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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.

Ramadan in the Workplace 2019: HR Best Practices

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We recently published a series of blog posts regarding inclusivity in the workplace, and we wanted to broaden the conversation to include people who practice different faiths. The purpose of these articles is to bring awareness to specific holidays or traditions that aren’t widely covered in the U.S.

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.

50 Employee Behaviors Worth Recognizing and Rewarding

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In today’s workforce, recognizing employees isn’t just part of good company culture – it’s a critical component of retention, productivity, and employee engagement. Sound like fluff?

Top 10 Trends in People Analytics

The importance of People Analytics continues to rise as organizations mine a growing volume of employee data to yield insights to support decision-making and drive organizational strategy. Adoption rates are climbing steadily and more mature organizations are increasingly leveraging new analytics capabilities. This article delves into the top 10 trends dominating this rapidly evolving field.

How to Make Work Fun with Kazoo

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Have you ever had an experience or moment that stuck with you, to this day? It could be anything from a magical trip to a Disney resort, or a surprise birthday party. Now, imagine if you could recreate a moment like this on the spot and instantly make your day better, particularly at work.

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What Is Your Management Style Based on Your Enneagram Type?

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever given out (and taken!) a personality test for a new job or as a team-building exercise at work. Chances are, many of you have – and with very good reason.

5 Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

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Employee Disengagement. Disengaged employees have needs that are being neglected. As soon as they begin lacking motivation and become detached from their daily work, their productivity plummets. Many employers then think the best solution is to increase salaries, benefits, and perks.

Equal Pay Day 2019: How You Can Help

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The gender pay gap has garnered a lot of discussion in the past few years due to the shocking statistics behind it and the recent monumental women’s movements such as #MeToo.

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 Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

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.

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

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The #1 Skill Holding You Back. While it may not seem like it on the surface, the ability to effectively give and receive feedback is perhaps one of the most THE MOST important soft skill to have today. Why is feedback a career gamechanger?

2019 HR Strategies That Matter Most [GUIDE]

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Everywhere you turn, a different expert is declaring the best ways to move your HR program forward in 2019. There’s definitely something to gain from each of them.

2019 Holiday and Incentive Calendar

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Looking for new ways to engage your team with the Kazoo platform? Good news! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite holidays you and your employees can celebrate with our Rewards & Recognition platform.

2019 Third-Party Recruiting Benchmark Report

The unemployment rate has just hit 3.6%, the lowest jobless rate since 1969. Yet 50% of the time, the winning candidate hits the hiring manager’s inbox within 1 week when utilizing the BountyJobs platform. Download this report for a definitive collection of industry trends in critical hiring, brought to you by the world's leading recruiter engagement platform.

4 Lessons HR Teams Can Learn from HBO’s Westworld

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Professionals in the HR space can find more than their fair share of helpful advice from the characters of HBO’s WestWorld. It is, after all, a story about self actualization, interpersonal relationships, and questionable leadership.

Get Your Office Involved: Holiday Giving + New Year Incentives

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Looking for inspiration on how to make the Kazoo platform a holiday hit? Whether you’re interested in holiday rewards for employees or simply want to encourage giving, we’ve put together a list of our favorite ideas for employees, teams, and managers as we head into 2019.

Experience Kazoo at the 2019 Total Rewards Conference

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Get excited! The 2019 WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference is coming up on May 6-8 in Orlando, FL. And guess what? Kazoo will be there at Booth #317! Cue the confetti dance. This year’s Total Rewards Conference is focused on: Innovating how you reward and engage employees. Exploring fresh perspectives for forward-thinking concepts. Putting your organization at the forefront of all things total rewards.

5 Advantages of Technology-Enabled Performance Management

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Each organization designs a performance management process that is uniquely suited to their employees. From goal setting and feedback to performance conversations and annual reviews, no two processes look exactly the same from one company to the next.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

5 Advantages of Technology-Enabled Performance Management

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Each organization designs a performance management process that is uniquely suited to their employees. From goal setting and feedback to performance conversations and annual reviews, no two processes look exactly the same from one company to the next.

The Impact of Transparency on Performance Goals

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When performance goal setting and achievement happens in the dark – that is, between an employee and his or her manager only – it’s a missed opportunity to make goals a main motivator for better performance across the organization. Today we’re talking about how to make performance goals count.

Evaluating Performance Management Providers: Are You Asking the Right Questions

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When it comes to choosing performance management technology providers, HR executives have a much more difficult decision to make than their corporate counterparts who oversee departments with more standard, established processes. HR leaders have three unique challenges.

Does Your Employee Experience Make Your Top Talent Want to Stay?

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New year, new job? Employees will soon be internally evaluating what they want for themselves and their careers come 2019. It’s inevitable. Many unhappy employees wait until the end of the year to finally leave their jobs and start fresh somewhere new come January.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

Using Employee Feedback Data to Train the Next Generation of Management

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In the wake of today’s talent challenges, having an engaged employee base is critical to success in any industry. As Baby Boomers retire, the need to shape younger workers to fill available management roles grows stronger.

Setting Goals for the Role You Have & the One You Want

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It’s Never Too Late for New Goals: Looking Ahead at 2019. Now that our morning coffee order has switched iced americanos to pumpkin spice lattes, it must be Fall. And once the weather changes, performance and learning goals are usually put on the back burner.

On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers

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It’s International Women’s Day and every year the United Nations selects a theme. This year’s focus is especially relevant, Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.

Why Your Employee Experience Should Be Part of Your Growth Strategy

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Developing an effective growth strategy is critical to the success of your company. Yet for it to be successful, it needs to be comprehensive. It’s not enough to focus solely on developing new product lines and reaching your target audiences more effectively.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

Five Ways Your Company’s Core Values Impact Employee Success

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Over the years we’ve helped hundreds of companies launch impressive performance management and social recognition programs. Since no two organizations are the same, each program is unique, with its own set of challenges, processes and objectives.

Your Operations Reveal Your True Culture with Amos Schwartzfarb

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Forget mission statements. Your company’s decisions reveal your culture. Real corporate culture is operational. How are decisions made, who makes them, how transparent the process is all determine whether a company will thrive or dive. This is one of many powerful insights I gleaned in my interview with Amos Schwartzfarb , Managing Director at Techstars , a startup accelerator that provides companies access to financial, human, and intellectual capital to fuel the success of their business. .

Making the Case for Quarterly Goal Setting

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We’re now in our final month of the first quarter of 2019. What does that mean? Well, not much if your employees don’t set quarterly goals. Setting goals quarterly vs. annually can net businesses 31% greater ROI from their performance management process, according to analyst Josh Bersin. Well, here’s six ways that quarterly goals make your employees more successful – and we’ve really just scratched the surface. It breaks the year into manageable time periods.

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Making the Case for Quarterly Goal Setting

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We’re now in our final month of the first quarter of 2019. What does that mean? Well, not much if your employees don’t set quarterly goals. Setting goals quarterly vs. annually can net businesses 31% greater ROI from their performance management process, according to analyst Josh Bersin. Well, here’s six ways that quarterly goals make your employees more successful – and we’ve really just scratched the surface. It breaks the year into manageable time periods.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.