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The Business Case for Employee Engagement That All CEOs Must Read

The Business Case for Employee Engagement That All CEOs Must Read

Benjamin Schneider, Ph.D. discusses workforce engagement: What it is, what drives it, and why it matters for organizational performance.

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Performance Feedback Culture Drives Business Impact

A new publication by Gerald E. Ledford, Jr. Ph.D. and Benjamin Schneider, Ph.D. highlights the study of 234 organizations and shows that the key to performance management effectiveness is creating a performance feedback culture (PFC).

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“Will this be on the Test?” What are we doing to our Students and Employees?

“Will this be on the Test?” What are we doing to our Students and Employees?

Alan Colquitt, Ph.D. explains that research shows people overestimate how much other people care about extrinsic features of a job, such as pay, and underestimate how much people are motivated by intrinsic job features (e.g., challenge, purpose).

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Workforce Work Engagement is Worth Pursuing

Benjamin Schneider (CEO) discusses how there is considerable debate about whether employee engagement in the work they do has long-term benefits for the companies in which they work.

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How Companies Can Really Impact Service Quality

A new paper by Ben Schneider in People + Strategy. Abstract: Over time, my colleagues and I have developed, tested, and refined measures of a climate for service quality that can actually predict three years out company corporate market value (Tobin’s q), as well as performance on the American Customer Satisfaction Index. When improvements in service quality can deliver those types of returns, most senior executives want to know what really makes the difference.

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Performance Feedback Culture: The Key to Performance Management Effectiveness?

Gerry Ledford, George Benson, and Ben Schneider

February 7, 2017 9:00am – 10:00am (PT)

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Workforce Engagement: Why it Matters, What it is, and What Drives it

In this webinar with Ben Schneider dove into employee engagement. Ben showed how company-level employee engagement—workforce engagement—gets reflected in future financial and customer satisfaction outcomes, discuss what drives engagement, and how a culture of engagement can get created in companies to produce important strategic consequences.

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Winning the Service Game

Learn why service quality is important and takeaway tools for creating a service climate. Benjamin Schneider will present guidelines on what it takes to deliver outstanding service based on company examples and decades of research.

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Service in Manufacturing: Some Strategic and Theoretical Implications

In this paper by David E. Bowen, Caren J. Siehl, and Benjamin Schneider, approaches to enhancing the competitiveness of domestic manufacturing operations are re-conceptualized as ways of restructuring production operations to include attributes of service operations.

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