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This Week in Employee Engagement: July 28, 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:

A Winning Parental Leave Policy Can Be Surprisingly Simple Although 86 percent of American workers have no access to paid parental leave, some organizations are revisiting parental leave policies with hope to improve the way they attract, engage and retain employees. In this article on Harvard Business Review, author Joan Williams explores the pitfalls of outdated parental leave policies.

The Skills HR Needs to Sustain an Engaged Workforce — The role of HR is changing in the workforce, with pressure on talent acquisition, employee engagement, and retention of top talent from senior leaders. In this article on Talent Culture, dive into five skills HR can learn from other departments as they face changing expectations.

What is Culture? (And Why Definition Precedes Measurement) — In this article, employee engagement expert Jason Lauritsen takes time to revisit the definitions of employee engagement and culture. Lauritsen urges leaders to start with defining the terms: “If you can’t define it, you won’t improve it.”

What’s the Difference Between Employee Engagement and Experience? — Employee engagement and employee experience can — and should — work together for employees to feel truly valued by their organizations. That’s the case author Jacob Morgan makes in this article on Inc.

From CultureNext:

WEBINAR: Employee Engagement and Recognition Insights You Need to Know — Don’t miss this upcoming webinar on Thursday, Aug. 3 where we will discuss insights from our latest employee engagement and recognition benchmark study. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use these benchmarks to gauge the success of your programs as well as receive tips on improving your employee engagement strategy and recognition initiatives.

Did You Miss the 2017 Employee Engagement Conference? #HCIevents — If you missed this year’s 2017 Employee Engagement Conference from HCI, check out this social recap of the top tweets from the show. Be sure to follow and network with other professionals focused on improving engagement while you’re at it!

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