What We Learned About Employee Engagement in 2016

With the start of a new year, it’s wise to look back at the biggest lessons we learned about employee engagement in the past year. By reviewing our learnings we can properly establish priorities and apply it to our employee engagement initiatives in 2017. Instead of flying blind into the new year, here are the three biggest insights you should bring into your employee engagement strategy this year.
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Beekeeper shares What Context is Necessary for the Future of HR with HR Market Watch Podcast

HR Market Watch and #HRWins has discovered the key objective for successful HR Tech implementation in 2017 and it’s prioritizing support of managers and supervisors with new HR Technology! Beekeeper is doing exactly this and our VP of North America, Michael Berman joined George LaRocque to discuss this and much more.

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Beekeeper named to Top 500 HCM Market Report

Let the ball drop on 2016 as Beekeeper rings in the new year by being named to the Top 500 HCM Software Vendors in the world from Apps That Run The World HCM Top 500 Market Report.

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3 Ways to Use Fitness Trackers and Health Apps for Employee Engagement

Employee engagement efforts tend to focus on what can be done in the workplace. But what about the sixteen hours employees workers spend outside of work?

Smart companies have realized investing in their employees’ well-being outside of work increases engagement after they clock in. With the proliferation of fitness trackers and health apps, there are now tremendous opportunities to increase employee engagement via wellness efforts. In fact, a Gallup poll recently found at least 34% smartphone users have downloaded an app that supports healthy living. Here are three ways you can utilize your employees’ interest in health apps to boost their engagement at work.

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3 Inspiring Ways to Give Your Employees a Sense of Purpose

People who have a strong sense of purpose appear to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. For example, one research study followed more than 6,000 people over the course of 14 years found that those who died were less likely to have a sense of purpose. If having a sense of purpose is this purpose for living a healthy and productive life, it’s essential for your employees to have one at work.

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How to Keep the Holiday Spirit Alive with Your Non-Desk Workers

The holiday season is the happiest time of year, right? Well, for many employees it can be the most stressful time of year. The pressure to meet year-end goals combined with all the shopping and family time could make the most resilient worker overwhelmed. Last year we gave you some ways to keep your employees engaged during the holidays. This year we’ve put together some great ways you can keep your non-desk workers in the holiday spirit, no matter how hectic things get.
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When Employee Engagement Initiatives Go Wrong

Employee engagement initiatives are now the talk of the town at forward thinking companies. But not all employee engagement initiatives end up winning workers’ hearts and minds. For most companies, employee engagement failures aren’t too big a deal. But for some, the initiative blows up in their face and has dire consequences. Here are three instances where a company’s attempt to engage their employees went especially awry.
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3 Reasons Why Traditional Desktop Tools Don’t Work For Blue Collar Workers

Startups or companies focused on creating employee-based solutions often default to the white collar office worker at the expense of blue collar or field workers. White collar workers are traditionally thought of as sitting in a cubicle in front of their computer for most of the day, so why not cater to their needs?
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10 Things Disengaged and Engaged Employees Say Differently

Spotting disengaged employees isn’t as easy at it seems. Many times unhappy employees hide or give passive-aggressive hints about their discontent. More rare are employees that are straightforward and assertive in voicing their unhappiness with their jobs. That’s why we’ve written in the past about signs an employee is about to quit – disengagement is rarely obvious. In order to help you spot disengagement before things get so dire, here are ways that disengaged employees communicate differently from their counterparts.
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4 Pain-Free Ways to Deliver Negative Feedback

Nobody likes to receive negative feedback, and most people don’t like delivering it either. But negative feedback is a crucial part of life and business. In fact, one psychologist actually thinks not giving negative feedback can be selfish, because it prevents others from improving. Since negative feedback is so important, here four ways you can deliver it pain-free.
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