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Employee Communication

Very short pulse surveys are gaining popularity, according to a recent WSJ article. These are one- or two-question surveys that employees receive daily, weekly or monthly. Should you replace your annual employee survey with very short pulse surveys? Comprehensive Employee Survey vs. Very Short Pulse Survey Unlike...

Spiral light by Carlos Gotay Martinez FlickrWhat will happen when a diverse group of professionals from HR, training, communications, CSR, and academia come together and work on a set of talent management challenges? Some creative sparks will fly, I'm sure. And creative ideas and solutions will follow. The first-ever employee engagement hackathon, Hack The Experience, will take place on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. At this day-long hackathon, participants will work in interdisciplinary teams generating innovative ideas to solve employee engagement challenges. At the end of the day, participants will present solutions to the rest of the audience and a panel of judges.

For human resources and internal communications professionals in the Bay Area wanting to be in the know about the latest employee engagement trends and technology for 2014, the Strategic Internal Communications Conference, January 22-24 in San Francisco, should not be missed. Employee engagement experts from Cisco,...

If you're wondering how games, social data, employee surveys like our New Hire Survey, and many more employee engagement trends can transform your workforce in 2014, then first, imagine this scenario: You're stuck at Level 29 of Candy Crush and you're out of lives. You check your Facebook feeds and see that your friend, Mary, generously gave three lives to all her friends. You claim the free lives from Mary, thank her, and continue to happily crush more candies.

Flickr photo by Daniel HurstIn a world of complexity, people crave simplicity. In fact, simplicity is the new luxury. How can you apply the philosophy of simplicity in your employee survey design and data collection process and still get valuable results? Simplify the topics. How many topics does your employee survey cover? Do you need to assess all these areas at once? An employee survey with focused topics yields relevant and just-in-time data. It's more manageable. You are less likely to be overwhelmed by tons of data spread across multiple topics.

I'm delighted to share the recording of my recent webinar, Beyond Employee Engagement: Measure What Matters Most and Improve Business Results, with you. In this webinar, you'll: Learn why employee engagement is an important talent management strategy for HR leaders and executives ...

Photo by Matthew Wisniewski, GLBRC

Novacrea recently helped the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) conduct an organizational survey for its members, who include researchers, graduate students, post-docs, and staff. I caught up with Dan Lauffer, Chief Operating Officer at GLBRC, and Catherine Carter, Operations Process Manager, after completing the survey. Here's our interview, edited for length.

Pi Wen: Could you tell us a little bit about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, its mission and the activities that your members engage in?

Dan: The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is one of three biological research centers funded by the Department of Energy, with a mission of conducting basic research that generates technology to convert cellulosic biomass to ethanol.