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How to Give Great Employee Recognition [Examples and Tips]

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Welcome to How We Do at Kazoo, our series of actionable insider tips to make the workplace awesome. Today, we talked with Kazoo Implementation Manager Patty Williams about how to give great employee recognition. Stay tuned for employee recognition examples and tips!

25 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Your Remote Workplace

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So, your 2020 office holiday celebrations are going to look… a little different this year. But that doesn’t mean they should be any less rewarding! Here are some fun ways to celebrate the holidays with your remote team while working from home. . Zoom caroling.

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5 Takeaways from BambooHR’s HR Virtual Summit 2020

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Didn’t get a chance to attend the BambooHR 2020 Virtual Summit? We’ve got you covered! Kazoo was proud to sponsor the event, which drew more than 47,000 registrants in the human resources, L&D, and DE&I workspaces. Here’s what we learned. Employee-obsessed is the new customer-obsessed”.

Leading Your Workplace Through Election Season

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This article about the role of HR leaders in guiding their workplaces through the 2020 election season is written by Kazoo’s SVP of Growth Strategy & Operations, Dania Shaheen, and originally appeared on LinkedIn. The 2020 presidential election is in less than a week.

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.

Meet Your Model for Creating Employee Engagement Anywhere

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Let’s face it. The future of work looks different than it did a year ago. Way different. Which means that the employee engagement framework you were using then is a relic of the past. It’s time to get caught up. Gone are the days of the historic war for talent and foosball tables in the break room.

10 Tips for Creating a Design System That Works

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In this guest post, “10 Tips for Creating a Design System That Works,” Kazoo’s Senior Product Designer Kelley Shanahan gets real about the challenge of creating a design system from scratch after a major M&A.

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3 Big Tips for Recruiting Top Talent in the Pandemic

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Welcome to How We Do at Kazoo, our series where we share actionable insider tips to make the workplace awesome.

Stay Connected: The Power of 1 on 1 and Team Check-Ins

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Welcome to How We Do at Kazoo, our series where we share actionable insider tips to make the workplace awesome.

How to Increase Productivity for Your Remote Workers

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Welcome to How We Do at Kazoo, our series where we share actionable insider tips to make the workplace awesome.

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!

Introducing Kazoo’s Employee Experience Impact ROI Calculator

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We’ve undergone a seismic shift in the workplace. And the employee experience (EX) is, more than ever before, a critical aspect of business performance. Yet, most executives have trouble connecting it to their bottom line.

4 Steps to Close the Gender Pay Gap in 2020

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This International Women’s Day, put your organization’s money where your mouth is: It’s time to close the gender pay gap, and Kazoo’s got tips for you. Let’s have some Real Talk about pay leveling. What is pay leveling? Pay leveling (or job leveling) is the process of assigning value to each position in an organization. In short, it’s a way of taking the guesswork out of what people should be paid, and establishing a clear framework for what someone should be paid for work in a given role.

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Our Powers Combined: New Kazoo and BambooHR Integration

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Here at Kazoo, we’re all about teamwork. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new product integration with BambooHR. . BambooHR is a fantastic HR software for small and medium businesses that makes it easy to: collect, maintain, and analyze your people data. improve the way you hire talent. onboard new employees. manage compensation , and. develop your company culture. A Kazoo customer since 2018, BambooHR knows the value of focusing on people, not processes.

Why We Made Juneteenth a Company Holiday

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In the past week, Nike, Target, and Best Buy have made Juneteenth an official company holiday. We at Kazoo are proud to join them — and you should, too. We wanted to share a bit more about Juneteenth, why we made it a company holiday at Kazoo, and the power your company holiday calendar has to create a truly inclusive culture. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19 that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

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.

7 Predictions for the New (Ab)normal Workplace

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As we begin to return to business as normal, everyone’s looking for workplace predictions and insights into the new future of work. Stephen Covey, author of mega-hit The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said, “If there’s one thing that’s certain in business, it’s uncertainty.” ” For most of the world, that sentiment has never felt truer than right now. No one knows with 100% confidence how the novel coronavirus will change the future of our workplaces.

Own It! Company Culture Ideas from Kazooligan Shawn Bell

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What is company culture ? It starts with great ideas from great employees — like Kazoo Solutions Consultant Shawn Bell, winner of Kazoo’s Culture Code award for Q4. Every quarter, Kazoo celebrates our company’s culture by highlighting employees who make Kazoo a great place to work. We took a few minutes to chat with Shawn about how to build workplace culture , plus, how all companies can crack the culture code. How is great company culture created?

26 Staff Appreciation Ideas and Recognition Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank

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As any successful business owner will tell you, employees are the lifeblood of a company. When they’re disgruntled or apathetic, they clog the arteries of your operations. But keep your employees happy and engaged, and they’ll help your business flow smoothly. The good news: The heart of employee engagement is easy and inexpensive to roll out, yet impacts revenue, retention, and absenteeism in droves. Ready for it? It’s simple appreciation.

Is Your Workforce Thriving? Take Our Employee Experience Assessment

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You’ve heard us talk about the employee experience (EX). Now, let’s talk about yours. In this uncharted new age of work, are your employees thriving ? Or are they just getting by? No matter the state of your EX, we’ve got insights — that’s why we built the Kazoo Thrive Index, our free employee experience assessment tool.

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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.

Measure Remote Employee Engagement with Insights

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It’s the question for the new age of remote work: In this environment, h ow do you measure employee engagement? Kazoo’s got you covered. We’ve created a host of dashboards for managers and Kazoo admins so you always have a clear picture of your employee engagement and performance management efforts. Plus, you’ll always be presentation-ready!).

7 Effective Techniques to Boost Employee Morale Without Increasing Salaries

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Employee morale. Wikipedia defines it as job satisfaction or a feeling of well-being in the workplace. But morale offers more than just happiness. Research shows a clear link between employees’ morale and better job performance. Companies that use employee morale boosters see a benefit to their bottom line. The opposite is also true. Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees (i.e. low morale) cost the U.S. 483 billion to $605 billion each year in lost productivity.

Introducing: 9 Key Shifts for the New Future of Work

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When our team at Kazoo released our Employee Experience Manifesto in early March 2020, we never imagined the world we’d be releasing it into. Our manifesto was designed to help companies navigate the Employee Experience Revolution, our name for the series of cultural changes affecting the working landscape. Some of the elements the manifesto explores are still relevant — like employees’ increasing need to derive meaning from their work.

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Announcing New E-Course: Creating a Company Goal Process

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Hitting goals is hard. Using them to align your workforce shouldn’t be. But without a tried and true company goal process , it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why, on July 15, we’re launching a 7-part email course for HR professionals: Creating a Company Goal Process. What’s a Kazoo Master Class? The Kazoo Master Classes are free email courses designed by Kazoo.

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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!

Integrations: How Kazoo Does More for You

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They say it takes a village, and we agree. That’s why Kazoo has partnered with top HR tech companies on integrations that help you do more. Today, we’ll talk about what integrations are , what integrations do for you, and how Kazoo’s integrations help you do more. Building an HR tech stack can be daunting, to say the least. Daunting and not exactly cheap.

Own It! Company Culture Ideas from Kazooligan Shawn Bell

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What is company culture ? It starts with great ideas from great employees — like Kazoo Solutions Consultant Shawn Bell, winner of Kazoo’s Culture Code award for Q4. Every quarter, Kazoo celebrates our company’s culture by highlighting employees who make Kazoo a great place to work. We took a few minutes to chat with Shawn about how to build workplace culture , plus, how all companies can crack the culture code. How is great company culture created?

14 Work Appreciation Ideas for Nurses and Medical Workers

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No one needs a thank-you more than your favorite nurse. It’s a high-caring, high-stress profession, and often their efforts go overlooked. But on the hospital floor, their expertise is gold. So we’ve put together 14 appreciation ideas for nurses. Even before COVID-19, nurses in particular were at a high risk for burnout: The RN Network’s 2017 study found that nearly half the nurses in the U.S. have considered leaving the field due to overwork, exhaustion, and lack of appreciation.

Your Company’s Full-Remote for Coronavirus: What To Do Next

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To combat coronavirus and flatten the curve, companies have made the transition to full-remote — in some cases, before they were fully prepared. . Now, it’s time to pick up the pieces. Last week, we sent our customers a one-pager by superstar Kazoo Implementation Manager Christina Brennan about how to manage the early impact of COVID-19. Now, we want to share the next steps with you. Here’s what HR leaders and People managers should be doing in the days to come. Set expectations and policies.

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.

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

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While it may not seem like it on the surface, the ability to effectively give and receive feedback is the most important soft skill to have today. Why is feedback a career gamechanger? Having the ability to give and receive feedback – and do both well – means that you’re coachable as an employee and able to coach as a manager. In today’s modern workplace where a feedback culture reigns supreme, this can mean the difference between success and failure.

How to Set Goals That Connect and Align Remote Teams

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In the face of coronavirus, his sales team was on the brink of going full-remote for the first time ever. So Kazoo’s Chief Customer Officer Tony Capasso did what strategic leaders do: He set goals. Remote team goals. “ I had the same objective that every leader has in this situation,” said Tony, who oversees both Kazoo’s Sales and Customer Success teams. Given that we’re in a unique place and time , how do you make sure we stay aligned and connected ?

26 Unmissable HR Podcasts

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Ready to turn up the energy of your commute? Get plugged into the conversations, challenges, and questions shaping the work landscape with these 26 HR and workplace podcasts. Spanning industry trends, D&I initiatives, wellness, recruitment, and more, consider this your one-stop-shop for all things HR — now coming to you at the speed of sound (we love puns here.). Podcast Categories. HR Industry Trends and Shop Talk. Culture Deep-Dives. Diversity and Inclusion. Hiring and Recruiting.

12 Blogs Every HR Professional Should Be Reading

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Do a quick search for “human resources” on Google and you’ll get a mind-boggling 4.5 BILLION results. Yes, that’s billion with a B. But with an infinite amount of content at our fingertips, it can be hard to know where to start when looking for great advice on the latest HR trends. To help you break through the noise, we’ve put together a list of our favorite Human Resources blogs that cover everything from workplace culture to engagement, inclusivity, and more. Laurie Ruettimann.

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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!

20 Best Books for HR Professionals

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Readers are leaders, and leaders are readers. Here’s a list of 20 great reads that have the power to transform both you and your organization. Investing in People. Author: Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau. Summary: Cascio and Boudreau’s “Investing in People” delivers useful advice for choosing HR investments that offer optimal strategic value — and avoiding those that don’t. Why it made the list: What’s more important than deeply understanding the business value that HR brings?

Age Discrimination is Affecting Company Culture

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Age Discrimination in the Workplace. We recently spoke about discrimination against women in the workplace, but unfortunately, gender bias isn’t the only prejudice found in companies across the nation. Ageism is becoming increasingly common in organizations, especially those in tech industries based in Silicon Valley, where the median age of an employee is 30. Tech industry workers also often see a decline in their salaries and the number of jobs available to them once they turn 45.

3 Key Takeaways from Josh Bersin’s Employee Experience Platform Report

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Haven’t had a chance to read HR thought leader Josh Bersin’s latest report on the employee experience platform market ? We’ve got you! Read on for our top takeaways. Takeaway #1. Employee experience (EX) is growing out from under the HR umbrella and becoming its own field of work. Traditionally, Human Resources departments have been made up of compliance experts, payroll administrators, benefits coordinators, and hiring managers.

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SHRM 2018 Recap: The Three Things We Love Most About Conferences

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Another SHRM conference has come and gone. This year’s event held in Chicago brought together 22,000 HR professionals for several days of networking, keynote presentations, breakout sessions and fun. As a technology provider to the HR industry, we attend many different conferences throughout the year, both large and small. We get to do three things that are critical to HighGround’s success: 1. Keep up to to date on the state of the industry.

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.