Tag Archives: engagement

Invest in employee engagement

Five Reasons to Invest in Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is probably a familiar term to anyone active in the workforce today. You hear it from HR, you hear it from your team leads and department heads, and you hear from your C-Suites. But it isn’t just another buzzword. Employee engagement is a win-win for both the employee and the employer, and with […]

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Blog Roundup: Gamification in Business

Gamification is taking gaming mechanics or game thinking and integrating it into the flow of work. So for example, your day-to-day work could incorporate things like leaderboards, achievement badges, points systems, or other elements that focus on rankings, competition, and winning. So why all the buzz about gamification? In a recent survey: 62 percent of respondents […]

Employee Engagement in the Age of Wearables

Over the past few weeks, I’ve written articles on employee engagement – how we’re moving from a talent culture to a people culture and about apps that attempt to gauge employee mood. Recently, however, CBC/Radio-Canada posted an article that took this concept much further. They reported on wearable technologies at work that measure employee engagement, […]

Are Gamification and Digital Motivation Part of your Company Culture?

My boss and I are a little competitive… ok very competitive. I don’t think this is a bad thing; in fact, I think most good professionals are driven by competition. Depending on your role and department, your goals and metrics will vary – for example, in our marketing department, we are always wanting to improve […]

man sleeping at desk shows lack of employee engagement

Blog Roundup: Employee Engagement

According to a report from the Harvard Business Review, 71 percent of business leaders believe that employee engagement is very important for the success of their companies. But only 24 percent of these same leaders said they felt like their employees were highly engaged. Employee engagement is mission critical for most organizations, so we’ve pulled […]

Moving from a Talent Culture to a People Culture

In an article on his blog, HR thought leader Josh Bersin described what he sees as the importance of the human resources function in engaging and quantifying employees. He argues that HR should be interested in people management rather than talent management. But what does this mean? Bersin suggests HR professionals stop thinking about the […]

Bloomfire Records Largest Bookings Gains in Company History

Growth attributed to market demand for enterprise software tools that improve team-based productivity and innovation AUSTIN, TX – July 24, 2014 – Bloomfire, a leading enterprise collaboration and knowledge sharing platform, today announced record service and software subscription bookings growth. The company had its largest booking month ever in June, exceeding its previous largest month […]

How Do You Improve Online Community Engagement By 3,000%?

Getting people engaged and involved in an online community is notoriously difficult.  This is such an infamous challenge that it’s been given a name— the “one percent rule.” This rule of thumb states that only 1% of users in an online community actively create new content while 99% lurk or only consume the content.  This […]

Business2Community: Why Video in Meetings Boosts Productivity and Engagement

This article talks about how using video in meetings can boost productivity and engagement. The writer included Bloomfire’s in-app features that allow you to create simple videos and screencasts to share tips and tricks for sales teams, HR support, or customer service. “In my experience, the tool is helpful in teaching current and new hires […]

What Do You Think?

Just this morning I ran across this tweet from @ValaAfshar: I couldn’t agree more. Employers are getting overwhelmed by the ‘collaboration’ buzzword. They want their employees to feel as if their work environment is conducive to collaboration and engagement so they spend money implementing programs without a true understanding of if and how they will […]