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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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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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July 22, 2015

Tired of No Sleep

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), some 41 million workers in America aren’t getting enough sleep. We already know that American workers take fewer vacation days and work longer hours than their industrialized counterparts around the world. But when nearly a third of your workforce is showing up to work sleep-deprived it affects […]

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July 20, 2015

Three Weeks’ Notice

Retention and engagement have a strange relationship. Engagement can increase retention, but at the same time retention is quite apathetic to engagement. Your employees might be engaged, but as we all know there can be many external factors that lead to an employee’s separation with their employer, that have nothing to do with how engaged […]

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October 22, 2014

Frozen Progress in Silicon Valley

In spite of its progressive reputation, Silicon Valley is a bit regressive when it comes to hiring women. Tech giants such as Facebook and Google have been under intense scrutiny in recent months after it was revealed that men make up around 70% of all tech employees. When you leave out non-technical jobs, the figure […]

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August 5, 2014

The New Class of Engagement

We all know that a college education can almost double a person’s median income, but what can it tell us about how engaged that person will be while making that income? Gallup’s annual Gallup-Purdue Index Report is a great resource for employers looking to get a feel for the well-being and mindset of recent college […]

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July 24, 2014

Market Basket: Leadership Over Ownership

Analysts have never seen anything quite like it: a labor dispute at Market Basket, a local grocery store chain with over 70+ locations in the Northeast US, which involves executives, managers, cashiers, bag-boys, and customers standing together to protest the firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Demoulas was beloved by his employees, and it […]

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July 14, 2014

Incentivizing the World Cup

Germany defeated Argentina to win the coveted FIFA Trophy last weekend, and one of the most tumultuous World Cups in recent history came to a close. According to analysts it was also the most expensive World Cup in history, with the largest purse ever offered to the finalists, totaling over $350 million. All 16 semifinalist […]

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