Employee Engagement

How to make your job more satisfying: Lessons from job crafting

Lessons from job crafting


Madison Hanscom, PhD

Sometimes work isn’t motivating. Many individuals feel dispassionate toward their job — finding it monotonous, boring, frustrating, or exhausting. Common suggestions for individuals who are unhappy with their job are to “find happiness outside of work” or “go get a new job” … but are these recommendations realistic? We spend a large portion of our lives working, so shouldn’t we at least enjoy it?
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Employee Loyalty: The Answer to Job-Hopping

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By Stephanie Monge-Sherman

If you’re expecting to pick a new hire after 1-2 interviews and have them stay for the rest of their career, you’re likely in for a disappointment: the days of guaranteed long-term hiring are over.

Job hopping, or the act of moving between jobs every year or two, is on the rise as employees look for the right fit. Employers now have to not only attract talent, but also work to keep them if they want their business to grow and thrive. This makes earning employee loyalty crucial since it’s key to retaining talent.

Employee loyalty is built on a few important pillars: recognition, leadership, incentives, engagement, and culture. The transformational leadership model is the true answer to continual job-hopping: it involves a leadership style that encourages employees to innovate and craft change for the betterment of a company’s future.


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Is Competition Really Healthy in the Workplace?

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By Stephanie Monge-Sherman

In more recent years, companies have been starting to realize just how important workplace culture is, and how fundamentally it is tied to the success of the business. Where companies were previously attracting top talent on salary and benefits alone, it now takes more than that and something exponentially harder to offer: potential employees want to know that they’ll be happy in the workplace and experience job satisfaction in their role—no easy feat. Read More...

Staying Engaged and Safe During the Holidays

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By Julia Borges, Maggie Carey, and Madison Hanscom

‘Tis the season to stay engaged and safe in the workplace. In the midst of the bustle of the holidays, it’s easy for employees to get distracted, which can lead to unwanted incidents or fatalities during such a jubilant time of the year. Even though it might not happen to everyone, it is possible that some employees feel a sense of burnout or distraction around the end of the year. Heightened emotions and the overall chaotic environment of the holiday season also have the ability to exhaust employees both physically and mentally. When physical and mental resources are depleted, employees are more likely to make mistakes and injure themselves or others. Maintaining employee engagement throughout the holidays is key. However, for most companies it’s possible that employee engagement could dip right before the holidays.

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The first step Tim Sloan could take to clean up Wells Fargo’s culture

Wells Fargo


By Sarah Moore

Business leaders are scratching their heads wondering, 'how do we avoid the type of hot water Wells Fargo is currently dealing with?' We recommend starting here…
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