Zinger’s 8 Word Behavioral Definition of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

A shorter more simple definition of employee engagement. It has taken me about 8 years and 10,000 hours to get to a definition of employee engagement that is both simple and elegant. My definition puts engagement in the hands of each employee — I can choose to do this everyday while also being enabled and encouraged by my leaders, managers, and organization. Without work in the definition employee engagement is practically meaningless.

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Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today. Here's the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.

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3 Alternative Therapies You Should Definitely Try

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Alternative Therapies You Should Definitely Try appeared first on Ms. As busy working women, many of us simply just don’t have the time to make doctors’ appointments, book in for that health check and generally spend time thinking about our health.

ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER?

Ms. Career Girl

She started her career as a veterinary practitioner in the US. Featured Self definition of mentor definition of sponsor Finding a mentor mentoring sponsor vs. mentorThe post ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

Lessons that the Most Famous Failures Can Teach Us #MondayMotivation

The Undercover Recruiter

Failure is part of life – and definitely part of success. Lessons that the Most Famous Failures Can Teach Us #MondayMotivation. Most of the incredibly successful people we know have all had their fair share of failures – some small, some monumental.

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13 Zingers For Good Work: The New Employee Engagement

David Zinger

I simplified employee engagement into an 8 word definition: good work done well with others every da y. There is a lot of meaning packed into each word in the eight word definition so I will take the next four blog posts to examine two words at a time.

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update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

In the interim between sending the letter and the response, we had already told the staff that no, they definitely didn’t need to refer to Peter as “master,” but could simply call him by name. (As Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wanted everyone to call her boyfriend her “master” ? Of course you do — how could you not! Here’s the update.

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How I Registered JobMob as a US Trademark

JobMob

JobMob is now a registered US trademark. At that point in time, JobMob had already become part of my business, and I was definitely willing to do whatever was necessary to get the trademark successfully registered asap, which meant getting it done on the first try.

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Collaboration: Getting to Us!

Learning Voyager

You can't force people to join up, share, and work together (my definition of collaboration, BTW). Collaboration is about Us.

Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today. Here's the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.

Who’s Your Hero? Celebrity? Sports Star? How About You?

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve just endured the elections and the efforts of all the politicians to convince us how all-knowing and wonderful they are. The Super Bowl is upon us, and there’ll be plenty of chest-thumping as to who is the greatest of all. Definitely, a hero.

Beauty Trends: Changed Yet Still the Same

Ms. Career Girl

From voluptuous curves to corseted waists, the “in” thing has fluctuated frequently, leaving us looking back and wondering what we were thinking — even with trends that are just a decade old. Though Victorian women definitely went to the extreme, that’s still something that’s coveted today.

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my boss retired but still won’t leave us alone, do people still put phone numbers on resumes, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss retired but still won’t leave us alone. You definitely won’t be the only person who’s new to networking (and really, people with decades of work experience still feel awkward about networking — possibly most of us), and if the course is targeting university students, lots of them won’t have professional experience (or what they do have will be very minor). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

company is giving us secret aptitude tests, new employees and dress code, and more

Ask A Manager

Can employer make us pay the cost of mistakes? While we definitely don’t have a “dress code” at our office – business casual is the norm. It’s his first week, and I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot or make him feel uncomfortable, but I definitely need him to adjust his behavior. I know ‘business casual’ can be a vague term and so I wanted to get us aligned going forward.”

2014 17

3 Critical! Imperative! Important! Job Interview Reminders.

Jobacle

Job Interview Reminders Job interviews can be stressful experiences, but they definitely don’t have to be.

2011 73

company refuses to let us come in with minor colds, coworker sends reminders about emails right after they’re sent, and more

Ask A Manager

My company refuses to let us come in sick, even with minor colds. I am a teapot maker; for some baffling reason, my organization has decided to call us all “teapot fabrication specialists.” ” I received an email from the HR coordinator a week ago letting me know that my references would be checked, and then today I received this rejection email: “Thank you for taking the time to meet with us about the position. It’s five answers to five questions.

2017 14

our CEO forgets she approved things and then freaks out on us about it

Ask A Manager

Several times recently, I’ve thought that we had your approval on something, including signatures on paperwork, and moved forward with it, but then it turned out later that you didn’t want us to. I definitely don’t want to move projects forward if you’re not fully on board, so is there a better system I could be using?” A reader writes: I need help managing a forgetful and volatile CEO. I am in a management position in a small company (fewer than 15 people).

FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You

Sklover Working Wisdom

When I did, I learned something that I did not know, but wish I had known: Under the federal FMLA regulations, the definition of “parent” includes any person who acted in the place of your parent when you were a minor, even if they were not related to you in any way. LESSON TO LEARN : The U.S. In enacting the FMLA law, the U.S. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”.

manager makes us say how we would do better than our coworkers, employers don’t think I’m an adult, and more

Ask A Manager

Manager makes us say how we would do better than our coworkers. I know all of us techs resented it every time we had those meetings. When I see stuff that definitely doesn’t belong on a resume — age, names and ages of children (yes, some people really do that), health status (yes, that too), Social Security number — it tends to be a flag the person is out of touch with professional norms in a way that often manifests in other, more problematic ways too.

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my boss keeps trying to get us all to have hang out together after work — and we don’t want to

Ask A Manager

Our boss keeps bringing up ideas for us to all have fun together in the evenings. This, coupled with some 25+ mile commutes for some of us, just makes us cringe when she brings this up. If your manager were here to talk with us, I’d bet she’d point out that it’s not purely a social invitation — that there’s work benefit to getting together as a group for “fun,” that it makes your team more cohesive, blah blah blah.

2016 13

5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career

Blogging4jobs

The work economy and job search statistics are staggering: The current number of people unemployed in The U.S. Quote on the Definition of Insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.

updates: coworker with anxiety keeps asking us to drive her home, my boss never returns my work on time, and more

Ask A Manager

Coworker with anxiety keeps asking us to drive her home and stay there with her. I don’t regret trying to help Jane, but I definitely wish that it had ended differently. Continuing our annual December “where are they now” series, here are four more updates from people who had their questions answered here this year. I showed several coworkers the response to my question on here, and they all thought it was great advice.

5 Jobs That Bring the Most Happiness - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career.

Jobacle

And there are individuals who would love nothing more than to jump out of an airplane every day strapped to someone’s back (whereas most of us wouldn’t go near tandem skydiving no matter how much it was paying).

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my boss asks us to babysit a coworker with anxiety disorder

Ask A Manager

One of my colleagues began to suffer from various health issues, and our new boss started asking us to watch her when our boss was in a meeting/out of the office and to call for emergency medical assistance if needed. She even asked for one of us to come in on a day we were not scheduled to be in the office to watch my colleague.

should I take the blame for my manager’s mistake, CEO wants to reimburse us for political contributions, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I tell my supervisor that I realized it was definitely the ones I gave back to him when I email him an update on my progress? CEO wants us to make political contributions that he’ll reimburse us for. He doesn’t want to make a contribution in his name or our organization’s name, but instead has asked each of us to make individual contributions that he will reimburse us for. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

my manager doesn’t give us input on new hires, my manager shared a coworker’s medical details with us, and more

Ask A Manager

My manager hires new people without consulting with the rest of us. My boss didn’t bother asking for our input on the last hire, nor did he ask us to sit in the interview. I find it to demonstrate how low he thinks of us. Many told me they thought it was the hardest job out there and I should definitely have put it on there. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go…. I work in a team of 4 full-time employees.

In 2011, Increase Your Prospects With Better Differentiation

Threshold Consulting

As we put one year behind us and position ourselves for improved fortunes, we look to the experts to give us the edge. According to Godin, “How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.” I loved "Linchpin" and Godin's quote: “How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.”

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Employee Engagement is Not About Great or Amazing Work or Workplaces

David Zinger

What I too often see is the cheerleaders of engagement trying to lead us on to great and amazing work and workplaces. Employee Engagement David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker engagement definition good work good work versus great work

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A Personal Snapshot of the Recruitment Training Industry

The Undercover Recruiter

Which brings us back to the 1 in 6 placement to jobs ratio. ‘Maybe’ or ‘Definitely’: By: Christoph! When you get down to the basics, there are just two things a recruiter has to sell; ‘Maybe’ and ‘Definitely’: ‘Maybe’ is what they currently sell 99% of the time.

“My job is definitely 'The Job from Hell.' Any ideas?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ I can’t get maintenance people to stay working for us because of the people I work for, and the low pay scale. Connect With Us How We Help 1.

US Struggling Students Get a Helping Hand

Position Ignition

If you're in the US and are a wage-earner looking to enroll into a graduate or doctoral degree program, then you should definitely consider the Lifetime Learning tax credit provided by the IRS.

Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The first step to growing a good career in the face of Asperger's Syndrome is to recognize that this is a social skills deficit, by definition, and work, by definition, is a social skills decathlon. This should make people like us, if we do it right. I am completely unable to accomplish office politics and definite limit my time with other people for the reasons listed above. I am a top U.S.

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Million Dollar Tip #4: Go for Scale

Personal Excellence Blog

If you have financial goals you want to pursue in life, join us! Hiring others can definitely help to scale you what you do, since you can delegate ground-level work and work on higher level aspects of long-term vision, strategy and planning. Join Us in MDC Today!

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coworker didn’t warn us about bed bugs, was I blacklisted, and more

Ask A Manager

Coworker didn’t warn us about bed bugs when we traveled to satellite office. I am really annoyed that an entire group of professionals at that satellite office did not warn us about the bed bug situation–if they had, we obviously would not have gone there and it doesn’t matter that the bedbugs were found in the room next door. We don’t want to risk bringing them back with us.” (It’s It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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Employee Engagement: Better Than Great, Good

David Zinger

My eight word definition is: good work done well with others every day. In our Western world of abundance and privilege greatness is a game of comparison that drives us to achieve more. Employee engagement needs more good work.

2017 35

Building Leadership Skills for Life

Position Ignition

For some of us this is easy to answer in a work context because we are in a professional environment where we recognise those definitions. When do we manage and when do we lead? But in life, we use skills like this in lots of different ways. So how do we go about building leadership skills that we can use in all facets of what we do? Leadership

my boss wants us to work late for no reason, inviting spouses to team-building events, and more

Ask A Manager

My feeling is that most team-building events are lame, but if you’re going to have them at all, it definitely makes sense not to have spouses there. my boss wants us to work late for no reason, inviting spouses to team-building events, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss wants people to work late for no reason.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

but the message is definitely “right on.” If you would like to contribute a favorite quote, saying or proverb, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com. “Learning to work for an a**hole is a really important thing to do.” ” – Anne Mulcahy. Former CEO, Xerox.

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Ampicillin Drug – FDA Checked Pharmacy | Blue Sky Resumes Blog

Blue Sky Resumes

He single-handedly transformed the career coaching field, he’s been commended for excellence by 2 US Presidents, and his book “The Pathfinder’ is one of the best selling career books in US history. People often think I would like to do this or that be not not have a definite plan.

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him January 31, 2011 A reader writes: I am a 27-year-old woman working for a well-known national company. He never offers to buy us lunch. He never offers to buy us lunch.