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You Can NOT Substantially Improve Employee Net Worth

However!

You CAN Improve Employee SELF Worth

TIP #4 to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention

WATCH: IrishmanSpeaks on the power of Positive Words & Phrases to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention

“The Results were Amazing.”                   – A Very Satisfied Client 

When I arrived at the plant it was obvious that there were talented people in leadership positions but the team was going in different directions.  A lot of finger pointing as well as lack of follow through on key performance indicators.  The team needed focus.  The Lansing plant was selected to go through a new process for employee engagement from Conor.

Sessions were held at all levels of the organization with follow up in meetings, in daily interactions, etc.  The results were amazing.  Team members, leaders, and leads all embraced the principals and practice them daily.   The benefits became obvious as retention increasd by 15-20%,  productivity increased as well in several categories.  This was a game changer.  These types of programs can spike and lose effectiveness over time, but that has not been the case.  The team continues to embrace the principals and employees feel more like the team I always knew they could be.  I strongly recommend Conor’s program as the way to create synergy to obtain performance through teamwork.

It worked for us and it can work for you as well.

Another Powerful Tip on Employee Engagement & Retention

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A Brief Introduction to IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen

Motivational Keynote Speaker on Employee Engagement / Employee Retention

 

“Hi, Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks here – an Irishman (duh!), happily exiled in Chicago where the Guinness is good, the natives are friendly and I have been force fed more corned beef and green beer than I ever had in Ireland. (That is no joke! Hardly anyone eats corned beef in Ireland and God forbid someone serves you green beer!!)

I am blessed to do a job that I love offering insights, motivation and humor to audiences from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, Finland, from Memphis to Madrid. My core objective for each presentation or engagement is to leave my audience with a smile on the face, a spring in the step, AND memorable, actionable takeaways to improve employee engagement and employee retention

My bio will tell you I am an award winning Humorous Motivational Speaker on employee retention, engagement and corporate culture, so if you are ever seeking a Motivational, Keynote Speaker for your leadership conference or in-house appreciation event, it would put a very big smile on my face and that spring in my step if we were to discuss how I can leave your colleagues / attendees with a smile on their face, a spring in the step and memorable takeaways to achieve your goals. You will find the brogue is real and the content is really good!

I’m a Packers fan in Chicago, I like to play Metallica loud which drives my darling wife crazy!

I have worked in senior sales & marketing leadership roles in Ireland, UK and USA and was lucky enough to win Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year for a speech – would you believe on Customer Service in San Quentin Jail!

 

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CHAPS! FIVE Employee Engagement and Retention Tips that Work

 

Each of these five employee engagement tips that work provides an element of the acronym CHAPS. The CHAPS concept suggests five simple Micro-Goals that you can achieve every day that will develop a better level of employee engagement and ultimately improved employee retention. These are actionable activities that will address what is often referred to as the great resignation.

You Can NOT Substantially Improve Employees Net Worth

You CAN Improve their SELF Worth

My core belief as an employee engagement speaker and consultant is that most managers / leaders cannot significantly impact employees net worth, but literally everyone – managers / leaders / co-workers CAN substantially impact the self worth of employees, direct reports and peers.

In this article we look at the “C” in CHAPS and the Power of a Compliment to enhance the workplace environment but briefly, the  CHAPS Micro-Goals relate to:

CCompliment one person today.  (Read about this powerful employee engagement tip that you can use today.)

HHear ‘Thank You’ (See more on how this Employee Engagement tip will improve employee retention)

AAddress colleagues / customers with their name (See a very powerful practice to make employees feel more engaged thus improving retention)

P – Positive words create positive impact (See how your language can dramatically improve employee engagement and retention)

S – Smile – as in, Put a smile on someone’s face.

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Use Positive Words and Phrases

Some people just make you feel good. Some people don’t! Words and phrases are really important in generating a good work atmosphere and environment. Set yourself a Micro-Goal that in conversation today, you will deliberately and intentionally drop in positive words or phrases. It will change the conversation and how people see you as once again, you generate another dopamine hit that benefits not just you but your colleagues.

When you think of people who make you feel good and regularly put you in a good mood, it is highly likely that that person regularly uses positive words and phrases, complimenting, giving high-fives, kudos etc. Why not practice this micro-goal yourself as you show leadership, employees, co-workers how to create a better culture and engagement in a fruitful and productive manner.

Some Articles on How to Build Engagement and Retention

 

How to Motivate your Team When People Keep Quitting 

What is Employee Engagement and How do you Improve it

How Companies Can Improve Employee Engagement Right Now

More articles on Employee Engagement, Culture and Employee Retention

Employee Engagement Tips – A brief primer on CHAPS

See: Reviews of Employee Engagement Software

Amazon Books on Employee Engagement

 

More articles on Employee Engagement, Culture and Employee Retention

Employee Engagement Tips – A brief primer on CHAPS

See: Reviews of Employee Engagement Software

Amazon Books on Employee Engagement

 

Click To learn more about IrishmanSpeaks and why he is recognized as one of the very best motivational employee engagement speakers in the country   

 You will see many more examples of good employee engagement tips to help you Keep On, Keepin’ ON.

 

 

 

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How to Improve Employee Engagement: Tip #4 of 5

Wondering how to improve employee engagement and employee retention? It is not easy but it can be done by following 5 tips outlined by employee engagement speaker IrishmanSpeaks.

 

Use Positive Words. Use Positive Phrases with Employees and Co-Workers

 

Trying to determine how to improve employee engagement is not a no-brainer. However each of these five employee engagement tips I provide in this series will help you create a better workplace and improve employee retention and engagement, provided you act on them.

 

Each tip provides an element of the acronym CHAPS. The CHAPS concept suggests five simple Micro-Goals that address the core question as to how to improve employee engagement. These are actionable activities that will address what is often referred to as the great resignation.

 

You Can’t Substantially Improve Employees Net Worth. You CAN Improve their SELF Worth

My core belief as an employee engagement speaker and consultant is that most managers / leaders cannot significantly impact employees net worth, but literally everyone – managers / leaders / co-workers CAN substantially impact the self worth of employees, direct reports and peers.

Briefly, the  CHAPS Micro-Goals relate to:

C – Compliment one person today. (SEE Employee Engagement article on The Power of a Compliment).

H – Hear ‘Thank You’ (See more on Employee Engagement TIp “Hear”)

A – Address colleagues / customers with their name (See how this improves Employee Engagement)

P – Positive words create positive impact

S – Smile – as in, Put a smile on someone’s face.

 

In this article, we look at Micro-Goal #4 to specifically address How to improve employee engagement. As indicated in previous articles, while you may be practicing some of the elements of CHAPS, the important thing is to set these employee engagement ideas as Micro-Goals.

The reason for setting them as Micro-Goals, is that we do feel better when we achieve a goal. This occurs because the brain releases dopamine – the feel good chemical when we achieve a goal. So, let’s look at the next goal to enhance employee retention and get rid of that dreaded “Great Resignation.”

 

How to Improve Employee Engagement: Use Positive Words and Phrases

Some people just make you feel good. Some people don’t! Words and phrases are really important in generating a good work atmosphere and environment. Set yourself a Micro-Goal that in conversation today, you will deliberately and intentionally drop in positive words or phrases. It will change the conversation and how people see you as once again, you generate another dopamine hit that benefits not just you but your colleagues.

When you think of people who make you feel good and regularly put you in a good mood, it is highly likely that that person regularly uses positive words and phrases, complimenting, giving high-fives, kudos etc. Why not practice this micro-goal yourself as you show leadership, employees, co-workers how to create a better culture and engagement in a fruitful and productive manner.

 

 

Some Articles on How to Build Engagement and Retention

 

How to Motivate your Team When People Keep Quitting 

What is Employee Engagement and How do you Improve it

How Companies Can Improve Employee Engagement Right Now

 

Scholarly Articles for Employee Engagement

Integrative Literature Review on Employee Engagement in the Field of Human Resource Development

Exploring Employee Engagement from the Employee Perspective: Implications for HRD

Measuring the Benefits of Employee Engagement

CEO Credibility, Perceived Organizational Reputation, and Employee Engagement

 

More articles on Employee Engagement, Culture and Employee Retention

Employee Engagement Tips – A brief primer on CHAPS

See: Reviews of Employee Engagement Software

Amazon Books on Employee Engagement

 

Click To learn more about IrishmanSpeaks and why he is recognized as one of the very best motivational employee engagement speakers in the country   

 You will see many more examples of good employee engagement tips to help you Keep On, Keepin’ ON.

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