Getting Big Recognition for Your Small Company

There’s been a lot of talk in the HR world about employee reward and recognition, with topics discussing how, when, and why you should recognize your employees. But employees aren’t the only ones accomplishing big things. Chances are, your organization as a whole has some noteworthy achievements too. When your organization gets recognized, your employees […]

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Employees Doing the Right Thing . . . Just Because

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As a child, your parents probably encouraged you to do the “right” thing. When you were smaller, they guided you in the right direction, encouraging you to “say thank you,” “ask nicely,” or “be kind.” As we grew, our parents expected us to still do the right thing, but they gave us more freedom to […]

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5 Ways To Manage Ideal and Troublesome Employees

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Over the past weeks, we’ve been discussing performance management and the importance of maintaining regular, developmental communication with your employees. Ideally your employees love their jobs, understand the company mission and goals, and want to positively contribute to the culture and growth of the company. Once in a while, though, you encounter employees who want […]

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5 Tips on When to Reward and Recognize Employees

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One of the most feel-good parts of our job is getting a chance to make employees feel better. One surefire way to do that is by recognizing and rewarding them when they’re standing out in a way that deserves more than just taking home their paycheck. You have an opportunity to get a lot 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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