Top Three Employee Engagement and Appreciation Articles for the Week of April 3, 2015

Because there are so many great articles on employee engagement and creating a culture of appreciation in the workplace, I want to share the best of these resources with you. Here are my favorites from this week. I have included some of my thoughts on these gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) and would like to hear your comments too.

How HR will drive positive change in 2015 and beyond by Cheryl Kerrigan

(HR.BLR.com) “That definitely extends to the way companies engage employees, which amplifies the role HR plays in the overall brand. Happy, engaged, proactive employees who are focused on serving customers and creating high quality products and service experiences can give companies an unbeatable competitive edge. This year, HR leaders are embracing their newly prominent role in creating the brand.”

My Thoughts:  HR plays a huge role in crafting the culture of the organization. Here are some of the top trends HR can use to secure their seat at the table.

How Not to Kill Employee Engagement By Gleason Rowe

(Government Executive) “Internal communication is a fundamental component for engagement within an organization because it helps employees understand how their work supports the larger mission and gives them a voice in the direction of the organization.”

My Thoughts:  I really liked the emphasis on effective memos and storytelling to build interest and engagement.

Surprising Benefits of Gratitude in the Workplace by JD Thornton

(Total Wellness Health) “Internal communication is a fundamental component for engagement within an organization because it helps employees understand how their work supports the larger mission and gives them a voice in the direction of the organization.”

My thoughts:  Taking a few minutes each day in gratitude is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself – and to those around you.

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Lisa Ryan, creator of Grategy® is a professional speaker and bestselling author who focuses on workplace culture. For more information contact (216) 225-8027. For information on Grategy® programs please visit http://www.grategy.com. Follow on Twitter: @Grategy