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Gut+Science explores employee engagement insights you can act on, from CEOs you can trust. Get ready for high energy interviews led by employee engagement evangelist Nikki Lewallen—ones that’ll have you rethinking what it means to build successful people-first cultures.
 
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Episode 24: Andy Medley | Co-Founder & CEO, PERQ Truth You Can Act On: Schedule a 45-Day Check-In: Do a 1-on-1 check-in with new employees to get feedback on their experience with the onboarding process. Sitting down with them, listening to what they have to say, and building a relationship will make a huge impact on their satisfaction. Gamify ...…
 
Toni Richins | Co-Founder & CEO, HRtisan Solutions Truth You Can Act On: Don’t Confuse Engagement with Satisfaction: Employee engagement and employee satisfaction are not the same. Ensure that you understand the difference to get an accurate read on engagement levels of your leaders and team members. You must learn to measure the right things. ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Behaviors Equal Culture: Your business’ mission statement and core values don’t create culture - you must put these ideas into practice. Promote an engaged workplace by hiring individuals that believe in the mission of your business and provide tangible steps for how they can live it from day one. Enforce with Principles: ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Be A Players’ Coach: For your employees to want to better themselves, they have to be empowered to learn about their role, their business, and their industry. Instill this desire for personal development by emphasizing the importance of continuing education, every single day. Set The Tone: We all know that meetings are a n ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Utilize Expert Advice: Keep an employment law advisor nearby. Use this individual routinely as a sounding board to make sure you have timely and trusted feedback to guide your HR practices. Create HR Superstars: Think about your training practices regarding harassment, discrimination, and diversity. Are they up-to-date? Ar ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Foster Organizational “Beta” Mode: Far too often, employees fall into the trap of saying, “that’s how it’s always been done.” Each individual brings unique insights and dynamics to your business - inspire them to think outside the box in the name of improving and advancing your organization. It’s Not All About Money: Rewar ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Leaders Must Be Involved: It’s not as simple as developing employees by only asking your team how they are doing. As leaders, you need to engage in development alongside your people. Trust Is Huge: In order to have a team that is going to gel, absorb, and take on the training and development that you’re bringing to them, t ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On - The Five S’s: Shine: First impressions make incredible impacts. Continued impressions create expectations. What does your physical work environment say about your culture? Set a high priority on fostering a clean and inspiring environment to demonstrate the value of your employees. Smile: Turnover is high in many industri ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Showcase Your Company As A Career: If you treat your employees as expendable commodities, they will treat your business in a similar fashion. Consider hiring a dedicated onboarding coordinator to set the tone early for employees: they are valuable to your business, so much that you will invest in their career long-term. Pl ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Invest Individuals in Team Results: If your employees don’t understand why their individual contributions matter, they won’t buy into the overall goals of your business. By educating your staff on your business’ dollars and cents, you’ll increase accountability and personal ownership. Factor in Likability: It’s a simple tr ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Drive Engagement By Connecting: When sending out surveys, talk to your employees first to get their input on what questions regarding engagement matter the most. Set aside time each week and commit to organic conversations with staff - innovation cannot exist without an engaged workforce. Establish Core Values: If your emp ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Happy Employees Create Happy Customers: It’s crucial to maintain emotional ownership from employees regarding what your company is trying to accomplish. Providing the freedom for staff to make decisions empowers their happiness and fuels sustainable growth and success. Rely on Employee Referrals When Hiring: Your employees ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Do Less, Better: Find the right training programs for the right people, and don’t focus on a mass quantity of programs. Are managers and leaders reinforcing the trained behaviors once everyone gets back to the job? Emphasize better work, not more work. Contextualize to Foster Engagement: Engagement is critical for a busine ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Feedback: The ability to give useful feedback is a skill all leaders need to learn and master. Sometimes those critical conversations aren’t the easiest to have, but with practice, you’ll be able to have them more comfortably. It’s not always fun, but it’s what ultimately leads to growth. Personal Board of Directors: Mento ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Recognition or reward is best with a personal touch from the leader. When quality work is recognized by a leader, employees feel more validated and cared about. Make it a priority to schedule time for personally rewarding your employees. Simple acts of recognition and small unexpected rewards are surefire ways of boosting ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Leadership Development. Make sure your leadership is aligned. If there is one thing that hinders growth, it’s having leaders who are not on the same page. Cultural alignment and clarity are essential throughout every tier of your company - from the executive team to middle management. Also, don’t forget to invest in your t ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Don’t Assume. Go and have the conversation to help you understand how your employees feel about your company. Seek first to understand then promptly respond. It’s easy to assume everyone is engaged when there are no apparent conflicts. Avoid this mistake by asking questions, seeking out conversations, and continually ident ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Regular Communication: Having the one-on-one cadence is great but tailor it to what that specific person needs. For some it might be every week for others it could be every other. Then keep track of what you discuss with your team through a shared document. This document keeps you both on track with development and communi ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On Define Your Culture: Values create your culture code. These should be established as a company rather than dictated. The company values also drive decision making whether it's a question of hiring or letting go. Challenge your people: When having tough conversations, it’s essential to talk facts not opinions. To eliminate t ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Dedicated open space: Your office space and make an impact on your employee’s engagement. Find and dedicate a space in your organization that can foster and allow for your employees to naturally build relationships. This space can be a place for community and enabling access to one another. Challenge your people: One of th ...…
 
Truth You Can Act On: Know people’s motivation: We can't treat all of our people the same. Everyone's motivated in different ways and we have to know what's there why. We have to spend time listening and understanding how your employees are motivated. Employees first: Customer service should be a top priority but it can’t take precedence over y ...…
 
The secret to good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better. Featured guest, Tom Jackson President of Steel Encounters, inspires this episode’s conversation about the top five strategies for engaging and retaining employees. Takeaways: Authenticity and vulnerability are key. It’s important as leaders to ta ...…
 
The inspiration for this episode comes from this interesting stat, 70 percent of leaders put people and culture in their top three initiatives yet only 20 percent of those leaders can report an ROI on the things they're doing to move the needle on engagement and drive their culture forward. If people and culture are such a priority, then why is ...…
 
This week we are focusing millennial employees and the younger generations in our workplace. Ready or not they are the future of our workforce. Featured guest, Jethro Lloyd, CEO of iLAB, shares his take on how to engage millennials and why we’re thinking about them all wrong. Takeaways: Focus on humanizing your communication. Don't forget it's ...…
 
Whether you need to land more business or increase output, the road to more revenue and better business outcomes ultimately relies on relationships. And if there’s one thing Nikki Lewallen knows, it’s relationships. In Gut+Science™, Nikki takes you on a one-of-a-kind ride that cuts to the core of people-first cultures—to see what true success l ...…
 
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