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Free Employee Engagement Self-Assessment

Get your free Employee Engagement Self-Assessment for Instant Insights.  

Posted on March 24, 2021 by kozmun

The impact of employee engagement or rather disengagement is hitting businesses’ bottom line hard. 

In fact, the lack of employee engagement is a billion dollar problem. According to Canada Human Resources Centre, unhappy workers cost the North American business economy over $350 billion per year in lost productivity.

Is your organization struggling with effectively engaging employees? 

While there is no quick fix, the first step is to find out if your organization has challenges with employee engagement. 

For instant insights, we invite you to take our free Employee Engagement Self-Assessment.  

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Our Engage and Mobilize Employees Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For program information, see the Engage and Mobilize Employees.

To register for the Engage and Mobilize Employees Program, contact Kathleen at 306-717-4471.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. Deadline to apply for this Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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How much does employee disengagement cost

How much does employee disengagement cost you and your organization? 

Posted on March 23, 2021 by kozmun

The Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 60% of employees are not engaged, and 15% are actively disengaged at work and only 25% are actively engaged.

According to Forbes, the costs of a disengaged employee is equivalent to 34% of their annual salary, or $3,400 for every $10,000 of income.

If we applied this to the average Canadian salary of $55,800 a year, the costs of a single disengaged employee to the business is going to be $18,972 annually. 

Let’s apply this to an entire organization:

Let’s say you lead an organization of 100 people.

If we use the Employee Engagement Index which states only 25% of employees are actively engaged, then 75 employees are disengaged at your organization.

If we use the average salary of those employees as $55,800 then this employee disengagement is costing your organization annually:  $1,422,900 ($18,972 X 75 people.) 

Are you surprised by the magnitude of this cost? What is the actual cost to your organization? Are you OK with the return on this investment? 

This example demonstrates that there are concrete costs due to employee disengagement. What actions are you going to take to re-engage with your employees?

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Our Engage and Mobilize Employees Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage his or her employees.

For program information, see the Engage and Mobilize Employees.

To register for the Engage and Mobilize Employees program, contact Kathleen at 306-717-4471.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. Deadline to apply for this Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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Lack of employee engagement – billion dollar problem

Lack of employee engagement is a
billion dollar problem

Posted on March 22, 2021 by kozmun

The lack of employee engagement is a billion dollar problem.

According to Canada Human Resources Centre, unhappy workers cost the North American business economy over $350 billion per year in lost productivity.

Employee engagement is even more far-reaching as it impacts employee morale, productivity, innovation and problem solving and customer service. And then any one of these impacts can affect the business bottom line.

Is your organization struggling with effectively engaging employees? Could employee engagement be better? If yes, how will you improve employee engagement? 

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement.

Our Engage and Mobilize Employees Program focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on a leader’s ability to engage their employees.

For program information, see the Engage and Mobilize Employees.

To register for the Engage and Mobilize Employees program, contact Kathleen at 306-717-4471.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. Deadline to apply for this Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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Engage and Mobilize Employees – Apprec Day & Assess

Engage and Mobilize Employees on
Employee Appreciation Day

Posted on March 5, 2021 by kozmun

We recognize that today, March 5, is National Employee Appreciation Day. 

We hope that you have been able to take action on some of the employee engagement ideas we have offered this past week. If not, then today is a great day to start!

Employee engagement impacts employee morale, productivity, innovation and problem solving and customer service. Any one of these can impact the business bottom line. 

In fact, the lack of employee engagement is a billion dollar problem.

The Management Journal’s semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 60% of employees are not engaged, and 15% are actively disengaged at work and only 25% are actively engaged.

The impact of employee engagement or rather disengagement is hitting businesses’ bottom line hard. 

According to Canada Human Resources Centre, unhappy workers cost the North American business economy over $350 billion per year in lost productivity. 

A study conducted by Queen’s School of Business and Gallup, found that disengaged workers logged 37% higher absenteeism, 18% lower productivity, 5% lower profitability, 49% more accidents and 60% more errors and defects than engaged employees. 

So how much is this disengagement costing you and your organization? According to Forbes, the costs of a disengaged employee is equivalent to 34% of their annual salary, or $3,400 for every $10,000 of income.

If we applied this to the average Canadian salary of $55,800 a year, the costs of a single disengaged employee to the business is going to be $18,972 annually. 

While there is no quick fix, there are simple leadership practices that can produce immediate improvements in engagement. 

We are offering a program that focuses on simple but powerful behaviours that will have maximum impact on your leaders’ ability to engage. 

In appreciation of you and all the work you do, please download our free Employee Engagement Self-Assessment for Instant Insights.

See the Energize and Mobilize Employees page for program information.

Contact Kathleen at 306-717-4471 to register for the Energize and Mobilize Employees program.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. Deadline to apply for this Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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Praise Your Employees

Do you praise your employees often?

Posted on March 5, 2021 by kozmun

“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” – Sam Walton

Do you praise your employees easily, sincerely and often?

If not, you may be losing out on an opportunity to trigger a dopamine release which can then boost innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.

Take Action – Catch someone doing something well and praise them promptly.

Tomorrow, Friday March 5th, is National Employee Appreciation Day. How will you appreciate your employees?

Enhance your skills to effectively engage employees. For information on our Employee and Mobilize Engagement Program.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. Deadline to apply for Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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Support Zone of Genius

Support Staff to Thrive in Their Zone of Genius

Posted on March 5, 2021 by kozmun

“It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” Jack Welch, former CEO, GE

Do you help your employees understand how important their work is to the business success?

If not, you may be missing out on your employees’ best efforts. It is energizing to know when your natural abilities contribute to achieving a mission. This brings purpose to the work. Using natural abilities is the ‘zone of genius’ where employees excel!

Take Action – To help your employees thrive in their zone of genius, share how their talents and work contribute to the organization’s purpose and mission.

Check back for more tips to take action as we build towards National Employee Appreciation Day, Friday, March 5th

Enhance your skills to effectively engage employees. For information on our Employee and Mobilize Engagement Program.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. Deadline to apply for Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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Recognize Performance

Regularly recognize your employees’ performance

Posted on March 5, 2021 by kozmun

According to the Cicero Group, research shows that employees receiving strong performance recognition are much more likely to be highly engaged at their job. They are also more likely to perform at their maximum output and develop innovative ways to improve their company. 

Do you make it a practice to regularly recognize your employees’ performance? 

If not, you may be missing out on supporting your employees to use their strengths towards their best performance.  

Take Action – Take the time to personally get to know your employees so you know how they prefer to be acknowledged. Then acknowledge your employees often!

Check back here for another employee engagement tip to take action as we build towards the big day: National Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 5th.

Increase your skills to more effectively engage your employees 

For more information on our new Employee and Mobilize Engagement Program.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy. Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. The deadline to apply for the Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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Show Appreciation

Importance of Showing Appreciation for Your Staff

Posted on March 5, 2021 by kozmun

“You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

Do you regularly show appreciation for your staff members?

If not, you could be losing an opportunity to provide encouragement.

Take Action – A simple thank you can make them feel more valued in the workplace and also brighten up their day!

Check back here for another employee engagement tip to take action as we build towards the big day: National Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 5th.

Increase your skills to more effectively engage your employees.

For more information on our new  Employee and Mobilize Engagement Program.

Your organization may be eligible for funding through the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy Employers receive 100% reimbursement for approved training up to $10,000. The deadline to apply for the Training Subsidy is March 31, 2021.

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