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August 26, 2015

10 Unusual Employee Perks

Companies are always looking for the right balance of perks and benefits to keep their employees engaged, since 95 percent of employees consider them before making a decision to stay with or leave an organization. But what works for one company may not work for the next and it’s always a matter of finding the […]

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August 24, 2015

Getting Gratitude Right In The Workplace

Janice Kaplan’s new book The Gratitude Diaries examines the effects of gratitude in the workplace. She cites a London School of Economics paper that analyzed more than 50 studies that looked at what gets people motivated to work. They found that we give our best effort when: The work gets us interested and excited We […]

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August 19, 2015

It’s Official: Millennials Rule!

According to a recent Pew analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures, Gen-Y has officially edged out Gen-X in 2015 to nab the largest share of the workforce, making up 35 percent of all US workers with Gen-X, Boomers, and Traditionalists trailing at 34, 29, and 2 percent, respectively. Currently 1 in 3 American workers are […]

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August 11, 2015

Battling Workplace Depression

Workplace depression ranks among the top three problems encountered by employee assistance professionals, second only to family crisis and stress. According to Mental Health America, it is as costly as heart disease or AIDS to the US economy, costing over $51 billion in lost productivity from workplace absenteeism and $26 billion in direct treatment costs. […]

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August 3, 2015

5 Critical Factors to Designing an Employee Recognition Program

Gallup tells us that employee recognition programs can increase individual productivity and customer satisfaction, enhance teamwork and increase retention of quality employees, and lower negative effects such as absenteeism and stress. It all sounds great, but the path to employee happiness isn’t always clear. According to WorldatWork, almost half (49 percent) of all organizations don’t […]

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