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Employees engaged? Take a quick pulse

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By Jacob Shriar

engaged employeesEmployee engagement surveys are great, but they’re rarely done often enough. An annual engagement survey can give you a nice, global picture of all your employees and how they feel about the culture and their work.

The problem is, a year or every six months is too long of a time frame; way too much happens in between.

Employee engagement is a very important topic these days, because research has clearly shown that it matters.

Engaged employees are more productive, take less time off, make customers happier, etc. Measuring employee engagement can’t be an afterthought anymore. It needs to occur much more frequently, and everyone needs to be on board.

I’m not advocating getting rid of the annual survey; I’m simply saying that you should be performing weekly “pulse” surveys.

Management needs to stay on top of things for two reasons.

   1. At any given moment, you should know how employees are feeling.

   2. You ne...(register to read more)

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