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35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included)

SnackNation

35 Insanely Fun Team Building Activities For Work (“Trust Falls” Not Included). Believe it or not, team building activities for work are critically important to the success of your business. Go team! Team Hike.

Office Christmas Party Ideas For A Memorable Experience

Vantage Circle

Christmas is that wonderful time of the year when people get together with their loved ones and celebrate with pomp and gaiety. Celebrating Christmas in your office can harbor new relationships, build existing ones, and do wonders for your workforce as a whole. Build team morale.

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our boss told us to camp in tents when we travel for business

Ask a Manager

Today we received an email from our boss that says: “When we are traveling for work, we try, when possible, to stay at a state park — cabins in the winter, camping ‘normally’ in the summer since most cabins are booked for a week. P.S. Even if we book a cabin (which have limited availability), we’d have to take bedding, etc. You need to show up for business meetings rested, washed, and productive — which an awful lot of people would not be after sleeping in a tent.

13 Creative Employee Engagement Activities (That Aren’t Cheesy)

Pingboard

A Gallup survey reported that highly engaged teams are 21 percent more productive on a daily basis—and that’s not all. Research shows that employee engagement makes teams more profitable, reduces voluntary turnover, and leads to better outcomes all around. Volunteer as a team.

How to build your first employee training program

Workable

Here’s a guide on how to build your first employee training program: Where to start with employee training programs. Training just for the sake of it costs money and time. For example, “Our sales team will use new negotiation skills to increase sales quotas by X% in Y months.”.

A Guide to Planning the Best Offsite Meeting

Bonusly

This begs the question: what is it that makes an offsite meeting productive and memorable? When the way you spend time and resources on an offsite activity confirms what you value, it can strengthen how your employees feel about your culture. Is it to produce a product?

Re-energize your workforce: 13 easy ways to get employees engaged

HR Morning

Presenteeism – the act of showing up to work unfocused – costs companies $150 billion a year in productivity, according to the American Medical Association. Implementing a few of these simple ideas in each category will set you on the path to a more productive workforce: Communication.

3 Key Ingredients for an Effective Work Retreat

Tsheets

How to thrive and stay productive in an unplugged, off-the-grid work environment. While beneficial (conferences, for example, usually include a lot of skill-sharpening, speech-attending, and networking), travel can often call for early mornings and late nights.

10 Strategies for Turning Your Employees into Leaders

Thrive Global

The new employee needs to gel with your company’s culture and be excited about your products and services. Knowing your team on a deeper level creates a more positive work environment. Well, you could have informal chats with your team during breaks. Find time to mentor.

65 Creative Employee Reward Ideas (2019 Update)

Bonusly

In fact, this list has been so popular that we've updated and expanded it multiple times—and we’re happy to say that this time around, we’ve rehauled the entire list and its categories! Book of the Month. Have a few bookworms on your team? Books ????. Time off ????.

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Employee Training On A Budget: 10 Tips For Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

SAP Innovation

There may be several sales pros, a content marketer or two, perhaps an HR recruiter, clerical staff, and employees who produce products or deliver services to customers and clients. At most small businesses, everyone is part of the entire team of employees.

5 Steps to the Ultimate Office Retreat

FingerCheck

One should generally be educational– for example, covering a new policy or methodology relevant to your field your team needs to know about, or relearning a basic skill set your team needs to improve. Cheap books go unread.

Barbara Lampugnale: Here Are 5 Important Business Lessons I Learned While Being On Shark Tank

Thrive Global

Barbara always set her sights high, from the time she was six years old when she started her own line of Barbie clothes from old knit socks. After attending Fitchburg State College, she became a Trans World Airlines flight attendant. Other multi-functional products will follow.

Tomorrow’s Leadership Trends: Bridging the Global Generation Gap in Human Resources

HR Daily Advisor

While attending the International HR Conference in Barcelona, Spain recently, Keystone Partners’ Managing Partner, Elaine Varelas, brought back insights on new trends in global leadership. I’ve taught them a bit of programming, and now we have something of a team.

How to plan a successful small group retreat

Fast Company The Future of Work

I found and booked a home located on Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, Illinois, but if you’re looking for something a less location-specific, sites like Airbnb or VRBO present endless options for finding a home-based location in almost any city. Retreats like this can also serve as a networking opportunity to build new professional relationships in a relaxed setting. Schedule time for people to be alone. Arrange a time to cook a meal together.

Digital Detox: How to Unplug and Why You Should

TalentCulture

Remember when we all had hopes that technology was going to reduce our “busy time?” However, I also understand the benefits of a “digital detox,” and unplugging from technology from time to time. Our brains need time to unwind after work. And that’s a win-win in my book.

The Secret Ingredients You Need To Improve Talent Acquisition

Spark Hire

Show how you’ve invested time and energy into your current employees: Do you bring in guest speakers to educate your staff? This illustrates that you care about more than just day-to-day productivity. They want information to be communicated in an open, timely way.

Building an Internship Program: 7 Ways to Make Sure Yours Is a Huge Win-Win

Linkedin Talent Blog

That apprenticeship led to a full-time job at SI , which ultimately opened the way for me to become editor in chief of Stanford and Via magazines. A writer at SI pulled Craig aside at the end of the summer and said he had been startled to learn that Craig was not a full-time reporter.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Onboarding New Employees

Workstride

It takes a long time to adjust to a new environment, learn the ins and outs, the different tools and processes, etc. It’s amazing how little time and energy is put into onboarding at most companies when you consider how much time and energy is put into recruiting.

8 Employee Engagement Ideas for Employers Who Care

Capterra

It’s that time of day. No, wait, it’s just a “New York Times” opinion bit. But what if this is how your employees look all the time? ” And there’s only so many times you can read those repeated tips without falling victim to the 2 p.m. 3 employee engagement ideas: As part of the onboarding process for new hires, help them understand their role and how they will interact with not only their team but the company as a whole.

5 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Launching an Employee Learning and Development Program

Zenefits

The great news about zeroing in on employee learning and development is that there are plentiful resources to get you started that can suit your team size, budget, and time restraints. As an employer, when you provide the opportunity to do so, you signal prioritization of your team’s growth. It may take time for employees to absorb new processes, but once they’ve made it through that curve, their excitement and engagement will be palpable. Crowdsource your team.

59 Awesome Employee Engagement Ideas & Activities for 2018 (Plus 10 New Bonus Ideas)

SnackNation

Find out what your team members are passionate about. Kevin Sheridan , New York Times best-selling Author of Building a Magnetic Culture , has helped some of the world’s largest corporations improve their culture and foster productive engagement. Celebrate your team.

17 Proven Ways to Improve Employee Satisfaction and Create an Awesome Office

SnackNation

How many times have you heard a manager or executive say this: “It’s called work for a reason.”. Communication doesn’t have to be a big production. Ask yourself this – when was the last time your entire organization was in the same place at the same time?

121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas Your Team Will Love

SnackNation

121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas Your Team Will Love. . Employee wellness programs have become a staple in many companies as a way to attract top talent, keep them happy and productive, and decrease employee turnover. Productivity Boosters. Hook your team up with a Bevi.

The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

They go in order to meet with others to talk together about the planning and coordination issues their team or department is facing. 3 Cisco’s study of 2000 of their teleworkers in five global regions provided an estimated $277 million in annual productivity savings, and more than 47,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases avoided. Cisco’s study shows that remote employees are most productive and creative when allowed to self-manage.

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Talent and Performance Management Survey Summary

HR Daily Advisor

The HR Daily Advisor research team conducted the 2016 Talent and Performance Management Survey in January, 2016. The number one response was, “they accomplish the intended goal most of the time” (46.9%). Team building. Time management. Not enough time for training.

37 Creative Employee Reward Ideas (2016 Update)

Bonusly

Aligning the rewards you provide with the things your team truly values will make a big difference in how they're received. Creativity, not cost, is the real key to building a great set of employee rewards everyone will be excited to earn. Time Off. Team-Building.