How Do You Show Employee Appreciation?

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Showing employee appreciation doesn’t always have to come in the form of a big, fat bonus check (although that usually is well-received!). Simple gestures such as saying ‘thank you’, a thoughtful hand-written note, or recognizing someone’s hard work in front of a group can really make someone’s day. Employee appreciation should be a daily event… Read more »

Gamification: Is Your Company up for the Challenge?

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Gamification is a growing trend among organizations looking to improve engagement, productivity, learning, and recruitment. The companies who use gamification in one area or another often find these virtual games are well received with younger generations who have grown up on gaming consoles such as Xbox or Wii (or even the Candy Crush or Words… Read more »

Employee Engagement: A Hot Topic in 2016

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In 2016, organizations around the world will be focusing on employee engagement like never before. The reason? The war for talent is more competitive than ever and the level of transparency for most organizations has increased significantly thanks to social media. With the touch of a screen, customers can provide feedback on a company’s product,… Read more »

The Next Generation of Performance Management is Coming!

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Does the phrase “It’s time for the annual review” elicit feelings of excitement for you? If you answered “no”, you’re not alone. Managers and employees alike often find the process time-consuming, ineffective, and complex. Today’s workforce is focused on building skills for their career (not just their current job), frequent communication and feedback (thanks to… Read more »

How to Engage Employees

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Employee engagement involves employees making collective and individual efforts toward attaining organizational goals. Employees are not just focused on their own needs, but those of the organization as a whole. Sounds like an employer’s dream, right?  So how do you create a culture where employee engagement is automatic? Here are a few suggestions to consider:… Read more »

How to Find the Candidates You Want With LinkedIn

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Although numerous online job boards and recruiting resources exist today, LinkedIn still dominates the recruiting world in terms of networking and identifying new opportunities. However, any system as robust as LinkedIn with millions of users can be a bit overwhelming – giving you that “trying to find a needle in a haystack” feeling. Understanding how… Read more »

Is a PTO Bank Right for You?

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In a recent study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 42% of employers offered a Paid Time Off (PTO) plan versus separate vacation and sick policies. Before jumping on the PTO bandwagon, make sure to consider the following pros and cons of PTO banks to ensure this system is right for your… Read more »