Burnout & Engagement
The challenge of keeping employees effectively engaged
April, 22, 2016
Milwaukee Business Journal, February 26, 2016 Issue
Sponsored by fei financial executives international milwaukee chapter
“Two recent studies, one by Deloitte and one by the Society for Human Resource Management, surveyed top human resource and C Suite executives about the No. 1 thing they want to work on and the responses were corporate culture and employee engagement,” says Kevin Sheridan, a self-described “serial entrepreneur” who has started three different companies, all of them focused on measuring employee engagement and satisfaction. He has also written two books- “Building a Magnetic Culture: How to Attract & Retain Top Talent to Create and Engaged and Productive Workforce” and “The Virtual Manager.
“If people are engaged they are more innovative and productive,” Sheridan says. “Then there is the flip side- how the lack of a magnetic culture results in high turnover costs.
Sheridan says maximizing employee engagement will become increasingly critical as more employees work remotely from their managers.
“Forty percent of the global workforce is now remote and by 2020, 50 percent of employees will be remote,” he says. “There are special challenges in managing people you do not see.” Kennedy will talk about the strategies employers must implement to create a world-class magnetic culture, including employee recognition, career development and effective management.
“70% of U.S. workers are disengaged on some level.” -Gallup, State of the American Workplace Report