Archive for August 2016

When great perks fail: 3 ways to boost engagement now

In a previous article I told the story of a company that poured a lot of resources into programs and perks that would raise their employee satisfaction scores. After an initial boost in overall satisfaction, they found that employees quickly came to think of the perks as entitlements, and their satisfaction scores grew stagnant.  After…

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When great perks fail: What you should know about engagement

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.  Anger leads to hate.  Hate leads to suffering.” –Yoda   I once consulted with a company whose initial idea on employee retention and engagement was something of a spin on Yoda’s famous “path to the dark side” quote; let’s call it their “path…

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