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  • Privacy at Work: Know Your Rights [Infographic]

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | May 2, 2016

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    Many people have come close to giving up on the idea of privacy; social media and digital connectedness have left so many of us vulnerable…. Read More»


  • Workplace Happiness: The High Cost of Unhappy Employees [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 29, 2016

    According to the State of the American Workplace, a 2013 Gallup study, seven out of 10 workers in the US say they aren’t fully engaged at work, meaning they aren’t working to their fullest potential. The resulting loss of productivity can cost companies between $450-$500 billion a year. (Click to tweet this!) Plus, according to research by the Dale Carnegie Institute, 80 percent of employees who aren’t happy with their supervisors claim that they’re disengaged and ultimately, less productive…. Read More»


  • 14 Things Successful People do on Weekends [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 29, 2016

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    The connected economy means that for many of us, the weekends have blurred into weekdays. … Read More»


  • To Survive, Get Insanely Curious, Now!

    Written by: Bill Jensen | April 28, 2016

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    “I was twelve or so. My dad asked what I wanted for my birthday. I said a subscription to Nature and Science. When it arrived, I was so frustrated. ‘This is science? I can’t understand a word of it!,’” she says with the joy of someone who eventually figured it out…. Read More»


  • 5 Ways to Leave a Legacy at Work and Life

    Written by: Scott Mautz | April 28, 2016

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    Introducing The Five Footprints of Legacy – the ways we tend to leave legacies behind at work and in life. Get to work on making such imprints, even a few, each day and enjoy the daily doses of meaning that go along with those efforts…. Read More»


  • The 10 Reasons People Leave Their Job [Infographic]

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | April 28, 2016

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    Yesterday we ran a post by Megan Biro on why people really quit their jobs – the reasons are often not what employers THINK they are. It’s important to dispel the myths around why people really leave their jobs – especially for employers because hiring new employees is costly to both the bottom line and possibly work culture.
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  • Your Employee Recognition Message – Keep It Simple

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | April 28, 2016

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    Exactly twenty years ago I got into the field of educating people on how to get recognition right in the workplace. My reasoning was no one was showing leaders, managers and everyday employees how to give recognition the right way…. Read More»


  • Is Employee Engagement Really Worth It? [Infographic]

    Written by: Switch & Shift | April 27, 2016

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    Employee Engagement is one of the cornerstones of Switch + Shift; our founder’s book, The Optimistic Workplace, is built on the idea that happy employees are more engaged and therefore more profitable…. Read More»


  • #SocialLeader Recap: How Social Leaders Encourage Diversity and Acceptance

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | April 27, 2016

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    Our world is getting smaller as technology evolves. We aren’t limited by geographic borders making connecting with someone on the other side of the globe, possible. As we connect with more people, our business networks are getting more diverse. Are our workplaces following suit?… Read More»


  • There Are Many Nuances to Bias and Injustice

    Written by: Rohan Light | April 27, 2016

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    In my last article, I looked at the issue of gender bias in the tech industry. My day job is organizing decision behavior and I’m always wary of the web of biases and prejudices we all carry with us. I knew I couldn’t explore this topic without getting out of the building and talking to […] Read moreRead More»


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