Links of the Week is a selection of articles and blog posts about #EmployeeEngagement and #Millennials that were the most popular on my Twitter feed this week. I’ve added some personal thoughts and opinions to the links below as well. Enjoy!

6 Keys to Employee Engagement During Times of Distraction (Entrepreneur)

What We Call Employee Engagement Is Driving Me Nutty (David Zinger)

Couldn’t agree more with David on this one. One bar night does not create culture in a company. I like his definition around employee engagement: “Good work done with others every day.”

A new model for employee engagement (Deloitte)

This is a mammoth study from Deloitte. I plan on writing a dedicated blog post on this. Stay tuned…

It’s Time To Rethink The ‘Employee Engagement’ Issue (Forbes)

“78% of business leaders rate retention and engagement urgent or important.” Some interesting insight in the article around why people leave companies as well.

Friends at Work? Not So Much. (New York Times)

“In 1985, about half of Americans said they had a close friend at work; by 2004, this was true for only 30 percent.” Great article on the importance of friendships at work.

Raise Employee Engagement via Encouragement (seattle pi)

How the Seattle Seahawks use “appreciative inquiry” in their organization to create a positive, productive culture.

San Antonio-New Braunfels Leads U.S. in Employee Engagement (Gallup)

That’s the round up for this week! Come back for more next week.