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December 9, 2016

101 Gift Ideas for Coworkers, Managers, and Team Members

This post was originally published on December 15, 2015, but was updated on December 9, 2016.  The holiday season is upon us—a time for joy, love, and stressing out about what to get your colleagues. Finding the perfect gift is never easy, and it’s even more difficult to choose one for those you work with. […]

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November 28, 2016

How To Plan a Company Holiday Party Your Employees Want to Attend

Note: This article was originally published in December 2015, but has been updated as of November 2016.  With Thanksgiving behind us, many employers are now focused on end-of-year holiday parties. However, in recent years, many employers have said “bah humbug” to the company holiday party. In fact, 30% of employers did not throw a holiday party in […]

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November 16, 2016

4 Smart Tips for Hiring Top Talent

Are you struggling to land quality talent for the open positions in your company? You’re not alone. In fact, 40% of employers globally report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent, according to the 2016 Talent Shortage Survey, released by ManpowerGroup in October. The Hardest Roles to Fill      Skilled Trades      IT Staff      Sales Representatives      Engineers […]

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August 18, 2016

3 Ways Leaders Foster a Positive Company Culture

At a growing business, your culture, mission, and values are vital to establishing a strong company identity. But it’s not enough to simply define them: remember that you have to work by them, too. Your employees often look to you to lead by example. Showing your dedication to these elements of your business not only […]

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August 14, 2016

[Free eBook] 20 Questions to Help Leaders Tackle Top Employee Challenges

As a leader, you have a lot of responsibility on your plate. And while you’re likely keeping strong focus on the growth of your product (read: sales), you may not always be sure of the best ways to grow other areas of your company—namely, your people. Here’s the thing: To unlock future growth, your team is your […]

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August 5, 2016

Go for Gold: 3 Ways to Actually Boost Productivity During the Olympic Games

As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games kick off in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, viewers worldwide will be tuning in to watch their favorite teams compete for gold. It’s estimated that 3.6 billion people will be watching, including 72 percent of business professionals. (No pressure, athletes.) Summer months already see a decline in productivity, with more […]

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July 12, 2016

The 7 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

When it comes to startups and small businesses, most tend to share these two characteristics:           They move fast.           They operate with few resources. Although there are many other characteristics of startups and small businesses, these two elements tend to make hiring a team challenging. After […]

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HR Tech

July 1, 2016

Improve Work Interactions With These Two Simple, Daily Habits

We’ve all seen the images of entire families on their phone at the dinner table, or meetings where everyone is looking at their computer, and not looking at their boss. While technology can certainly distract us, it’s also a powerful tool for feeling more connected among families, friends, and colleagues at work. Two experts suggest […]

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May 5, 2016

Onboarding Best Practices That Benefit New Hires and Your Business

You’ve interviewed tons of candidates and finally found the right person for the job. You extend an offer and she accepts. Your work is done, right? Wrong. In reality, recruiting a candidate is just one part of an effective onboarding program. If you want to set your new hire up for success on day one […]

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April 25, 2016

5 Best Practices to Improve Your Employee Onboarding Program [Webinar Recap]

Great onboarding programs champion company culture, while giving new hires the tools and resources to navigate their role. Moreover, companies are 82% more likely to retain talent when they take the time to educate employees. On Thursday, April 21, I had a chance to talk onboarding best practices with Erika McGrath, VP of Human Resources […]

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April 24, 2016

5 Refreshing TEDTalks To Rejuvenate Your Work

This time of year, themes of fresh beginnings and budding opportunities are ubiquitous. Take advantage of the seasonal shift by applying a new lens to your small business mindset with five TEDTalks to nurture new ideas for growth. 1. The Happy Secret to Better Work   During this sunny season, embrace a cheery outlook on what […]

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April 14, 2016

Working Remotely Makes Employees Happier and More Productive

Technology has changed the way we work. According to Gallup, 37% of of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, a dramatic increase from the just 9% who reported the same back in 1995. And, as the number of remote workers increases, a new study from TinyPulse finds that employee reports of job happiness and productivity […]

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