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How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company

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Building a vibrant workplace requires a foundation of trust, respect, and honest communication. It also requires employee appreciation. Over 200,000 global employees were studied by the Boston Consulting Group , and the top reason they reported enjoying their work was, “feeling appreciated”.

5 Articles That Reveal The Real Value Of Employee Engagement

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If there’s one thing that’s certain in the world of Human Resources, it’s that employee engagement matters. If there’s a second thing that’s certain, it’s that HR knowing this has done almost nothing to improve employee engagement.

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A Handful Of Expert Tips To Sustainably Increase Workplace Productivity

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Over the last few years, employee productivity has become one of those ubiquitous business buzzwords like company culture and employee engagement. I can tell you that when we share posts on social media, the ones dealing with productivity outperform the others by a wide margin. Why is that?

Why You Should Invest In Servant Leadership – An Interview With Marcel Schwantes

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Who are the thought leaders you turn to for business and management advice? Got room for one more? Over the past several months, my eyes have been caught by informative articles on leadership and productivity from the same author. I found an Inc.

Turbocharge Your Talent with Real-time Feedback & Drive Tangible Results

Download the eBook “Real-time Feedback, Tangible Results” to learn 8 awesome tips designed to help you tap into the power of “anytime/anywhere feedback” and the benefits it can bring to your organization.

5 Surprising Signs Of A Disengaged Employee

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I love the definition of employee engagement that I read in this recent TalentCulture post. It’s succinct and comprehensive: . When employees are engaged, they adopt the vision, values, and purpose of the organization they work for.

7 Things You Must Be Doing To Create A Happy Workplace

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Would you believe me if I told you that the happier your employees are, the more successful your company will be? It may sound like the definition of a “Care Bear” management style, but study after study has shown that employee happiness has a direct correlation to your bottom-line.

Who Performs Better At Work, Introverts Or Extroverts?

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Like most ways of being, introversion or extroversion ( properly, extraversion) is not absolute. Yet people tend to form an identity around this label, ostracizing the other for being too outgoing in the case of extroverts, or too quiet in the case of introverts.

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How To Make Your One On One Meetings More Effective

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One on One Meetings are one of the most important tools available to managers, and they are instrumental to running a successful company. Yet many managers treat them as a nice-to-have or cancel them in lieu of other matters.

Managing Your Hiring Managers for Successful Recruiting

Are your hiring managers checked out in the recruiting process? Wish you could get them more involved and improve communication? Register for Newton’s upcoming webinar and learn a step by step action plan to keep them actively engaged in recruiting.

Leadership Insights: What To Do When Your Employee’s Heart Just Isn’t In It

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You could tell his heart just wasn’t in it. I’ve always liked that phrase. Or rather, I appreciate the reverse, that a person who is fully present and contributes something valuable does so because they feel inspired, alive, and open-hearted. Is that true though?

What These Experts Are Saying About Employee Appreciation

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When was the last time you appreciated an employee ? When Emily says “Great job Phil!” to her direct report, that might make his day (and have Emily feel great, since sharing gratitude is proven to make those on the giving end also feel happier).

Everything You Think You Know About Culture & Employee Performance Is (Apparently) Wrong

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Back in the day, culture was something you became exposed to when you traveled to a foreign country. And employee performance was as easy to manage as uttering the words, “work harder or you’re fired!” ” But modern employees and workplaces are far more complex.

Infographic: 10 More Proven Ways To Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

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What matters most to your employees? This is the third time we are asking that question, because what could be more rewarding and fruitful than fostering a supported and thriving workforce?

4 Type Of Communicators: Secrets To Better Team Collaboration

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What’s the true culprit of all misunderstanding? Lack of good communication, how you communicate and how you receive feedback. Well meaning people who believe they have communicated their best intentions, often have the listener receive the feedback harshly.

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The Path To Creating A High-Performing Resilient Organization

Leaders who practice 'active listening' across the organization will tap into a wealth of actionable insight that would otherwise be difficult to access. Enabling and encouraging people to communicate inclusively and transparently helps to cultivate a 'listening culture'.

4 Simple Ways To Engage Your Millennial Employees

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Unless you’re allergic to business buzzwords , you are probably aware of the employee engagement dilemma facing companies worldwide. Likewise, many organizations are adjusting to the needs and desires of the next generation of employees known as millennials.

Remote Team Leaders Can Still Shape A Strong Company Culture

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In recent years the idea of hiring “people instead of (only) skills” has been become more of a consideration within companies where the cultural fit of everyone has been the ultimate pursuit.

Wanna Calculate Your Employee Engagement ROI?

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The #1 topic on the minds of CEOs and senior HR leaders is ‘culture & engagement,’ according to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends Report. Employee engagement can be defined as proactively and passionately adding value while aligning with the company mission.

For Effective Employee Onboarding, Don’t Just Focus On Your Company

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Every year more than 25% of the working population moves to a new company. But unfortunately, not all these transitions are smooth sailing.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

5 Leadership Lessons To Prevent A Toxic Culture of Harassment

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I’ve been trying to stay out of the conversation regarding sexual harassment at Uber and beyond, mainly because I think that putting attention on toxic behavior only serves to amplify it.

Ask Your Employees These Feedback Questions To Impact Key Objectives

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Company leaders, especially at burgeoning businesses, often take on several different roles. Regardless of what’s typed on their business card and what objectives they own in terms of a specific team, they may use diverse knowledge and skills to impact other aspects of the business.

The Guide To Holding Remote Team Meetings That Aren’t A Total Waste Of Time

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Remote meetings can be terrible. They’re the “chores” of the workplace. Whether it’s technology crashing or a user not being able to connect, you’ve probably been in a video chat that you considered a total waste of time.

10 Years Later: Are People Really More Productive Working Remotely? (Infographic)

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We did it! We lived through that whole extra second in the last minute of 2016, and have begun setting our sights on a successful 2017. Wait what extra second? Is it the end of days!? Every so often the Earth’s rotation doesn’t line up perfectly with the atomic clock, so scientists cheat a little.).

Breaking Down 2017 Labor Law Complexities

Workplace employment issues continue to make news as state and local governments propose labor law legislation at a frenzied pace. This free e-guide analyzes years of labor law posting data to provide you with a look at the complexity of labor law compliance for businesses of all sizes.

Case Study: Growing Your Sales Organization Beyond The Deal

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Sales teams are the lifeblood of every company that has reached a certain stage in their growth trajectory.

Confessions Of A CEO: 5 Lessons To Improve Organizational Health At Your Company

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Have you ever watched helplessly as your company was undergoing immense strain or was even burning to the ground? What did you do about it?

Employee Survey Reveals These Top 10 ‘Bad Boss’ Leadership Qualities For Managers To Avoid

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We’ve all heard the old adage, People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. Since we all have a ‘bad boss’ horror story, few will argue with that logic. But now there’s finally some data to back up the anecdote.

The 10 Questions These Top Influencers Ask Their Teams

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What questions do you ask your team? Why do you ask them? The best managers and leaders are intentional about how they communicate with their employees. They consider what they ask, why they ask it and they engage in the practice of Q&A regularly.

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Getting the Org Chart to Deliver Your Strategy (Hint: No Restructuring Involved)

Driving your strategy isn't a matter of moving your org chart around (i.e. restructuring); it involves shifting the way your employees and leaders think and collaborate—so you can harness the power of a startling and dramatic new way of doing business.

Vulnerability & Loyalty In The Purpose Driven Company: An Interview With Dov Baron

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When your company’s mission is to bring out the best in people at work via core values like Grant Trust & Be Transparent and Dare to Dream, you tend to form relationships with people who are also trying to transform the world of business to be more human-centric.

How To Foster A Thriving Team Via Better Meetings: An Interview With Mamie Kanfer Stewart

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Meetings are tricky things. Many people hate them, because they are considered boring or a waste of time. When done poorly, they can dissolve productivity and cost your company significantly. When they are done right, they can align the entire team around key objectives.

3 Reasons Why Your Employees Aren’t Engaged At Work

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I promised myself that I would not start another disengagement post with a rehashing of employee engagement statistics. If you are not familiar with the abysmal reality regarding engagement, you are probably one of the few lucky managers whose team is killing it. Good for you!

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What You Need To Know To Be Productive At Work (Infographic)

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From Lifehacking to Productivity Hacking , everyone is looking for ways to be more efficient and productive at work and at life. Optimization doesn’t stop at the activities we perform, but also melts over into the environments that we create.

7 Steps to Attract and Engage More Candidates

Want to improve the candidate experience of your job application and drive more candidates to apply? This guide covers: presentation of your careers page and jobs, length and complexity of your online application, application technology, and candidate acknowledgement.

What To Do About Toxic Workplace Stress (Infographic)

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If your workplace has you stressed out, you’re in good company. Stress is everywhere, prodding us into action and holding us accountable. Our environment can play a significant part in how we perceive and manage that stress.

How To Fit OKRs Into Your Company Mission and Values

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In Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk entitled, How Great Leaders Inspire Action , Sinek refocuses companies away from thinking first about what they do, and instead advises them to figure out WHY they’re doing it.

How To Turn A Technical Expert Into A Leader

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This is a story about a man named Andrew. Andrew was an ambitious young accountant. He was smart and worked hard. And because he was smart, he caught the attention of people in charge of the business.

Engaging Millennial Employees via Accountability, Clarity, & Prioritization

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As businesses undergo workplace shifts and transfer of knowledge around responsibilities, there is often concern on how to bridge generational gaps. Many of our government clients have really started to address this through “emerging leaders” style programs and leadership academies.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable: over the years, hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophisticated But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.