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A few weeks ago, I read the new Gallup report, The State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders. It is really worth a read because it holds incredibly valuable and meaningful information on employee engagement. One of the findings that...

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300.0"] chip_starnes_china_t300[/caption]The news story about the CEO held hostage in China    by employees has me thinking about the potential next new uprising -- employees. We've seen leaderless  revolutions spring up everywhere around the world recently but we have not...

Just read Gallup's new State of the American Workplace study which is about employee engagement. Several findings jumped out at me in terms of reputation. Gallup found that approximately 30% of employees are engaged while the remainder (70%) is actively disengaged or just not engaged. When...

Each year Fortune publishes the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the U.S. While the bulk of the company evaluation rests on a comprehensive employee survey, Fortune publishes a wealth of employer statistics about benefits, diversity and jobs. Weber Shandwick has been cataloguing this...

It is that time of the year. Last day of 2012 and the start of a new 2013. I posted an article to Huffington Post on what I see ahead by looking backward at reputation trends bubbling up and trends on the vast horizon.  Here...

You have probably read enough about our survey The Company behind the Brand: In Reputation We Trust. The first segment of the study, released in early 2012, reported on the growing interdependence of product brand and corporate reputation. The findings alerted marketing and communications executives...

Caught up on some reading this week. Lucky me. One study comes from Echo Research and Reputation Dividend. They found that corporate reputations contribute to a total of $3.2 TRILLION to market cap in the S&P 500. Big number. Reputation Institute released a new global survey report...

The New York Times had a very interesting article yesterday for a variety of reasons. But one reason that hit the spot was about how consumers make decisions and how the author went about choosing the right baby formula for his infant. After he and his...

A Wall Street reputation study among marketing and communications executives at financial services firms was released this week.  When asked to rate themselves, only 34% gave themselves an above average grade while 9% gave themselves a grade of  "perfect."  Wonder who those 9% are? The...