Why More Businesses are Saying “I Do” to Employee Engagement

| January 7, 2016

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Like a marriage, the relationship between employer and employee must be constantly nurtured. This has never been more critical, as employers facing a scarcity of good talent cannot afford to lose the top workers they already have. As a result, employee engagement is up 8 percent as a top HR concern over last year. But is this new focus adding up to a long and happy life together?

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TalentKeepers has been helping organizations and winning awards for nearly two decades with solutions that ignite engagement, boost retention and improve business results. As a leader in employee engagement solutions, we know how to motivate your employees to commit, engage and excel in their job, on their team and in their career with you.

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