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2009
 
  
Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths? How about your weaknesses? Maybe those questions sound familiar. Maybe you hear the same phrases come out of your own mouth every time you conduct a job interview. And maybe you’re missing something.
 
 
 
At the first, confusion reigns, starting with check-in; the reservation is not correct, the room is not ready. Misinformation about the dinner hour results in a dinner of vending machine snacks. Next day, the concierge cannot provide information about the kind of tours that are of interest. Clearly, this won’t be a long visit!
 
 
 
 
Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union decided to participate in the SHRM Workplace Excellence Survey to get a more accurate measure on employee engagement and how the company could affect the overall employee experience. The organization knew that the employee feedback would present opportunities for an improved workplace that optimally balances employee productivity and joy of work.
 
 
 
Parts 1 and 2 of this series highlighted the results of a recent survey conducted jointly by SHRM Hawaii and Watson Wyatt. We pointed out the importance of strengthening employee engagement to maintain and increase productivity and increase the success of the organization. While balancing financial and employee challenges today is critical, doing all one is capable of doing to build employee engagement is critical to longer-term . . . . .
 
 
 
Today’s economy and its impact on the financials of most Hawaii organizations is forcing employers to balance their short- and long-term financial well-being with the programs, practices, and policies of managing employees. A survey was recently jointly conducted by the SHRM Hawaii Chapter and the Honolulu office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide to identify what the effects today’s economy is having on practices affecting employees. . . . .
 
 
 
Last week we shared the results of a survey that was recently jointly conducted by the SHRM Hawaii Chapter and the Honolulu office of Watson Wyatt Worldwide to identify what the effects today’s economy is having on practices affecting employees. Despite a somewhat gloomy forecast for employment budgets in the coming year, there was still some positive news.
 
 
 
 
Parts 1 and 2 of this series highlighted the results of a recent survey conducted jointly by SHRM Hawaii and Watson Wyatt. We pointed out the importance of strengthening employee engagement to maintain and increase productivity and increase the success of the organization. While balancing financial and employee challenges today is critical, doing all one is capable of doing to build employee engagement is critical to longer-term . . . . .
 
  
 
2008
 
 
Who would question that employing the best and the brightest in any enterprise is a primary goal and an essential element for ensuring success in today’s highly complex and competitive business environment? Despite instability in the global economy, the search for talent continues to be one of the top objectives and dilemmas for corporations. . . . .
 
 
 
 
Employees are usually one of the BIGGEST expenses in a business. Strategic control and reduction of this expense can be a vital factor in the health and/or survival of your organization during an economic downturn.
 
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