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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Designing Equitable Performance: How to Create Fair, Inclusive Assessments

Speaker: Aubrey Blanche & Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

We are all susceptible to bias and strive to mitigate it through reading, taking classes, and participating in trainings - yet, it seems like these aren’t driving the change we need. Women tend to receive vague, personality-based feedback, where men tend to receive performance related feedback. Work completed by Black men is more likely to be rated as lower quality than White men. And Black women face these overlapping biases in even more extreme ways. So what can we do to address the inequities in the system? Look at the system itself - are we designing an equitable performance system that benefits everyone? Join Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design and Impact, Aubrey Blanche, along with Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Lead Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, to discuss how we can re-evaluate our performance management systems. We will discuss the benefits of designing a system at every level (individual, manager, and organization) to help mitigate bias and ultimately create a system that finally succeeds at what it is supposed to do - improve performance.

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.

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.

Business Leaders Having Uncomfortable Conversation About Race

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Since late May 2020, there has been an accelerated evolution of the conversation around race in America and globally. With this latest round of high-profile deadly police encounters with Black Americans and the massive response to it, many of us are at a loss about how to best respond.

How TargetX Manages Engagement, Performance, And Culture In A Remote-Work World

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As companies around the world have faced off with COVID-19 and its implications, they have quickly had to shift how and where they work. For some companies, however, managing and collaborating with distributed teams is nothing new.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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.

How To Maintain Employee Engagement During A Crisis

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As we step into the “ new normal ,” HR departments across the world are being asked to ramp up employee engagement efforts as a new frontier emerges in the state of work.

15Five Launches Updated Manager Soft Skills Training With Worst-Self Academy

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“Would I rather be feared or loved? Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” ~ Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin. Those of us in the tech and innovation space understand that there’s a sweet spot for providing businesses with solutions to their most pressing problems.

6 Practices That Make Every Day Feel Like Employee Appreciation Day

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Every year on the first Friday of March, companies across the world have a chance to recognize the hard work of their people by celebrating Employee Appreciation Day. But just like so many important holidays, it shouldn’t be celebrated just once a year.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The Importance Of Relational Mastery At Work

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“The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives, but equally so, the quality of relationships at work determines the quality of our work and our overall ability to succeed,” says well-known psychotherapist, Esther Perel.

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Podcast Recap: Willie Jackson Discusses Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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We are at a pivotal moment in American History.

How To Have Transformational 1-on-1 Meetings With Your Employees

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Did you know employees are three times more likely to be engaged at work if they have managers who hold regular meetings with them? While many managers do hold 1-on-1 meetings with their direct reports, it’s far too common that they are rushed, tactical, and transactional.

Remote Work: The New Normal?

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Telecommuting and working from home have been hot topics for several years now. According to a recent study conducted by Flexjobs, the number of people working from home at least part time has increased by 44% over the last five years.

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COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

The CEO’s Ultimate Guide To Remote Work, Part 2: Individual Work Practices

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It goes without saying that while there are a number of great benefits of working remotely, there are also many personal challenges which can arise for people that include loneliness, family distractions, the psychological implications of not having distinctions between your work time and home time, and an inability to focus or procrastination.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

7 Unconventional Ways To Build Connections With Your Remote Teams

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In the new normal that we live in, many employees and teams are forced to blur the lines between work and home life. Such a large and impactful shift means that the focus on increasing employee engagement is now greater than ever, but old methods may not carry over into a remote workplace.

Podcast Recap: How Belonging At Work Improves Your Team’s Performance

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Research indicates that trauma can show up in our systems even if we haven’t personally experienced it, because it can be passed along through our genes!

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Why Leaders Should Encourage Employee Autonomy

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Despite all we’ve written on the subject over the years, micromanagement continues to plague organizations everywhere, and at some point in your career, it’s likely you’ve experienced some form of it.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.