• When It Comes to Rewarding Employees, Is Cash Really King?

    Written by: Charlotte Blank | March 13, 2017

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    When it comes to rewarding employees for going above and beyond, it’s time to recognize that cash isn’t always king. You may need to rethink your reward program to treat your employees for their incremental efforts, with memorable experiences and gifts linked to thoughtful recognition…. Read More»

  • 15 Ways to Work Happier with Help from Science [Infographic]

    Written by: Ron Damon | March 10, 2017

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    We spend a large part of our adult lives at work. Many of us, however, aren’t happy about it. We wake up in the morning and force ourselves to go somewhere we don’t really want to be, and spend the day mumbling, “This job sucks!” There has to be a way to work happier, right?… Read More»

  • Peer-to-Peer Recognition and It’s Effect on Employee Motivation

    Written by: Happy Melly Team | March 9, 2017

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    Employee motivation is hard to quantify, but our company never shies away from a challenge. As a global business network dedicated to happiness at work, Happy Melly is backed by an 11-person team focused on helping people increase job satisfaction. We live and breathe experimentation, so we take ideas and test drive them on each other. And so in the spirit of our culture of adventure and analysis, a few months ago our founder Jurgen Appelo suggested we see if we could draw any tangible data from our peer-to-peer recognition program, one of our ongoing experiments…. Read More»

  • 10 Ways Inspired Leaders Can Create a More Inclusive Workplace

    Written by: Young Entrepreneur Council | March 8, 2017

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    An inclusive workplace is a critical component to individual as well as corporate well-being. But did you know being ostracized, or excluded, at work can be more harmful than bullying? How can we explain this confusing dichotomy? When we are ostracized we are, essentially, ignored. We feel left out, invisible and therefore detached from our […] Read moreRead More»

  • Practical Tips to Raise Up and Inspire Future Business Leaders – Part Three

    Written by: Dr. Karen Keller | March 7, 2017

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    In our series, Raising Up Leaders, we raise the issue that the majority of any influential leader’s job is to develop new leaders. This process of raising up future business leaders is vital to any organization’s long-term success In part one we discussed a leader’s responsibility to inspire future business leaders and influence the potential of the people on their team. In part two we explored the obstacles that stall our ability to grow other leaders. In this article, let’s dive deeper into what you should focus on when selecting which future business leaders to invest your valuable time and energy on.
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  • What Are the New Rules for Engaging an Online Community?

    Written by: Scott Steinberg | March 6, 2017

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    Marketing and public relations’ role within professional organizations has shifted drastically with the advent of the online community. Now there’s a greater emphasis placed on storytelling. Traditionally, organizations would simply broadcast news, or channel it through the media – observe the reaction, then respond on a flexible timetable. Today, branding isn’t simply about beaming out a message. It’s about building trust with end-users, telling a compelling story and creating two-way social streams of dialogue…. Read More»

  • How Employee Health Impacts Productivity [Infographic]

    Written by: Jennypher Doan | March 3, 2017

    What can employers do to help employees improve their health? Hunger can be a productivity-killing distraction – so skip the sugary sweets and supply healthy snacks instead. Encouraging physical activity is another simple way to help employees keep their minds fresh and focused. The accompanying infographic includes a look at the connection between health and productivity along with tips on how to stay healthy at work…. Read More»

  • Creating Meaningful Employee Recognition that Motivates and Resonates

    Written by: Roy Saunderson | March 2, 2017

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    Like the TSA announcements at airports – “see something, say something”, you might think when you see positive behaviors by your peers or employees, you should automatically recognize them for great work. Put the brakes on before you steamroll your good recognition intentions! It’s mission critical to learn your employees’ and colleagues’ likes, preferences and needs before you acknowledge them for their wonderful achievements. Your focus should be to create meaningful employee recognition that motivates and resonates…. Read More»

  • How to Identify Toxic Leaders and Improve Company Culture

    Written by: William Craig | March 1, 2017

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    Unfortunately, most professionals have had a bad boss or two. But did you know there’s more than one kind? Recently, Binghamton University professor Seth M. Spain published findings along these lines in “Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being.” In the chapter in question, Professor Spain asserts toxic leaders come in two main varieties. Knowing how to tell the difference between the two is key for protecting your company’s culture and the sanity of the folks who work there… Read More»

  • 17 Shocking Truths About High Employee Turnover [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Written by: Annabelle Smyth | February 28, 2017

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    What causes high employee turnover and what can be done to remedy the problem? The following infographic from the Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness (CMOE) may offer some insight on the issue of employee attrition…. Read More»

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