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4 Tips For Making Every One-On-One Meeting Count

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The most powerful coaching tool a manager has is a one-on-one meeting. These meetings are dedicated time for managers to learn important information about their employees and offer useful feedback in real-time.

Top 10 HR Trends To Help Shape Your 2021 Strategy

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Last year will go down as one of the most infamous years of our lifetime. But we know that where there are challenges, there is also tremendous growth.

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Morale

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Employee morale doesn’t simply translate into how happy your people are; it’s a direct reflection of how healthy your company culture is, how well you and other leaders are communicating with teams, and how effective your managers are.

10 Must-Ask Questions To Supercharge Your Leadership

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When I talk about 15Five’s mission, I like to say that we are in the business of employee feedback. Because when it comes to enacting positive change, managers are most effective when they’re aware of what’s really going on around them.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Positive Product Design™: A New Direction For Technology And Human Potential

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“Technology has the potential to increase the tonnage of human happiness on our planet.” – Martin Seligman , father of positive psychology, TED, 2004. How is it that life has gotten so much better for people, but they feel so much worse?

13 Questions To Solicit High-Quality Employee Feedback

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In business, we are often so results-focused that we can discourage the outside-the-box thinking that drives innovation. But curiosity is vital for building thriving companies and for fostering healthy relationships between managers and co-workers.

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Create A Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture With 15Five’s New DEI Foundations Survey

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At 15Five, we’re focused on helping customers build a culture of belonging, where each person feels safe to bring their authentic, unique, and best self to work. Creating an inclusive, equitable, and diverse company isn’t just a cultural decision, it’s a mindset shift.

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Top Mistakes Most Managers Make, and Advice For How to Avoid Them

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Whether you’re a rookie or have had years of experience, managing people is tough. Taking on the role of a people leader will come with plenty of ups and downs, but luckily, each mistake can lead to positive changes and continuous growth and development.

Unlock Psychological Safety At Scale With The Best-Self Kickoff

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Getting to a point of mutual understanding with your employee can take a lot of trial and error. And that delay can have damaging effects on a relationship. The best way to begin building quality connections early on is with 15Five’s Best-Self Kickoff.

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The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

How to Make Gratitude in the Workplace an Everyday Practice

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When times get tough (e.g. 2020), dwelling on challenges can often exacerbate those struggles–especially at work. Negativity doesn’t just impact company morale, it directly affects engagement and productivity levels.

What Qualities Make an Effective Manager?

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Our CEO and co-founder of 15Five, David Hassell, often says that “Managers are the lynchpin of any organization’s success.”

Your Managers Are Struggling. Here’s What They Need To Be More Effective.

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Managers have always had a tough job, but the events of this year have made managing even harder. In our 2020 Workplace Report , we found that most managers are struggling to perform, and direct reports are feeling the direct effects.

Help Your Business Survive By Becoming A Resilient Leader

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How do your top performers respond to challenges? Chances are, they meet new demands head-on and tend to bounce back faster than their more reserved counterparts. This isn’t a coincidence.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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. With Afghan military partners we had just met, and who we didn’t fully trust yet. Our previous set of partners had attacked us, their own mentor team, inflicting 25 percent casualties.

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. At a high level, organizations are embracing flexibility like never before; employees are trading long commutes for higher levels of productivity; but more specifically, managers and employees are revamping their weekly 1-on-1s.

How To Build A Resilient Workforce

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With so much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the economy, it’s safe to say that employees are stressed. The sudden changes and added pressures at work can prevent employees from doing their best work. When this happens, business suffers. .

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One-On-One Meetings Begin With Your Self Awareness As a Manager

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One of the most effective manager practices to improve employee performance is the one-on-one meeting. Using these meetings purely as a performance check-in, though, is a wasted opportunity, especially in a remote work environment where relationships suffer without regular (video) facetime.

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.

Should Your Employee Engagement Surveys Be Anonymous?

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As a psychologist focused on changing the world of work, my goal is to help organizations learn how to create psychologically safe environments for their people.

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. In a global study by CCP , more than 85% of employees cited experiencing conflict at work. So if disconnection is inevitable, how do we work towards clear and consistent conflict resolution?

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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. But unfortunately, feedback is often ignored or omitted entirely in an effort to avoid discomfort. Here are nine tips to help managers and leaders give employee feedback that’s frequent, effective, and will help you get you the outcome you need.

6 Ways To Build And Maintain High Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is something that all leaders strive for but can be an ambiguous metric to measure.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Revamp Your Employee Engagement Survey with 15Five’s Engagement+

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Today’s business leaders want to understand what truly matters to their people and what really impacts their performance. 15Five’s Engagement+ and its Full Potential Index templates provide unparalleled insights into the elements that build an energized, inspired, and passionate workforce.

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. One of the easiest ways to combat this common challenge with your remote employees is by asking the right questions. . Questions are how people form deeper bonds and build mutual trust.

Podcast Roundup: Strengths-Based Leadership, Empathy, and Positive Culture

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Does everyone have a podcast these days? It feels like Oprah did a live show from Michigan stadium late last year and each guest received their own podcast kit under their seat: You get a podcast, and you get a podcast. Everyone gets a Poooodcaaaaast!

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. For others, the decision to offer a distributed work option is a response to a temporary situation—today that’s a health scare, but it could be something as common as a power outage. .

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

To Propel Your Business, Learn What’s Driving Employee Performance

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Companies with high engagement show a 21% higher profitability, have 41% lower absenteeism, and outperform those with low engagement by 202%—yet, only about a third of employees today are engaged. So, what’s missing?

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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. In the midst of what may feel like organized chaos, where things can fall of the radars of those whose efforts are hyper focused, remember to keep employee development high on the list.

How Does Employee Engagement Impact Your Bottom Line?

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Click here to download the PDF! Check out 15Five’s employee engagement feature, Engagement+ , to learn how you can boost the type of engagement that drives performance.

5 15Five Integrations That Will Improve Your Company’s Workflow

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As we continue navigating the shift to the new normal, and our margin for error shrinks, workplace inefficiencies are becoming more evident and especially damaging.

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!

Why 2020 Is The ‘Year Of HR’: A Conversation With Josh Bersin

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Perhaps now more than ever, demands on People Operations roles are incredibly high. Handling just the administrative side of HR while establishing a remote workforce can be a full-time job, let alone the all-important human element that requires your attention and resources. Because the true power of People Ops lies in unlocking the potential of every employee, many HR leaders are discovering or refining new skills in 2020, what today’s guest is calling, “The Year of HR.”.

Why Should Leaders Measure Employee Engagement?

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Click here to download the PDF! Engagement employee engagement employee experience leading people motivation team performance

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. If I’d said this in April when we first started seeing the toll businesses and employees faced in bankruptcies and historic unemployment, it would have been true.

4 Lessons We?ve Learned About Leading Remote Teams During A Pandemic

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Within a blink of an eye, leaders all over the world have been forced to uproot their employees and shift them into fully remote teams. While this transition has been more difficult for some than others, many have learned that remote work does, in fact, work. . 15Five recently hosted a webinar with Zoom, VaynerMedia, and PagerDuty where their HR leaders shared what they’ve learned, developed, and deployed in their organizations to conserve high levels of employee engagement and productivity.

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Free Webinar: How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, 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 November 12th at 1 PM E.T. for more information.