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The Nature Of 1-on-1s Are Changing For The Better

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Although the pandemic has triggered massive shifts in our day-to-day lives and even our long-term view, it isn’t without silver linings.

Help Your Business Survive By Becoming A Resilient Leader

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How do your top performers respond to challenges? Chances are, they meet new demands head-on and tend to bounce back faster than their more reserved counterparts. This isn’t a coincidence.

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How To Build A Resilient Workforce

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With so much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the economy, it’s safe to say that employees are stressed. The sudden changes and added pressures at work can prevent employees from doing their best work. When this happens, business suffers. .

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Podcast Roundup: Strengths-Based Leadership, Empathy, and Positive Culture

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Does everyone have a podcast these days? It feels like Oprah did a live show from Michigan stadium late last year and each guest received their own podcast kit under their seat: You get a podcast, and you get a podcast. Everyone gets a Poooodcaaaaast!

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Want To Become A Better Manager? Create Self-Development Objectives

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At 15Five , we believe that to build a world-class workplace, every employee must be able to bring their best self to work each day. But this doesn’t happen by chance. Most of the responsibility falls on managers to help employees develop and leverage their unique strengths.

5 15Five Integrations That Will Improve Your Company’s Workflow

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As we continue navigating the shift to the new normal, and our margin for error shrinks, workplace inefficiencies are becoming more evident and especially damaging.

The 5 Questions You Need To Ask Your Employees Every Week

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What makes a great coach? . This age-old question has generated many different theories over the years; even researchers have joined the conversation and taken their shot at solving it.

9 Ways To Give Effective Employee Feedback

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Employee feedback is an incredibly powerful tool. If offered properly, it has the ability to grow and develop the people of your organization, improve the levels of trust and communication, and strengthen bonds between employees and managers. But unfortunately, feedback is often ignored or omitted entirely in an effort to avoid discomfort. Here are nine tips to help managers and leaders give employee feedback that’s frequent, effective, and will help you get you the outcome you need.

The CEO’s Ultimate Guide To Remote Work, Part 4: Shifting Your Mindset

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The world has entered an unprecedented moment in history, and organizations around the globe have had to adjust quickly to a new way of working. For some leaders, remote work was something they were forced to do, not something they embraced.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Developing A Growth Mindset During A Pandemic

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It goes without saying that businesses around the world are going through one of the most radical changes in the history of work.

How To Have Clearing Conversations At Work

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Tough conversations are a constant—and necessary—aspect of building a strong, connected, and diverse workforce. When you bring together different backgrounds, opinions, and priorities in the workplace, friction sometimes can’t be avoided. In a global study by CCP , more than 85% of employees cited experiencing conflict at work. So if disconnection is inevitable, how do we work towards clear and consistent conflict resolution?

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4 Elements of Leadership That Are As Impactful In The Office As On The Battlefield

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“What?!”. We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. This officer wanted our team of mentor-Marines to patrol the route that held the record for greatest number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever found in our area of operations. On foot. At night. With Afghan military partners we had just met, and who we didn’t fully trust yet. Our previous set of partners had attacked us, their own mentor team, inflicting 25 percent casualties.

Beyond Workplace Communication: Cultivating Relational Mastery

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Slack, email, this blog… the myriad ways of communicating have no end. But what is the point of all this communication software if we fail at effectively conveying our message, building authentic relationships, or winning at work. Has our technology surpassed our humanity in this realm?

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The CEO’s Ultimate Guide To Remote Work, Part 3: Company-Wide Practices

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As a primarily work-from-home, remote CEO of a company honored to have won multiple awards for its culture, I’ve gained a lot of hard-won expertise over the last nine years building 15Five as a remote-first company, now over 200 employees.

How Feeling Identification Can Help Managers Become Impactful Coaches

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In moments of extreme happiness or sadness, how easy is it for you to match words to your emotions? Are you able to precisely describe what it is you’re truly feeling? This exercise is called feeling identification.

4 Lessons We?ve Learned About Leading Remote Teams During A Pandemic

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Within a blink of an eye, leaders all over the world have been forced to uproot their employees and shift them into fully remote teams. While this transition has been more difficult for some than others, many have learned that remote work does, in fact, work. . 15Five recently hosted a webinar with Zoom, VaynerMedia, and PagerDuty where their HR leaders shared what they’ve learned, developed, and deployed in their organizations to conserve high levels of employee engagement and productivity.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Your Remote Employees To Keep Them Engaged

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Building and maintaining a strong company culture can be difficult when you only see your team for several minutes each week and can be especially challenging if these moments aren’t optimized to be high-impact conversations. One of the easiest ways to combat this common challenge with your remote employees is by asking the right questions. . Questions are how people form deeper bonds and build mutual trust.

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Your Team Needs 1-on-1s, Now More Than Ever

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Friends, we are in unprecedented times. If I’d written this post in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S. hard and many companies suddenly pivoted to having employees work from home, that statement would have been true. If I’d said this in April when we first started seeing the toll businesses and employees faced in bankruptcies and historic unemployment, it would have been true.

Creating An Inclusive Company Culture Begins With Psychological Safety

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Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, people across the nation, and the globe, have been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions. We’re heartbroken over the death of an innocent man fallen victim to police brutality once again, enraged over the deep systemic racism that has been put under the spotlight, and shameful that these injustices are not new, but are only now beginning to receive the attention they’ve deserved all along. Luckily, change is in motion.

4 Tips For Transitioning Your Teams To Remote Work

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There are many reasons to shift to a remote team. For some employers it’s a way of life; they’ve found that providing a remote option gives them the flexibility to hire and retain the best people without limiting themselves to a geographical area. For others, the decision to offer a distributed work option is a response to a temporary situation—today that’s a health scare, but it could be something as common as a power outage. .

5 Ways To Improve Employee Development At Your Company

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Every company has it’s own set of priorities to help take it to the next level. For some, that’s a unique focus on specific departments, a product, or even their customers, but planning what will have the greatest impact can be tough. In the midst of what may feel like organized chaos, where things can fall of the radars of those whose efforts are hyper focused, remember to keep employee development high on the list.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

5 Employee Engagement Trends In The Era of Coronavirus

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The term “employee engagement,” isn’t a new one. But since its original concept in 1990 and now, the way we view engagement in the workplace has shifted dramatically. The emphasis is no longer on the employee to be happy, but rather, on the employer to ensure each employee feels fulfilled in their role, supported by their manager and leaders, and connected to the company’s purpose.

The True Value of Bringing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Into Your Workplace

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In today’s business world, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are often treated as buzzwords that often amount to little more than a mandatory annual training. But the reality is, when you make DEI a priority, every facet of your organization benefits, including the bottom line.

6 Ways To Build And Maintain High Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is something that all leaders strive for but can be an ambiguous metric to measure. Academics, psychologists, and HR professionals have disagreed for decades on what actually drives engagement and performance, making it challenging for organizations to understand where they should be investing their time, energy, and money to make positive changes.

Research Shows That Newly Remote Employees Are Anxious?Here?s How You Can Help

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Working from home has moved from a short-term diversion in our lives to a protracted period of life that, for many, is significantly challenging. Millions across the globe are having to cope with this major shift in the world of work.

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Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Why 2020 Is The ‘Year Of HR’: A Conversation With Josh Bersin

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Perhaps now more than ever, demands on People Operations roles are incredibly high. Handling just the administrative side of HR while establishing a remote workforce can be a full-time job, let alone the all-important human element that requires your attention and resources. Because the true power of People Ops lies in unlocking the potential of every employee, many HR leaders are discovering or refining new skills in 2020, what today’s guest is calling, “The Year of HR.”.

Harnessing The Power Of Gratitude At Work

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When is the last time you felt a true sense of gratitude? Maybe your friend did a selfless favor for you when you needed it most, or maybe a grand act of kindness from a stranger brightened your entire day.

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Why Should Leaders Measure Employee Engagement?

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5 Top Leadership And Culture Articles For 2018 (So Far)

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Many business leaders will end the year with the same concerns they started with: how to retain employees and create a work culture that motivates them , makes them feel included, and brings out their best work.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

How To Continually Develop Your Workforce Through Upskilling Your Employees

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With record-low unemployment and an increased need for specific job skills, your company may be struggling to find and hire the people you need. But even as you pump up your recruiting efforts, you may overlook an obvious source for talent: your own workforce.

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The Real Key To Talent Development Is Authentic Caring

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Everyone must take responsibility for their own evolution. This is the challenge that coaches, managers, and leaders regularly face around the people who they lead.

Keeping Your People Connected And Productive While Working Remotely

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Whether you’ve worked at home for years or are just making the transition, now is the time to commit to certain behaviors that will ensure the entire team stays productive and connected. And as you’ll see the two are not mutually exclusive… It all comes down to balance—having time for work and for yourself while maintaining a strong sense of connectedness.

The Formula For Successfully Scaling Your Company Culture

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In less than a year, 15Five has rapidly scaled the company up from about 70 employees to over 200. It’s not entirely uncommon for many company cultures to suffer during a surge of high growth—fortunately for our company, the opposite is true.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.