Bonni Yordi

Bonni Yordi

Ph.D.
Director, Employee Engagement Surveys
Organization Development
bonni.yordi@mranet.org
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.”
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Because nationally only 30% of employees are engaged, Bonni is committed to working with companies to increase their employee engagement. She conducts employee surveys and gives much more than a set of numbers. She interacts with Executive Teams, giving a high level report that uncovers the company’s strengths, the places they’re vulnerable, and action steps on how their company can become an even better place to work.

Expertise

Bonni is well-versed in both management and in research. As the manager in the headquarters of a major corporation, she led several national, award-winning business partnerships. As a department head at a state-wide university, she led the start-up of innovative academic programs and served on seven national research committees addressing issues of strategic planning, quality, and cost-effectiveness.

Key Accomplishments

  • Provided the strategic direction for MRA’s compensation surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, and employee engagement surveys for 15 years.
  • Led engagement survey work for the EAA, a national association of employer associations for 15 years.
  • Accomplished researcher with published works on many topics, including becoming an employer of choice, customer satisfaction, pay trends, best practices in research, and employee surveys.

Education

Dr. Yordi earned a PhD from The Union Institute of Ohio, a master’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois, and a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. She was selected to attend Leadership Studies at Harvard University.

Publications and Presentations

  • Employee Engagement: The Key to Talent Retention and Productivity (Enterprise Minnesota, 2012)
  • Engaging a Multi-generational Workforce: Practical Advice for Government Managers (IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2011)
  • “Is the Next Mark Zuckerberg Working for You?” (an interview of Dr. Yordi, published in The CEO Magazine)

Professional and Community Activities

Bonni is co-chair of the National Employee Engagement Committee for the Employer Associations of America.