Employee Engagement Articles & Books

 
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Inspiring and Informative Books and Articles on Employee Engagement

When it comes to selling upper management on the importance of employee engagement, nothing speaks louder than stories of how other companies increased performance and profits by working to engage their employees. Share the books and articles listed here with your leadership to help inform and inspire them to take action.

 

ARTICLES TO SHARE WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP

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According to the Harvard Business Review, Best Buy found that higher employee engagement scores led to higher profitability.  For every tenth of a point increase in employee engagement, the store saw a $100,000 increase in annual operating income.

Best Buy used to track and monitor employee engagement and customer satisfaction separately, but recently began evaluating the two together.  They posited that if employee engagement increased customer satisfaction and boosted sales, the company could allocate more resources to employee engagement initiatives.

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Here's the list of Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs. Glassdoor does a yearly survey of how CEO's are ranked by their employees. Galssdoor's survey isn't just a popularity contest. There's an obvious correlation between the highest-ranked CEO's, the engagement level of their employees and the success of their companies. If you're looking for stories that illustrate how CEO's can lead their companies to have both higher engagement and higher profits, you could start by searching the internet for stories about the leaders that made this list.

ARTICLES FOR YOU, THE HR PRACTITIONER/EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CHAMPION

One of the key points in my book is that it's time for HR practitioners to step up and take a stronger seat at the table as part of the leadership team. I also offer tips on what first steps to take.

My take on reinventing your HR functions is echoed in this article on FastCompany written by Jared Lindzon titled Welcome To The New Era Of Human Resources.

The article begins with, "The function of human resources departments has remained the same for over 100 years. That's all about to change." It stresses the need for reinventing Human Resources, saying "As recruiting gets more competitive and organizations put further emphasis on acquiring and retaining top talent, many believe that HR professionals of the near future will be part of the core management team."

The article further states that "HR professionals that embrace the opportunities that technology can provide, however, are able to better allocate their time toward gathering insights beyond their own four walls, outgrowing the traditional concentration on internal compliance."

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INSPIRING AND INFORMATIONAL BOOKS ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

BOOKS TO SUGGEST TO YOUR LEADERSHIP

When it comes to selling upper management on the importance of employee engagement, nothing speaks louder than stories of how other companies increased performance and profits by working to engage their employees. You can give your leadership the titles to books on this list and encourage them to read. Better yet, if budget is available, provide your leadership with books that help you prove your point.

BOOKS FOR YOU, THE HR PRACTITIONER/EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CHAMPION