employee engagement

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Elise Margol

“Way to get a piece of it!” You’ve probably heard this phase if you’re a baseball mom like me. My teenage son has a passion for baseball, which began when he was really young. He’s played on many different teams, some more successful than others. But when I ask him which team has been his […]

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Are Leaders Falling Short?

Amy Fox

In a 2015 study, 71 percent of companies worldwide said their leaders are not ready to lead into the future. The same survey found half of companies worldwide believe their leaders are not ready to lead their organizations today. Brandon Hall Group’s State of Leadership Development Study found critical gaps in training, specifically training targeted […]

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’Tis the Season to Celebrate Your Employees!

Kathryn Lee

It’s almost the end of the month—and the end of the year! Perhaps your organization has already hosted a holiday party or celebration of some sort. ABR President & CEO Amy Fox hosted a gathering at her home last week for those of us who are Cincinnati-based. We love any chance to get face to […]

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Driving Employee Engagement Through Leadership

Elise Margol

Have you ever heard the old saying, “Your job is only as good as your manager?” There are multiple drivers of employee engagement, from pride in working for the company to having a voice in the way things operate, but the impact of the relationship with the direct manager is a constant. Research by Dale […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Giving Back

A couple weeks ago Elise talked about employee engagement and how enthusiasm influenced managers’ attitudes. While we often look at employee engagement as a set of workplace behaviors—active listening, empowerment, ownership, relationships—another thing to consider is how employees connect with each other outside the context of daily work. When employees have shared experiences beyond the workplace, it […]

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Stay in the Know: Engaged Managers = Engaged Employees

Elise Margol

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing something we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. At ABR, we are currently heads down working on multiple new employee onboarding projects. Our clients recognize the importance of investing in their employees from the start to ensure […]

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Stay in the Know: Give Them a Break to Keep Them Engaged

Amy Evans

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing something we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. How important is employee engagement? This article from Diversity Executive magazine reveals that 60% of employees surveyed would likely leave their current position if they were disengaged, and 26% […]

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Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: How to Telecommute Successfully

Elise Margol

It seems like yesterday – the first day I began a new job in my home office. I was all set to go with my spanking new office furniture, dedicated business telephone line, high-speed Internet, and plenty of office supplies. I shut my office door and announced to my husband that I was going to […]

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Engaging Your Employees: Lessons From Kindergarten

Elise Margol

I read the article, “I Want to Work There!” in Training magazine last night. The article shared engagement secrets of Fortune’s 2012 100 Best Companies to Work For and Training’s Top 125 and Top 10 Hall of Fame lists. The overall point of the article is that the more employees are engaged, the more organizations […]

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