Kal Peters and Terry Lauter Comp Ignite Workforces at The University Club’s Business Growth Workshop

first_imgCompany News Briefs Kal Peters and Terry Lauter Comp Ignite Workforces at The University Club’s Business Growth Workshop By JOHN LAVITT Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:19 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment L-R: Kal Peters, James Harwood and Terry Lauter. Photo credit: John LavittTerry Lauter and Kal Peters. Photo credit: John LavittAre you wondering why your once highly motivated employees act like they have a bad hangover since the recession? Do you know how to light a fire and renew the power of their competitive spirits? In the latest session of the rewarding Business Growth Workshops at the University Club in Pasadena, Kal Peters and Terry Lauter Comp offered smart and workable strategies to ignite the modern day workforce. Brought in by James Harwood of Total HR Management, the two partners actually illuminated the relationship between effective human resources and employee engagement.Kal Peters University Club Business Growth Workshop. Photo credit: John LavittBy providing tips and tools for building healthy, high-performance organizations, Peters and Lauter have a strong track record as successful Southern California business consultants. Since the recession, Peters and Lauter showed how the engagement level of American workers has significantly dropped. At the same time, a 2013 Harvard Business Review survey of top executives revealed that “creating a high level of employee engagement” was one of the top three priorities of those polled.Terry Lauter Comp University Club. Photo credit: John LavittOnce they outlined the problem, Lauter and Comp outlined a solution by focusing on a combination of job satisfaction and job contribution. True employee engagement comes when both elements are in play and with neither being ignored. A major challenge for companies in the 21st century is how to effectively engage the Millennial Generation. Since engagement increases the higher up you go on a company ladder, the key is to learn how to engage younger employees at lower levels of seniority and management.In order to effectively engage both millennials and other employees, Lauter and Comp illustrated the importance of knowing what they described as engagement drivers. From the perspective of employees, engagement drivers are elements provided by employers that inspire them to excel beyond Microsoft Office competence.Such engagement drivers include the following:1. Role clarity and an understanding of the why behind the work2. Regular feedback about performance and how to improve3. Training and development opportunities that promote growth4. Workplace-focused activities to improve relationships with and connections between co-workersBy focusing on such engagement drivers, Lauter and Comp believe companies can ignite the fire of success within the modern day workforce. Although engagement might sound like the latest business buzzword, in truth, it’s far from it. Instead, engagement is the fuel that allows a company to prosper in a post-recession economy that is competitive and hungry. Once again, with Kal Peters And Terry Lauter Comp’s presentation on employee engagement, the Business Growth Workshop series at the University Club has proved to be a valuable addition to the Pasadena professional landscapeAbout the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. 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