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4 Ways to Build Employee Confidence and Increase Engagement
Employee engagement is a highly-talked-about topic. Everyone has their own ideas about what works. But whatever you think about employee engagement, you should know that confidence is...
HR Resolution: Win the War on Engagement
Stop. Take a breath. When is the last time you just took a moment? There is a lot of demand for our time and unfortunately it’s only getting worse.
4 Tips for Empowering Employees in the Modern Age
As I walk down the hallway to get to my office, I read the Tom Peters quote painted in big, bold letters on the wall: “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”
Saying ‘Thank You’: Taking It Back to the Basics
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has heard, “Now, what do you say,” after receiving a gift or kind gesture. We were schooled to be respectful from the time we were toddlers.
5 Things Managers Should Say More Often
Do you know what your employees really want? One survey reveals discrepancies in what managers think employees want and what workers actually do.
3 Steps to Implementing a Goal-Centric Approach to Employee Engagement
Every company wants engaged employees, and most HR executives, if they’re being honest, will admit that they haven’t found the perfect solution yet. Studies show that employee engagement remains a substantial challenge; a 2015 Gallup poll found that a staggering 51 percent of the workforce is not engaged.
You Don’t Have to Be a ‘Best Company to Work For’ to Be a Best Company
There’s constant buzz in the HR community about being named a “best company to work for.” But HR executives should be careful in assuming that meeting those awards’ criteria is all it takes to be a “best company.”
3 Ways to Retain Great Restaurant Employees
Earlier this year, Starbucks announced it will offer tuition reimbursement to employees. In a headline-grabbing, 4,000-employee hiring binge, Chipotle showed candidates a career path where entry-level employees eventually could find themselves working in the corporate office. And in related news, restaurants in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Paul, Minn., are competing for top-chef talent with wage wars.
Dressing Down, Moving Up: How Your Employees Can Successfully Do Both
Since its inception in the early ‘90s, the business-casual dress code has become a norm in the modern workplace. It has its perks: Employees say a relaxed dress code has the power to motivate them, boost morale and act as a powerful recruiting tool.
8 Engagement Strategies to Drive Performance
Focusing efforts on engaging employees can be a slippery slope. Even employers with the best of intentions can find themselves spending their resources on free lunches and on-site gyms to make employees happy, only to lose sight of what true engagement means, why it matters and what fully engaged employees can do for their business.
When Good Intentions Go Bad: 5 Lessons from Jurassic World
The greatest flaw in intent is how often good intentions go bad. It doesn’t matter if you “didn’t mean to” offend someone; regardless, they’re upset and you have to figure out how to move on.
Innovation: Get Inspired, Be Inspiring
I started the year talking about innovation and how we all can be innovators. Great innovators are ordinary people, like you and me, doing extraordinary things.