5 Simple Strategies to Inspire Disengaged Employees

With all the talk, hype, suggestions, practices, and training that goes into keeping employees engaged, it’s troubling that disengagement is still an issue in so many organizations -- especially considering the significant bottom line impact it can have.

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By Johnny Duncan on April 19, 2017

5 Keys to Building a Human-Centric Performance Management Process

Putting the human into human resources can be challenging.

Even with modern orientation and on-boarding practices, performance evaluations, management training sessions, and a solid reward system, it can still feel like a cold, sterile environment, as opposed to one that fosters engagement and growth.

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By Johnny Duncan on April 05, 2017

How to Sell Employee Recognition to a Skeptical Executive

Two thirds of employees don’t believe senior leadership supports recognition programs. Unsurprisingly, 83 percent report their organization’s culture doesn’t support recognition.

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By Jessica Collins on March 22, 2017

How to Make Business Travel Better for Employees

Company culture doesn’t stop at the office door. The way employees travel says a lot about their organization’s values.

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By Charlie Schaub on March 08, 2017

Employees All Over The World Don’t Get Enough Praise

72 percent of employees across the world get praise less than once per week.

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By Jacob Shriar on March 01, 2017

How to Help Recognition Stick with Collaborative Tools

People no longer stay at companies for life. They want to work where they have freedom to use their preferred apps, tools, and devices, and in an environment that allows them to work on their own terms, inside or outside of the office, and with flexible hours that fit their busy personal lives.

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By Chris Myers on February 15, 2017

3 Practical Ways to Help Employees Benefit from Emotions

We have all seen emotion at work: occasionally someone cries or yells, and everyone shares an uncomfortable moment. Of course, we ourselves are rational, and know how to separate personal feelings from business.

Right?

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By Jessica Collins on February 01, 2017

How to Stop Silencing Employees by Mistake

Employee voice is crucial for high performance and innovation, yet leaders continue to silence and disengage their employees unknowingly.

Bubbles form around management that reinforce beliefs that their communication is sufficient, yet modern research suggests otherwise.

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By Jessica Collins on January 18, 2017

How to Recognize and Prevent Burnout in a Startup

A startup is an interesting place to work, and as such, it attracts a different type of employee, most of which are energetic, driven, self-starters.

However, startups also tend to put more stress on employees than an established business, with employees often taking on the job or two or three people, in addition to dealing with regular concerns about funding and the life of the company.

When this becomes too much, employees burn out.

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By Jessica Thiefels on January 04, 2017

How to Make Staff Appreciation a More Natural Interaction

You know staff appreciation is important to your organization's success -- there's really no debate or controversy on that point anymore.

So you decided to implement some employee appreciation ideas you found in a guide.

Maybe you brought the team some donuts one day with a deliciously clever note about how you "donut" know what you'd do without them, or announced an employee of the month during an all-hands meeting.

Despite all that effort, you're still not seeing the cornucopia of benefits you were promised, and only a handful of employees even seem like they want to participate.

Why is that? 

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By George Dickson on December 21, 2016

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