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ILR Professor Weighs in on the Importance of Employee Engagement

Forbes' "How Organizations Can Open the Door to Employee Engagement" explores the booming insdustry of employee engagement.

As Dr. Lisa Nishii, Associate Professor and Chair of Industrial and Labor Relations International Programs at Cornell University, once described it in a class, employee engagement is how work does or does not get done in an organization. Engaged employees are connected to the organization and its goals, and invested in outcomes. Disengaged employees are trying to do just enough not to get fired (at best) or may be sabotaging the organization (at worst).

From special perks and benefits to measuring engagement levels of employees, the good news is that there are many experts who are ready, willing and able to help organizations and leaders with their employee engagement efforts. The better news is that there are three effective strategies you can begin using right now that will not deplete the budget.

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