Best places to work as voted by you the employees

For the second year in a row Glassdoor has published their Best Places to Work listing based on votes by the employees of these organisations. Basically wisdom of crowds to determine the 50 best employers in the US. The terms of reference were: The Top 50 were selected from more than 37,000 companies reviewed byContinue reading “Best places to work as voted by you the employees”

It’s all about the message

A lack of clear communication is cited as a common cause of many relationships failures, be they personal or professional. Many a study has shown that clearly communicating the employment deal up front is a critical first step in having an engaged employee. This should be obvious, no one likes to buy a product only toContinue reading “It’s all about the message”

54 Percent of Companies Have Bad Management

These types of articles really really get me going. 54% of Companies Ban … I’m sorry but I am not surprised that 77% of employees who had access to Facebook used it during the work day! Ok how many logged onto personal email accounts, made a personal phone call, used their personal mobile phone, hadContinue reading “54 Percent of Companies Have Bad Management”

ATC: Naomi Simson, RedBalloon

Up before lunch was Naomi Simson, CEO of RedBalloon, and CEO means Chief Experience Officer. RedBalloon vision, we are changing the face of giving in Australia, the goal is to change employee engagement in Australia by 1%. Given lack of engagement costs Australia $21billion that is a lot of savings. Some thoughts: How can you spendContinue reading “ATC: Naomi Simson, RedBalloon”

Internet usage at work makes you productive

(Source: Flickr dietpoison)An Australian report released yesterday found that employees who “surf the Internet work” are 9% more productivity than those that don’t! The study was conducted by Dr Brent Coker from the Department of Management and Marketing. The study covered 300 workers and found that 70% engage in what has has termed “workplace InternetContinue reading “Internet usage at work makes you productive”

Fear != Happy Employees

Following my post yesterday about Facebook I found a great post from Jim Benson about about how your approach to your employees directly impacts your success. The family that owned the restaurant had two long time trusted employees who served as managers.  The family knew the restaurant was in good hands.  When the long termContinue reading “Fear != Happy Employees”

Managing the employer brand

Over the last two to three months I have spent a lot of time working with people on either their employer or personal brand. These discussions have lead me to believe that most organisations are not thinking about how social media can impact their employer brand.  Organisations are spending vasts amounts of time and moneyContinue reading “Managing the employer brand”

Productivity paradox of social networks

Social networking tends to take a bit of a beating in the mainstream press when it comes to the business value. They seem to ignore the good examples of how organisations use these tools, such as Dow Chemical to encourage their alumni and employees on long term leave to return. In the first three months ofContinue reading “Productivity paradox of social networks”

Social media in big companies

A couple of months ago Telstra joined Twitter via their ISP Big Pond, I and others wrote harshly about how the implementation had been a failure. Since that time the Telstra team have been taking on board the feedback and have made significant changes to the way they engage with people online.  After initially tryingContinue reading “Social media in big companies”