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October 26, 2015

Why Gratitude Makes Us Feel So Good

Over the last 15 years, psychological science has made leaps and bounds in understanding the mental and health benefits of giving and receiving gratitude. Along with being a nice thing to do, it can increase our tendency to feel more hopeful and optimistic about the future, help us better cope with adversity and stress, bring […]

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October 23, 2015

5 DIY Halloween Costumes for the Office

Halloween is almost here, and that means workplaces around the world are getting ready to cut loose, have some fun with costumes, and let the candy flow like wine. Many workplaces (like ours) have costume contests for Halloween, and everyone is looking for that killer idea. However, not everyone has the time or patience to […]

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October 21, 2015

The Meritocracy Paradox

Many organizations fancy themselves a meritocracy, or a place where things like bias and discrimination have no sway and every employee is rewarded and promoted based on their merit and talent alone. America itself was founded on the idea of a meritocracy, and the idea of social equality is part of our national DNA. In […]

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October 20, 2015

Fundamental Tips for Building a Recognition Culture

Building or maintaining a positive work culture currently ranks among the top three goals for recognition programs, according to WorldatWork’s 2015 Trends in Employee Recognition study. The annual survey of 450+ WorldatWork members found that among companies where a recognition culture was deeply embedded, 100 percent of respondents said it had a positive or extremely […]

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October 15, 2015

5 Recognition Ideas for Boss’s Day

Why is there no Employee Day? Because every day is Employee Day. Boss’s Day is the one designated time to throw some recognition your boss’s way, and you should, since managers and team leaders are historically the least recognized employee in any company. This is odd, since companies generally put the bulk of responsibility for […]

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October 14, 2015

Doing More with Shorter Workdays

In America we take the fewest vacation days of any developed nation, work more than 40 hours a week on average, and 28 percent of that time is spent just dealing with emails. We’re spending less time with our families and fewer hours on leisure, and it’s affecting our health and our productivity in a […]

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October 8, 2015

5 Manager Behaviors that Kill Engagement

Over 2 million people quit their job every month, and the number one reason is the quality of the relationship between them and their direct supervisor. It stands to reason, as managers are more likely to have daily interactions with employees, and they are usually the benchmark employees use to judge a company’s culture. However, […]

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October 1, 2015

This Customer Service Week, treat your employees like your best customers

Currently around 32 percent of employees report being engaged at their job, which can make fostering employee engagement within an organization a struggle. However, with Customer Service Week coming up October 5-9 this year, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about the other engagement struggle organizations must constantly face – customer […]

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