Honestly Engagement Blog

Best Of 2019 – Our Top Five

It is that time of the year again, the company Christmas tree has found its way from the basement into our office, reindeer sweaters and other questionable fashion statements are gaining popularity, Christmas lights are decorating the office cactus and Mariah Carey has seized control of radio stations worldwide. We would like to add something else to these already existing pre-Christmas essentials, namely our “Blog Article Best Of 2019”. From now on, we will gather our most read blog articles of the past year and summarize them in an annual wrap-up article, giving you an overview of what our readership has been most fond of lately and to show what topics were particularly hot in the field of Employee Engagement.

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Four Most Common Employee Engagement Myths

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to answer the question: “What is employee engagement?”. We certainly have. While this constantly evolving concept remains very hard to define, it is also surrounded by various myths and misconceptions, making the explanation even more difficult. To shed more light on the situation, we decided to hold a webinar on this topic. This article includes the most important takeaways from the first episode of our webinar series and also explains why you should never hesitate to invest in engagement.

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Employee Engagement in Healthcare

Employees working in the healthcare sector often enter this line of work because of their motivation to help and care for other people. This makes healthcare an area where employee engagement comes naturally with the job. Or so one might think. In reality, there are many factors that make it increasingly hard to maintain a high level of Employee Engagement in healthcare. However, there are also very convincing examples which prove that this is indeed possible, as one Dutch company demonstrates in particular.

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Five Weird Employee Benefits That Will Leave You Smiling

Employee benefits are an effective way to show your employees how much you care about them and some companies have gotten very creative! Here are five companies that will definitely make employers rethink if their weekly fruit basket is really cutting it. What Are Employee Benefits? An employee benefits package includes all the non-wage benefits, like insurance and paid time off, provided by an employer. While some benefits are mandated by law, there are other benefits that companies choose to provide “on top” in order to make their employees feel valued.

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How to Retain Employees: A Three Step Strategy

Have you ever heard of the so-called “War for Talents”? Even if you haven’t heard of the concept itself, chances are that you or your company are already knee-deep in this raging battle of recruitment and retention. But what is everyone fighting over? Simply put, it’s the business world’s scarcest and most valuable resource: experienced and engaged employees. In this article we offer you nothing less than the secret weapon that will give you the decisive advantage over other companies when it comes to competing in this arena.

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15 Ways to Increase Employee Satisfaction

Employee satisfaction is the cornerstone to every successful organization with engaged employees. But what is employee satisfaction exactly and how can it be improved? Our article provides valuable insight into this field of employee engagement and offers you 15 simple measures that you can implement in your company. Do you want to learn more about the topic? Download PDF Increasing employee satisfaction is a mammoth task, but one that definitely pays off.

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Transactional Leadership: Structured but Stale

When you look for a new job, what is it that you look for the most? An attractive remuneration? A manager that can give you a clear definition of your role and responsibilities? Or do you look for more in an employer? Find out why transactional leadership, with its clear structures and processes, remains relevant as a leadership style, even if its image is rather outdated nowadays. Want to learn more about employee engagement?

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Transformational Leadership in Organizations: Leading by Example

Role model, motivator, confidant, companion. Doesn’t every manager want to be more to his employees than just a boss? It’s called transformational leadership and has led to the success of many companies through its very human approach to management. Are you a transformational leader or are you interested in finding out what it takes to be one? Find out what transformational leadership is all about and how you can leverage this style to better lead your team.

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Laissez-Faire Leadership: Working Without Borders

Introduction This week, as part of our current series on leadership, we will dive into the laissez-faire management style in more detail. The French term “laissez-faire” can be translated to “let it be” or “leave alone”, which is a good description of the management model. Laissez-faire leadership gives employees the highest degree of freedom, with maximum leeway to make their own decisions, but it also entails a certain degree of risk in terms of employee motivation and productivity.

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