I recently had the pleasure of going along on my son’s Kindergarten class field trip. The plan called for us all to hop on board a Big Yellow School bus (boy that brought back memories – they still look and smell exactly the same as … Continue reading Employee Experience Lessons From Kindergarten
Aon Hewitt recently released their 2012 Total Rewards Survey – a brilliant and thorough 84 page examination of “everything an employee gets from the employer that they find rewarding”. They found companies fail to align total rewards strategy to business outcomes, fail to gather hard data and metrics and fail to listen to current and future employees. They point out it is cost and competitiveness (both misunderstood and misapplied), which drive total rewards programs and not program effectiveness or employee preferences. And they show that the difference between high-performing and all other companies is not the programs offered, but how they are executed.
This prompted an article from Andrew McIlvaine entitled “Not So Totally Rewarding”, wherein he examines the disengagement gap between what employees value and what employers believe they value.