Employee Communications: Up Close and Personal
Nov20

Employee Communications: Up Close and Personal

Today’s employee makes their way through each day on information overload – @home, @work, @anywhere. As digital consumers, employees have learned to filter the massive amount of content they receive, ignoring some types of information and readily consuming others. Where do your employee communications land within this filtering process? In a recent study by IDG Research, only 27% of employees indicated that they find their company’s...

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Continuing Education: How to Keep Employees Engaged and Moving Forward
Nov02

Continuing Education: How to Keep Employees Engaged and Moving Forward

The words “continuing education” may make some employees roll their eyes or wonder how they’re going to squeeze in the time to meet requirements. But there are good reasons for the practice of learning beyond traditional education – benefits for the business and the employee. Businesses profit by having employees who are up to date on current practices in the industry and who bring innovative ideas into the workplace. Employees...

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8 Ways Knowledge Sharing Can Create a Social Learning Environment
Oct27

8 Ways Knowledge Sharing Can Create a Social Learning Environment

Social learning isn’t a new concept when it comes to knowledge acquisition. We have all been learning socially since we were toddlers and most of us have been doing great at it. Recently, social learning has become a topic of common interest for studying human behaviors and characteristics. If we go back in time and view our social learning process in slow motion, we’ll realize that we learn best by observing others and imitating...

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Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?
Oct12

Are You Living and Leading a Positive Office Culture?

One of the biggest ‘hot button’ topics in business today is the creation of a positive office culture. Are your employees happy and engaged? Do they actively participate and live the values of your company? With massive generational divides in the workplace between Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials how does a company provide for these varying needs? Although input from employees during the creation of a corporate...

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Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement
Aug08

Executives Need to Think About Employee Engagement

In a recent Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends Study, employee engagement and culture were ranked as the most important trends impacting the workforce today. While factors like an effective goal setting framework (such as OKR goals), ongoing feedback, and development opportunities have always been important, this was the first time for these less-tangible criteria to be named as the topmost priorities. This development is reflective...

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Tools for Effectively Managing and Tracking Company Culture
Aug04

Tools for Effectively Managing and Tracking Company Culture

Culture is the defining characteristic of any company, good or bad. Many people argue that culture eats strategy for breakfast, but to have a truly rewarding work experience, strategy must be fueled by culture and vise versa. Instead of viewing these ideologies as conflicting, we need to not only blend culture and strategy together, but actually depend on that synergy for operations to be optimized. Many tools to manage and track...

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How to Attract and Retain Millennials and Gen Zers with Company Culture
Aug01

How to Attract and Retain Millennials and Gen Zers with Company Culture

Young millennials are the fastest growing demographic to join the job network, and roughly two-thirds of the workforce comes from this generation. Keeping this in perspective, how can we as leaders challenge ourselves to inspire more inclusion in the workplace and keep our employees actively engaged? Studies show that it’s no secret: Millennials are job hoppers. A 2016 Jobvite survey of 2,305 Americans found that while only 18 percent...

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A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace
May29

A Hierarchy of Needs for the 21st Century Workplace

A simple guide to improving workplace engagement by taking care of your employees’ needs.  Food, safety, love, and esteem. These are considered the most basic needs required for humans to survive in society, based on Maslow’s infamous Hierarchy of Needs, developed in 1943. But what about surviving in the modern workplace? Certainly our needs there have evolved in the past 70 years. From the flexible—yet precarious—schedules of...

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