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6 employee engagement posts that inspired us in 2014

With a new year full of fresh talent, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what ignites and nurtures a truly engaged workforce. To help inspire you, we put together a list of our favorite posts about employee engagement in 2014.

1. Engaged Employees: Your Company’s No. 1 Competitive Advantage (Huffington Post)

Backed by sound research conducted by Boston Consulting Group and Gallup, this article provides a good overview of the essential role that health and work-life balance play in employee engagement. Check it out for a refresher on managerial expectations that might be hindering your employees’ sense of well-being.

2. The 5 Best Phrases to Boost Employee Engagement (TinyHR)

According to TinyHR, growth, recognition, trust and communication are at the heart of an engaged workforce. To help your own office communication, try some of their suggested phrases for motivating your workforce.

3. 5 Links Between Talent Management and Employee Engagement (TalentCulture)

It’s important to break down silos at every level in an organization. This article does a great job of bringing to light the links between talent management and employee engagement so you can optimize your strategy for recruiting, developing and retaining the best employees.

4. 5 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement Now (Gallup)

Backed by data from a 2012 Gallup meta-analysis, this article suggests five strategies to start boosting engagement. Read on for compelling statistics about engaged vs. disengaged employees and learn Gallup’s strategies for swiftly promoting a more engaged culture.

5. It’s Time to Rethink the Employee Engagement Issue (Forbes)

You know employee engagement is important and you want to foster an inspired workforce, but with all the buzz it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. This article redirects attention away from ‘employee engagement’ as a measure, and calls attention to the importance of creating an irresistible organization.

6. The Astoundingly Simple Truth About Employee Engagement (TLNT)

According to this post, all employees require three basic needs to be met in order to be happy in the workplace. Check it out to contemplate whether or not your employees are really getting what they need.

We’d love to hear what an engaged workforce looks like to you in the comments below!