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Working Remotely: Ideal Work Environment Or Threat To Culture And Employee Productivity?

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The traditional office landscape is changing and has been for quite some time, but the degree to which it should be shifting is subject to debate.

Why Company Leaders Should Focus On Boosting Workplace Happiness

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Humankind has long struggled to find the secret to living a happy life, but what about workplace happiness? Have you ever wondered how your employees feel at work ?

How To Prepare Your Employees For The Unknown Future Of Work

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Depending on which article you pick up about the future of work , you may find yourself either stress hyperventilating or settling back in your chair with a false sense of security.

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How Leadership Can Reap Big Rewards By Creating A “Self-Care Culture”

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We used to just call them “mental health days.” Those days when you just need to get some separation from the daily grind, refresh yourself, and do whatever it takes to get a break from multitasking and workplace tech.

Live Webinar: Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS

Recruiting 101 – How to Choose the Right ATS. Let’s face it: Recruiting is hard. It’s nearly impossible without recruiting software or an applicant tracking system to help you automate the massive amount of daily tasks involved in hiring. Applicant tracking systems are command-central for all recruiting activities and manage everything from posting jobs, to collecting feedback, to moving candidates through the funnel and onboarding new hires. But buying an ATS can be as overwhelming as recruiting itself. As someone working in recruiting or HR, you have control of the first part of the onboarding and training process and have a large part to play in the successful onboarding of the entire company’s new hires. Join us on Thursday, June 28, 2018, Time: 11:00 AM PST, 1:00 PM EST, for a live webinar to learn what an applicant tracking system is, what to look for, and how to choose the right vendor.

The Top 3 Factors Influencing Employee Satisfaction And Retention: An Interview With Colleen McCreary

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How do you look at The Employee Lifecycle ? Are you detached like a seasoned clinician who views patients in terms of mechanics, or are you involved like the newly graduated nurse who is focused on the experience of the person and the wellbeing of their body?

How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company

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Building a vibrant workplace requires a foundation of trust, respect, and honest communication. It also requires employee appreciation. Over 200,000 global employees were studied by the Boston Consulting Group , and the top reason they reported enjoying their work was, “feeling appreciated”.

5 Articles That Reveal The Real Value Of Employee Engagement

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If there’s one thing that’s certain in the world of Human Resources, it’s that employee engagement matters. If there’s a second thing that’s certain, it’s that HR knowing this has done almost nothing to improve employee engagement.

How To Focus On Employee Experience (And Sell It To Your CFO)

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Don’t get me wrong– your CFO isn’t the bad person here—most likely, your finance guru wants the same thing you do—an organization that runs at its peak efficiency, with employees who are productive and committed to helping the company succeed.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

With 200+ offerings in the market, choosing the right applicant tracking system can be a challenge. To help, we have developed a comprehensive buying guide highlighting what you should look for along each step of the decision process. Download the guide and ensure that the ATS you choose is the right fit for your organization.

While Employee Development Programs Fail, Growth Organizations Help Everyone Succeed

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Over the last several years a performance management revolution has taken place, and businesses are now focusing more on the growth and wellbeing of their employees. This has led to the implementation of employee development programs that annually cost companies hundreds of billions of dollars.

Why You Should Invest In Servant Leadership – An Interview With Marcel Schwantes

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Who are the thought leaders you turn to for business and management advice? Got room for one more? Over the past several months, my eyes have been caught by informative articles on leadership and productivity from the same author. I found an Inc.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Employee Feedback But Were Literally Afraid To Ask

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What an April! More articles about continuous employee feedback were published in this one month than we’ve seen in any other month over the last half-decade.

Boost Employee Engagement At Work By Thinking About Your Job Differently

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Does your job feel like torture? Probably not, but the Spanish word for job is trabajo , which is derived from the vulgar Latin word for “torture.” The truth is that most jobs are simply too small for us. As human beings we desire more. In short, we want to have meaning and purpose in what we do because we want to make a difference that matters.

Are You Closing Candidates and Getting Them Onboarded Efficiently?

Once you choose a candidate to hire, the real work begins of trying to get them to accept your offer. And even if they do, you still need to get them onboarded efficiently. Are you doing a good job managing these steps? Take a 30-second assessment for a free evaluation of your job offer and onboarding processes.

15Five To Pilot New Elon Musk Venture: SpaceAds

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In the wake of SpaceX’s successful launch of a Tesla into space in February, Elon Musk today announced the launch of his latest idea — SpaceAds.

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Employee Performance Depends On These 3 Critical Factors

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For decades, business leaders believed that simply focusing on performance management was the key to building a successful company.

Ten Employee Feedback Questions To Quickly Boost Workplace Morale

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2017 sure has been one for the books… Productivity shattering political debates, California wildfires leave thousands homeless, hurricanes ravage Houston, Puerto Rico, and Florida, and sexual harassment continues to rear its ugly head. Your workplace morale has probably been much, much higher.

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Dear Manager, Giving Critical Employee Feedback Is Not As Scary As It Seems

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It all began with an article published in Harvard Business Review in March of 2016 entitled, “ Two-Thirds of Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Employees ”. When we delve into this a bit deeper we’ll see that it’s not a matter of comfort, it’s a matter of fear. People often avoid confrontation because they are afraid of rejection, have had negative past experiences, or are unsure of their needs, values, or beliefs.

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5 Key Aspects of Accurate Human Resource Management Systems Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Human resource Management Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best HR software for your organization's needs. Download your free guide today!

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017

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It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce.

Silicon Valley Meets Positive Psychology: Using Science To Help Humanity Thrive

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Silicon Valley, saving the world one app at a time. At least that’s the sentiment parodied by the popular HBO show of the same name, with their inspirational posters, “pied piper. HELPING HUMANITY THRIVE”. The “Valley” is far from perfect, and easy to criticize.

“I Can’t Wait For The Next Annual Performance Evaluation”, Said No Employee Or Manager Ever!

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Have you just completed the latest round of annual performance evaluations? Or are you gearing up for the next time you have to be reviewed/review others? Word on the street is that employee performance reviews are a thing of the past.

Productivity & Politics: How Teams Can Work Together Despite Opposing Views

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No matter how much you try to tune it out, you can’t hide from political coverage. It’s on TV, podcasts, sports talk shows, and in nearly every social media post, tweet, pin, or snap. Even the place where politics was historically off limits is now no longer safe… the office.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

Slideshare: Ask Your Employees These Questions To Improve Workplace Culture & Team Performance

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Curiosity. Introspection. Integrity. These are some of the most sought after traits in both company leaders and employees at any level.

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Webinar Recap: How To Renew Your Core Values To Keep In Pace With Business Growth

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Creating core values is an exceptionally powerful exercise that allows companies to codify their company culture by purposefully distinguishing the elements that are unique, strong and positive.

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Engaging Millennial Employees via Accountability, Clarity, & Prioritization

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As businesses undergo workplace shifts and transfer of knowledge around responsibilities, there is often concern on how to bridge generational gaps. Many of our government clients have really started to address this through “emerging leaders” style programs and leadership academies.

People Ops: The Impact On Performance Of Investing In Humans (Not Resources)

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Human Resources has been experiencing a shift in recent years, one that’s aiming to re-humanize business. That’s why the title for this department or role in many organizations is switching from “HR” to “People Ops” or “VP of People & Culture.”

Learn the Secrets of High-Performing HR Teams

Based on user groups, one-on-one interviews, surveys of thousands of HR teams and data from 30,000+ medium and small-sized businesses we serve, the guide challenges you to examine your current practices and provides detailed action plans to help your team become an industry-leading HR department.

4 Type Of Communicators: Secrets To Better Team Collaboration

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What’s the true culprit of all misunderstanding? Lack of good communication, how you communicate and how you receive feedback. Well meaning people who believe they have communicated their best intentions, often have the listener receive the feedback harshly.

Will Your Employee Promotion Strategy Improve Or Harm Your Work Culture?

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When you think of workplace culture , what comes to mind? You may think of how your team interacts in a meeting, if employees hang out with one another after hours, or if there’s a table tennis tournament lighting up your office.

Harvard Meets GitHub: Using Evidence To Design The Future Of Performance Reviews

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Most managers dread everything about employee performance review time. Performance reviews are tedious and time consuming, the technology (if any) sucks, and the conversation is always uncomfortable. In some circumstances, it’s even company policy to rank each of your team members.

Driving Employee Engagement Through Effective Performance Management

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How much are disengaged employees costing your company? If we zoom out, Gallup estimates the cost of disengagement to be between $960 billion and $1.2 trillion per year.

Black or White: Moving Beyond the Traditional Diversity & Inclusion Box

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO of Skillscout, and Nancy Harris, CEO of Restart Consulting LLC

“But, if you're thinkin' about my baby, It don't matter if you're black or white.”. Michael Jackson’s popular song from the early 90’s only touched on one aspect of diversity. As time has progressed, we recognize that diversity extends far beyond just “black or white.” But often times, that is the focus of our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. And with this narrow focus, we can become trapped “in a box “ that inadvertently overlooks other aspects of DE&I. This can lead to employees feeling frustrated and our programs spinning in circles with no real progress. We’re here to disrupt your thinking and approach to traditional DE&I. This highly interactive session will have you seeing more than just “black or white.".

12 Ways To Turn Stress Into Productivity (Infographic)

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From the cradle to the grave, life hands us stressful situations — so much so that we should consider stress to be an integral part of living a full life, rather than a nuisance to be avoided at all costs.

A Handful Of Expert Tips To Sustainably Increase Workplace Productivity

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Over the last few years, employee productivity has become one of those ubiquitous business buzzwords like company culture and employee engagement. I can tell you that when we share posts on social media, the ones dealing with productivity outperform the others by a wide margin. Why is that?

Infographic: 10 More Proven Ways To Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

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What matters most to your employees? This is the third time we are asking that question, because what could be more rewarding and fruitful than fostering a supported and thriving workforce?

The Untapped Resource Startups Can Leverage To Design The World’s Best Workplaces

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Companies both big and small want to steer management decisions away from dangerous half-truths and recycled best practices.

Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.