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A Case for Celebrating Life's Biggest Moments at Work

on May 3, 2018 12:21:15 PM By | Sarah Payne | 0 Comments | Celebrating Work Celebrations
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What 2,700 U.S. Workers Want from Their Work

on Dec 8, 2017 4:07:50 PM By | Sarah Payne | 0 Comments | Performance Company Culture Job Seekers Workplace Job Hunt Career
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A Year Looking on the Bright Side

on Mar 27, 2017 7:26:00 AM By | Sarah Payne | 0 Comments | Human Resources Insights Workforce Company Culture
We all have the best intentions on January 1st–making resolutions to eat healthier or workout more or get more sleep. What if you made a resolution to live more gratefully? That’s the goal Janice Kaplan set for herself in her New York Times bestselling book, “The Gratitude Diaries.”
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The Art and Science of Coaching

on Mar 22, 2017 7:10:00 AM By | Sarah Payne | 0 Comments | Human Resources Insights Workforce Training
People at Google love data. They measure everything. A few years back, they launched a research initiative called Project Oxygen in order to measure and improve key management behaviors at Google. This initiative is highlighted in a 2013 Harvard Business Review piece by David A. Garvin, professor at Harvard Business School.
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The Link Between Retention and Employee Experience

on Mar 9, 2017 9:00:07 AM By | Sarah Payne | 0 Comments | Labor & Industrial Insights Retention Employees
  Retention and employee experience are two sides of the same coin. Here’s a quick story: In one of my previous roles at a different company, a new senior leader came on and laid off half of our department. Those of us remaining were in shell shock. We knew this happens at companies all the time. But little was done to alleviate the fears of those who remained (and had a lot more work on their plates) and the culture seriously suffered. I started looking for a new job almost immediately and accepted an offer a few months later. The day before I was going to give my notice, my manager started a discussion about compensation but for me, it was too little, too late. And for most people, money can’t make up for a negative work experience.
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