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This Week in Employee Engagement: August 5, 2017

The utter explosion of digital content presents countless opportunities for learning. Start here to narrow down your search each week in the often overwhelming landscape of employee engagement thought leadership!

What We’re Reading This Week:

Infographic: 9 Reasons Workplace Culture Matters — This handy new infographic from Great Place to Work includes nine compelling reasons why organizations should focus on culture to improve engagement, returns, and foster innovation.

3 Ways You Are Failing Remote Workers — According to Gallup, 43 percent of employees work remotely in some capacity. While the future of office work may be flexible and remote, it’s easy for leaders to let remote workers remain out of sight, out of mind when it comes to engagement, feedback, and opportunities for development.

Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work, but Thinks Other Generations Are in it for the Money — Millennials were associated with a quest for meaningful work, but with below-average tenure, some feel that Millennials are only out for money after all. That trend isn’t exclusive to Gen Y — people of all generations want their work to matter. And as we work to brand each generation with their unique characteristics, there’s still part of each generation that believes theirs is the only one looking to understand how our work makes a difference.

Why Can’t Organizations Engage Their Employees? — It’s clear engagement makes all the difference in productivity, innovation, and retention. But why are disengaged employees still outnumbering the engaged? In this conversation-starter on Harvard Business Review’s “Working Knowledge,” join James Heskett for a discussion on what is really driving engagement and why some organizations aren’t moving the needle.

From CultureNext:

MMS Announces the Appointment of Drew Carter as President — Carter will join MMS with more than 20 years of experience in senior advisory and executive roles, driving revenue growth using technology, strategy and analytics. Under his leadership, Maritz Motivation Solutions will continue to focus on delivering world class solutions that combine thought leadership, analytics, operational execution and behavioral science.

How to Get the Most Out of Onboarding and Reboarding — The latest post from our CultureNext intern Carson is up with a focus on onboarding and training. Carson takes a look at four tips for strong results through training new and existing employees on culture, procedure, and organizational goals.

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