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Is A Well-Designed Office Space At The Heart Of Employee Engagement?

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Is your workspace conducive to engaged and enthusiastic employees? As new research reveals office design priorities for staff, we explore the findings and their implications for employers. Read on to learn how a well-designed office space can be a strategic aspect of your talent management strategy.

Keeping Millennial Workers: How to Improve Employee Retention

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Millennials: the dominant generation in the U.S. workforce, according to various labor reports, may have a slightly tainted reputation for not staying at any one particular job for a very long period.

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Why You Should Discuss “Proud Employee Moments” In Performance Reviews

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Performance reviews don’t enjoy a great reputation. Employees dread them, managers hate conducting them and, generally, they don’t appear to be effective.

[Infographic] How To Spend The Last 10 Minutes Of Your Working Day

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The way we work today, many of us would be hard pressed to even identify the last 10 minutes of the day, let alone be ready to use it smartly.

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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 Ways to Make Employees Fall In Love With Their Work

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Every person wants a job that they are passionate about. But once they’ve entered the workforce, most employees become disillusioned and stop believing that they could love what they do for a living.

7 Secrets to Intrinsically Motivating Your Employees

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Motivating your employees requires more than just a bigger paycheck and a hearty pat on the back. Employee motivation strategies have to be designed to meet the specific needs of each worker. Below are seven ways that a manager can get the most out of employees.

Why Communication Boosts Employee Retention (And How to Get Better At It)

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Creating an environment of open dialogue in the workplace is essential for both attracting and retaining top-tier talent within your organization.

[Infographic] 10 Tips to Become a Successful Manager

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Entering a career in management can be a little bit tricky. We might have a long way to go before becoming successful managers. Bear in mind that at the start of your management career you will still have much to learn. Be prepared to learn from others including your new team.

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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.

The Cost of Not Focusing on Employee Engagement is Higher Than Ever

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There has always been data supporting the impact of employee engagement on the bottom line. Even so, some organizations thought they could get by ignoring it. Maybe they could attract employees regardless of the fact their culture wasn’t right.

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Why We Need A Culture Of “Weird”

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“The best” describes a culture of individuals who conform to rules and expectations more closely than others. They spell more accurately; answer history questions more correctly and score the highest mark on linear algebra exams.

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A Wellness Culture at Work Takes More Than Words

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Popular mythology, particularly among America’s older generations, imagines that kids today are born knowing how to use smartphones, computers, and tablets. Before they so much as crawl or exclaim, “Ma-ma!” they seem to intuitively know how to swipe, snap, and scroll on touch screens.

How To Have Employees That Never Leave

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It starts with the recruitment process. Hire the right person and they are more likely to stay; hire the wrong one and they will likely leave at some point. These key recruitment actions will help target the right person for your organization.

[Infographic] How To Achieve More By Doing Less

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The office can be a pretty full-on experience. Messages arrive left, right and center, never when you expect them, and often asking more attention than you’re able to afford. Meetings with clients get you away from the computer screen, but are just as demanding in their own way.

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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'.

5 Recruitment Trends for 2017

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According to a Jobvite research , HR professionals report it’s becoming increasingly difficult to fill open positions, and 65% of recruiters claim that talent shortage represents the biggest challenge in hiring.

Do You Have A Copycat Culture? 

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The intent may be to create a highly innovative culture; employing new technologies to deliver unmatched capabilities and leading the market with cutting edge solutions. At the end of the day, however, it’s ACTION not INTENT that defines culture of any organization.

What Really Matters When It Comes To Employee Engagement?

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Ready or not, we are now in what we call the age of ‘the people’. Fueled by consumers and their ability to promote or criticise a product or service, the rise in social platforms has created the rise of the “louder voice” and customers now hold some degree of power over organisations.

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Knock-Knock! – Who’s There? – Humor in the Workplace!

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It’s incredible how using humor appropriately at the workplace can transform the drab work environment to a happy and exciting one. By nature, sharing jokes and laughing things out tends to help relieve tensions.

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.

Technology Is Changing Human Resource Management – But Where Will It Go?

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I am amazed sometimes by how technology is impacting the world we live in. For example, SpaceX being so successful in reusing spaceships may not have a great impact today, but it does change the way we look at the future, and what we understand by science fiction.

Effective Employee Engagement Must Be One-on-One

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Why is employee engagement critical to an organization? Many think “getting more employees involved” is the end game. That’s true, but for what purpose? To make every person feel like they are making a contribution? To make them happier? To make them more supportive of leadership?

[Infographic] Productivity And Motivation Tips From Experts

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They say a happy workforce is an effective workforce, and if you treat your employees correctly and look after them, they will perform well and take care of you in return. But is this actually true?

5 Ways To Help Your Employees Manage Stress

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It’s no secret that with time, professional lives have become increasingly demanding and complex. The ‘24X7-always-on’ lifestyle, along with mounting work pressure, often results in extreme stress, burnout, and anxiety in employees. This directly affects their productivity and engagement.

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.

[Infographic] How To Create a Workplace Where Employees Are Happy

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A happy workforce is a loyal and productive workforce. Boredom, frustration, overwork, underpay, can all leave a high-potential employee looking at his phone up to 150 times a day, or worse – looking at job ads.

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SME’s Guide to Creating Your First Employee Handbook

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Hiring staff is a big responsibility and it’s vital that as a business owner, you approach HR correctly with good policies and best practices in place.

4 Reasons to Allow Your Employees to Work from Home

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The benefits of allowing your employees to work from home are wide-ranging, with evidence to support both the financial savings your business can enjoy as well improvements for the workers themselves. .

5 Actions To Cure A Sick Culture

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Performance wanes. Engagement falls and morale sinks. These are tell-tale signs that your culture is sick and needs attention. So how do you go about fixing it? First, three housekeeping questions: 1. What is “culture”? Culture describes an organization’s working environment. How people behave.

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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.

What To Do When Employees Bring Personal Struggles Into The Workplace

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When you work as part of a team, there is an inherent social aspect to it. Workers are individuals who each have their own personalities, likes, dislikes, and lives outside of the office.

How Some Simple Changes Can Make Your Work Life Happier

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While we spend a huge proportion of our weeks at work, reports sadly show time after time that huge numbers of workers across the country aren’t happy in their jobs, and that this dissatisfaction can even lead to severe health issues.

8 Small But Powerful Ways To Recognize Employees

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If you’ve ever felt underappreciated at work (and pretty much all of us have), then you know how important recognition is in the workplace.

5 Questions Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Ask to Improve Employees’ Performance

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Those searching for how to improve employees’ performance often wonder if they are giving the right commands, or dolling orders in the best way.

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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.

How to Fit Hydration into Your Workplace Wellness Strategy

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When most people think about hydration, their thoughts usually focus on those things that they can do at home to ensure that they get more water into their bodies.

6 Creative Ways to Boost Employee Morale

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It’s Wednesday morning and your team looks like they’ve just had their brain cells electrocuted. What will you do to stir them back to life?

12 Desk Hacks To Make Your Employees More Productive

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We’ve seen a lot of developments in the way that office spaces are run over the past few years – some highly technical, some cultural, others frankly fun-oriented (anyone for ping-pong?). In one way or another, each of these innovations has had, at its heart, the aim of improving productivity.

How Does Mentoring Impact Employee Retention?

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Employee turnover is fast becoming a challenge for organizations around the world. In a report provided by the Hay Group, the turnover rate for the time period of 2013 to 2018 is anticipated to be 23 percent. A total of 192 million people will be heading out the door in 2018.

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.