Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Staffing for Canada Week

Last week was Staffing for Canada Week.  The annual event is celebrated by members of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services to acknowledge the more than 400,000 people who are employed in the staffing profession in Canada. ACSESS members represent 85 percent of the staffing volume in Canada.

Our team celebrated with a take out picnic lunch in a park near our Yaletown neighbourhood, then a nice walk along the seawall back to the office. We all enjoyed this fun way to celebrate with our great team of recruiters and staff.

 

Staffing for Canada Week

staffing for Canada week

Temporary employees and candidates together with industry professionals from across the country will be celebrating Staffing for Canada Week from June 4-10, 2017.

First introduced in Edmonton in 1980 as “National Temporaries’ Week”, this celebration has become widely recognized in both Canada and the United States, based on the dramatic growth in the numbers of contract and temporary workers contributing to the skilled labour force in all industry sectors.

The annual event is celebrated by members of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services to acknowledge the more than 400,000 people who are employed in the staffing profession in Canada. ACSESS members represent 85 percent of the staffing volume in Canada.

ACSESS is the single voice for promoting best practices and ethical standards for the recruitment, employment and staffing services industry in Canada.  Its members provide a key service to businesses and offer a broad range of career coaching, planning and employment opportunities to their clients.

Summer Productivity

During these glorious warm summer months, and long days of light, it is a pleasure to take time away from the office and unwind. But for most of us, we can’t take the whole summer off. There are only so many vacation days.

When things are quiet in the business world, summer can be a good time of year for catching up on unfinished projects but it can also be a tricky time for getting things done. With many people away on holiday, trying to schedule meetings is like herding cats. Productivity in the office can really slow down. Check out this infographic from Grasshopper for more insights.

 

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Employee Engagement Matters

Does your company need a specific culture shift to get the team moving in the right direction? This is when the team will become motivated again, become deeply engaged and produce excellent results for your customers.

Think about what you can do as an employer to manage the most important asset in your organization – your employees.

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Enjoy Your Work

Do you wake up in the morning and want to go to work? Are your employees feeling the same energy and drive as you do? Are they engaged? Does your staff feel valued and know that their contributions have meaning towards the company’s main goal?

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Be aware of employee engagement. And be aware of it all the time, not just at review time. We hope these thoughtful quotes make you stop and think about the current corporate culture status in your organization. Is everybody engaged?

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” –Ken Blanchard

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne Mulcahy

When work is meaningful, good things happen. The wheels of enterprise move in a kind of synchronized motion and teams are truly happier. Engagement? – check.  Great corporate culture? – check. What better place to spend half of your daily life but in a workplace where you actually feel happy and enjoy the company of others feeling the same.

Staffing for Canada Week

staffing for Canada weekTemporary employees and candidates together with industry professionals from across the country will be celebrating Staffing for Canada Week from June 5-11, 2016.

First introduced in Edmonton in 1980 as “National Temporaries’ Week”, this celebration has become widely recognized in both Canada and the United States, based on the dramatic growth in the numbers of contract and temporary workers contributing to the skilled labour force in all industry sectors.

The annual event is celebrated by members of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services to acknowledge the more than 400,000 people who are employed in the staffing profession in Canada. ACSESS members represent 85 percent of the staffing volume in Canada.

ACSESS is the single voice for promoting best practices and ethical standards for the recruitment, employment and staffing services industry in Canada.  Its members provide a key service to businesses and offer a broad range of career coaching, planning and employment opportunities to their clients.

The Importance of Employee Engagement

A healthy corporate culture thrives when employees are engaged. When the work is interesting, when management and co-workers are respected, the business has an opportunity to thrive.

Infographic source: Dale Carnegie Training

How Engaged is Your Workforce?

Does your company need a specific culture shift to get the team moving in the right direction? This is when the team will become motivated again, become deeply engaged and produce excellent results for your customers.

Think about what you can do as an employer to manage the most important asset in your organization – your employees.

click on the image for a larger view

infographic - employee engagement

Employee Engagement

A healthy corporate culture thrives when employees are engaged. When the work is interesting, when management and co-workers are respected, the business has an opportunity to thrive. Here are a few inspirational quotes about engagement at work:

“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow.” –Jack Welch

“Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey

“We think it’s important for employees to have fun… it drives employee engagement.” –Tony Hsieh

“To build a culture of engagement it is important to incorporate training on intrinsic motivation and employee engagement into management development programs.” –Kenneth Thomas

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” –Ken Blanchard

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs

Are your employees engaged at work?

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Business owners know that their company is only as good as the people they hire.

To retain your best employees, you must keep them engaged, keep them happy, show respect, and value their contribution to your company’s bottom line. Business owners need to keep this at the top of their mind all the time, and not just at the start of the hiring process. The right engagement tools for your company’s particular culture can help to bring your team together and encourage empowerment, engagement and improved performance.

Your employees represent your brand.  Brand is another word for user experience. Create a culture where your employees can represent your brand in the best light. Engage your employees. Train them. Re-train them.  You will keep customers, and win new ones.

Having a product or service that provides value is one thing. Having the right people representing your business is priceless. Having engaged employees, things will fall into place, and your customers will be there.  Customer service is always key to any business. After all, if you don’t have a customer, you don’t have a business.