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5 Ways to Incentivize a Workforce to Increase Company Revenue

on Jul 7, 2021 9:15:00 AM By | Andrew Nelson | 0 Comments | Workforce Employee Engagement Employee Incentive
Creating pride in and loyalty to the company is key to generating revenue-increasing employee performance. In order to cultivate those sentiments in their workforces, many businesses turn to incentive programs that recognize strong performance. Not all incentive programs are created equal, however, with many outdated employee-of-the-month efforts doing more harm than good to organizational morale. In order to effectively incentivize today's workforces to help grow company revenue, leaders should consider other strategies as well.
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Performing the Core Functions of HR Remotely

on Mar 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM By | Suzanne Lucas | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement HR HR Department Remote
A human resources department isn't just a team of experts who know how to manage people: it's a team of experts who know how to manage the people in their particular company. Although every successful HR team is unique, most HR folks use similar tried-and-true strategies for keeping things running smoothly. For example, many check in with employees regularly to discuss their goals and offer them development opportunities. Some gauge employee sentiment by observing behavior in the office, and some take managers out for coffee to discuss leadership or succession questions. Whatever strategies they employ, the HR activities that most successfully address problems share one common feature: interfacing with people.
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6 Tips for Managing Remote Employees for the Long Term

on Jan 20, 2021 9:45:00 AM By | Valerie Grubb | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Management Remote
Managing remote employees is hardly a new concept. In fact, the shift to working from home was well underway - and trending upward - long before anyone had even heard of COVID-19. Between 2005 and 2018, the number of "regular work-from-home" employees increased by a whopping 173 percent,1 with 15 percent of "wage and salary workers" working exclusively from home during 2017 - 2018.2 When the pandemic struck, many businesses that were able to have their employees work from home did so, and by June 2020 "42 percent of the U.S. labor force . . . [was] working from home full time."3
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How to Use Workplace Culture to Motivate Employees

on Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM By | O.C. Tanner | 0 Comments | Company Culture Workplace Employee Engagement
Anyone who worked an office job during the 1990s is probably very familiar with motivational posters. Each featured a photo of scenery or of someone succeeding at a challenging activity (such as rock climbing or hang gliding), and below it a black background with some pithy quote. During that decade, it was impossible to walk into a corporate workplace without spotting at least one of those posters hanging next to the watercooler or gracing the HR director's door.
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Employee Engagement: Now More Important Than Ever

on Nov 4, 2020 9:30:00 AM By | Baili Bigham | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Management
As the world moves into the “new normal” and a new frontier emerges in the state of work, HR departments across the world are being asked to ramp up their employee engagement efforts. The pandemic and its effects on the economy have shaken many organizations to their core,  revealing incredible humanity and resiliency—as well as deep fissures that require attention. No one has a roadmap for what comes next, yet the longstanding correlation between employee engagement and organizational health is a clear sign that focusing on engagement can help companies navigate the uncertainly ahead.
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How to Encourage a Culture of Open Communication

on Jul 15, 2020 10:00:00 AM By | Greg Smith | 0 Comments | communication Employee Engagement Management Accessibility
Positive employee sentiment has a significant influence on the productivity of your business. The first step to achieving this is to hire the right people for the job. The next step is to cultivate a culture that your employees never want to leave–meaning a culture where your employees’ thoughts and opinions are valued.
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6 Tips For Better Communication With Remote Teams

on May 6, 2020 10:15:00 AM By | Claire Hastwell | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Remote Team Building
How do you keep remote employees engaged? It's a question on the minds of many leaders as COVID-19 forces companies to adapt to new ways of working. While it's absolutely possible for companies to learn how to telecommute effectively, it doesn't happen automatically. Shifting from a physical shared workspace to a collection of virtual offices can challenge even the most seasoned manager.  
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How Managers Can Strengthen Team Connections During Times of Change

on Apr 29, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Karina Schultheis | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Management Trust Team Building
We're living in a time of unprecedented change, but even under more "normal" circumstances, transformation and uncertainty are foundational to business (and life). Whether navigating challenging circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic or positive ones like unprecedented periods of growth, managers have the ability to proactively strengthen team connections during times of change. Here are some tips to help keep your team engaged, even amid the most turbulent situations. 1. Be open and honest In some situations, leaders may be limited in what they can share, but you should always aim to provide your team with whatever information you can in a timely and professional manner. When things are changing quickly, access to information is comforting and helps to maintain a small sense of control. Fostering open discussions with your team about what's going on, what it might mean for them, and when you expect to have more information will help build trust and strengthen team connections. (Fun fact: Research suggests trust is the single most important thing in an employer-employee relationship.) This also gives you an opportunity to address your team's fears and concerns and build the understanding that "we are all in this together"which is a powerful motivator and cohesion builder. 2. Set clear expectations and responsibilities If anything is changing on your team (structure, responsibilities, strategy, etc.) it's crucial that you address these changes as soon as possible and clearly define roles and expectations. Be sure to include insight and input from your team so that you're setting realistic deadlines and goals. It's also a good idea to be extra-accessible during times of change, so you're available to answer any questions or clarify new projects as they come up. 3. Keep your team involved Remember: You hired your people for a reason. Trust is a two-way street, and in order to be an effective leader you must demonstrate your trust in your team's abilities. Great leaders also know that listening is just as important as communicating and this is particularly true during times of uncertainty and additional stress. When your people feel trusted and relied upon, they are likely to feel motivated and connected. Your ability to make good decisions as a leader also relies upon insight from your team, so ensure you're listening closely to their feedback. 4. Acknowledge your people When your people have been working hard in the face of change, don't forget to show your genuine appreciation. Saying "thank you" in a meaningful way can look like a spot bonus, an afternoon off, a handwritten note or heartfelt email. The key is to genuinely acknowledge their contributions. Your people are your business. Make sure they know that their hard work is being seen and is making a difference.
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Building Employee Loyalty Through Strengths-Based Management

on Apr 1, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Baili Bigham | 0 Comments | Employee Engagement Goals Management
Although it’s no surprise, countless studies prove that offering workers a positive experience significantly increases employee loyalty and retention. And the key to keeping your rockstar talent is giving them opportunities to grow and develop their skills, not just professionally, but personally as well.
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How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days

on Mar 4, 2020 9:45:00 AM By | Janine Comito | 0 Comments | managers Employee Engagement Management
Are you inspired by the headlines about harsh, take-no-prisoners leaders? Want to really show your employees who’s boss?
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