Hidden Ways to Empower Employees and Retain Top Talent

Hidden Opportunities to Empower Employees and Retain Top Talent

For managers, one of the biggest challenges is figuring out how to make team members stick around and keep performing at their peak. Fat salaries and endless perks don’t guarantee retention and performance; they’ll attract a steady stream of applicants, but they won’t make people work hard. To stay loyal and motivated, employees need to […]

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5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

5 Straightforward Ways to Make Recognition More Meaningful

Employee recognition isn’t a new idea, but as a practice, it’s experiencing a renaissance worldwide. Until recently, most employee recognition programs (87 percent, according to research from Bersin by Deloitte) focused primarily on tenure. A large number of those programs still do. While there’s nothing inherently wrong with recognizing someone for the years of service […]

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Three Challenging Conversations Every Manager Will Need to Have

one on one discussion

Communication is key to being a good manager. When your responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling, directing, rewarding, and disciplining a team of people—your peers, if you were promoted internally—having difficult or challenging conversations can be a daily occurrence. Being able to connect with people and discuss important issues in a positive, constructive way is a […]

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How to Deal with Workplace Smell Violations

Bad Smell at Work

  The holidays (yes, all of them) are upon us, and with them a host of associated phenomena: “Santa Baby,” “Christmas Shoes,” and “That Hula-Hoop Song (feat. Alvin & The Chipmunks)” are playing on repeat. The Department of Public Works elves are hanging illuminated snowflakes, candy canes, and Christmas trees from the lampposts along Main […]

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Equifax and Employees: How HR Can Help

HR watchdog protecting employees

The recent (and seemingly ongoing) data breach at Equifax has a lot of people worried, and for good reason. In a crisis situation, the assumption is that people can rely on family, friends, and their local communities for support. But what if their coworkers are the majority of their friend network, and the organization they […]

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Tailor Your Benefits to Create a Better Work Environment

How to use benefits to create a better workplace

By Andrew Josuweit, CEO of Student Loan Hero A 2017 Gallup report on employee engagement paints a sad picture of the modern workplace. Only 33 percent of employees remained “actively engaged” at work last year, meaning they felt that they had the opportunity to do their best, were surrounded by leaders and co-workers who encourage […]

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The Most Useful HR Reports for New Users

The Most Useful HR Reports for New Users

If you’re not using HR reporting tools to further your business, we have a bone to pick with you. You’ve finally gotten a handle on the mountain of paperwork and turned it into a molehill, but here’s the thing: data is useless if all you do is organize it and leave it alone. You know […]

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Required Reading: The IBM Global C-Suite Study

IBM Global C Suite Study

Are you familiar with the IBM Global C-Suite Study? If so, good for you; you’re an information hound. If not, don’t worry; we weren’t until recently, and we felt like we’d been left out of a secret club . . . until we asked around and discovered nobody else knew about it either. (And for […]

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