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best paid time off policies

March 21, 2019

Paid Time Off Policies: 5 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know

As a small business owner, you may wonder about your rights and obligations as well as popular trends when it comes to paid time off policies (or PTO).  Am I required to offer it? And if so, just how much paid time off are my employees entitled to? What are other companies of my size […]

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sunglasses by the pool

March 15, 2019

Unlimited PTO: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

One evergreen HR theme is productivity: how do you get more out of the resources at hand and improve the performance of your employees? Though it may at first seem counterintuitive, increasing productivity in the office could depend on your company’s time off policy. We don’t mean limiting vacation time– we’re talking about offering more! […]

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the employee onboarding process

March 13, 2019

5 Tips to Optimize Your Onboarding Process [+ Our Onboarding Quiz!]

Adding a new employee to your team can be just as stressful as it is exciting. You’re introducing a new factor into a process that is already running smoothly– how can you ensure things will continue as such without hiccups? Here are some tips for setting up new hires for success. What Is the Onboarding […]

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employee engagement survey- coworkers together

March 7, 2019

How to Ask the Right Employee Survey Questions [A Guide]

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding […]

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age discrimination in the workplace

February 6, 2019

How to Identify Age Discrimination in the Workplace

Age discrimination in the workplace is common– particularly in younger startups and tech-heavy environments. While many business owners and HR leaders know this and don’t discriminate intentionally, there are subtle cues that might suggest ageism still exists. In this article, we’ll discuss how to identify age discrimination in the workplace. You’ll learn about The Age […]

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building an employee handbook

January 16, 2019

Employee Handbook Examples You Should Steal From

If you haven’t spent time designing an employee handbook yet– you’re not alone. An employee handbook can be incredibly useful in building a positive workplace culture and employee loyalty, but it’s not an easy feat to write one. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you six employee handbook examples. Often having […]

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ways to improve mental health in the workplace

December 12, 2018

The New Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace

As we see a rise in physical wellness programs across US workspaces, we’re also noticing a new interest in improving mental health. As mental health challenges plague the workforce, employers are starting to invest more in their workers’ emotional well-being. Take a look at the current state of mental health in the workplace and how […]

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The best holiday team building games for the office

December 12, 2018

The Best Holiday Team Building Games

In the business world, it’s the season for holiday parties. Why not use this opportunity to work on team building as well? There are quite a few options for holiday team building games that are quick, easy, and give your employees the chance to increase their co-worker bonds in the process. And besides, everyone has an […]

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Heres how to determine if you have a toxic workplace

December 11, 2018

4 Questions to Determine if You Have a Toxic Workplace

Gut check time. How healthy is your workplace? We don’t necessarily mean physical health (though that will factor in.) But overall, how well does your organization function? Better yet, how poorly does it function? Do employees often feel “out of the loop” on essential communication? Do managers resort to bullying or intimidation to control employees’ […]

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Exclusion is a form of bullying in the workplace

November 30, 2018

Workplace Bullying Exists in the Form of Exclusion

People who “feel like they belong are more productive, motivated, and engaged,” according to a study by Ernst & Young. Beyond work performance, feeling like you belong is a basic human need that’s vital to our emotional health. In fact, the study reported that a lack of belonging or “exclusion” is necessarily a form of […]

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Ideas to celebrate thanksgiving in your office

October 24, 2018

10 Creative Ideas for Your Office Thanksgiving Celebration

Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie… everyone knows the key ingredients to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner. But what about the ingredients for the perfect office Thanksgiving celebration? This year, you don’t need to provide your employees with a full-blown feast. Instead, focus on the reasons for the holiday: showing your appreciation, and encouraging them to […]

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coworkers developing a company mission statement

October 4, 2018

8 Effective Company Mission Statement Examples to Steal From

A mission statement articulates an entity’s essence by capturing its purpose and its core values. Whether you’re creating your personal brand, building that fledgling business, or refreshing an existing brand, a well-constructed mission statement is the core component. While they can vary greatly, successful mission statements all aim to achieve the same goal. We’re diving into […]

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