflict and resentment fueled by employees who “manage up” at the expense of their co-workers, those who are all about the ratings at any cost, and still others who are afraid to speak up — or worse, have no opportunity to do so.

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CEO World: 5 Powerful Lessons in Employee Engagement from my Dream Job-Turned-Disaster

...The problem was clear: despite their effort to prioritize employee engagement, this company just did not have the tools it needed to help their employees. There was no way to take the feedback they routinely asked us for and implement it into real solutions. It was pointless.

I realized: if this company with 7,000 employees and a $10 billion market cap can’t find the right tools to help their employees—even when they’re willing and able to spend millions—then we clearly need better tools.

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Fast Company: These are the 3 Potential Pitfalls of Managing Up

It’s no secret that employees and managers need to build great relationships and work well together to create a productive, engaging, and encouraging environment. This is also ideal for employee retention: research shows that relationships between employees and managers have a significant impact. That’s why we so often hear that employees don’t quit their job; they quit their boss. Cultivating a positive relationship is critical to employee satisfaction and retention.

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Digital Journal: Q&A: Technology is Tracking Employee Dynamics to Retain Talent

With the employment market in the balance of the potential employee, organizations need to focus on their employee engagement tactics in order to avoid losing the best talent. Carley Childress of Macorva explains more.
 
Carley Childress secured her 'dream job' at a medical software company. However, she found that the company did not understand or manage employees in a way that engaged or supported them. Carley began to realize that many organizations face similar problems with their employee engagement tactics, To address this she designed Macorva: technology that allows organizations to go beyond employee surveys to drive meaningful action that increases engagement.
 

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HR Dive: How Training Bolsters Relationships and Builds EQ

Employers have long seen the need for training employees in hard skills. In recent years, soft skills like leadership and communication have crept into learning and development initiatives, too. Some employers have looked to L&D to increase employees' emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ) ⁠— a trend that can give staff members a better sense of how they can work effectively with others while meeting their own needs. 
 

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