5/18/22 How Can Science Help You Engage Your Workforce?

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Recorded On: 05/18/2022

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There are many benefits of establishing an engaged workforce, including higher retention rates, greater job satisfaction, and reduced burnout. However, creating and maintaining high engagement levels is an ongoing struggle for many organizations.

In this webinar, scientists from the Shelter Employee Engagement & Development Survey (SeeDS) at UNC Charlotte will discuss some of the reasons why engagement is difficult to foster and provide actionable practices to help you in the pursuit of having more connected employees. Learn how to:

  • Understand common pitfalls of establishing engagement and connectivity
  • Develop a toolkit of techniques and ideas to foster and maintain employee engagement

These practices are based on data from hundreds of animal welfare organizations and thousands of their employees over the past 20 years of SeeDS assessments and research.

This session, both live and the recording, has been approved for:

  • 1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit 
  • 1 NACA CE
  • 1 CE towards ACO CE requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

This webinar is part 3 in the 5-part A Great Place to Work series.

Jack Flinchum

Ph.D. Candidate Organizational Science, UNC Charlotte

Jack Flinchum is a doctoral candidate in the Organizational Science program at UNC Charlotte, working under the direction of Dr. Steven Rogelberg. He also serves as an Associate Director of the Shelter Employee Engagement and Development Survey (SeeDS). SeeDS uses an online assessment tool—tailored specifically to the animal welfare industry—to help private and public shelters run better by surveying employees and providing evidenced-based recommendations.

His research investigates workplace meetings in attempt to better understand how organizations can leverage meetings as way to increase their health, well-being, and effectiveness. Today, he will be discussing a focal component of meetings—communication—and how organizations, including those in animal welfare, can establish effective internal communication across all levels of the organization.

Natalie Wilde

Ph.D. Student, Organizational Science (UNC Charlotte)

Natalie Wilde is a doctoral student in the Organizational Science program at UNC Charlotte and an Associate Director of the Shelter Employee Engagement and Development Survey (SeeDS), under the direction of Dr. Steven Rogelberg. SeeDS is an online assessment tool—tailored specifically to the animal welfare industry—to help private and public shelters run better by surveying employees and providing evidenced-based recommendations. Natalie‚Äôs research centers on diversity, equity, and inclusion—specifically on the early job search and hiring experiences of diverse job applicants.

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