Posts By: Samantha McDuffee

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The Employee Turnover Formula & Why It Matters

What Is Employee Turnover? Employee turnover is the percentage of workers who leave your organization, the employment relationship ends and they are replaced by someone new. This is not the same as employee attrition. When attrition occurs, the position is not filled with a new employee. There are two types of employee turnover: involuntary turnover and voluntary turnover.

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7 Tips to Improve Communication and Teamwork

When a team is not actively and effectively communicating, their work is at stake. It’s important for everyone to learn how to communicate effectively to improve teamwork. With many work environments still partially remote, communicating can become increasingly difficult. That’s why every leader should prioritize communication and teamwork.

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9 Bring Your Kids to Work Day Activities and Tips

On the fourth Thursday of each April, more than 37 million people participate in Bring Your Child to Work Day, which this year falls on Thursday, April 25th, 2024.  (more…)

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Ideas To Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day in 2024

What is Administrative Professionals Day 2024 & When is it? Administrative Professionals Day (also known as Administrative Assistant Day, Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a day to highlight the important role of secretaries, assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support, which is observed in several countries. This year, Administrative Professionals Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

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6 DIY Team Building Activities That Work

It’s easy… right? You just need to find the right people with the right skills, put them in a room together, and you have a well-oiled team. They’re smart, and they know their stuff: they’ll figure out how to get the work done…except it doesn’t always work out that way. We provide a foundation for team building that lasts beyond your TeamBonding event; however, you’ll have the most success after your event by incorporating team bonding activities into your company culture throughout the year. And if the budget is tight, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything at all. Here are 6 DIY team building activities guaranteed to help your team build those lasting connections!

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Plan Your Company Holiday Party | Save the Date Holiday Party Ideas

Whether you’re planning a large office holiday party or a small company outing, take fun seriously. The further in advance that you plan, the more relaxed you will be and the more fun you’ll have with your team. It can be stressful to plan an office holiday party when you are down to the wire, so we have tools to help you plan your holiday party early, and keep you ahead of the game. Check out the tips below to get started with bonus save the date holiday party templates and invitations you can customize for your own event!

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Complacency in the Workplace | A Productivity Killer

Complacency in the workplace often follows successful navigation through a highly competitive environment or crisis that threatens the company, as a collective sigh of relief. This is rooted in the belief that the organization is on the leading edge of success without ensuring that it is.

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‘Tis the season for charitable team building!

Employees want to work for organizations that give back to the community. In fact, 61% of workers say that a company’s commitment to the community would likely be a factor when choosing between two potential jobs with the same location, responsibilities, pay, and benefits. In addition to improving morale and ethical behaviors in the workplace, corporate giving also boosts employee engagement, productivity, trust, and collaboration. Studies show that companies with highly engaged employees are 21% more profitable.  

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Stop Killing Employee Morale | 4 Ways to Boost Team Motivation Right Now

There are many reasons that projects fail. Many challenges are rooted in team participation and engagement.

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Event Tip: Commit To Team Development

Commitment and continuation are key to team bonding success. Investing in employee development and giving your team opportunities to learn and grow is a vital aspect of keeping them engaged and excited to come to work. Employee engagement activities and team development activities bring teams together so they can focus on creating stronger bonds while developing professionally. It is important to have full commitment from everyone involved in order to run a successful employee engagement activity.

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Understanding The Impact of Change Management & Change Leadership on Productivity

While there are many different factors that lead to a lack of productivity in the workplace, poor management is often identified as the leading cause. However, what if poor management is not the cause of lower productivity, but an improper balance of change management and leadership? Having this improper balance within an organization can hinder change, progression, and growth.

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Rule Your Workplace Culture with an Iron Fist

A staggering 96% of people think that their workplace culture needs a change. This isn’t about laying down the law. This is about individual accountability and intention.

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Innovation in Companies | Reward Failure & Get Results

In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success, which creates a culture where we don’t learn from failure.

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Greenscaping | Green Team Building Ideas That Rock

Greenscape your workspace. Now that you’re carpooling to work, want to greenscape your workspace? Here’s what you do.

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Carpooling | 3 Green Team Building Ideas That Rock

#1 Carpools, rideshares and biking. Oh my! Going green isn’t just about what you do at home. If you’re spending 40 hours a week at work, that’s likely over 35% of your waking life in an office. You may have noticed that for a team of people, that much time in the office can all add up to a lot of waste.

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Team Building Exercise | Toys R Us Ice Breaker

Team building games and ice breaker activities for adults can keep your team bonded throughout the year. Get started with this simple DIY team building exercise. EXERCISE GOAL: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of themselves and those around them through ice breaker activities. (more…)

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Team Building Tip: Surprise me! But really, no.

It may seem like a good idea to surprise your team with a team building exercise, but this is generally a no-no.  It is much easier to encourage participation, have fun, and enjoy an event when participants are not surprised. That being said, don’t tell them everything about the event, because it will ruin the fun.

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Avoid Team Building Strategies that Don’t Work

CNBC has 11 great tips to help you make sure that your team building activities don’t have the unintended consequence of pulling your team of employees apart.

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7 Team Building Tools that Foster Effective Teamwork

Whether your entire team typically works under the same roof or you’re spread out among remote offices (or coffee shops), you must work together to reach a common goal. From conference call meetings to e-mail agendas, it can be difficult to foster effective teamwork. Have no fear! We’re here to help. Start using the team building tools listed under each of the topics below and your team will begin working together like never before.

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