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Employee engagement in HR shapes performance and payroll tech
This article is part of the Business Information issue of December 2018, Vol. 6, No. 6
Widening the scope and increasing the impact of employee engagement in HR programs to encourage worker participation and job satisfaction is a puzzle not so easily pieced together. During her 20-plus years in HR, Sheryl Simmons has dealt with worker engagement initiatives through benefits and other perks, but employee engagement's changing landscape still throws surprises at her. "I was amazed how important pet insurance was to millennials," said Simmons, chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Maestro Health, a Chicago-based health and wellness vendor. The company has more than 300 employees and does, in fact, offer pet insurance, among other modern enticements that include an employee arcade. Simmons and other speakers and attendees at September's HR Technology Conference noted that HR professionals are dealing with issues well beyond a time when employees were satisfied with just a steady paycheck and decent benefits. Salary and benefits are still important, of course, but workers today also place importance on a combination ...
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Employee engagement is taking new forms, from alternative payment options to community volunteer opportunities. Technology plays a key role in staying ahead of these changes.
Emerging HR analytics tools make it easier for managers to collect data on employee experiences and better quantify workforce performance, but the data can lie when misinterpreted.
The complexities of formulating a good employee experience strategy can be intimidating. Here are five tips to ease the process of establishing a great employee workplace.
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Whether it's an electronic prompt for a boss to recognize a worker or frequent surveys to measure employee sentiment, software can help companies measure worker satisfaction.
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Vimeo's Charmien Fugelsang uses various survey and analytics methods to measure employee engagement, foster a culture of belonging and root out unconscious bias.
New innovations in HR employee engagement tools available to the C-suite make multiple worker viewpoints and thinking styles possible, resulting in better business decisions.