Tag Archives: Employee Engagement

Southwest’s successful engagement with their employees

SCapling   October 5, 2015
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Before I jump into a multitude of reasons why Southwest is seemingly a great company to work for and how they engage their 46,000+ employees, I want to share some alarming facts regarding employers that don’t promote employee engagement. It is startling to learn that unhappy employees cost employers hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lost productivity. Employee engagement (or disengagement) directly affects numerous performance… Read more »

Business transformation through enterprise social networking – the story of Deloitte Australia

jvaishnav   October 5, 2015

Organization Name: Deloitte Australia, a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Industry: Professional services (accounting, auditing, taxes) Name of contact: Cindy Hook, CEO Web references: Deloitte Australia website: About Deloitte Australia, Careers, Culture and Behaviours Deloitte Australia Facebook page Forrester – Ted Schadler’s Blog: Winners of the 2011 Forrester Groundswell Awards (Management Division) ReadWrite.com – Deloitte’s Yammer Time Social Media at… Read more »

Employee blog spurs innovative spirit at Christie

Dorina   October 5, 2015

Organization name: Christie Digital Systems Website: www.christiedigital.com Program name: Innovation Café internal blog Industry: Professional Audio Visual Solutions and Services Name of contact: Audrey Heutzenroeder, global manager employee communications About Christie® Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being… Read more »

Engaged employees drive REI growth

j2condon   October 5, 2015

  Organization Name :  Recreational Equipment Inc  (  REI ) Industry : Specialty Retail Web References :  REI.com, Businessnewsdaily.com, Payscale.com, Forbes.com, Business2commumity.com Who is REI ? A specialty outdoor retailer founded in 1938 by outdoor loving mountaineers. REI operates as a consumer co-operative business model. For $20 one time membership fee, members are invited to be part of REI mission of inspiring, educating and outfitting the… Read more »

Let there be shoes – How Zappos is changing the social media game with employee involvement

ekastner   October 5, 2015
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Title of Post: Let there be shoes – How Zappos is changing the social media game with employee involvement Organization: Zappos.com Industry: Online retail CEO: Tony Hsieh Web references: Zappos, Social Media Examiner, simply-communicate, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram When it comes to employee engagement, Zappos is doing it right! Consistently topping the leader boards with employee retention their practices are often… Read more »

Zappos employee engagement culture makes a difference for online retailer

ASeymour   October 5, 2015

Organization Name:  Zappos Inc. Industry:  Online retailer – shoes, clothes, accessories and more Contact:  Tony Hsieh, CEO Web references:  www.zappos.com;  YouTube, Twitter, Social Media Examiner, Forbes The concept: Zappos.com is more than just an online shoe and accessories retailer.  The Zappos Family embraces a set of core values the entire company is aligned behind, and that serves as the real… Read more »

Smiles Make Hershey’s a Sweet Place to Work

DanielleB   October 5, 2015

Title of Post: Smiles Make Hershey’s a Sweet Place to Work Organization Name: The Hershey Company Industry: Food Manufacturing Web References: Globoforce , The Hershey Company , CNBC It’s not tough to argue that The Hershey Company is one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Since its inception in 1894, Hershey’s has become North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery as well as chocolate-related… Read more »

Business Bucket List: A Shiny New Intranet

Dianne McBride   October 5, 2015
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                                The Enticing Sheen of Intranet Continues to Fascinate Organization Name: Klick Health Industry: Digital Marketing, Health Services Web references:  Klick Health, Acordia Therapeutics Inc., Twitter With all the social media avenues open to companies today, one would think that Intranet would be essentially dead. And… Read more »

British retail giant takes digital approach to employee engagement

kcress   October 5, 2015
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Organization Name: Marks and Spencer Industry: Multi-channel Retail Name of Contact: CEO Web References: Marks and Spencer Corporate Information Simply Communicate All Things Internal Communications Benefex UK Case Study  About Marks and Spencer An iconic British retailer with a large global footprint, Marks and Spencer was first opened in Leeds, UK in 1884 by Michael Marks. Michael Marks initial success… Read more »

Hyatt gets Social Media right by making it Personal

lwarburt   October 5, 2015
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Title of Post: Hyatt gets Social Media right by making it Personal Organization: Hyatt.com Industry: Hospitality Web References: Hyatt Thrive, Harvard Business Review, Gallup, Wikepedia, Triplepundit, The Gallup organization reported that in 2014 over 68% of US employees toil day in and day out unengaged and/or actively disengaged in their workplace. That’s part of the modern world you yawn; but that could… Read more »

Tripcentral.ca employees are all in!

Ken Lupton   October 5, 2015
tripcentral.ca Barrie Office (1)

Organization Name: tripcentral.ca Industry: Travel and Tourism Web references: www.tripcentral.ca, www.facebook.com, Richard Vanderlubbe: President and Co-Founder Starting out in 1986 as a single travel agency located in Hamilton, Ontario,  Tripcentral.ca has grown to one of the largest travel companies in the province.  They launched a website in 1996 featuring last minute packages and reduced prices on travel.  They revamped the… Read more »

Toronto Police Services early adopters of Social Media

Lynn Jeffries   October 4, 2015

Organization Name: Toronto Police Services (TPS) Industry: Law Enforcement Name of contact: Meaghan Gray, Social Media Relations Officer Web references: Website  Social Media Contacts Wikipedia, Facebook Twitter YouTube Channel and hundreds of other web resources. In July, 2011 Toronto Police Services was one of the first law enforcement agencies to officially use social media with select staff receiving social media training. At their launch there were… Read more »

Trucking Along The Social Media Highway

tlittle   June 24, 2015
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Organization Name: Liberty Linehaul Inc. Industry: Trucking Name of Contact: Ron Cameron, Safety & Compliance Web References: Liberty Linehaul Website, Liberty Twitter, Liberty Facebook, Wikipedia, SM and SCM, Effective SCM through Social Networking, Trucking SM, Waze, Business Wire, Truck News, Trucking HR Canada, fun facts, RoadsideAmerica, Arnold Schwarzenegger, RealtyToday Description: Using social media within your supply chain got your truck stalled? Okay, so the… Read more »

Spreading “The Mayo Effect”

kblack12   June 3, 2015

Title of Post: Spreading “The Mayo Effect” Organisation Name: Mayo Clinic   Industry: Hospital & Healthcare President & CEO: John H. Noseworthy, M.D. Web references: Melcrum; Mayo Clinic; Fortune Employee engagement has always played an important role in the success of businesses. Social media on the other hand has come a long way in the business world over the past twenty years.  What was once… Read more »

Creating a #PeopleCount Culture

kturriff   June 3, 2015

Organization : RLB Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors   Industry : Accounting & Professional Services Web references : www.rlb.ca RLB LLP is one of the largest regional accounting firms in southwestern Ontario, and is a leading national employer. In a recent conversation with their Director of Human Resources, I asked “What was the biggest factor driving their employee engagement?” “Happy People… Read more »

To Engage Millennial Employees . . . start by asking them how!

Paul   June 3, 2015

Title: To engage Millennial Employees . . . start by asking them how! Organization Name: ATB Financial (Alberta Treasury Branches) Industry: Financial Services CEO: Dave Mowat Web references: www.atb.com, http://www.briansolis.com/2013/09/the-truth-about-how-social-media-has-impacted-employees/, http://canadianmillennials.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/R-U-Ready-for-Us-An-Introduction-to-Canadian-Millennials.pdf, http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/01/16/this-year-millennials-will-overtake-baby-boomers/, http://www.techopedia.com/definition/28107/reverse-mentoring, http://www.workforce.com/articles/employee-engagement-define-it-measure-it-and-put-it-to-work-in-your-organization, Forbes Millennials. The tag itself evokes a sort of techy, future-is-now kind of generational brand. Loosely speaking, Millennials are a cohort of people born between 1981 and 1997 with a unique… Read more »

Employees Co-operating on Social Media

tlittle   June 3, 2015

Organization Name: The Co-operators Industry: Insurance Name of Contacts: Barb Stephens, Director of Communications and Leonard Sharman, Senior Advisor of Media Relations Web References: The Co-operators Website, The Co-operators Facebook Page, The Co-operators Twitter Site, The Co-operators YouTube Site,  wiktionary, News Releases, Canada’s 50 Best Employer Description of how Social Media is used for Employee Engagement: Historically insurance companies may have been described… Read more »

Intranets and Dinosaur Tales

psegura   June 3, 2015

   Organisation Name:  Volaris Group Web References:  volarisgroup.com Industry:  Computer Software Name of Contact:  Mark Miller, CEO and Sherry McMenemy, Director, Global Intranet Web References: Volaris Group   I’m going to write about this even though it makes me sound like a dinosaur.  My first job in television was about twenty-five years ago on a show called “Live It Up”… Read more »

Improving Employee Wellness and Engagement with Social Media

Michelle   June 3, 2015

Organization name: Saint–Gobain North America Industry: Construction Web references:  https://livewellsgc.wordpress.com/  https://twitter.com/LiveWellSGC/ https://www.facebook.com/LiveWellSaintGobain Many employers turned to workplace wellness programs as a way to enhance retention of employees, reduce employee at the absenteeism, into employee relations and morale, and reduce the cost of benefits programs[1]. According to Benefits Canada, “a growing number of employers are using blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, online message… Read more »

Take Me To Your Leader – A lesson from a Small Business in a Small town.

PaulaSinton   May 28, 2015

      Company Profile: Seating Inc. Industry: Manufacturing and Distribution President: Judy Hart Increasingly, we are all watching businesses express their brands and choosing to adopt massive social media campaigns around the world as a means to connect with their customers. Strategically, using employees to ‘test drive’ future strategic mandates on Social Media platforms is an excellent way to… Read more »

Sharing knowledge with humour and passion to reduce healthcare facility waste—employees get involved with the UNH Talkin’ Trash blogging team

CRS   February 28, 2015

Organisation name: Talkin’ Trash with UHN Industry: Healthcare Name of contact if available: Lisa Vanlint, Energy Steward, University Health Network (UHN) and Talkin’ Trash blog moderator About the University Health Network Talkin’ Trash initiative: The University Health Network is a collaborative of The Toronto General Hospital, The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, The Toronto Western Hospital and The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre…. Read more »