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HR Happiness Survey

08/10/11

How can you expect HR to serve as the company engagement leader responsible for initiating a plan of “engaging” the People, when even HR might not be engaged themselves?

How and why can I say that

Five years ago I conducted a Human Resource Happiness Survey in Trinidad (of all places) and got some rather startling results. …

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Consultants Need More Than Just Focus Groups

08/10/11

For centuries advisors used the art of communication with Kings, Captains, Pharoes, Presidents, Dictators, Corporate Leaders to understand the basic underlying issues creating chaos in a culture, country, organization. How else would you learn? The art of conversation, the probing, twisting, turning over of ideas, and not to be jaded, but through the lens of …

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What Causes Variablility In Workforce Performance?

08/09/11

What causes variability in workforce performance, within similar workgroups, has been the source of much study but the research that resonates is “among the many variables that discriminate between highly productive workplaces and those that are unproductive, is the quality of the local workplace manager and his or her ability to meet a core set …

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Latest News From SurveyTelligence

08/08/11

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What Makes a High Performance Organization?

08/08/11

Today’s normal is not the same as yesterday’s normal. With manufacturing being outsourced, Egypt and world instability, emerging markets, the subprime mortgage disaster, the unpopularity of the Iraq and Afghan war and the uncertainty of the next presidential race, with the size of unemployed Americans growing at staggering rates, renders a “same old, same old” …

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What You Need From A Survey Vendor

08/03/11

Technology, with advanced web based capabilities using powerful SQL back end databases, has changed the entire science of survey taking. Regardless of the questions asked- either designer or off the shelf- the survey engine that “spits out the results” must be able to give the analyst an instant x-ray picture of each individual workgroup.

Every survey …

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Check It Out

08/01/11

The latest edition of SurveyTelligence Weekly

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Don’t Let This Happen To You

07/27/11

 

Don’t let surveys be a waste of time. Make your surveys intelligent and meaningful. Taking multiple surveys a year will only tire your workforce and waste time and money. Provide people with a “WIFM” – What’s in it For Me? Let your people know their feedback will help the company and make it a better place …

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Who the Heck Needs Benchmarking?

07/27/11

Why the heck should you care about benchmarking your business against somebody else’s business especially since every company is so different in so many ways?I always thought it was nuts and a waste of good energy.

Being a business adviser, I think I am starting to get it.

When dining at a fancy restaurant, my wife likes to look …

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Best Practices for Employee Surveys

07/26/11

I was on LinkedIn and came across a discussion question I couldn’t help from answering.

The question was:

“I am looking for some guidance in determining best practices for a 6-month new employee survey.”

This was my response:
Is it really best practices from a new hire you need? Most still have yet to find the cafeteria.
What’s really important is to know if …

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