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LEED (Le Employee Engagement Digest) – July 28th ’16 Edition

July 28, 2016 by Christina Wainwright

LEED (Le Employee Engagement Digest) – July 28th ’16 Edition

Curious to learn how Campbell Soup Company's headquarters went from run-down and prison-like to a place employees are eager to work at? Want to know what the connection is between the UK's decision to leave the EU and Employee Engagement? Desperate to discover how your management can inspire both your workforce's heads AND hearts? 

From Forbes to The Huffington Post, this month's digest details the latest updates in Employee Engagement!

The Connection Between Employee Trust and Financial Performance

By Stephen M. R. Covey and Douglas R. Conant

In this Harvard Business Review Article, Conant, the previous CEO of Campbell Soup Company discusses his experience with creating a positive work environment in order to drive employee satisfaction and trust.

Doug identified “Inspiring Trust” as his number one mission in his 10-year turnaround of Campbell Soup Company, where his efforts resulted in cumulative shareholder returns in the top tier of the global food industry, and among the highest measured employee engagement levels in the Fortune 500, particularly with his leadership team.”

3 Tips For Better Employee Feedback and Engagement

By William Craig

William Craig writes for Forbes on three key ways corporations can improve employee engagement, since companies are spending far too much for no results. 

“In fact, companies spend $270 million per year on employee engagement, yet approximately 63 percent of U.S. employees aren’t fully engaged in their work.”

How to Increase Employee Engagement

By Dr. Michelle Rozen

Rozen, a Teamwork and Collaboration Expert, Author, Keynote Speaker and Consultant, offers five tips for driving employee engagement!

The number one rule for employee engagement is that it needs to be monitored and quantified on an ongoing basis. You cannot just assume that your employees are engaged or disengaged to one extent or another. You need to know where they are, and address changes, whether up or down.”

Creating An Engaged Organization By Focusing On Sustainability

By Jacob Morgan

Jacob Morgan analyzes the impact of prioritizing sustainability on employee engagement within EMC, a “ massive global organization that offers products that enable customers to store, manage, protect, and analyze data” that is now worth over $25 billion.

Sustainability creates a common ground that brings employees together and establishes connections, which is especially important for a company that has employees all around the globe. It boosts innovation and employee engagement.“

The Secret to Employee Engagement

By Dana Brownlee

The President of Professionalism Matters explains why it is important for management to both consistently challenge and motivate its workforce in order to increase overall corporate efficiency.

The best managers don’t think of engaging the heart as some separate additional activity. Instead, they acknowledge it as the key to true employee engagement and put as much, if not more, focus on engaging the heart as they do engaging the head.”

After Brexit, Employee Engagement Has Never Been More Vital

By Jonathan Bright

With the UK’s departure from the EU, it is essential that the British retain its talent in order for the country’s economy to recover.

With all that in mind, it’s clear that employee engagement has never been so vital. The country      as a whole needs to future-proof its workforce and retain its top talent if it is to stave off any kind of recession and keep our heads afloat.”