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Focus the Locus: Help employees find motivation from within

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Not to be confused with a locust a type of grasshopper known for traveling in a crowd and decimating crops, a locus is defined as the center, or source, of an activity or power.

When the Going Gets Tough, Go Easy on Yourself

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When you hit a rough patch, what does your self-talk sound like? For some of us, in those moments, our inner voice comes on like a drill-sergeant full of harsh words and criticism.

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Can Employees Choose to Walk on the Sunny Side of the Street?

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How much of our personal happiness is within our control? As it turns out, it may be more than we might think. For some time, the scientific community has been aware of a happiness set point that determines how consistently happy we generally are.

Helping Introverted Employees Unlock Their Unique Strengths

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The dichotomy between introverts and extroverts was once thought to be straightforward, with introverts directing energy inward, and extroverts outward. Recent behavioral science has found that the differences may be more nuanced.

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.

The Happiness Factor: Cultivate a Positive Outlook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryHappiness and health go hand in hand.

Your Silver Linings (Pocket) Playbook

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library. Sometimes our minds drift to the things that we perceive as disappointing in our lives—a slip of the tongue, a day that didn’t go as smoothly as we’d hoped.

Got Goals? Work the System with the Power of Tiny Habits

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If goals are the destinations we want to reach someday, then the systems we put in place are the paths we take to get there.

An Anytime, Anywhere Relaxation Technique

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library Ah, relaxation. It can provide a needed break from stress and anxiety, and yet at the same time thinking about it can touch off those very same feelings. How many times has the phrase “Just relax” triggered the opposite response in you?

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.

Think Happy

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryMaking slight changes in the way you think can have a cumulative, positive effect on your outlook. Be mindful of your thoughts. Encourage those that are positive and optimistic.

Five Ways to Build Relationships at Work

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryWhile relationships can sometimes seem like a source of conflict ("Mom, I can't call you every day!"), "), relationships with family, friends, and colleagues are often our most important resiliency assets.

Help Employees Keep Collaboration Moving by Learning to S.T.O.P.

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When things are important to us, we tend to be passionate about them. That seems like a no-brainer, sure, but it’s important to note because that kind of emotion is often a double-edged sword.

Helping Employees Find Common Ground Can Make All the Difference

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From time to time employees might find themselves in conversation with colleagues they respect, but with whom they might not always agree. When disagreeing with someone, it’s easy, and sometimes tempting, to shut down, and dismiss the other person’s point of view outright.

Anxiety is natural. It doesn’t have to be second-nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience LibraryAnxiety, a form of worry or uneasiness, can be a common reaction to stress.

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'.

Help Employees Keep Their Cool in the Moment

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Do you notice office tempers flaring when team members don’t see eye to eye? Everyone gets angry at times and an appropriate level of anger is a healthy and natural response.

Helping Employees Harmonize Their Inner Dissonance

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Do you ever find that your inner voice is being less than supportive? Cautionary thoughts that help us avoid real dangers can be a good thing. But, if they too frequently intrude during everyday moments, these thinking patterns can sometimes negatively affect our mood and our performance at work.

Ultimate Energy Doesn’t Come in a Can.

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There are a finite number of hours in the day, no matter how we may wish otherwise. The same cannot be said, however, of demands on our time. How often do employees find themselves with seemingly more to do than a workday can hold?

Natural High. Build resilience with regular doses of nature.

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From the CONCERN: EAP Resilience Library These days, many of us either live in cities or commute to them for work. City life offers many positives like convenience, variety, and community.

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.

Effective Coping Strategies for Employees: Learning to Reframe and Mix in Some Humor

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As the saying goes, “To err is human.” We all experience small errors and mishaps throughout our daily lives. These setbacks are no fun, often complicating our day, our work, and adding to stress levels.

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Find Your Happy Place in the Moment

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Recent studies have uncovered something surprising about happiness and attention.In one study, 15,000 participants were sent signals at random times during their day which asked them to respond to an in-the-moment poll.

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Technology and Employee Burnout: Don’t Have Them Unplug. Teach Them to Lean In.

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We live in a technological age. Devices connect employees continually, and their use (and overuse) can sometimes lead to unintended consequences, including overwork and burnout.

Help Employees De-stress Their Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

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With so many demands on their time these days, it's difficult for employees to avoid stress. But some stress is normal—even useful. Studies show that our mindset about stress can change the way it affects us.

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.

Dream a Little Dream of Sleep – Resetting Your Circadian Clock

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Sleep. As far as physical health is concerned, it ranks in importance with eating, drinking, and, yes, even breathing. Despite this, we often sacrifice healthy slumber from our daily routines. Have you ever traded a good night’s rest to finish up that work project?

Top 4 Areas Where Leaders Can Increase Employee Engagement

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I believe that leaders are responsible for creating the work environment that brings out the very best in people. The most effective leaders I work with (and have worked for in the past) strive to constantly inspire higher levels of performance from their teams.

Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

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As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing.

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”.

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.

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.

It’s About More Than HR: Analytics Learnings from Tom Davenport and Dr. John Sullivan

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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?

5 Growth Conversations to Engage and Retain Your Employees - DecisionWise

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One of the biggest reasons people leave jobs is to seek opportunities for growth. According to Glassdoor , job seekers ask about growth opportunities more than any other benefit. They also found that career growth was the top reason people leave their jobs.

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.

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See

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Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken.

The 7 Elements of an Unforgettable Employee Experience

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We have all heard of the customer experience which is defined as the resulting product when a customer interacts with your brand. We’re all familiar with both good and bad customer experiences and we go through one or the other on a near daily basis. The employee experience has become increasingly important in HR management because of evolving business trends such as peer-to-peer sharing, high turnover rates and competitive recruiting practices.

12 Powerful Tips to Build an Employee Recognition Culture

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About 65 percent of the people in one survey reported that they received no recognition over the last 12 months for their work.In the same report, 89 percent of employers feel that most employees leave their companies to earn more money. However, most workers who leave their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a major reason for seeking other opportunities.

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.

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.