Employee Engagement in Tough Economic Times

Organizational Development Expert, Tim Sieck, Provides Insight

Turn on the news. Read the newspaper. Check your Facebook page. Review your Twitter posts. Go to the office. Everywhere we look these days, we are bombarded with tremendous amounts of negative information about what is going on in the world around us.

Just yesterday, a news article from BBC News indicated that 9.4% of US workers are currently unemployed. Experts forecast this number to rise to 10% before the end of the year.

Unemployment is devastating for everyone. However, one often overlooked element of the recession is the employees who remain and are expected to pick up the pieces.

Tim Sieck, a leader in the field of organizational development and human resources, offers these five tips to keeping employees engaged:

1. Communicate more, not less.
2. Emphasize alignment by communicating clear expectations.
3. Develop your employees.
4. Encourage work/life balance.
5. If you must cut employees, do so with surgical precision.

For more information on dealing with employee issues during the recession, contact training@skywalkgroup.com or visit www.skywalkgroup.com.