It's the end of summer and many students are coming out of a brief dip into the professional world — working alongside adults and performing entry level tasks, only to return back to classes in the fall. Some are paid, some are not — some provide both learning opportunities and a chance to build one's network, others less so. Across the board, most students will say that an internship is a better investment of time than sitting at home, or working a regular summer job.
If you're like me, your post-Thanksgiving turkey coma is often cut short by a conscientious parent who finds Thanksgiving to be the perfect time to snap a family photo, perhaps for this year's Christmas card. In my case, that means lining up in front
Perhaps the greatest reason employee engagement matters is retention. How do employees answer the question, "Do you expect to still be here in a year?" Engagement also drives metrics including profitability, customer ratings, quality defects and safety incidents.