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How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

Onboarding.  Most people have at least some intuitive understanding of what it is, but the statistics are clear.  It’s something that a staggering 88% of companies don’t do very well, and yet, improvements in the onboarding process can improve employee retention by 82%.  In this article, we’ll help take some of the mystery out of […]

5 Most Effective Ways to Motivate Employees

Happy workers mean productive workers. But, how does a company motivate their employees to work hard and be a part of the success of the business? Literally, motivating employees doesn’t need a lot of resources. It can be a simple gesture of saying “hi” to your staff. How To Motivate Your Employees Neither should motivating […]

Tips To Boost Employee Engagement

If you’ve been paying attention to recent trends, you’ve probably heard the phrase employee engagement more than once.  In days gone by, this wasn’t really much of a concern, or even a though.  You hired employees based on skills you needed, you paid them and they showed up every day to do the work.  Done […]

Employee Appreciation Should Be Year Round

Sure, Labor Day and Administrative Professionals Day are important holidays and your employees deserve recognition on those occasions, but the reality is that your employees work hard all year long.  If you haven’t yet established some type of recognition program, you should strongly consider it. Study after study has shown that employees respond to recognition […]

How To Help A Struggling Employee

Mental Health Awareness day is fast approaching.  Given that, it bears thinking about your corporate culture and how your firm might be negatively impacting the mental health and well-being of your employees. This is not to say that the job you’re asking your employees to do is literally driving them crazy, but let’s face it, […]

Simple Ways To Make Your Workplace More Fun This Summer

Although summer is still some distance away yet, it’s not to early to start making plans. Everybody loves summertime, and why not?  Long days, combined with delightfully warm weather, it’s a recipe for fun.  If, of course, you’re not cooped up in the office all day.  Unfortunately, that’s exactly where most of us are. Just […]

What To Do When A New Hire’s Don’t Work Out

No matter how robust your hiring process is, sometimes it happens.  You go through the applicants as carefully as you can, you ask pointed, hard-hitting interview questions and then, the employee you ultimately select just doesn’t quite measure up for one reason or another.  What do you do then?  Tips on making new employees successful […]

Why Celebrating Employee Milestones is Important to Millennials

Millennials are increasingly coming to dominate the workplace, and unlike previous generations, they’re looking for more than just a paycheck. Appealing to Millennials is something that most managers and business owners struggle with, which has predictable but unfortunate effects on the company, most notably in the area of lower retention rates. Since most managers don’t […]

Top 10 Gifts for Employees Under $10

Are you looking for great holiday ideas on a budget? If so, check out these fabulous, fun gift ideas. Everything listed here is under ten bucks! You Rock Squeezable Stress Reliever Price: $4.99 A simple, fun little gift that will bring a smile, even as it helps your hard-working employees destress!   You Make The […]

Three Powerful Employee Recognition Strategies

Here’s the simple, unavoidable truth: While just about everyone knows that recognizing employees for their hard work, excellent performance and efforts is a good thing that has a variety of benefits for both your company and the employees you recognize, it’s hard. It takes time. Time you probably don’t have. Fortunately, there are strategies you […]