Posts by Rachel Barker


Employee Experience at the X4 Summit

If there’s one experience you don’t want to miss in 2018, It’s X4 – The Experience Management Summit. And whether you’re an HR executive, a people analytics guru, or you simply manage a team of employees, X4 is the place to come hear from HR’s biggest thought leaders and learn what the most innovative brands […]

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6 Key Steps for Designing an Effective 360 Degree Feedback Program

HR experts know that traditional performance management can be controversial and a little tricky to incorporate in the workplace. In fact, many HR gurus believe that traditional performance management should be completely abandoned, while others struggle to find a flexible performance management system that actually drives desired behaviors. No matter which camp you fall into, […]

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Survey Templates to Ensure a Successful Employee Engagement Program

We all know that the most common response for collecting employee data and attacking issues like attrition, productivity and disengagement is, “Run an employee engagement survey!” But even as I type that sentence I can hear the audible groans from countless HR practitioners who’ve found that employee surveys can not only be expensive to run, they […]

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How to Build Your Own Interactive Quiz

Interactive quizzes or online surveys are a great way to engage and convert customers.   How do I know this? Well, not only have I spent an embarrassing amount of time taking online quizzes (Last week it was “Which Mean Girls Character Are You?” and The NYTimes Weekly News Quiz), I’ve seen many of our […]

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4 Foolproof Tactics to Prove the Value of Your Research

“So what does this research actually tell us?”   “Tell me something I don’t already know.”   Whether you’re a market research manager or the head of customer insights at a large company, you’re all too familiar with responses like these. Even when you’ve screened and tested your survey questions, made sure the methodology is […]

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Why Educators Need to Change Their Approach to Growth Mindset

According to Carol Dweck, telling your child he or she is smart may actually limit their potential.   In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, which was first published in 2006, Dweck introduces her “growth mindset” theory. Educators, schools, and districts have since latched onto her work, incorporating a mindset that encourages educators […]

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