How To Turn Fantasy Football Into A Competitive Advantage

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Did you know that $18.7 Billion worth of productivity is lost every year to fantasy football in America? Every year in late August and early September, more than 70 million people get together with friends and family for their fantasy football drafts. And that number—along with those productivity costs—is only increasing. But don’t fret just […]

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What we learn about work-life balance from Urban Meyer

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Career success and family success. Can you have both? We might as well ask if you can have your cake and eat it too. Surely, there are limits to this notion, you might be thinking. As the college football season approaches, let’s consider Urban Meyer, one of the most competitive coaches to ever walk the […]

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Onboarding: The Power of Career-Development Programs

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In part one of our three-part series on strategic onboarding, we discussed how the questions you ask during pre-boarding can be used to make powerful personal connections during onboarding. This time around, let’s focus on how asking the right career-development questions during onboarding helps you better understand your new hires’ career growth aspirations so you can […]

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An Unexpected Employee Benefit to Boost Productivity [VIDEO]

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Do you work well when you’re panicked about paying for a needed surgery? Or worried about having enough to pay your credit card bills? Or wanting to contribute to retirement? No matter how much you try not to let personal problems seep into work and productivity, it’s nearly impossible. Benefits—even seemingly small ones—impact the real lives of […]

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Happiness at Work Is Contagious [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Turns out, happiness is more contagious than we thought. According to several studies, people you don’t even know can have a significant effect on your overall happiness because happiness spreads over two or three degrees of separation. That means you’re helping your own friends, as well as your friends’ friends! Keeping this in mind, it’s […]

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3 Ways To Give Employees the Gift of Time Away

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This time of year—when many of us are off spending time away from work and being with those we love most—is a great time to reflect on your employees and determine if they’re taking the time away from work they need. Of course, it seems counter-intuitive to think keeping your people out of the office […]

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How Vacations Benefit Our Work

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Yesterday was the first official day of summer and, for most of us, that means more vacations!  While at first you may think that more vacation time means more employee time-off and, therefore, less work being done but it can actually be quite the opposite.  Taking time off has been shown to improve productivity at […]

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Command and control management stinks

Just finished reading an old article by Joel Spolsky. While I don’t agree with everything Joel has to say about this or any other topic, he makes some good points. In pointing out the drawbacks of this management style, he highlights two key items: Point #1 First of all, people don’t really like it very […]

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