Three Reasons Performance Management Is Key for Employee Engagement

In Blog by Lisa Samara

We see goals so often that we almost don’t even notice that they’re there. From the classic fundraising “thermometer” poster for your local nonprofit or the end zone on a football field, goals are all around us. And it’s easy to forget that somebody had to set that goal. The same goes for the workplace. When managers are involved in …

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Recognition with Purpose Drives Engagement

In Blog by Lisa Samara

Myth 1: All employee recognition increases performance, productivity and engagement. Myth 2: There is one correct way to recognize and reward employees. Everyone knows it – recognizing and incentivizing employees are vital parts of every company. Aon Hewitt confirms, “Career opportunities, recognition, and organization reputation are consistently top engagement drivers.” However, not all recognition is beneficial. Purposeful recognition is key. …

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The Challenge of Engagement Is the Challenge

In Blog by Lisa Samara

What motivates employees more at work? Increased salary or a challenge? Contrary to what one might assume, studies1 show a very weak correlation between salary and motivation. But surprisingly, employees can be very driven when given a challenge. By nature, people are competitive creatures. Tapping into that human instinct to be the best can be an employer’s greatest asset. Sure, …

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Professional Development Opportunities Can Boost Employee Retention

In Blog by Lisa Samara

In today’s recovering economy, employee retention is becoming a greater priority for many organizations. Several factors go into the decision to stay at a job long term or look elsewhere, but one increasingly important element is the availability of professional development opportunities. Professional development is particularly important to Millennials. According to Deloitte University Press, employees age 25 and younger rate …

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Reach New Heights with Improved Employee Engagement Measurement

In Blog by Lisa Samara

The business benefits of measuring employee engagement for understanding, improvement and business performance are clear. Knowing this, how can managers enhance the way employee engagement is measured? Supplement the Survey To gain deeper insights, managers should consider supplementing traditional surveys by studying employee behavior in areas that drive engagement. For example, knowing the quality and amount of time managers spend …

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Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement

In Blog by Maggie Kane

The heart of employee engagement is, well, the heart of your employees. And the chances of their hearts being fully engaged are greatest when they know and believe in the mission and identity of your company. According to Gallup, “A strong mission promotes brand differentiation, consumer passion and brand engagement. Unfortunately, only about four in 10 employees (41%) know what …

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Domus Client Needs Poll™: Your Employees and Your Business Objectives

In Blog by Maggie Kane

Our client experience with employee engagement has shown us that engaged employees are happier and harder-working employees. They understand their position in the company and recognize that their position, no matter how small, is contributing to the overall goal of achieving their business’ objectives. We know that an engaged employee, someone who is motivated to perform at their best, not …

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Domus Client Needs Poll™: Have you reached your Digital Comfort Zone™?

In Blog by Maggie Kane

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but at Domus we are ever evolving with not only our clients’ needs, but also with our industry’s and the world’s. Over the past few years, we have noticed that our clients (and other agencies, quite frankly) have been struggling with all forms of digital – whether it’s using their …

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How Branding Will Get a President Elected

In Betty On Branding by Maggie Kane

With the 2016 unprecedented election cycle, there are three ways that the remaining candidates could benefit from adhering to strategic branding principles: Know your competition as well as you know yourself A classic strategic positioning process includes extensive research on each competitor, resulting in a brand profile that is dynamic and evolves as the competition changes. Stellar branders invest in knowing …