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Which Employee Engagement Tool Do You Use?

November 30, 2013 by Adi Gaskell

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Whilst there are many articles out there talking about the way managers can look to improve employee engagement, this one is going to instead look at how it can be measured. I believe there are some clear similarities between how engagement amongst employees is measured with that of customers.[read more]


Enterprise Social Networking Answers True Employee Engagement

July 31, 2013 by Anthony Zets

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It's been over a decade since the concept of Employee Engagement emerged amongst leading large organizations. Today, many C-Level executives have their annual performance reports and KPIs tied to employee engagement results. But there's a disconnect between employee engagement and enterprise social networking.[read more]

Internal Social Networks Increase Workplace Productivity

January 28, 2013 by Eliyahu Federman

Access to social media is costing employers billions of dollars. Blocking sites, installing expensive network monitoring software, and micromanaging employees doesn’t work. What is the solution?[read more]

Secrets to Being a Top Company to Work For

January 23, 2013 by Patricia Lotich

The annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" report is in and several companies have made the list again. These companies have figured out that creating environments that foster trust and employee engagement can have a positive effect on the bottom line – which creates a win-win for both the employee and the company.[read more]

Social Media Branding: Are Employees Your Employees 24/7?

January 21, 2013 by Pam Moore

The truth is that there is no separation. As soon as you or your employees associate yourself or themselves with a brand, that social media branding association has been made.[read more]

Tools and Competencies for the Social Enterprise

January 1, 2013 by Harold Jarche

This past year I have worked on several projects that have extended my thinking on how we can use social media to promote cooperation and collaboration within and outside the enterprise. I explained some of this in a previous post on enterprise social network dimensions, which is based on the work of several others.Ian McCarthy’s ...[read more]


Transparency and Core Values Should Drive Social Media Engagement

June 11, 2012 by Patrik Edvardsson

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Successful sustainable companies use core values to lead strategy and steer not only the culture, but also overall business performance. Social media provides new opportunities to lead and communicate these values. In this article I will explain why companies driven by strong values are particularly well placed to benefit from social media and the increasing demand for transparency in society in general.[read more]

Greg Smith, The Secret of Viral, And The Chamber of Engagement

March 18, 2012 by Roan Yong

Greg Smith, the former executive director of Goldman, quits his job publicly. The story immediately becomes viral. This leads to two important questions for social business enthusiasts: (1) Why the seemingly ordinary story of Greg Smith can go viral? What's the secret sauce of viral story?; (2) What should be the platform for real conversations between management and rank-and-file staff?[read more]

Engaged Employees Love Their Work, But Love Their Lives Even More

January 6, 2012 by Elizabeth Lupfer

It’s been a loooonnng day…I've spent 9+ hours working on the computer for my work job and here it is.. nearing 1AM and I'm still on the computer but now writing a blog post. My eyes are going cross-eyed and my finger tips are raw from tap-tap-tapping on the keyboard. I did take a break today, shuttling my kids around and going to dinner...[read more]


5 Reasons Organizations Don’t Implement Internal Social Networks and 5 Reasons They Should

December 22, 2011 by Jeremie Averous

Many organizations are even reluctant to implement internal social networks, although it is today so easy to do. Conventional management thinking needs to be overcome to release the real, tremendous Value of the Collaborative Age. Learn why and how.[read more]

A Social Workplace Starts with Culture and Engagement

November 18, 2011 by Elizabeth Lupfer

"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."[read more]

Empower Employees as Brand Champions in Social Media

March 26, 2011 by Jason Miller

Chances are your employees are already engaging in social platforms, so why not empower them as brand advocates? Here are some quick tips and ideas on how to get your employees involved with your companies social media efforts.[read more]

Creating a Social Intranet where Employees can Learn, Plan and Do

March 14, 2011 by Elizabeth Lupfer

Social media has generated a flurry of organizational buzzwords and catch phrases — collaboration, enterprise 2.0, knowledge share, cloud computing, community, online reputation, social CRM, crowd sourcing... and the list goes on and on. One of the phrases that you hear more and more frequently is actually one that has been around for quite some time: employee engagement. (And one that is very near and dear to my heart.) With this renewed focus on engagement, organizations are now assessing how they can leverage social technologies to engage their most important audience, employees.[read more]

A Socially Networked Company Makes for a More Human Workforce

July 31, 2010 by Elizabeth Lupfer

For business, one of the biggest and most under-realized advantages to integrating social networking tools is its ability to humanize a corporate workforce beyond just the typical four walls of a cubicle or office. Without social networking tools, companies risk problems not being resolved, ideas becoming stagnant and employees feeling underutilized or underappreciated. So, if you're a company wondering how you can unify your global workforce, social technologies are an excellent step to building a more collaborative, productive and HUMAN workforce.[read more]

Using Social Media-Like Strategies In Employee Engagement

July 22, 2010 by Drew Hawkins

True social media marketing - not viral marketing - relies on a strategy of relationship building. Sure many marketers use social for viral efforts to build awareness but true social relies on the relationships between a company and its customers. Finding out what drives them, listening to their needs and (as the authors of Trust Agents...[read more]

Social Media and Employee Recognition Programs: A Perfect Match

May 4, 2010 by Drew Hawkins

Not too long ago, we briefly mentioned here about how you can use social media to treat your employees like rock stars. There isn't a whole lot of application to-date of incorporating social media into incentive programs. Some companies have touched on this (including our own) but I would venture to guess that you will see these two...[read more]

Why You'd Better Be Paying Attention to Your People

April 3, 2010 by Amber Naslund

I love Tim Sanders, and his style. Recently, he echoed so much of what I'm thinking and chewing on about why companies need to be not just “remarkable” in the generic sense of the word to their external audiences — like customers and the media — but to their employees. Take 90 seconds to look at the video...[read more]

The Power of Social Media: An Employee Engagement Project

March 31, 2010 by Trish McFarlane

I'm working on an exciting project at work and I'm hoping you will want to help me. If you're reading this post, there is a high probability that you found my blog via social media. If that's the case, then I don't have to explain that social media can be a powerful tool to help us in our day-to-day jobs. The challenge seems to be...[read more]

Social Media Primer (Part 2): The Juggernaut is Bigger than You Think!

March 29, 2010 by Courtney Hunt

Do you think ... a)   the terms social media and marketing can be used interchangeably? b)   social media's main (or only) applications are marketing/branding, sales, customer service and/or public relations? c)   social media is primarily for consumer-focused (BtoC) businesses? d)   social...[read more]

Putting Foursquare-esque Technology to Work... at Work

March 27, 2010 by Elizabeth Lupfer

 If you're a friend of mine on Facebook or Twitter, you more than likely also know that I am a HUGE fan of Foursquare, a location-based social community where you check in to different venues and receive "badges" based on how your check-ins are tagged or categorized. And while many companies are now realizing the benefits of...[read more]