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Corporate Climbing & Other Team-Building Adventures

OmegaHR Solutions

When people have a personal connection with their co-workers it reduces conflict, improves productivity and creates a more stable work space for everyone. Here are some tips for team building adventures. The classic team-building event is a ropes course.

Team Building for a Creative Business Culture

OmegaHR Solutions

As part of HR, you’re tasked with the resolution of conflicts within the company and other potentially stressful employee problems. But if you create a close knit team you can snuff out employee conflicts before they happen and create a culture of happy individuals.

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5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce

CultureIQ

The following article originally appeared in our friend Ruth K. She works with organizations to create an engaged workforce by focusing on passion, performance and productivity. Ruth is the author of “Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career”.

Onboarding: A New Employee’s Perspective

CultureIQ

If you’ve brought someone new into your company recently, you know how important the first few weeks can be in introducing them to your culture. As a recent addition to the CultureIQ team, I wanted to share a few things I learned from my onboarding process.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

They are lured to join a company with Ping-Pong tables and a fully stocked beer refrigerator, only to find that many people in the company are disengaged and frustrated. Here are a few lessons about crafting a high-performance culture that I’ve learned along the way: Listen to your employees.

Onboarding: A New Employee’s Perspective

CultureIQ

If you’ve brought someone new into your company recently, you know how important the first few weeks can be in introducing them to your culture. As a recent addition to the CultureIQ team, I wanted to share a few things I learned from my onboarding process.

5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce

CultureIQ

The following article originally appeared in our friend Ruth K. She works with organizations to create an engaged workforce by focusing on passion, performance and productivity. Ruth is the author of “Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career”.

We’re All in This Together – 4 Key Traits of High Performing Teams

Thrive Global

When I wrote my latest book, We’re All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging , I had no idea it would come out in the midst of a global pandemic which has had a significant impact on every aspect of work and life in our world.

Importance Of Teamwork At Work: 6 Solid Benefits

Vantage Circle

When people are able to successfully collaborate together, the results are often far superior to that of a person working alone. This is why we highly advocate the importance of teamwork in the workplace. Brings Fresh Ideas To The Table. Hanover Research 2015 ).

new insights on building a “talent magnet” culture

O.C. Tanner

The war for top talent has escalated to new heights in our modern, disruptive economy. Traditional methods of attracting and retaining exceptional employees have become less effective, as the drivers for why people work have dramatically changed over the years.

Future Friday: What is “social loafing” and how will it affect your company?

OmegaHR Solutions

Not everyone pulls their own weight in a team effort. I was reviewing one of my favorite books, The Future of Work by Jacob Morgan , in preparation for another article I am writing and a webinar I am creating. In a discussion on the future of work and the size of teams Morgan brought up something called the Ringelmann Effect and the concept of social loafing. The decreased effort has been attributed to two reasons. The future of work.

How to Deliver Stand-Out Employee Training and Development

Insperity

Are you one of the many companies ready to make employee training a top priority? According to the 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook , U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 15 percent last year (the highest growth rate in seven years). E-learning.

Top 5 Takeaways from #SHRM15

WorkHuman

Thousands of HR professionals descended upon Las Vegas this week for the annual SHRM conference to network and learn the latest trends and best practices in the field. 61% of performance management data is more about the rater than the person being rated.

Why your talent acquisition strategy should include veterans…and 5 ways to help make it happen

HR Times

on May 21, 2015. 1 I find it surprising because the case for hiring veterans is so compelling—it’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do: Related links. Read the Bersin by Deloitte publication. Providing business skills training.

Topics, Services, and More: Results of Our Training and Development Survey

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we shared the latest data on training and development from our recent survey; today, more results from the study, including detailed responses regarding professional development, popular topics covered in training, and products and services used for training.

How to Deliver Stand-Out Employee Training and Development

Insperity

Are you one of the many companies ready to make employee training a top priority? According to the 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook , U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 15 percent last year (the highest growth rate in seven years). As the demand for employee training grows, so do the delivery options for employers. But how do you know which training format is best for your company and employees? E-learning.

The 5 Critical Things That A Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates

TLNT: The Business of HR

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — President Ronald Reagan. Ironically, the things you shouldn’t delegate tend not to be things like codes, combinations, or keys.

4 Ways HR Can Impact Culture and Engagement Now 

HR Cloud

For the first time this year, culture and engagement was rated the most important issue overall in Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report. Not so much, considering that candidates and employees have been in the driver’s seat of today’s job market.

Here Are 4 Ways to Develop a Culture of Respect and Trust

CultureIQ

The Society for Human Resource Management released a report stating that “respectful treatment of all employees” was the number-one contributor to job satisfaction. And “trust between employees and senior management” was the second. This means that above all of the perks and management tricks, treating each other like people is what really matters. Communication is at the core of human relationships, and it should be no different with your colleagues.

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Talent Acquisition and the Importance of Knowing your Competition

Spark Hire

When you understand how to compete with other businesses at attracting top talent, you are able to better position yourself and your company to bring in the best talent. With all of the changes to the health insurance industry, many companies have experienced an increase in benefits cost.

How To Build A Loyal Millennial Team

TalentCulture

To be honest, many recruiters are still caught up in the numbers game. It benefits everyone in the mix. Of course in certain industries — there needs to be a level of churn but even in those instances we can tone down the churn by focusing on the growth of each individual.

How to Overcome an Off-Kilter Work-Life Balance

Insperity

Are you the first one to arrive at your office and the last to leave? Or, that you’re doing it to get ahead of the competition. Here’s how to tip the scales back to a more manageable position. The impact of a workaholic culture.

Evolution of a company retreat: from product updates to breaking bread

Workable

Workable CEO Nikos Moraitakis calls his company’s own tradition of the company retreat simply as “the summit”. The first time we did it [in 2013],” he says, “the company must have had between five and 10 people.” We said, ‘Now’s the worst time to stop it.

Why Telecommuting Is The Future of Work

Brazen HR

If work is done away from the office, does it still count? The answer to both, of course, is yes — and corporate America is taking notice. Like it or not, the face of the workplace is changing. If a tree falls in a forest, does it make a sound?

4 Reasons For High Employee Turnover

Insperity

As such, it is important to identify the motives of departing workers and devise an effective retention strategy. Here are four of the top reasons many good employees resign: 1. Paid time off (PTO). They seek out training and development opportunities.

Training ROI – The Walmart Success

Training Orchestra

Assessing training ROI is perhaps the single question that keeps most Learning and Development managers up at night. Despite all the stats out there telling us that training is effective, some nagging question remains in the back of our heads: In what ways is my company really benefiting from training investments? And what kind of training will be more effective in achieving my goals? The brick-and-mortar success.

Corporate Training Programs for Employees

Mitrefinch

Creating relevant, useful, and advantageous corporate training programs for your employees is an essential responsibility of functional human resource departments, while scouting, recruiting, and hiring top talent employees with relevant aptitudes in a certain business niche is important as well.

How To Hire Your Dream Team Using Workforce Science

TalentCulture

“Psychometric assessment implementation” –see why we didn’t put that in the title? Those were crafted with psychometrics as a tool to gauge the progress of your education in an objective and scientific way. So the answer is, yes, you should be using this science in your workforce.

Evolution of a company retreat: from product updates to breaking bread

Workable

Workable CEO Nikos Moraitakis calls his company’s own tradition of the company retreat simply as “the summit”. The first time we did it [in 2013],” he says, “the company must have had between five and 10 people.” We said, ‘Now’s the worst time to stop it.

10 Ways to Create an Employee Engagement Culture

Kazoo

If you work in HR today, the words “employee engagement” dominate your job and your inbox. You’re probably familiar with many of the proposed tools and techniques: surveys, analytics, rewards, perks, culture boosters, and more. One the one hand, it’s no wonder programs for fostering employee engagement are so popular. The value of a truly engaged workforce speaks for itself. They stay with companies longer, are more productive, and create a better customer experience.

HR Cloud Launches Company Directory

HR Cloud

HR Cloud announces the release of Company Directory, the latest addition to its suite of cloud apps. Company Directory, a true team-building app, gives employees a fun and easy way to store important information about colleagues, discover shared interests, and build relationships.

5 best principles to keep you and your employees motivated

Effortless HR

In the business environment attitude is contagious. The right kind of attitude has the ability to inspire the staff thus teaching them all the tricks of the trade. An inspired business leader gives meaning to the work his employees perform.

Are We On The Same Page? Critical Skills For The Future Workplace #EWS2015

Women of HR

Editor’s Note: Women of HR has partnered with Spherion on a series of sponsored posts to bring you highlights and commentary from their 2015 Emerging Workforce Study. This is the first of the series that will be presented throughout the next several months. As HR professionals, we know (or at least should recognize) that the nature of work is changing. Employers feel that the skills they need from their workers are changing. So what’s the hold up?

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HR From a Different Perspective

Women of HR

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is from Susan Axelrod again features a female entrepreneur and her lessons learned about building a business and leading successful teams. We were the Keystone Kops Quiche Factory; two steps back for every step forward.

Want Great Corporate Culture: Focus on Nurturing Relationships

TalentCulture

The holy grail of companies large and small is a great corporate culture. And the secret sauce, the master ingredient when it comes to creating a great work culture? That’s all about the relationships your team creates with one another.