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Employee Productivity

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Is Your Performance Management Culture Outdated?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  Is your performance management system outdated and in need of […]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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Holiday Time Off Requests - Planner

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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Employee Productivity at Work

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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Collaborative vs. Competitive Culture

October 16, 2017

Competitive or Collaborative? How Your Corporate Culture Hinders or Helps Business Success

Does your business foster a competitive culture? While competitiveness is usually a good thing in the business world, encouraging competition between individuals or departments within an organization is no longer the preferred approach. Research shows that today many organizations are moving toward a more collaborative and team-based approach. The 2017 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report […]

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August 18, 2017

The 4 Traits of a Truly Engaged Employee

Engaged employees are more productive, less likely to leave their company, and boost business much more than their counterparts. In fact, according to research from Gallup, employees who were highly engaged with their company had 147% higher earnings per share than their competition. So what do you need to do to foster an engaged workforce […]

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HR teams

August 9, 2017

5 Ways HR Teams are Changing (for the Better)

It’s no secret that HR teams have changed over the years. Thanks to HR software and tools, HR teams are now able to harness technology to collect relevant HR information and streamline tedious services like payroll and benefits administration. And increasingly, HR teams are now able to offer valuable contributions to an organization’s profitability. What […]

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workplace productivity

August 7, 2017

7 Productivity Drains That Impact Your Business

Are you running out of ideas as to how to boost workplace productivity? You’ve armed your staff with state-of-the-art gadgets and software, signed them up for the latest workshops and webinars, and outfitted their workspaces with the most modern furniture. In your quest to improve the effectiveness of their productive effort, you think you’ve done […]

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blended workforce

July 7, 2017

How Businesses Can Support the Blended Workforce

Say goodbye to the era of full-time employees who work 9 to 5 and hello to the blended workforce. Not sure what a “blended workforce” is? We’ll help clarify. A blended workforce is comprised of people who work in different locations with varying schedules – full-time, part-time and contingent workers (like consultants, freelancers, and contractors). […]

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