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Empathetic Leadership: The Key to Employee Retention Maintaining high retention rates is critical to the overall success of your business and long-term profitability. After all, advertising for new employees and then interviewing, selecting, and training them takes time and money that you can’t afford to waste. In the long run, it’s much better for your business if the people you’ve invested in stay with you.
How Companies Can Give Back During the Holidays in 2021 The holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the opportunity to help those in need and give back to the community. This is also a great opportunity for you to show your gratitude to those who have dedicated so much of their time and effort to furthering the success of your organization in the past year.
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.
6 Ways to Make Your Virtual Holiday Party Less Awkward We’ve all been there. You are at the company holiday party, and something embarrassing happens that makes everyone feel uncomfortable and uneasy. While you might think that virtual events would be exempt from such circumstances, the reality is that Zoom events have had their fair share of awkward moments.
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.
How to Avoid the Great Resignation: Will Your Employees Return or Resign? If you read or watch the news, you’ve probably heard the term “The Great Resignation” recently. The pandemic has led to many people reflecting on their lives and reassessing what’s important to them. They are evaluating what they want from life, as well as how their job and the work they do fit into that vision.
Half the battle of planning a holiday party is figuring out where it’s all going to take place. (more…)
Communication affects teamwork in positive and negative ways. The quantity and quality of communication within a team and from leadership affects 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 remaining remote, communicating can become increasingly difficult. Although team members are in constant communication through messaging channels like Slack and Google Chat, active communication does not always equal effective communication. Over a screen, team members are not able to convey emotions and tones to the message recipient. This can lead to miscommunication and confusion, making it essential to teach team members to be mindful of their communication style.
As we went into summer, things were starting to look up. With the number of Covid cases declining, events were being scheduled again, and workers started returning to the office. But as we make the turn into fall, things aren’t looking quite as optimistic. Events are once more being canceled, and companies are pushing off the return to the office.
What is Halloween really about? The candy? The costumes? No!
Planning holiday work parties can seem like a huge undertaking. But with proper guidance and expertise, you’ll realize that planning a holiday work party is much easier than it seems and can be a lot of fun.
Halloween isn’t just for candy anymore… it’s for team building!
10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween at Work on a Budget Halloween is the most exciting part of the year. After all, who doesn’t enjoy candy and dressing up in fun or horrifying costumes?
7 Ways to Build Resilience in The Workplace (And Why it Matters) In the latest episode of the TeamBuilding Saves the World podcast, Rob Fletcher, founder of Quixote Consulting, takes a look at the concept of “resiliency,” and why it matters. Fletcher is an award-winning author, speaker, and consultant that specializes in building passionate and committed teams.
Warding Off Back-To-School Burnout Back to school used to mean that parents were excited to see the kids return to their learning, while the kids were excited to see their friends (but dreaded having homework again). Things may feel a little different this back-to-school season and may be a bit more stressful than previous years, as we adjust yet again to the disrupted schedules and new learning routines the pandemic has brought on. But for both parents and those that employ them — there are ways to help mitigate that anxiety.
Expert Guide to Building An Effective Employee Experience Strategy Alexa Baggio and Saul Lookner of PERKSCon joined host Rich Rininsland on the TeamBuilding Saves the World podcast to talk about a very important topic: cultivating your company experience. PERKSCon hosts events around the country focused on creating immersive experiences for the professionals that manage people in their organizations. Listen to the latest episode, and for FREE tickets to a PERKSCon event near you click here.
9/11 was tragic. Catastrophic. Calamitous. There is no denying that the horrifying memories of the day will remain with us for years to come. However, it would be naive to look past the valuable lessons the day can teach us. These could offer up a solution to many problems facing us today.
6 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day We are once more approaching the unofficial end of summer — Labor Day. Held on Sept. 6 this year, the holiday is always observed on the first Monday of the month in the United States as a celebration of the efforts and accomplishments of American workers.
In this episode of the TeamBonding Saves the World podcast, Mary Erlain, Author, International Speaker, and Founder of Peak Systems Strategies joins our host Rich Rinnisland to discuss the dynamics of having five generations in the workplace and how to navigate and embrace their differences and successes. To listen to this exciting conversation in full, click here.
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