Employee Engagement and Surveys

We came across this post on Mike Morrison’s blog and wanted to share it with our subscribers and clients.  Mike makes some very good points.  You can’t create an employee engagement or talent management strategy if you don’t understand the issues.  So often companies charge head with well-intentioned plans that fall short.  Instead of motivated, engaged employees they end up with a  skeptical and jaded workforce.  Much of this can be avoided if companies strategically hire people.  In short…

1) Understand the kind of people you need to grow profitably and competitively

2) Quit interviewing to validate resumes and start interviewing for performance predictability

3) Survey to understand the “real” workforce issues

5) Create a talent and retention strategy the accounts for generational issues and with an eye toward the future

Thanks Mike for the good info here ….

http://rapidbi.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/employee-engagement-the-solution-in-difficult-times/