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Click Here To Learn about Gender, Diversity and Inclusion's Impact of Employee Engagement and Talent

I was having a social lunch on Saturday at a friend’s house. The male companion of one of our friends who was visiting from Chicago, a tenured professor of applied electrical engineering, made a comment that started a heated a discussion. He said that he didn’t think that women were discriminated for opportunities in the sciences or technology, at least at his university. He thought the fact that the population at his university is over 70% male didn’t seem to make a difference – “Women had the same opportunities as men”. I thought one of our other female friends who was sitting across the table was going to launch across the table and strangle him with her bare hands. She has been in business for over 25 years, has a PhD and is a CEO of a biotech nonprofit. She said that women are discriminated in the sciences all the time. She continued saying something to the effect, ”that women were being held back because groping white men were reaching up under their skirts and holding them back.” Wow! Yes, lunch was a little uncomfortable after that point, but we made got through it with serious discussion, fine wine and laughter.

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Click Here To Learn More about onboarding new employees and gamification

I recently did some secondary research to see how companies are creating new cultures by effectively using onboarding with help from gamification. What I found was quite fascinating.

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Click Here To Learn More Onboarding new recruits with Gamification

I recently did some secondary research to see how companies are creating new cultures by effectively using onboarding with help from gamification. What I found was quite fascinating.

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Click Here To Learn How to go from Corporate Value Statements to Employee Action/ Behavior

What are companies doing to convert core values into tangible behaviors? - Talk is not enough.

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Click here to get tips on what a company can do now to improve engagement and retention

According to a recent study by Quantum Workplace, there will be a talent retention struggle in 2017 and beyond. They theorize that the answer to the question “it would take a lot to get me to leave, this organization,” has the second largest decline and ranks at the bottom of total favorability factors. This indicates that retention will be a struggle in 2017, particularly for organizations that don’t pay attention to team dynamics and career development. It was viewed as the top predictor of employees leaving an organization. Only 47.4% of exited employees said it would take a lot to get them to leave the organization, while 62.5% of retained employees said the same.

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Click here for full article: Harvard Dropout Mark Zuckerberg Gives Commencement Speech At Harvard

Two weeks ago, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg delivered the commencement address at Harvard, ironically the school where he dropping out to start Facebook. He spoke about - PURPOSE. He said,

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Click here for full article: Engagement is Driven by Feelings of Support and Belief in Future Succe

I read and review many reports on internal branding, and employee engagement to stay abreast of the latest trends and direction in branding, marketing, HR and organizational transformation. This week I came across an interesting study that was recently completed by Quantum Workplace, that raised some interesting issues regarding the value of “feelings” of your employees and the impact that “feelings” have on employee engagement and future success.

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Internal Communication and message alignment

In nearly every client interaction, the topic of competing messages and alignment occurs. What communication message takes precedence? How does a company communicate to its employees without creating confusion? How does a company communicate with one voice, tone and manner with a personality that is consistent across the organization?

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Learn about music video commercials and who was the first company to use this creative technique

Over the years, many companies have applied the idea of incorporating popular songs sung by recognizable artists to help promote their products and services. It has created an often used genre of advertising. Walmart and Dodge Ram Trucks have adopted this approach recently in their new TV advertising campaigns.

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