The Forum is pleased to provide resources and studies that, while not all authored or produced by The Forum, offer significant insight into people-centered leadership.
Engagement and Performance Studies
Baby Boomers Beware
Cisco's 2011 Connected World Technology Report reveals that young people aged 18-29 (Gen-Y) are more invested in their technology than previously thought. (December 2011) READ MORE>>
Strong Purpose Drives Strong Engagement
According to Gallop's Daily Tracking Poll for the third quarter of 2011, the percentage of engaged workers has remained relatively consistant - less than a third. READ MORE>>
Employee Engagement Hits New Low as Employees Feel Stuck
Modern Survey’s recent study of employee engagement levels in the U.S. workforce has unveiled the somewhat disturbing reality that even while employee engagement is sinking to new lows only 21% of workers report that they are seeking new employment opportunities. READ MORE>>
Value and ROI in Employee Recognition: Linking Recognition to Improved Job Performance and Increased Business Value—The Current State and Future Needs, The (August 2009)
This comprehensive report, synthesizes recent research by analyzing case studies of successful recognition programs and recommending further investigation into workplace recognition. READ MORE>>
Incentives, Motivation, & Workplace Performance (2002)
A summary of research by the International Society of Performance Improvement on the impact of incentive programs and the essential steps to success. Based on a grant by the IRF. READ MORE >>
At Last, A Real Way to Measure ROI (October, 2002)
IRF study designed to determine which aspects of selling respond to incentive travel and how that response can be measured. READ MORE >>
Post-Hoc Measurement and Outcome-Based Measures - Measuring the ROI of Sales Incentive Programs (2004)
The IRF study summarizes the two methodologies using case studies from companies that have implemented measurable sales incentive programs in the past, and offers insights into understanding the data requirements relative to these two ROI measurement methodologies. READ MORE >>
The Forum is featured in BusinessEdge Article, "Enriching Employees Enriches the Bottom Line" (September 2012)
The best companies know that having innovative, committed employees doesn’t happen with the wave of a wand. It takes strong leadership and a culture that brings out the best in people while encouraging high levels of engagement. READ MORE>>
The Forum and Academic Director, Frank Mulhern featured in Business Agility Article (March 2012)
The Forum and Frank Mulhern, PhD are featured in the article, "Recruiting with an Agile Touch," by blogger Ellis Booker in a March 16 Business Agility article. READ MORE>>
Forum Think Tank and Virtual Study featured in ROP.org blog (January 2012)
The Forum's Think Tank and Virtual Study were featured in a Return On Performance.org blog article. READ MORE>>
Forum Coaching Study Featured (October 2011)
The Forum's recent coaching study is the focus of an article in the Chief Learning Officer, an online publication featuring articles on executive coaching and leadership development . READ MORE>>
Forum is noted in Customer Care News Article (Fall 2011)
In Joan Travelstead's, National Gift Card Corporation, article, Can an Employee Recognition Program Promote Customer Loyalty? cites Forum research. READ MORE>>
Good News for Workers! (April 2011)
Might employers be getting ready to loosen their purse strings? A nationwide survey from CareerBuilder, conducted last fall, indicates they might. The company polled more than 2,400 hiring managers and found that 31 percent said they’re willing to negotiate salary increases with current employees and 51 percent plan to leave some negotiating room when extending initial offers to new employees. Forum Research Director, Jennifer Rosenzweig is quoted in this article. READ MORE >>
The Forum: Business Results Through People produced the following video under its former name, Forum for People Performance Management and Measurement. The video content remains the foundation of the organization.
Forum Trustee Michelle M. Smith, CPIM, CRP, O.C. Tanner, is interviewed at the 2010 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. Michelle gave us a great presentation concerning the epidemic of employee engagement (and/or disengagement) in today's corporate workplace - - which is directly correlated to the level of customer satisfaction with a company - - which is also correlated to the financial performance of the organization.
Good stuff - - bottom line - employee motivation, recognition, and retention had better be on the minds of Marketing and HR.