Engagement Matters

5 ways to supercharge your employee culture

Posted by Steven Green   August 23, 2016

Money makes the world go ‘round … right? Not when it comes to employee culture and recognition. Handing your employee a $100 gift card in appreciation of a job well done might not rock their world in the ways you’d hoped. Companies spend vast amounts of money on rewards and recognition programs, yet one third of employees don’t feel recognized. When 30% of their lives are spent working, you can bet that feeling valued is extremely important to today's knowledge worker.

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Topics: Employee Culture

Media mention: HRM Canada - Employers overlooking "base hits"

Posted by Justina Dukelow   August 15, 2016

TemboSocial's Founder and CEO, Steven Green, was interviewed for an article in HRM Canada called "Employers overlooking 'base hits'". This article addresses the fact that while celebrating major achievements in the workplace is undeniably important, employers are overlooking the smaller successes that actually influence expected everyday behaviours.

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Topics: News & Press

RBC employees hit the links to drive employee engagement

Posted by Kevin Butler   July 27, 2016

Efficient, reliable internal communications has a huge impact on shaping a company’s corporate culture. The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) understands the value of keeping employees well informed and connected. Engaged employees become activists who are engaged in the company and the community.

As a long-time supporter of the Canadian Open golf tournament, RBC needed a way to communicate to employees the exciting news about the renewal of their sponsorship commitment to the Canadian Open for another 6 years. That's where TemboSocial came in to help deliver the RBC ‘6 Fore 6’ Contest. What was up for grabs? A chance to win one of 6 golf vacation packages!

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Topics: Polls and Surveys

Media mention: Forbes - "The HR software market reinvents itself" by Josh Bersin

Posted by Justina Dukelow   July 21, 2016

TemboSocial is honoured to be mentioned in Josh Bersin's latest Forbes article entitled "The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself". In this article, Josh Bersin dives deeply into how "the $14-plus billion marketplace for HR software and platforms is reinventing itself".

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Topics: News & Press

There's no "I" in employee engagement

Posted by Steven Green   July 7, 2016

Remember those middle school inspirational posters that reminded you there's no "I" in team? Well, the same is true of employee engagement: it's not a "one-man show," no matter how brilliant your ideas are.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Culture

How leading enterprises are measuring community engagement

Posted by Steven Green   June 29, 2016

We recently had the pleasure of attending the Toronto stop on Jive’s 2016 “Power of Connection” tour. The luncheon featured speakers Tim Wike, formerly of Thomson Reuters and now Sharper Solutions, John Miller from Scotiabank, and Martin Teasdale from the Royal Bank of Canada. The panel covered topics ranging from Intranet adoption to engagement measurement.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Jive

4 ways you can stimulate your employee culture

Posted by Steven Green   June 21, 2016

Culture is the hottest topic in business today for good reason. Culture, talent retention, and employee engagement are the top challenges facing business leaders. According to Gallup’s  latest employee engagement survey , only 32% of the U.S. workforce believes they are engaged at work. The majority (50.8%) considers themselves “not engaged”, meaning they are likely counting down the minutes until the clock strikes 5pm when they can run out the door.  17.2% are actively disengaged - these people want to kill you, or at least your business. What is critical to good employee culture?  Effective communication.
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Topics: Polls and Surveys, internal communications

3 success factors of Jive intranet adoption

Posted by Justina Dukelow   June 15, 2016

On June 2nd, TemboSocial participated in the Toronto Jive User Group hosted by Blueprint Software Systems at their beautiful office. There were great discussions and lots of learnings about the challenges, opportunities and successes of building an active community.  The best part is, we took lots of notes!

One of the presentation topics that resonated strongly was about Jive user adoption and best practices, presented by Xhevair "Jev" Maskuli, Solutions Engineer at Jive.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Jive

Boost employee performance by creating a social enterprise

Posted by Steven Green   June 10, 2016

Over the last few years, the idea of a social enterprise has gained great momentum. Organizations that scratch the surface about what it means to be "social" quickly learn that it's about more than just clicks, likes or allowing employees to follow or fraternize with each other. Strictly speaking, a social enterprise is more than having a company Facebook page or Twitter account.

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Topics: Employee Recognition

Cut the Costs of Your Enterprise Awards Program

Posted by Justina Dukelow   June 2, 2016

Does your awards program cost more than it should when it comes to administrative and marketing costs? And despite the cost and effort, do you suspect that the most deserving candidates are sometimes not the ones on stage posing for their picture with the CEO?  If you’ve answered yes, then it’s time to re-evaluate your formal awards program.

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Topics: Awards + Nominations