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Are Gallup’s Engagement Numbers fake? At least they are heavily cited.

According to Gallup’s recent worldwide study in 2017 only 15% of all employees in the world are engaged Since years Gallup shares the dramatic news, around 8 out of 10 employees are either not engaged or (even worse) actively disengaged Taken this seriously, you are probably not engaged Most of your colleagues, friends, and relatives are not engaged Most employees you meet at stores, airports, hospitals, and universities are not engaged Even the majority of Gallup’s workforce might not be engaged, maybe

Disengagement sells Gallup did a great job over the last few years to gain executives’ attention…

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How you should react to suggestions made by your employees

As an HR manager, I am sure you are you are familiar with the following situation: You have an appointment with some members of your staff, who proudly present their proposals for whatever situation. It may be about the further development of the annual performance review, your employer brand, the next employee survey, a training concept…

What is your talent strategy?

Talented employees are a blessing for any company. Especially in the past decades, more and more companies have been striving for appropriate talent management. This of course raises the question about an appropriate talent strategy. Here is suggestion A: You have to actively locate talent in the company and pay particular attention to them, otherwise their valuable…

You can use questionnaires – however, they are not appreciative

Garth is 32 years old. He is starting to think about getting married, but unfortunately, he lacks a suitable woman. This is particularly tragic because he has had relationships with at least 10 women over the past 15 years. Some lasted longer, some not so long. With this last girlfriend, he finally had an idea. When she suddenly ended the…

What is your employee retention strategy?

Keeping one’s employees seems to be an issue of magnitude for many companies. It’s worth considering an employee retention strategy. Proposal A: When it comes to employee retention, we focus on those employees who are disproportionately valuable and difficult to replace in the company. Anything else would be wasted effort. We benefit from the extensive…

The psychology of travel policies

The alignment of management and organization in companies can be seen mostly in how everyday things are dealt with. A great example is the following case: A team consists of five employees. An analysis of their travel expenses shows that four out of five employees spend $1,000 per month. However, one of them spends up…

Why “right people, right place, right time” is a dangerous approach

There is a specific definition for the term, “human resources management,” which is not only found in almost all textbooks but also in the human resources strategies of many companies. Millions of students have learned this definition by heart. Today it is the core understanding of the majority of staff working in HR departments. “The…

SMART goals have never existed

“Cleanliness, punctuality, order.” That’s what you get to read if you take a look at the annual objective setting of many employees of different companies. Clearly what is agreed upon in the context of numerous, complicated, annual performance appraisal interviews has nothing to do with the theory based on which goals should be formulated, i.e.…