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Support LGBTQ(I) Pride at work

June 20, 2018

3 Ideas for Celebrating LGBTQ(I) Pride at Work

It’s June, which means Summer is imminent and Pride Month is already in full swing! How are you celebrating Pride at work? Start by examining your industry, and determining if there’s an organic way to showcase your LGBTQ(I) pride– perhaps showcasing authors from that community or volunteering together. It’s not quite so evident for all […]

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June 15, 2018

Building an Employee Engagement Survey

When it comes to retaining your top performers, staying in close touch with workplace feedback makes all the difference. Key to collecting this input is running an employee engagement survey. Employers who make an effort to collect and encourage employee feedback outperform those that don’t — by as much as 21% according to Gallup. The […]

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radical transparency in the workplace

June 14, 2018

Does Radical Transparency Belong in Your Workplace?

While anything with the term “radical” may seem like something to avoid, this trend is leading many business owners and executives to ask if radical transparency is right for their team. In a time when businesses are perpetually facing ever-increasing scrutiny, transparency (radical or not) is becoming more prevalent and attainable for organizations everywhere. Employees […]

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millennials want flexible work schedules

June 12, 2018

Millennial Employees Want Flexibility & Benefits. Can They Have It All?

When Kaelin Priger, 26, interviewed for her current job as an environmental analyst in Atlanta, she was excited the company offered three weeks of vacation per year, plus overtime compensation in the form of paid time off, starting on day one.   She lived abroad for several years, and the vacation policy meant she could […]

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the rise of the agile workspace

June 8, 2018

What Is an Agile Workspace? Does It Makes Sense for Small Businesses?

Workplaces have their own aesthetics and personalities. They can feel more like living organisms than inanimate office spaces. Examples of these are all-remote offices, coworking offices, posted-up-at-coffee-shop offices, and many other more traditional, cubicle-based workplaces. Which bring us to the rise of what’s called the agile workspace. This recent trend might seem like a fad– perhaps […]

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example of flexible work schedules

June 6, 2018

How Important are Flexible Work Schedules? (Perhaps More Than You Think)

The Digital Era has revolutionized our workspaces and our work schedules. We can be “on call” around the clock, which sounds great for employers—but not so much for employees. Entrepreneurs and small business owners are at an even higher risk of abusing flexible work schedules. It’s not uncommon for small business owners, startup founders, and […]

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What is Employer Branding?

June 6, 2018

What is Employer Branding?

As technology continues to transform and expedite the way we work, the job market for relevant, adaptable skills is evolving at a parallel clip. However, modern employers are struggling to keep up with that pace when it comes to retaining and hiring great candidates. In fact, there are now officially more job openings than unemployed […]

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Floating holiday pool floatie

June 4, 2018

Does a Floating Holiday Policy Make Sense for Your Business?

A floating holiday symbolizes more than just a day off for your employees. Therefore, it can be a competitive edge for businesses when trying to recruit and retain employees, especially when turnover rates are rising year after year. For many businesses, small and large alike, a floating holiday can be an attractive bonus aspect to […]

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two men finger guns- office culture

May 29, 2018

Can Your Office Have a Culture?

As soon as someone Googles your company, enters your office building, or experiences any other interaction with your organization, they form an idea of your culture—for better or worse. A good office culture is absolutely crucial to economic success, innovation, and attracting top talent. Fortunately, you have a lot of control over your office culture, […]

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building an employee handbook

May 23, 2018

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 they’re not easy to write. That’s why we’re breaking down the process for you and offering you six employee handbook examples. Often having an employee handbook […]

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millennial employees hr software

May 21, 2018

What Millennial Employees Really Want from HR Software

If you were expecting a trickle of millennial employees entering the workforce, you were wrong. It’s more like a tidal wave. As of last year, millennial employees officially comprise the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. It’s no wonder so many small business owners and HR departments are diving deep to understand what makes this […]

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paid time off policies

May 21, 2018

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 […]

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