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6 Ways to Acknowledge Employee Loyalty: Leading with Purpose In the wake of the “Great Resignation,” employees are jumping ship on their long-term employers. Companies that haven’t yet adapted to employee demands for remote work flexibility, liveable wages, and a better focus on work-life balance are scrambling to keep up.
Valentine’s Day is the sweetest holiday of the bunch.
Black History Month, observed each February, is a time to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of all those in the African American community. While we should all celebrate Black History every month, this dedicated time allows everyone to share, remember, and embrace the influence of Black heritage and culture. To celebrate Black History Month, we chose 11 inspiring poems to explore the rich tradition of Black poetry. Although these poems serve as just the tip of the iceberg of what needs to be commemorated, the lasting inspiration of literature allows for the injustices, accomplishments, and thoughts of the black community to always shine and be expressed. Be sure to check out some inspiring Black History Month poems below!
How to Engage & Retain Millennials: 5 Ways to Give Them What They Need Millennials are now the largest generation in the labor force, but notoriously the hardest to retain. They crave more gig work, career/life flexibility, challenging work environments, and constant progress in their careers.
As we ring in 2022, there is no doubt that we are entering the year with a sense of uncertainty at the workplace. With the ebb and flow of the Coronavirus pandemic comes ever-changing workplace policies. While some companies are allowing more employees to come into the office, some have remained fully remote, and others have adopted a hybrid working model. While some aspects of work have become inconsistent, workplace wellness is the one constant that has followed us through the past 2 years. Follow our 10 tips to promote physical and mental wellness at work this year, whether you are working in person, in a hybrid environment, or remotely.
It’s a new year. And while some of you may have set expectations for the year, there may be some of those that didn’t set goals at all. Instead, you’d like to move through the motions and do as you wish throughout the year, especially during a year where unpredictability has become the norm. As we reflect and look back on 2021, you most likely have a few dreams you consistently imagine yourself doing as time passes. Goals that may seem too impossible to reach.
5 Fun Meeting Ideas to Motivate Your Team With the start of the new year comes company, client, and team meetings galore. Making meetings fun and engaging is an important part of motivating your team to accomplish great work. No one, virtually or in person, wants to sit through a long meeting without interaction between team members. In fact, that’s what gives meetings a bad name.
Personal New Year’s resolutions are great but have you thought of your professional resolutions for work? Most of us spend about a third of our lives at work, so positive changes made in the workplace are bound to have an effect on other aspects of our lives.
Benefits of a Global Workforce: 5 Reasons to Hire Employees Overseas Employees are still feeling tremendous pressure to keep up with increased workloads. Since the start of the pandemic, people have been putting in more hours to complete their daily tasks.
Four-Day Workweek: Does It Make Employees Happier & Healthier? The idea of working less to accomplish more is not a new one. A growing number of companies are adopting this approach to increase productivity and help employees maintain a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that increasing your work hours doesn’t necessarily result in productivity.
5 Gestures of Customer Recognition Whether you’re an up-and-coming startup or an established business, you should make a habit of practicing customer recognition from day one. Customer recognition is a way of showing respect and gratitude to individuals or other businesses who buy your products or services.
Coming back to work after the holidays can be arduous, but just because the holiday season has come to an end doesn’t mean the holiday spirit has to go with it. Keeping employees engaged and motivated year-round is vital to the success of all companies.
Is Working From Home Better for the Environment? People who work from home have benefited from less commute stress, lower expenses, and better work-life balance. As a bonus, we’ve also discovered that working from home is better for the environment.
Employee Volunteering: 5 Mental Health Benefits of Helping Others Giving back to others can positively impact your employees’ mental health and overall well-being. In fact, there is a direct link between volunteering and psychological and physical health.
Now that many companies have gone remote, it’s time to start thinking about holiday cheer in the virtual world. Yes, we’re talking about virtual Christmas, virtual holiday parties, and all sorts of virtual holiday party games to celebrate the season and all the hard work your team has put in this year.
10 Business Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility In today’s business climate, it’s not enough for companies to produce great products at reasonable prices. Customers and employees alike expect companies they do business with to use their resources and influence to bring positive change to the world.
Client appreciation? There’s never been a better time. I remember it so clearly. That night in February 2020 when it seemed the world had stopped for just a second. My wife and I were on our way home from a dinner celebrating the life of a dear friend who had passed away unexpectedly. And suddenly, we heard a word that has, in some way, touched every one of our lives since that day: pandemic. It was on the news, but nobody quite grasped just how much life as we knew it was about to change. A storm was coming.
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.
Meaningful Ways to Thank Employees This Holiday Season The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which means another opportunity to reflect on the past year, find gratitude, and look for ways to give thanks. As a leader in your organization, one of the easiest places to find reasons for that gratitude is in your workforce.
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