Employee Engagement

Role-Swapping Will Retain and Motivate Your Best Employees

The metaphorical image of a well-oiled machine is commonly associated with successful business models. Each cog in place, the company runs smoothly, churning out its intended product without so much as a squeak. This comparison, however, may be misguided. Many modern companies are more akin to a living, breathing thing – a tree, for example... Keep reading  


Employee Engagement

Career Path Programs Retain Employees By Helping Them Move Up

There’s a common refrain in exit interviews — “I wanted a new challenge.” Are employees at your company saying it when they leave? And, an even better question — are you giving them opportunities to advance and develop? Hearing frustrations around how to get ahead in exit interviews is one reason Imgur built out a... Keep reading  


Employee Engagement

Why a Caring Company Retains Millennials

Today’s workforce is ripe with a younger generation known as “millennials” (those born within 1982–2000). By 2025, millennials will make up 75 percent of the global workforce. According to a 2016 Gallup survey, 21 percent of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year and 60 percent of millennials said they’d be open to... Keep reading  


Employee Engagement

3 Ways to Fuel Employee Performance With Psychological Safety

In my college classes, I picked up a habit of being the first to answer a discussion question — not because I was eager to speak, but because I found the silence uncomfortable and knew my classmates were reluctant to answer because they feared being wrong. Little did I know that my simple act was... Keep reading  


Employee Engagement

Why Training Your New Managers Like You Used to Won’t Work

This post originally appeared on Sounding Board’s blog, and is republished here with permission. Christine Tao is founder of Sounding Board, which offers scalable, digitally-enabled leadership coaching. Most of you have heard or seen this statistic before: Within 30 days people have forgotten roughly 80% of what they have learned. It comes from the “forgetting... Keep reading