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Episode Info: On this episode of the Future of Work Talk webcast, Shelly Kramer interviews best-selling author, international keynote speaker, and all around smarty, Jill Christensen. Their conversation revolves around the global employee disengagement crisis—what it is, why it happens, and what we can do about that.   Jill is the founder and president of Jill Christensen International, a global firm focused on teaching companies her proven strategy to re-engage employees. Prior to launching her consulting firm in 2009, Jill was a Corporate Communications Fortune 500 business executive at Avaya and Western. She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt, was named a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer, and partners with the best and brightest leaders around the world to re-engage employees, improve productivity, retention, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth. Jill's an expert when it comes to cracking the code of employee disengagement, and her book: If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement is a best-seller for good reason.   When companies the world over are embracing digital transformation, far too often the focus is on technology and tools rather than on the people. What they’re overlooking is that people are what make companies great—not technology. People are what make (or break) the culture of an organization, and engaged, connected, inspired, motivated employees are the secret to both attracting top talent, but also to retaining top talent.   In our conversation, we touch on what’s happening with this disengagement crisis, why traditional approaches don’t work, and how embracing a new, innovative approach will get you the results you desire. We explore:   What exactly is employee engagement? How bad is the global crisis? What are the benefits of having engaged employees? Why hasn’t progress been made in three decades? What can organizations do to change this and make progress?   Jill’s proven approach to increase employee engagement will without a doubt help you and your team as you work to focus on whatever it is you do—whether it’s finding and recruiting talent, managing, leading, motivating, and inspiring employees, or putting programs and systems in place to help you retain employees and make sure they not only stay around, but that they are flourishing and growing within your organization, and truly engaged in what it is you’re all working together to accomplish.   You can find Jill here:   Jill on Twitter Jill on LinkedIn Jill on Facebook...
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