Engaging Your Employees

expert_sessions We have an exciting announcement – we have our first product! After many months, we have a digital download available to help you find and keep great employees. It’s our first installment (but there will be more) in The Bigg Success Show Expert Sessions.

In this session, our experts are Karen Evenson and Larry Kammien, the owners of Leadership and Organization Solutions, a consulting firm that focuses on strategic leadership and organizational development for both small and large businesses, nationally and internationally. Karen is also the author of Redefining F.E.A.R., Maximizing Limited Resources with Unlimited Ideas.

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The three “R’s” of employee engagement

#1 – Recruitment

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larryThe whole recruitment process is often disengaged. It’s a very rote process that we turn people through. What Karen and I talk about is that the engagement process starts at the very beginning – from the very first interaction with your candidate. It works from both sides – the company engages the candidate and the candidate is engaged by the company. We do that by being honest upfront about job requirements and expectations. So the job is exactly what we told them it was in the interview process because we’re really looking for a fit for both parties.

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In the full session, you’ll get a great tip from Larry and Karen to get your candidates involved in your organization before you make the hiring decision.

#2 – Retention

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karenSome people will be long-term; others will be short-term. We want the best from that person for whatever time we have. So ask your employees what they’re looking for, listen to it, and then respond. You can’t give them everything all the time, but you’re not going to keep highly productive employees if you don’t know what is meaningful to them, what motivates them, and what skills and talents they have. You have to utilize those talents and skills effectively, get input, and empower them to do their jobs.

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Karen and Larry have talked to thousands of employees. Check out the digital download to find out what they have learned from these conversations that will help you keep your valuable employees longer.

#3 – Recognition & reward

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larryThe first key thing to understand is that one size doesn’t fit all. We see many companies put recognition and reward programs in place with one, two, or three methods to reward employees. We know that we don’t all like the same things – the same things don’t make us want to do more or better work. We need to ask people what motivates them, how they define reward and recognition. Then we can start to tailor that for them.

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Karen and Larry discuss how to set up these reward programs to meet your goals without busting your budget in the full session. You’ll also hear the most powerful motivator in recognition. It’s an intangible that’s surprisingly inexpensive!

Business owners and executives often cite finding and keeping great employees as one of their biggest challenges. Karen and Larry offer some invaluable thought starters on how to get it done. It will require less than twenty minutes of your time to listen to the full session!

Find out more about Karen and Larry, including how to get them to present to your company or consult with your organization, by visiting betterlos.com.

Until next time, here’s to your bigg success!

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