Engage Your Workforce: Strategies for Boosting Employee Engagement with Jeff Palkowski

May 02, 2023

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Dive into effective strategies for boosting employee engagement in the workplace. Our guest expert shares insights on the importance of employee engagement and its impact on organizational success. We discuss practical tactics that leaders can implement to increase employee engagement and create a culture of productivity and happiness in their workplace.

Jeff Palkowski, MHRM, SHRM-SCP, PHR is a Divisional Workforce Relations Manager and Divisional Disability Representative with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Information Technology. He has worked in human resources, primarily in the public sector, for nearly 20 years. His previous HR roles have included HR generalist and business partner roles, recruitment specialist, compensation analyst, and Assistant Director of Human Resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers Athletics (On, Wisconsin!)

Jeff’s passion for human resources includes giving back to the profession in many ways through networking, mentoring, and his active involvement with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at national, state, and local chapter levels. Jeff currently serves on the Wisconsin SHRM State Council as State District-Elect and District Director, a SHRM Advocacy Captain for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, and member of the SHRM Foundation Leadership Circle. He has also served as a SHRM Social Media Influencer since 2019.

A SHRM Senior Certified Professional, HRCI Professional in Human Resources, and Hootsuite Academy Certified Social Marketing Professional; Jeff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, earned a Master of Human Resources Management degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and completed additional coursework at Cardinal Stritch University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Purdue University. Jeff blogs at and you can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Jeff Palkowski

Workforce Relations Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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