How to Make a Work Anniversary Meaningful

Many organizations miss the point -- and the benefits -- of work anniversaries entirely.

Each year with a great employee on the team is an achievement that should be celebrated, but you can forget about handing out a plaque, a postcard, or a paperweight if you want it to be meaningful.

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By George Dickson on September 28, 2016

HR Tech Conference: 10 New Startups We're Excited to Visit

The 2016 HR Technology Conference and Exposition is an exciting ground for exploring and sharing new ideas. Whether it's a disruptive new concept, or a revolutionary approach to an old problem, the workplace of the future unfolds before us every year.

HR Tech's Startup Pavilion is a vibrant hub of ideas and activity, focused on the next frontiers of people ops. Here's a list of the booths we're most excited to visit this year, and the reasons we can't wait to learn more.

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By George Dickson on September 21, 2016

7 Easy Ways to Solve High Employee Turnover

Unexpectedly losing a great employee is one of the most costly events that can happen to an organization. What's worse, the departure of even one or two top-performers or a charismatic leader can trigger a spiral of additional turnover.

Unlike other major disasters, a turnover spiral is often avoidable, and protecting against it might be easier than you think.

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By George Dickson on September 14, 2016

HR Tech 2016: 10 Epic Presentations You Won't Want to Miss

The 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition is shaping up to be an exciting event, packed with innovative presentations from the world's leading experts in business and human resources.

There are so many great events and speakers to check out, we put together a list of the ones we think you absolutely shouldn't miss.

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By George Dickson on September 07, 2016

6 Research-Backed Reasons to Rethink Your Annual Employee Evaluation

Everyone hates annual employee evaluations, but I don't think that's a big secret.

Many employees dread their upcoming evaluation for weeks or months in advance -- and whether they're willing to admit it or not -- most managers hate employee evaluations as much or more than employees do.

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By George Dickson on August 31, 2016

6 Tested Techniques for Dramatically Improved One on One Meetings

There have been too many articles, white papers, and case studies written on the “death of the annual performance review.” But when you brush past the hyperbole, you find a diverse list of successful companies changing the way they measure employees.

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By Sahil Mehta on August 24, 2016

37 Creative Employee Reward Ideas (2016 Update)

Employee rewards are an essential component of an effective engagement strategy, but many leaders still struggle to implement rewards successfully. Aligning the rewards you provide with the things your team truly values will make a big difference in how they're received.

If that seems like a challenge, don't worry -- we've got you covered with a huge list of creative reward ideas for your staff. The list was so popular, we updated and expanded it for 2016. 

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By George Dickson on August 17, 2016

How to Make Employee Engagement a Team Effort

Inspiring genuine employee engagement is one of the greatest, yet most rewarding challenges you can take on. It has the power to improve your organization at nearly every level, but you'll never harness it on your own.

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By George Dickson on August 10, 2016

How to Boost Productivity with Your Paid Time Off Policy

Can your Paid Time Off (PTO) policy really make your team more productive?

According to multiple studies across many types of business around the world, the resounding answer is 'yes.' The benefits of time off are myriad. Some of these benefits clear and direct, and some you may not have even considered.

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By George Dickson on August 03, 2016

6 Useful Onboarding Best Practices Every Employer Should Know

How confident are you in your organization's onboarding process?

There are many factors that play into the success or failure of onboarding, and most of it comes down to strategy.

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By George Dickson on July 27, 2016

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