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April 19, 2018

Eco-Friendly Benefits: How Green is Your Benefits Package?

In preparation for this Earth Day (April 22nd), we’d like to shed some light on a few environmentally friendly work perks that your employees will love! How do we know? Studies show employees want to work for companies that publicly display their core values– and not just for profit. Giving back to the community and promoting […]

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April 17, 2018

Onboarding Musts: explaining health insurance

While it is legally required for employers with over 50 full-time employees to offer some sort of health benefits, it’s also in their best interest. In a 2013 survey of over 900 organizations, 53% of them reported being effective in leveraging their health insurance carriers to drive health and productivity. Moreover, 93% of these businesses […]

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March 13, 2018

Surviving Employee Turnover: Lessons From Sports and Military Leaders

Although your company may be working hard to improve staff retention, sometimes employees leave at inopportune times. So how do you keep your business moving forward when continually faced with employee turnover? Time to ask the experts. Organizations that struggle in the face of constant employee turnover can learn some valuable lessons from the military […]

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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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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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February 20, 2018

Top 7 Tips to Increase Employee Productivity

Creating an inspiring environment that fuels employee productivity is a lot easier said than done. There are countless approaches, so which one is right for your company? Thanks to ongoing research on employee behavior and the development of tools to track the success of such efforts, investing in human capital management (HCM) has never been […]

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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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February 12, 2018

The Shift in Performance Management

Floppy disks, the appendix, erasable pens, and structured annual performance reviews: the ultimate list of useless and archaic tools in 2018. We’re focusing on how structured annual performance reviews earned its spot on this list and how to improve your performance management system this year. Where did structured annual performance reviews come from? Employers complain […]

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December 5, 2017

The Most Wonderful Time of Year…for Time Off Requests?

With the holidays approaching, companies can expect to see an increase in their employees’ time off requests, and the question on everyone’s minds is can these requests be accommodated? While being able to use time off during the holidays is essential to employee satisfaction, companies may struggle to find fair ways to approve these requests […]

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November 22, 2017

6 Ways to Show Employees You’re Grateful for Them

With Thanksgiving on the mind, we’ve been carving out some creative ways that companies can show gratitude to their employees. And by “creative,” we mean that we’re thinking outside of the standard bonus check. From recognizing exceptional employee performance to providing snacks in the kitchen, there’s a cornucopia of opportunities to show employees you’re grateful […]

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November 15, 2017

How to Engage, Motivate and Coach Your Team

When it comes to creating a thriving business, your most important building blocks to architecting that dream are the people who build alongside you. When you take the time to invest in their goals, performance and interests, you demonstrate that the business’s success is directly correlated to your employee’s engagement at work. A whopping 84% […]

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October 23, 2017

4 Ways to Combat Declining Productivity in Your Workplace

If your organization has suffered from lower employee productivity levels in the past few years, you’re not alone. Recent studies and statistics indicate declining productivity rates in many Western workplaces. According to a recent study by Washington-based think tank The Brookings Institute, over the past 10 years productivity growth has slowed in both advanced and […]

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