Industrial and organizational psychology

NTI: COVID-19 Frontline Guide for Local Decision-Makers

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:25pm

To support effective decision-making, top global health security leaders have released a COVID-19 Frontline Guide .

Key Points: 
  • To support effective decision-making, top global health security leaders have released a COVID-19 Frontline Guide .
  • The guide provides a framework to help local leaders establish effective strategies to fight the outbreak, both by reducing transmission of the disease and by supporting their communities effectively.
  • The guide, available at www.COVID-Local.org , is being developed through an iterative process and will be further refined and developed as local leaders share their feedback and experience.
  • Each action includes a checklist of decision points:
    Visit www.COVID-Local.org to explore the Frontline Guide for local decision-makers, download the site content, view situation updates on the COVID-19 response capacities, and more.

Employee Engagement Study Reveals Reasons and Remedies For Disengagement

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

Employee engagement is the most important driver of business success and the most difficult for employers to understand and improve, said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group.

Key Points: 
  • Employee engagement is the most important driver of business success and the most difficult for employers to understand and improve, said Mike Cooke, CEO of Brandon Hall Group.
  • Poor employee engagement can cripple an organization.
  • But engagement can be improved significantly and relatively quickly by focusing on creating great everyday employee experiences.
  • The 2020 Employee Engagement Study shows the current state of employee engagement and recommends strategies for success.

Gartner Identifies Six Initiatives HR Can Undertake to Help Managers Maintain Employee Performance and Engagement During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:15pm

Organizations need to focus on employees emotions related to the coronavirus pandemic to restore productivity and deliver on employee experience, according to Gartner, Inc.

Key Points: 
  • Organizations need to focus on employees emotions related to the coronavirus pandemic to restore productivity and deliver on employee experience, according to Gartner, Inc.
  • The significant impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on employees personal and work lives is leading to employee anxiety, frustration and burnout.
  • To ensure communication efforts help, rather than hurt, engagement, managers must have a two-way dialogue with employees.
  • Clear objectives and regular updates on possible changes will help ensure employees maintain focus, energy and a sense of purpose.

Everbridge Certified as a 2020 Great Place to Work® by the Global Authority on Workplace Culture

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Everbridge , Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) , today announced it has been designated as a 2020 Great Place To Work in the United States.

Key Points: 
  • Everbridge , Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM) , today announced it has been designated as a 2020 Great Place To Work in the United States.
  • Based on employee feedback, the company has been recognized for its culture, mission and leadership by Great Place to Work, the global authority on workplace culture.
  • To determine which organizations qualify, Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback from its 2019 U.S. National Employee Engagement Study.
  • When asked why employees feel Everbridge is a great workplace, the most commonly used words were mission, help people, and save lives.

Quantum Workplace Launches Expansive, Public Online Resource for Those Seeking Information on Employee Engagement During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

Quantum Workplace , a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement software, announced today it launched a public, online resources page , available here through its website, intended to aid anyone needing support regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) amid this new landscape.

Key Points: 
  • Quantum Workplace , a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement software, announced today it launched a public, online resources page , available here through its website, intended to aid anyone needing support regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) amid this new landscape.
  • We invite anyone seeking real-time topical information and tips to visit and learn more about navigating life during COVID-19.
  • Quantum Workplace, a human resources technology provider, delivers modern tools for employee success that high-performance organizations have come to rely upon.
  • With 9,000 organizations surveyed annually, Quantum Workplace has grown into North Americas largest database of employee engagement datathrough its core engagement and performance platform and nationally recognized Best Places to Work program.

Boston Company Offers Free Software to Monitor Employee Well-Being During COVID-19 Outbreak

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 6:00am

"As business owners, we're all in the same boat and doing our very best to manage the developing situation.

Key Points: 
  • "As business owners, we're all in the same boat and doing our very best to manage the developing situation.
  • CustomerGauge is offering a no-strings-attached instance of their industry-leading Employee Net Promoter surveying solution free for 3 months (full price, $13,000).
  • In addition, companies will be given a fully-functioning dashboard to monitor employee satisfaction trends over time.
  • Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld.

Waggl Offers Free 90-Day Use to Help Organizations Hear from Their People During the COVID-19 Crisis

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:00am

Waggl is a robust employee engagement solution that utilizes Employee Voice to crowdsource real-time insight to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics.

Key Points: 
  • Waggl is a robust employee engagement solution that utilizes Employee Voice to crowdsource real-time insight to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics.
  • By enabling a shared real-time dialogue around critical questions, Waggl rapidly surfaces and prioritizes insights, ideas, and information to help organizations maintain connection and reinforce a sense of community in the midst of uncertain times.
  • Right now, remote work and interrupted workflows are presenting steep challenges to how many organizations keep employees engaged and productive.
  • Unlike heavy surveys or basic pulse tools, Waggl is a dialogue-first approach to engagement that creates shared ownership through inclusive team-based action planning.

BairesDev Recognized as a Top Web Development Firm by Clutch

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 8:20pm

Aligned with the companys success and client recognition, BairesDev has been named a top web development firm by Clutch, a business ratings and reviews resource comparing and contrasting leaders of different service sectors.

Key Points: 
  • Aligned with the companys success and client recognition, BairesDev has been named a top web development firm by Clutch, a business ratings and reviews resource comparing and contrasting leaders of different service sectors.
  • This distinction evaluates quality, attention to deadlines, and overall project management skills, and BairesDev obtained a 4.8 out of five stars rating.
  • The VP of Software Engineering at Optimal Blue affirms The team at BairesDev continues providing their development expertise.
  • BairesDev continues expanding its services worldwide across all industries, powered by technology and driven by talent.

Team Leadership Expert Peter Montoya: Seven Keys to Successful Virtual Meetings

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:33pm

"Virtual leadership is a skillset most leaders have not yet had the opportunity to study or to hone, and just 'winging it' could be disastrous," said Peter Montoya , an expert on training solutions for teams.

Key Points: 
  • "Virtual leadership is a skillset most leaders have not yet had the opportunity to study or to hone, and just 'winging it' could be disastrous," said Peter Montoya , an expert on training solutions for teams.
  • "One of the most important components of a work-from-home team is the virtual meeting.
  • Here are seven keys to successful virtual meeting preparation.
  • Developing your mastery of planning and leading virtual meetings will not only improve team productivity and satisfaction, but set you apart as a leader," Shows said.

Gartner HR Survey Reveals 88% of Organizations Have Encouraged or Required Employees to Work From Home Due to Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:15pm

Instead, most organizations are focusing on measures such as more effective use of technology and freezing new hiring to cut costs .

Key Points: 
  • Instead, most organizations are focusing on measures such as more effective use of technology and freezing new hiring to cut costs .
  • The Gartner survey shows that most employers plan to cut costs while minimizing impact to pay for existing employees when possible.
  • Seventy percent of organizations report that the main cost-cutting measure they plan to use is more effective use of technology.
  • Gartners survey found that 56% of organizations have communicated a plan of action to employees in the event the COVID-19 outbreak.