We uncovered a gap in the industry – organizations are using off-the-shelf employee engagement surveys, but need guidance in interpreting the data and turning the results into an actionable plan to achieve real business outcomes. - Terri Hartwell Easter
Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) March 26, 2015
According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Report, 70 percent of employees feel disconnected from the work they’re doing, making employee engagement a strategic business priority. T.H. Easter Consulting, the human resources management consultancy where it’s all about people, today announced the launch of its employee engagement practice, to be led by Jean C. Wood, Ph.D., a former C-suite executive at Abt Associates, a global top 10 research firm. The practice will feature Gallup Q12 as the flagship questionnaire, and will deliver finely honed survey methodology, analysis, data interpretation and implementation.
“We are delighted to bring a higher level of expertise in employee engagement to our services, especially when it’s so critical that organizations understand their workforce, measure levels of engagement and identify underlying causes for disengagement,” commented Terri Hartwell Easter, principal T.H. Easter Consulting. “We uncovered a gap in the industry – organizations are using off-the-shelf employee engagement surveys, but need guidance in interpreting the data and turning the results into an actionable plan to achieve real business outcomes. Jean Wood possesses the ability to motivate and mobilize a diverse workforce; she has been immersed in developing original research and interpreting results, and brings that experience to bear on behalf of clients of T.H. Easter Consulting.”
Jean C. Wood, Ph.D.
With more than 20 years of experience in research and operations leadership, Wood is widely recognized for activating successful employee engagement programming that cultivates ascendant leadership. Wood started her career as a research associate at a top 10 global social science research firm, Abt Associates. While at Abt Associates, she managed the development of an in-house research department that featured original survey design, data collection and analysis. Similar to Gallup Q12 and Best Places to Work survey methodology, Wood’s research process was developed to provide insight into employee preferences, perceptions and behaviors on an ongoing basis. Wood holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College and a B.A. in math and economics from Simmons College.
“T.H. Easter Consulting is one of the rare organizations that not only understands the vital connection between employee engagement and corporate success, but creates a strategy to achieve that success,” commented Jean Wood, employee engagement practice area lead for T.H. Easter Consulting. “Several research tools, like Gallup Q12, point an organization in the right direction with proven methodology and a turnkey survey. The T.H. Easter Consulting team is the missing piece of the puzzle for many executives who get stuck and overwhelmed when the survey results come in. We provide clarity and an action plan to guide true business results.”
A leader in behavioral science, Gallup has more than 75 years’ experience studying human behavior. Its Gallup Q12 survey measures elements of employee engagement through 12 simple questions. Employees answer the questions – available in multiple languages – that tie directly to performance outcomes. Scores are on a 1 to 5 scale, which highlights strengths and opportunities for the organization. T.H. Easter Consulting’s employee engagement practice team interprets the data and turns the results into an actionable plan that maps to business outcomes.
Employee Engagement Practice – Suite of Business Services
T.H. Easter Consulting’s employee engagement practice will leverage Gallup Q12 survey to uncover underlying causes for disengagement in the workplace, and to create strategies that address those causes. The goal of the practice is to create ownership of the organizational mission in each individual employee; to cultivate shared values; and to nurture and encourage employees who work hard to meet or exceed their own objectives, as well as those of the company. The employee engagement practice features a suite of complementary business services.
- Survey analysis and data interpretation for Gallup Q12, Top Workplaces, Best Workplaces and Glassdoor
- Outcome strategy and planning
- Professional development planning
- Diversity program evaluation and planning
- Communications strategy and planning
- Executive coaching
- Executive search
For more information about T.H. Easter Consulting and its employee engagement practice, visit http://www.theasterconsulting.com.
About T.H. Easter Consulting
T.H. Easter Consulting is the human resources management consultancy where it’s all about people. Our focus is on creating enduring outcomes both for individuals and for an entire organization’s culture through six practice areas: employee engagement, executive coaching, leadership development, executive recruitment, diversity management, human resource strategy and change management. As former leaders in the executive suite, we know that the C-level requires decisive action that factors in the political, financial, legal, and operational stakes of human resources decisions. More than just pretty reports, we help organizations cultivate exceptional talent through highly effective leadership engagement and development, we deliver field-tested strategies, and we implement to get results. To learn more, visit http://www.theasterconsulting.com.