Imagine the impact of working at just 33% capacity. According to Gallup research, that’s exactly what’s happening. Their research shows that as many as 67% of your employees may be less than fully engaged — and the average company loses $2,246 per disengaged employee every year.
Original Source: The Employee Engagement Working Paper, by Prof. Nitin Vazirani, M.Com. in Finance, M.Com in Mgmt, M.H.R.D.M. PhD (Pursuing) of the SIES College of Management Studies
Employee Engagement has become a buzz word for employee communication. But it’s more than just a buzz word, it is a positive attitude held by the employees towards the organization and its values. We already know that engagement has become a priority for many organizations. Employee engagement is the level of commitment and involvement an employee has towards their organization and its values. An engaged employee is aware of business context, and works with colleagues to improve performance within the job for the benefit of the organization.
Original Source: Cisco Connected World Technology Report, The New Workplace Currency
To demonstrate the role of the network in our lives, Cisco commissioned an international workforce study of nearly 3000 people. The study revealed that one in three college students and young professionals consider the Internet to be as important as air, water, food, and shelter. The study also found that their desire to use social media, mobile devices, and the Internet more freely in the workplace is strong enough to influence their future job choice, sometimes more than salary. .
Yesterday evening, I had the pleasure of appearing on Digital 411, an internet technology radio show. During the show, I discussed the impact that social technologies can have on HR transformation and employee engagement. There was so much interest in this topic that I didn’t have time to respond to all of the questions asked. Here are the questions that sparked the conversation along with my responses.
In our “Social Knows” series, we sniff out and compile statistics and research regarding workplace / workforce management, human resources and employee engagement. The goal is to provide you with the background knowledge necessary to support your own recommendations, findings and strategies. Submissions always welcomed. SHRM Research Spotlight: Social Media in the Workplace Social Media in the Workplace
20% of CEO surveyed use LinkedIn; 17% use Facebook; 9% use Twitter; 8% use YouTube; 7% use Photo-sharing applications; 5% use Video-sharing applications 69% of respondents surveyed say their organization does NOT track employee use of social media on company-owned computers or handheld devices 57% of respondents surveyed say their organization does NOT block access to social media on company-owned computers or handheld devices? 68% of respondents surveyed say their organizations have groups or individuals who currently engage in social media activities to reach external audiences
In our “Social Knows” series, we sniff out and compile statistics and research regarding workplace / workforce management, human resources and employee engagement. The goal is to provide you with the background knowledge necessary to support your own recommendations, findings and strategies. Submissions always welcomed.