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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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