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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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employee engagement survey- coworkers together

November 27, 2018

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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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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what is radical transparency?

October 4, 2018

Modern Companies That Are Winning At Radical Transparency

The internet has made it easier than ever for consumers to discover sensitive information about large companies. As a result, businesses are constantly under scrutiny for aspects of their operations, products, services, and culture. Avoiding secrecy by practicing radically transparent is one of the best defenses against the negative repercussion of this easy access to […]

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social-media-business-policy

September 20, 2018

Small Businesses Find Fine Line to Walk When Workers Tweet

Social media might provide a bullhorn for sharing opinions, whether from celebrities, presidents or everyday people. But Earl White knows what can happen when an employee’s social media presence becomes a business challenge. White, co-founder and vice president of Miami-based real estate company House Heroes, LLC, was in the middle of a deal last summer […]

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home-office

September 13, 2018

Dear Home Office, We’re Through

This is the first installment in a series called Breakup Letters. Each article features a firsthand point of view of someone breaking up with some aspect of work or professional life. Dearest home office, The time has come to end our relationship. You’ve been there for me through the thick and thin. The endless nights […]

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new hire welcome email

August 28, 2018

Writing a New Employee Welcome Email? Steal These Experts’ Tips

If hiring feels like a marathon, then onboarding can seem like a sprint. Your new hire is starting soon. Or maybe a team of new employees are arriving. What now? Obviously, you want that new employee to feel welcome, productive and excited. And not only for altruistic reasons. A happy, enthusiastic employee can add to […]

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