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15 Obstacles to Implementing an Employee Engagement Survey
What’s standing in the way of your organization from collecting valuable employee feedback? Can you relate to any of the most common obstacles below?

2 Steps for CHRO’s to Retain Top Performers
How CHRO’s should identify which positions give their companies a competitive edge and what they should do to retain them.

3 Research-Backed Employee Retention Strategies
Based upon surveying over half a million employees across more than 5,000 organizations every year, three core strategies surfaced that must be in place for an organization to achieve world class retention of their top talent.

3 Smart Ways Successful Managers Engage Employees
Managing successfully is about consistently turning in the desired results from a dedicated team of engaged, motivated, high performing employees.

5 Succession Planning Traps to Avoid When You Want to Retain High Potential Employees
Without leaders-in-waiting, an organization’s future health could be at risk – especially during times of hyper growth or leadership transitions.

5 Things Your Exit Interviews Do Not Reveal and How to Make Them Better
95% of employees say they can help leaders understand why former employees left. Yet most traditional exit surveys do not provide that valuable information and only return an average 20% response rate.

6 Things to Consider When Switching Engagement Survey Partners
Whatever your reason, switching survey vendors doesn’t have to be a messy, complicated, or painful process. This white paper will give you the information you need to make a smooth, easy transition to a new survey partner.

7 Tips on How Managers Can Increase Engagement through Communication
What can you do to ensure your communication with employees is helping, not hindering, engagement? See that you follow these guidelines to succeed.

A Purposeful and Aligned Culture – Your Organization’s DNA
A Purposeful Culture engages the business strategy.  It accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

Alignment: The Missing Leadership Ingredient Not to Miss
A great strategy can be rendered utterly useless by an ineffective culture and average talent. The proper alignment of strategy, culture and talent allows organizations to thrive and outperform their competition.

Are You Aimlessly Engaging Employees?
Studies show that engaged workers are over 40% more productive and effective than their unengaged counterparts. Are you following these employee engagement best practices to drive productivity, engagement, retention, and profit?

Are You Sitting at the Table? Keys to Becoming True HR Business Partners
What does it take to transform HR into true business partners? We have been asked that same question for decades and have some key insights from high performing HR teams.

Changing Corporate Culture: 4 Do’s and 3 Don’ts
Leaders are beginning to better understand the importance of culture.  Changing an entrenched attitudes and beliefs however, is one of the toughest leadership tasks you will face.

Coaching Makes the Difference – 6 Tips to Get Engagement and Performance Started
Is your team firing on all cylinders?  Before spending money and time on surveys, smart leaders make sure the changes will bring about the desired business results.

Communication Plan Best Practices to Get the Most Out of Your Employee Engagement Survey
Communication is perhaps one of the most overlooked and under-executed elements of the employee engagement survey process. Learn how to increase participation, build trust, encourage honest feedback, and lead positive change.

Compensation: When to Thaw Salary Freezes
At what point do you need to do something? Salary freezes rarely mean that all salaries are frozen. Unfortunately, salary freezes are often accompanied with reductions in force, which result in job combinations and individuals being asked to “wear multiple hats.” So what should you do?

Do You have a High Performance Culture to Drive Your Strategy?
It is your job as a leader to shape and align your culture to move your strategy forward.  Culture accounts for 40% of the difference between high and low performing organizations.

Employee Engagement Crash Course – A Handy Guide for First-Time Surveyors
What is employee engagement?  Why is it important? How do I measure it?  How do I improve it?  And, where do I start?

Five Keys to Effective Executive Coaching
Coaching should be done in the right place at the right time with the right style. Look for teachable moments and provide feedback with the right balance of directness and empathy.

How to Build Higher Levels of Trust in Leaders
One area stands out as having the highest correlation to high levels of employee engagement compared to any other – the ability of Leaders to Build Trust.

How to Recognize the 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Quit
How to recognize the subtle signs and act before it’s too late based upon 19,700 employee exit employee surveys from organizations in 17 different industries.

The 3 Levels of a High Performance Culture
Based upon over 25 years of research and experience, we have identified three critical and interrelated components required to create a workplace culture that matters.

The Only 16-Step Employee Retention Strategy You Need
Increasing retention isn’t a complex web of 100 different metrics; increasing retention comes from treating your employees like the people they are.

The Research-Backed Relationship Between Engagement and Management
Based upon surveying over half a million employees every year, this report shows the relationship between employee engagement and manager effectiveness by company type and industry.

Top 10 Most Powerful Ways Leaders Can Boost Employee Engagement
Inspiring people to put forth their best effort is, perhaps, a leader’s most vexing, and yet most rewarding, challenge. The good news is that employee engagement can be measured and improved.

Top 10 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Employee Engagement Consultant
The engagement consultant you select can have a major impact on your professional credibility and can make all the difference in how your CEO and CFO perceive the value the HR function brings to the organization.

Top 6 Forces Driving Engagement Plus 6 Strategies that Work
Not all factors are created equal; some have a greater effect than others. Six overall forces consistently drive engagement across most organizations.

What Employees Actually Want – 8 Key Findings on Employee Recognition
Feeling valued was one of three critical areas having the strongest association with overall engagement. Unfortunately, less than one percent of companies surveyed actually performed best in that area.

What to Do With Employee Survey Results: 8 Steps to Make Them Matter
You’ve completed your employee survey to gather data about something that matters to you and your organization. Now the real work begins.   In our experience, the biggest mistake of employee surveys today is a lack of follow-up.

Why Talent Is Surprisingly Only 1/3rd of the Talent Management Recipe for Success
Effective talent management can differentiate your company from the competition in both good and bad times.  Inconsistent and unaligned talent management methodologies can grind your company to a halt.

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I am very impressed with the quality of work and talent. LSA did a great job of listening to my needs and providing the exact management training program expertise I needed to get the job done.

Don Pryor
Director, Business Planning & Analysis

LSA exceeded all my expectations. We interviewed 7 potential training and consulting partners and selected LSA due to their expertise, flexibility, and breadth and depth of solutions. We were able to construct a management training course from the modules most appropriate to our needs, and are able to provide additional training from their well developed portfolio of experts. Our managers galvanized as a team throughout the session and are better prepared for the rigors of a competitive market.

Mitch Mandich
CEO

Edify

VNUS Medical has been very pleased with the effective management development programs that LSA Global has delivered for us over the last four years. The programs have been universally facilitated by experienced and best in class instructors. The knowledge gained by our management team has been put into practice very quickly. VNUS is very happy to be working in partnership with LSA because they consistently deliver excellent programs that receive exceptional feedback from our management team.

Cindee Van Vleck
Director Human Resources

The Next Generation Management Development courses have helped me communicate more effectively with my peers and teammates. By utilizing effective communication techniques such as clarifying and confirming, and asking open ended questions, I have been able to clarify and understand information in situations where I would have otherwise asked limited questions and made false assumptions.

Robert Breckner
Firmware Engineering Manager

LSA is an instrumental training outsourcing partner in helping us to build management capacity and strategically invest in our people. Their flexibility, depth, and breadth of expertise allows us to deliver top quality solutions that are directly tied to key business plans. Their ability to custom design, deliver, and evaluate our Management Curriculum has been excellent. They are true business partners and a pleasure to work with.

Margaret M. Mader
Vice President, Human Resources

Hyperion

I’ve been associated with LSA for the last 8 years and have found them to be an extremely professional, well managed full service training organization. Since working with LSA, I’ve participated in a number of solutions ranging from Performance Management to Assertiveness Training – I’ve found that the quality of the resources is superior. They are well prepared and have definitely done a considerable amount of pre-work in order to customize our culture and business into the total learning experience – making it most beneficial for our employees.

Duane Schroeder
Human Resource Manager

LSA’s consultant designed and delivered a half-day team building solution for our recent conference. It included careful customization to integrate the design with our new mission and values. Everyone had fun and identified key issues with our teamwork. Altogether a great program!

Bob Ward
Director of HR

Congratulations on your pro-activity in establishing this program and developing such an effective New Employee Orientation course.

Farhat Ali
President and Chief Executive Office

Fujitsu

Over the years, both at 3Com and now at Redback, I’ve found LSA Global to be a valuable resource. The recent compliance program that they delivered for Redback’s executive and management team was the right solution, of the highest of quality, and customized to our business and culture. I would highly recommend LSA to any company looking for top quality solutions.

Gina Fulton
Vice President of Human Resources

In my years working with LSA, it seems like I’ve had a personal consultant at my fingertips to help me identify just the right solution to satisfy our needs. The entire LSA team has become a trusted friend of Actel — assuring we provide state-of-the-art learning to meet our complex, high-tech business and people needs.

Linda Mitchell
Training Manager

LSA helped change our entire culture around meetings, making them more effective and efficient, thus enabling us to concentrate on driving more business.

Terry Wassman
VP of Human Resources

We contacted LSA to help us with customized management development. LSA worked with me to identify a solution that would meet our exact needs. We decided to start at the top and ran the program for our executive team. It was such a great success that we hope to roll it out companywide. We look forward to a long-term partnership with LSA Global and their team of experts.

Barry L. Byrd, SPHR
Human Resources Manager

LSA helped to meet the needs of my teams within a very narrow timeframe. My team walked away with highly useful management tools and practices. LSA saved us time in delivering the right solution for our specific needs.

Sandeep Kumar
Director, Software Engineering, EPG

LSA has been a tremendous asset to my portfolio, both at my current company and my past company. As an HR leader, I am always looking for ways to find external resources that can provide a solution to our management training needs. LSA does that for me. Their solutions are presented in a much more leadership-oriented manner so as to be crisp, business relevant, and easy to apply right back on the job. I will continue to augment our programs using LSA solutions.

Ken Boehm
VP of Human Resources

I had been working with LSA for many years with my prior company. Currently, I’m with a company who hadn’t done much basic management skills training. After identifying and presenting a program recently, our managers are excited and talking in the halls about the great experience. LSA saves us time in delivering the right training for our needs.

Phyllis Moracco
HR Director

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