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4 Reasons Leadership Requires Friendliness

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4 Reasons Good Leadership Requires Friendliness. Leadership requires a lot of different skills. In addition to expertise in a specific field, it requires the ability to manage resources, budgets, projects and most importantly, employees.

5 Tips for More Effective Meetings

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5 Tips for More Effective Meetings. Meetings: people seem to love them or hate them. Some see meetings as a time waster, while others thrive on the collaborative energy that comes from regular check-ins or stand-ups.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Social Distancing

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5 Ways to Happily Celebrate the Holidays in a Socially Distanced Season. With the challenges and losses we’ve faced this year, gearing up for happy holidays may feel more overwhelming than usual. Some of our traditions may be altered or impossible this year.

5 Ideas to Create an Atmosphere of Employee Appreciation in Your Team

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Benefits of Employee Appreciation. We all crave appreciation, even when we already know we’ve done a job well. When is the last time a coworker or boss showed appreciation for what you do? Do you remember how it made you feel? In the 1940s, Lawrence Lindahl conducted a study on employee motivation.

The Health Benefit Employees at 8,000+ Companies Love

We support employers to achieve key benefit goals; attracting and engaging employees, improving employee productivity and wellbeing, and advancing value-based care. Now more than ever, employers must find a way to turn disengaged employees into active - and proactive - participants in their own health. And that's where extraordinary healthcare experiences come in.

5 Ways a Daily Mindfulness Practice Will Increase Your Happiness

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5 Ways a Daily Mindfulness Practice Will Increase Your Happiness. One of the most effective ways to increase your happiness and reduce your stress level is to engage in a daily mindfulness or meditative practice.

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9 Positive Leadership Maxims

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9 Positive Leadership Maxims. Being a great leader is more than a job—it’s a way of approaching life. It can sometimes be a challenging lifestyle, and can even be discouraging. Here are 9 positive leadership maxims to energize you in your leadership role. To make a difference, be the difference.

The Difference Between A Boss and a Leader – 3 Tips!

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The Difference Between a Boss and a Leader – 3 Tips! Every leader is a boss, but not every boss is a leader. What’s the difference between a boss and a leader? It all comes down to how you do it. A boss is in charge because of his or her position and title.

8 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Greater Happiness

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Happiness is hard to put your finger on. If you are like most of us and have asked yourself the age-old question, “Am I happy?” ” take a moment to fill out our quiz and find out.

5 Tips for Happy Family Relationships

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Creating a Happy Family is an Investment. Family relationships can be some of the most challenging and most rewarding relationships in our lives. When relationships at home are going well, we feel much happier and better equipped to endure stressful situations in other parts of our lives. What better way to increase our overall happiness than to invest in happiness in our family relationships?

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Creating Happiness

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Creativity or Problem-solving. One of the amazing things about humans is our constant endeavor to create or improve things. When we are inspired to create something, we demonstrate our passions or talents. When we run into a problem, we want to fix it and come up with a solution. These days it’s not unusual to complain about something and hear someone say in response, “There’s an app for that!”.

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3 Reasons Going Outside Makes Us Happier

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This is the perfect time of year to boost your happiness by going outside every day. What’s amazing is you don’t have to spend hours outdoors in order to receive the happiness benefits. Just a few minutes each day is usually enough to make a big difference in our levels of happiness and energy. Going outside is free. It’s easy. And it offers some pretty significant benefits to our health.

The Link Between Curiosity and Leadership

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.” – Albert Einstein. Think about children for a minute. They’re naturally curious, imaginative, and always learning, always looking for new experiences and information. They know what they want, and they chase after it wholeheartedly. Does you hear your childhood self in this description at all?

How to Increase Your Productivity Without Working More Hours

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More Work Doesn’t Equal More Productivity. According to the American Dream Project, the average American works between 43 and 51 hours per week. That’s a lot of hours! One key question to consider as you plan your own workweek is, are you getting the best productivity from your work schedule? Does working extra hours actually make us more productive? The truth is, it doesn’t. In fact, the United States is ranked 5th in productivity behind countries like Norway, Belgium, and Ireland.

Extending the Reach of HR: Supporting and Sourcing Remote Talent

Speaker: Karen Lim, Alliance Academy

The concept of Global HR is becoming more common as more companies become permanently remote. As companies expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join Karen Lim of Alliance Academy, and learn to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

4 Ways to Make Your Management Skills More Effective

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A good leader provides constant motivation to his team to help them maintain excellence and quality in results. A good leader always looks for ways to improve efficiency and quality, especially if this can be done by simplifying processes or without increasing an employee’s workload. Here are some skills you can sharpen to boost your leadership skills and help your team be more effective and increase results. 1-Wander Around. Do you remember M.B.W.A. aka Management By Wandering Around?

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Happiness Comes From Your Mind

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What do You do When Feel Unhappy? Everyone has days when they feel down. What do you find helps you on those gloomy days? Do you go out for a meal? Maybe see a new movie? Visit a friend? Take a walk? Do you get a buzz from jogging or going to the gym? Maybe you find it energizing to go shopping. Or perhaps you treat yourself to an ice tea with friends to overcome your unhappiness. We all have our preferred methods to shake off a dreary day.

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Top 3 Myths About Change Management

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Did you know that… “Studies show that 70% – 80% of change initiatives in organizations fail” -John Kotter. As an organizational psychologist, I can tell you that this alarming failure rate is often attributed to the human factor! Here are 3 classical myths that I frequently deal with in my practice. Myth #1 – It is important to communicate the information in groups.

2 Strategies to Develop Your Leadership

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Leadership, Leadership, Leadership! There is an abundant and constant flow of information on leadership in the form of books and articles including material on leadership development and best practices. Leadership can be defined as a unique form of behavior that results from the integration of, among other things, attitude , knowledge and experience. That being said, what can you do if you want to develop and use your full leadership potential?

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

3 Common Performance Management Mistakes

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Good Management is Key. According to Gallup , a US firm specializing in management research, in a survey of more than one million Americans, “people quit their bosses, not the organization.” ” The effect of mismanagement is widely felt. Gallup also determined that poorly managed teams are on average 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well-managed teams.

Two Tips for Managing Stress and Improving Focus and Effectiveness

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Did you know… According to the Statistic Brain website, 76% of people cite money and work as the main causes of their stress. As an organizational psychologist and happiness expert, I can tell you that people think it’s normal to be stressed, overwhelmed and tired, but it’s not! Certainly, when experiencing it, stress gives energy, but in the long run, it hurts our performance. Stress is the answer to a perception of danger.

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Leadership Tools: 4 Steps to Handle Difficult Relationships

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We’ve all experienced them. We can’t get along with everyone, right? Difficult relationships can be stressful, frustrating and exhausting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Unfortunately, there’s really no way to run a business or be a leader or work with people without encountering some difficult relationships. With a few simple tools, though, you can learn to minimize the roller coaster ride dealing with these challenges.

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Give the Gift of Experiences

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What do you buy the person who has everything? Have you heard people ask this question? Sometimes it seems overwhelming to try to think of a gift for a friend, coworker or loved one when they seem to have everything they could ever want already. It’s probably because you’re thinking of giving them a thing, an object, something they could easily buy.

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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!

6 Ways to Develop Your Leadership Skills

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Good Leaders Are Good Learners. Developing your leadership skills and abilities is a lifelong pursuit. It’s one that requires you to never stop learning and growing as a person. Leadership means continuing to tackle new challenges, face new changes and overcome new obstacles. Here are 6 of the best strategies to help you improve your leadership skills. Remain humble. Leadership starts with humility. It means remembering that your success depends on others.

Organizations: The Time to Start Recruiting is Right Now

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes.

6 Employee Strategies for Your Non-Desk Workforce

HR Bartender

One of the concepts that organizations will want to define in 2021 is what the hybrid workforce means for them. I’ve seen it referred to as when the workforce is more equally balanced between onsite and remote employees.

Emojis At Work Are Fine If Used Properly [poll results]

HR Bartender

A few weeks ago, I asked for your thoughts on using emojis in work-related communications. It was just an informal poll. And the outcome was pretty one sided. You’ll see by the chart above, that emojis are fine. But there is a caveat: Emojis are fine if you use them properly.

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Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

Successful Recruitment Means Being Responsive to Candidate Schedules

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Cronofy , a global innovator in business scheduling software. It provides businesses with the technology they need to offer best-in-class interview scheduling. Enjoy the read!).

4 Change Management Strategies for Managing HR Digital Transformation

HR Bartender

There’s lots of talk about digital transformation but do we really know what it means? And everything that’s involved? One of the best definitions I’ve heard was at last year’s KronosWorks conference.

Talent Intelligence Should Be Part of Your Workforce Planning

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes. Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by Censia , whose talent intelligence platform helps organizations find the talent most likely to succeed while simultaneously reducing bias.

10 Rules for Video Call Etiquette for Business

HR Bartender

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes. I don’t need to produce any statistics to convince you that video calls are popular. Over the past year, the use of video call technology has grown exponentially – to the point where we actually have video call fatigue.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!