This Week in Employee Engagement: June 16, 2017

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What We’re Reading This Week:

3 Companies Earning High Marks for Their Parental Leave Policies — According to the most recent numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 70 percent of women with children under 18 participate in the workforce, yet only 12 percent have access to paid maternity leave.  Learn more about how Dell, LinkedIn and EY have created programs that go above and beyond for parents in this Fast Company article.

Help Your Team Stop Overcommitting by Empowering Them to Say No — Everyone has done it … said yes when we should have said no. But overcommitment is a serious consequence of wanting to be liked, recognized, promoted, and appreciated. And whether leaders realize it or not, they may be contributing to the feeling that overcommitment is the way to get ahead while saying “no” may mean career consequences. Learn more in this article from Harvard Business Review on how to consciously empower employees to say “no” when they don’t have the time or resources to complete a project well.

3 Trends that Will Disrupt Your Workplace Forever — Gallup reports that 37 percent of Millennials are at high risk of having their jobs replaced by artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, Millennials now represent the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, but they may not stick around with each role or with each company for long. The AI revolution is here and workplace planning and forecasting are becoming increasingly important.

From CultureNext:

Ready, Set, Recognize! Inside the North American Employee Engagement Awards — This week, Team CultureNext sponsored the 3rd annual North American Employee Engagement Awards in Chicago. See a recap of social media sharing at the event and find the full list of winners and finalists in this post.

Culture Corner: Sawyer’s Red Cross Volunteer Day — Here at Maritz, we encourage employees to take up to 12 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer for one of more than 300 charitable organizations we partner with. Sawyer Klahs made an impact with the Red Cross working to clean up and repair after recent flooding in Missouri as part of this program.

Connecting the Dots Webinar — Last week, we co-hosted a webinar with MaritzCX that focused on the connection between employee engagement and customer experience. In case you missed it — the recorded webinar is now available on demand! Don’t miss this information-packed session on how happy employees make happy customers.

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