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Part 1: Engagement is dead – How We Measure

Part 1: Engagement is dead – How We Measure

As I begin a new series on employee engagement, it’s important for me to say this now. I believe in the power of engagement and its relationship to happy, productive employees. When I am engaged, I get into the “flow”—a term coined and made famous by the great Mihaly...

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WPA on ‘insight on business’ podcast of Michael Libbie.

Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith, were invited to be interviewed on Michael Libbie's 'insight on business' podcast. A great 25 minute insight on why People Analytics and especially the deep insight gained with it, is so crucial for organizations. Improving business...

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WPA at Zukunft Personal 2018

WPA at Zukunft Personal 2018

We had a great time on Europe's mainland largest HR Solution fair in Cologne. We were able to attract a lot of people on our stand with our live Quiz about culture and the effectiveness of the workplace. We look forward to see you on more HR fairs in the US and Europe...

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Why WPA loves GDPR compliance.

Why WPA loves GDPR compliance.

You must have been doing business outside of Europe if you haven’t noticed that European privacy laws are about to change. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is almost in effect. At the end of May, all organizations that handle personal data of European...

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The final verdict on the open office.

The final verdict on the open office.

What I am telling you in a minute is nothing even near news. But I understood that advertising lives by lots of repetition of the message. So I reckon this article was needed once more. Today I saw this article on LinkedIn: 'Why your open office does not work' on...

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4 Things you need to know about productivity.

4 Things you need to know about productivity.

We all read a lot about how productivity is effected by the workplace. There are even articles and writers 'boasting' about 30% productivity increase due to how workplaces are redesigned and linking this to bottom line results of an organisation. This is scary,...

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The tenth man of work innovation

The tenth man of work innovation

Last week there was a re-run of the movie World War Z. Too ridiculous to watch but when I was browsing through the channels I saw the scene about an Israeli secret agent talking about the 'tenth man'. He was not referring to the novel of Graham Greene but their...

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