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5 Easy Ways to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice 

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5 Easy Ways to Start a Daily Gratitude Practice. In the push from Halloween to Christmas, sometimes we lose sight of one of the most important traditions in holiday celebration: pausing to be thankful. In her research on joy, Daring Greatly author Brené Brown noticed a connection she didn’t expect.

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5 Easy Tips for Giving Employee Feedback 

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5 Easy Tips for Giving Employee Feedback. Giving employee feedback is one of the key ways we train, reinforce, and communicate with our team members. Effective feedback motivates employees and increases their confidence in their job performance.

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5 Proven Interview Techniques to Hire Top Talent 

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6 Proven Interview Techniques to Hire Top Talent. In today’s war on talent, the power of your interview techniques is a critical part of your team’s success.

4 Keys to Boost Employee Motivation

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4 Keys to Boost Employee Motivation. In the engine of business, motivation is the accelerator. It determines the energy with which your team tackles assigned tasks and their enthusiasm about generating solutions to obstacles that may arise during a project.

Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

5 Tips for Energy and Stress Management

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5 Tips for Energy and Stress Management. No matter how positive your outlook and how zen your mindset, it’s impossible for any of us never to encounter stress or fatigue. Unfortunately, experiencing some stress and fatigue is part of life.

5 Components of Successful Delegation

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5 Successful Components of Delegation. Delegation is one of the most critical skills you can learn as a leader. Not only does it effectively train your team and give them ownership of the work you’re doing together, but it’s like adding extra hours to your day.

5 Tips for Successful Coaching

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5 Tips for Successful Coaching. Coaching is one of the most effective methods for leaders to use for performance improvement and for employee engagement. Not only does it help the individual develop and grow, but it shows that we are willing to invest in them and that we believe in their potential.

3 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress so You Can Celebrate What Matters

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3 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress so You Can Celebrate What Matters. Sometimes the excitement of having time off, being with friends and family, sharing our favorite foods and drinks and creating special memories can get lost to the holiday stress of preparing for each event.

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Get a Fresh Start with These Tips for Managing a Hybrid Team

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Get a Fresh Start with These Tips for Managing a Hybrid Team. The new year is the perfect time to create a fresh start and update your skills in managing a hybrid team. You may have practices that used to fit your team that simply don’t work well today.

How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.

4 Ways Personal Development Boosts Leadership Skills

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4 Ways Personal Development Boosts Leadership Skills. It is exciting to lead people and it is a critical role. According to experts, leaders can have a direct impact on their team’s happiness and self-esteem.

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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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.

4 Amazing Benefits of Play

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4 Amazing Benefits of Play. Summertime is here! Are you ready for a break? The wonderful truth is that taking a break and making time for play and fun actually creates lots of benefits in other areas of your life.

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The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

4 Ways to Manage Perfectionism for Success

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4 Ways to Manage Perfectionism for Success. Perfectionism has recently been a big topic for discussion in the workplace.

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.

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.

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.

Reframing the Way We Work: How to Take Advantage of Disruptions

Speaker: Stela Lupushor, Founder, Reframe.Work Inc.

The work world is changing faster than ever before. How can we future-proof the organization we work for or with, our team’s impact, or our personal ability to continuously transform and upskill? In this exclusive webinar, Stela Lupushor will help you navigate this new reality.

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.

Minimalist Living: Why Fewer Things Equals Greater Happiness

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If you’re a creative person, a pack rat, a shopper or a collector, minimalist living and the idea that fewer things equals greater happiness may feel impossible to you. It doesn’t have to be!

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.

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?

What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

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.

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?

The Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

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.

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.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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?

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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Enhance Your Remote Culture: A Social Connection Strategy

Speaker: Kaleem Clarkson, COO of Blend Me, Inc

For some, a return to the office can cause remote employees to feel isolated and disconnected from their team. Join us to discuss leadership's role in developing a social connection strategy based on data and collaboration between team members.