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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 […]

What Makes a Great Employee Gift?

Do you have an employee recognition program?  If so, you’re certainly not alone.  Studies have repeatedly shown that such programs do wonders for employee morale, which decreases turnover rates and increases productivity, but there’s a catch:  That’s only true if you give gifts that are well-considered and appropriate to the employee you’re recognizing. Nobody appreciates […]

Best Employee Gift Options In The $10-$25 Range

Are you looking for some inexpensive gift ideas to add to your inventory, so you’ve always got something on hand for your rewards program?  If so, this article can help!  Below you’ll find a variety of great possibilities.  Check them out and see if any of these will suit your purposes. The Teamwork Magnetic Clip […]

How Stress Is Hurting Your Business (And What You Can Do About It)!

Stress can kill, and unfortunately, stress in the workplace is all too common.  It has become a simple fact of life in most work environments where it impacts both the overall level of health and well-being of your employees and their productivity, which hurts your bottom line. The latest statistics on stress in the workplace […]

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 […]

How And Why You Should Roll Out The Red Carpet To Celebrate Employee Anniversaries

The statistics are grim.  If you’re employees are disengaged and feel un- or under-appreciated, they’re nearly 40% more likely to miss work.  They’re almost fifty percent more likely to cause or be involved in workplace accidents and they cause a staggering sixty percent more office errors than motivated, engaged and satisfied employees do.  Which would […]

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 […]