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This Week in Employee Engagement: July 7, 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:

Employee Engagement and the New Employee Experience — Author Jacob Morgan walks readers through the evolution of employee engagement in this article in TLNT. From focusing on utility to productivity to engagement and, now, to employee experience — engagement has come a long way, and still has a long way to go.

Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them — Trust is the Holy Grail of leadership and engagement. And while many leaders understand the importance of trust, employees still report feeling a lack of trust from their managers, and those perceptions have a big impact on engagement and productivity.

Employee Engagement: Better Than Great, Good — This brief post by David Zinger shares a recent insight from Bernadette Jiwa on the toxic consequences of competition by any means, as we’ve seen recent examples of in stories of mistreated airline passengers, catastrophic customer service, and breaches of ethics or laws. Instead, Jiwa encourages leaders to change their focus to the good of employee engagement, rather than the never-ending, take-no-prisoners approach to more and more greatness.

Generation Z is Coming. Are You Ready? — Generation Z is joining the workforce as students graduate, internships are accomplished, and summer jobs are sought. Are leaders prepared to manage the youngest working generation? Are employees prepared to work alongside them? In this article on TLNT, Maren Hogan offers insights on Gen Z and how leaders can work to include the latest addition to the five generations working side-by-side for the first time in the history of the modern workforce.

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal — In this article on Fistful of Talent, learn more about the $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods and how the deal is projected to impact culture.

From CultureNext:

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CultureNext Employee Engagement and Recognition Benchmark Study — Access the latest research in employee engagement and recognition and gain insight into attitudes on engagement from more than 100 organizations with more than 1,000 employees. Don’t miss this study on what’s working — and what challenges remain — for leaders working to improve engagement.

Maritz Community Impact Report: Proof of Positive Culture — Our first Community Impact Report is based on seven categories Maritz employees work hard to impact each year, including: Education, Environment, Workplace Wellness, and more. Maritz employees work together each year toward a better internal and external community in their work through partnerships with more than 300 organizations. To learn more about the impact our team here at Maritz has had on our community, check out this post and the full report.

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