Webinar: How to Measure DEI in Your Engagement Survey

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Time: 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific

Presenters: Christian Nielson, Chief Revenue Officer, DecisionWise; Matthew Wride, President, DecisionWise

Cost: Free

Care for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is critical for any modern organization. But how do you best measure the current state of DEI and surface opportunities for improvement? During this webinar, Matthew Wride, President, and Christian Nielson, Chief Revenue Officer, will discuss the best techniques to include DEI as key component of an employee engagement survey.

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This Webinar qualifies for SHRM and HRCI credit.

Webinar: Improving Employee Engagement

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Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Time: 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific

Presenters: Christian Nielson, Chief Strategy Officer, Decisionwise; David Long, Chief Operating Officer, DecisionWise

Cost: Free

Every organization has ways they can elevate the experience they are providing their employees, and much of this is tied to improving employee engagement. Join us as Christian Nielson, Chief Strategy Officer, and Dave Long, Chief Operating Officer, discuss how to improve employee engagement within your organization.

This Webinar qualifies for SHRM and HRCI credit.

Webinar: Employee Engagement Benchmark Trends

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Time: 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific

Presenters: Charles Rogel, VP of Consulting, Decisionwise; David Long, COO, DecisionWise

Cost: Free

Join us for a comprehensive overview of our global employee survey benchmarks and as we reveal the major insights we are seeing in our recent data. DecisionWise COO, David Long, and VP of Consulting Services, Charles Rogel, will talk about the topics that differ the most by major industry and demographic categories and how the employee engagement landscape is changing.

Topics we will cover in this session:

  • Overall employee engagement by industry
  • Demographic differences by gender, race/ethnicity, manager status, age, and tenure
  • Trends in employee perceptions about communication, belonging, wellbeing, workload, and many more

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This Webinar qualifies for SHRM and HRCI credit.

Webinar: Employee Experience Trends for 2022

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Time: 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00 am Pacific

Presenters: Charles Rogel, VP of Consulting, Decisionwise; David Long, COO, DecisionWise;

Cost: Free

Join us as we review our 2021 global employee survey benchmarks and discuss the major trends and changes impacting the employee experience. DecisionWise COO, David Long, and VP of Consulting Services, Charles Rogel, will summarize the major topics of 2021 and provide predictions on what to expect and plan for in 2022 as it relates to employee engagement.

Topics we will cover in this session:

-What is influencing the Great Resignation?

-Work from Home vs. Return to Office: What is the right mix?

-The growing importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

-How has the pandemic impacted organization culture?

-How has collaboration changed with employees working from home?

This Webinar qualifies for SHRM and HRCI credit.  

Webinar: The Employee Experience – How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers and Drive Results – 2018

We have reached the age of the employee, and the majority of organizations are not meeting their employee’s expectations. Learn how to change that.
The authors of  The Employee Experience will share best practices for improving the employee experience and creating engaged employees in your organization.

What you can expect to learn:

  • What are the different contracts we make with our employees can lead to expectation misalignment
  • The difference between the Employee Experience and Employee Engagement
  • Company maturity impacts your employee experience strategy

All attendees will receive a free book signed by the authors.
Dr. Tracy Maylett: Tracy’s business, coaching, and consulting background extends over a period of two decades and across five continents. Tracy is the Chief Executive Officer of DecisionWise, and is responsible for guiding the overall strategy of DecisionWise, as well as leading large-scale change efforts for clients throughout the globe.

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Webinar: Employee Engagement Best Practices

Presented by: David Long and Justin Warner
Date: March 22, 2018 – 1:00pm EDT

One question to consider as you think about whether to put effort and investment into employee engagement: “Is engagement worth the effort and investment we put into it?” The short answer to this question is “yes,” but depending on the type of organization you are, engagement may be more critical or less critical to your success.

During this webinar we’ll share the best methods for preparing, administering, and rolling out the results from your employee engagement survey based on over 20 years of experience conducting surveys around the world. We’ll also identify the most common mistakes organizations make when conducting an employee engagement survey and how to avoid them.
HRCI and SHRM Credit Approved.

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Webinar: Pulse Survey Best Practices

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Employee Engagement Pulse Surveys are critical to every employee engagement strategy. During this webinar, DecisionWise’s President, Greg Zippi, along with David L. Mason, Director of I/O Psychology explore the benefits of using frequent pulse surveys as part of your employee listening strategy.
Topics for discussion

  1. Defining the different types of employee surveys
  2. Proper use of pulse surveys
  3. How to avoid survey fatigue
  4. How technology improvements allow you to have a pulse on your overall employee engagement
  5. How scientific questions with a statistical process can increase clarity around pulse survey response
  6. A short demonstration of the DecisionWise pulse survey tools

Presenter Information:
Greg Zippi:
As President of DecisionWise, Greg Zippi is responsible for all client-facing aspects of the business including product development, marketing, sales and delivery. In addition, he oversees all strategic business development initiatives.
Dr. David Mason
David is an experienced Consultant and leads the I/O Psychology and Data Science learning and curriculum efforts at DecisionWise, and is responsible for the design of our training, facilitation, and workshops. He leads sessions throughout the world on employee engagement and workplace learning. Having completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at Columbia University, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology at Brigham Young University, Dr. Mason turns his understanding of adult learning and psychology into business concepts, working with numerous businesses and academic institutions. Prior to joining DecisionWise, David taught in the Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences at University College London. In addition to Dr. Mason’s strong presentation and facilitation skills, DecisionWise often taps into his extensive knowledge of statistics and research in developing and evaluating assessments.

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Webinar: The Employee Experience – Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, Drive Results

DecisionWise will help you understand how to create an engaged workforce. This is the age of the employee, and the majority of organizations are failing to meet their employee’s expectations, why?
The authors of the best selling book The Employee Experience will share best practices for improving the employee experience and creating engaged employees in your organization.
What you can expect to learn:

  • What are the different contracts we make with our employees can lead to expectation misalignment
  • The difference between the Employee Experience and Employee Engagement
  • Company maturity impacts your employee experience strategy
  • Market trends that may impact the employee experience

All attendees will receive a free book signed by the authors.
Dr. Tracy Maylett: Tracy’s business, coaching, and consulting background extends over a period of two decades and across five continents. Tracy is the Chief Executive Officer of DecisionWise, and is responsible for guiding the overall strategy of DecisionWise, as well as leading large-scale change efforts for clients throughout the globe.
Matt Wride, JD: As DecisionWise’s Chief Operating Officer and executive consultant, Matt oversees the company’s operations, as well as its finance, legal, and administrative functions. He consults with executives around the globe on creating employee engagement at the organizational, team, and individual levels.

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Webinar: Employee Engagement Survey Best Practices

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During this webinar we’ll share the best methods for preparing, administering, and rolling out the results from your employee engagement survey based on over 20 years of experience conducting surveys around the world. We’ll also identify the most common mistakes organizations make when conducting an employee engagement survey and how to avoid them.
During this webinar we will cover the following topics:

  • 6 anchor questions that measure employee engagement
  • How to achieve high participation
  • Ensuring confidentiality to collect honest feedback
  • 3 common survey administration mistakes
  • Effective ways to roll out the results
  • Training managers to conduct action planning meetings
  • Holding leaders accountable to improve engagement

Receive HRCI and SHRM credit for attending.
About the Presenter: David Long is an Engagement Consultant at DecisionWise and leads a team of consultants who conduct engagement surveys for clients around the world. He is an expert on how to conduct employee surveys and get the most from the results.

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Best Practices

5 Employee Engagement Survey Best Practices

Prior to joining DecisionWise, I worked as an HR business partner and a senior HR generalist.  In both of these roles, I spent a lot of time administering employee engagement surveys and interfacing with company leadership to prove survey validity and efficacy. Any HR practitioner knows that getting buy-in from executives for an engagement program can be challenging. To do so, we need to adhere to a set of engagement process standards.  Over the years, I created a list of employee engagement survey best practices that made the survey process valuable to both company leadership and the participating employees:

  1. Encourage employees to participate—A survey isn’t effective unless it has high participation rates – perhaps I’m stating the obvious, but I’ll take a moment to elaborate.  Without high participation, company leadership will perceive the investment as a sunk cost because we can’t truly know what the employees are thinking and feeling.  Some of the best ways to encourage participation are also the easiest: start a competition, provide small incentives/prizes, and talk about the survey’s confidentiality (more on that later).
  2. Focus on what you really want to measure—When working with clients, we make a point to discuss the difference between engagement and other feelings like happiness, satisfaction, and motivation.  Engagement surveys should include engagement questions.  Don’t clutter the survey with questions about benefits or other items that cannot be changed.  Use a small number of anchor questions to measure overall engagement, then use the other questions to determine what is driving engagement in your organization.
  3. Ensure and maintain confidentiality—If employees feel like they will be personally identified by their responses, you can bet they’re not going to give you candid (i.e., valuable) feedback. Promoting confidentiality will help employees speak up without fear of retribution, and will yield a significant ROI on the survey process.
  4. Report results back to employees—Since employees already made an investment of their time and energy by thoughtfully participating in the survey, they would of course be eager to see the overall survey results.  Transparency throughout the survey process (1) reinforces the principle of confidentiality, (2) shows the employees their opinions are valued, and (3) demonstrates that the organization intends to act on the results.
  5. Choose a few key items to improve, then act—Few things are more frustrating than taking the time to provide honest, candid feedback, without ever seeing any changes made.  Unless the organization turns employee feedback into results, employees will become bitter and distrustful about the survey, which will ruin any survey opportunity in the future.  As we work with clients, we help them focus on quick-wins: smaller issues highlighted in the survey results that can easily and immediately be fixed.  By focusing first on just a few quick wins, the organization shows employees that it is going to act on the survey results, which augments employee confidence in the survey process and the goals of company leadership.

Next time you start an employee engagement survey in your organization, follow these steps.  If you do, you’ll successfully lay the foundation for a culture of feedback in your organization.  Having a culture of feedback is one of the key elements that helped our friends at CHG Healthcare be ranked No. 3 on the 2013 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list.  Wouldn’t it be nice to see your company among those ranks?
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