Sarita Harbour

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Sarita Harbour

Sarita Harbour is a business and personal finance writer who comes from a long line of business owners. When Sarita isn't writing, she's homeschooling her younger kids and encouraging her older children as they continue the entrepreneurial family tradition.

company culture retreat boosting productivity

February 28, 2018

Company Culture is Linked to Employee Productivity

Perhaps unsurprisingly, research shows that company culture is linked to employee productivity. In that particular survey of business owners, carried out by The Alternative Board (TAB), 86% of respondents say they believe company culture directly impacts productivity. However, acknowledging that company culture and productivity are linked isn’t enough to improve either one. As a leader, you must understand […]

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performance management meeting

February 26, 2018

5 Steps Towards Improving Management and Increasing Employee Retention

People leave managers, not companies. Managers can make or break your company when it comes to employee retention, morale, growth, and productivity. According to a recent study, 56% of workers would rather have a great boss than a 10% pay raise. In a time when your competition is focusing on improving employee retention rates to lower […]

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green workplaces

February 22, 2018

Environment & Productivity: Create Green Workplaces to Get More Done

Is there a link between green workplaces and higher productivity? Science says “yes.” According to several recent studies, workspaces that meet “green” standards contribute to the better cognitive functioning needed to think clearly and work efficiently. So how exactly does this work – and just what makes a workplace green? And short of constructing an […]

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Boosting productivity planner

February 21, 2018

6 Easy Questions to Maximize Productivity in the Workplace

When a workplace allows for a certain amount of autonomy, it’s up to each individual to arrange their workday to meet their agreed-to goals. But determining how to maximize productivity to get more done isn’t always easy. This is where a little help from the professionals – also known as your human resources department – […]

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Performance management meeting

February 15, 2018

Is Your Performance Management Culture Outdated?

In human resources departments everywhere, leaders are rethinking the way they evaluate employee performance. In fact, 79 percent of executives rate redesign of performance management a high priority – 8 percent more than three years ago, according to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Trends Capital report.  Is your performance management system outdated and in need of […]

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using social media to promote diversity and inclusion

February 14, 2018

How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion Using Social Media

If your top 2018 goals include improving your organization’s diversity and inclusion (D & I) initiatives, you may have overlooked an important tool– social media. In today’s world, social media platforms help businesses with human resources in two important ways: internally to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and externally to attract more diverse candidates […]

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