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Love in the workplace: it’s not just about romance

Love isn’t always romantic, especially in the office. There are five love languages that help shape the connections we share with other people, both romantically and platonically.  There are various types of love that you’ll find in the modern office setting. The work world’s cupid is still fluttering around and without a doubt has many colorful arrows in his arsenal, but each one is embedded with a certain emotion that transcends standard relationship labels.  While HR should always remain aware and monitor the interactions between their people, they can help…

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Better onboarding ahead

Using technology, HR can make a great impact on onboarding people

Most companies today are welcoming new hires without a strategic onboarding plan in place. Those that are in place typically lack engagement and excitement, along with clarity. They also have the same onboarding process for any new hires with no personalization. To put it simply, the onboarding process needs a reboot. A great onboarding experience is one that impacts other areas of the company and the components that drive its success - company culture, employer branding, workplace happiness, productivity, and employee motivation are all included. So, how do we amplify…

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Learning is the next big thing in company culture

Company culture consists of many aspects. While we’ve found that men, women, and different age gaps all prefer different aspects, each demographic shares one thing in common. And, that one thing is the next big trend in company culture: learning for the sake of learning.  Learning and development is strictly associated with the aftermath of mastering a new skill or sort of expertise. That aftermath could be a well-deserved promotion, a raise, or the next phase of a person’s career. However, the modern workforce is interested in learning purely to…

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Innovation, anyone? Why HR needs to encourage risk-taking

We’ve just kicked off a new decade. This is a period of unprecedented technological disruption in which many leading HR influencers agree that creating a positive employee experience is the key to boosting everything from organizational productivity to retention levels.  Is there a proven way to ensure that your people’s experiences at your company motivate them enough to exert greater efforts, innovate, and improve productivity? Yes, by encouraging your best and brightest to think outside the box, and even make mistakes without fear of being embarrassed or even terminated. How…

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How HR can save us from Blue Monday: the most depressing day of the year

Did you know that 35% (1 in 3) of UK employees have considered changing jobs after the Christmas break? In the bleakest winter months, HR teams need to be monitoring engagement levels closer than ever. This comes as no surprise. After all that festive excess, meeting friends and family and learning about their jobs and their careers, after all the New Year’s resolutions we make to ourselves, who isn’t reconsidering their life choices? And brace yourselves, because January 20th has been declared as the most depressing day of the year.…

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culture of recognition

Recognition culture: if you build it, they will stay

Why do almost 33% of companies struggle to hold on to their top talent? In a word, lack of recognition is a major reason why job-hopping has reached epic proportions. A Harvard Business Review study found that 72% of people rank cultural recognition for high performers as having a significant impact on engagement at work. Gift cards, fruit baskets, a holiday bonus, and ‘Thank You!’ post-its left on a high performing team member’s workspace are all nice, but not enough. To drive home the point that recognizing greatness isn’t just…

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Follow These KPIs to Get Ahead of the 2020 HR Game

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a measurement tool that allows people leaders to assess the progress and effect on organizational goals or objectives. They’re crucial to a business’ decision-making process and long-term plan, but they’re also pertinent to HR and the department’s ability to communicate objectives across a company.  KPIs can be molded in HR’s image to help them assess and underline the information that visualizes a company’s health; retention and recruitment are two that we’ve become familiar with. However, the future of work requires HR eyes are set on…

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What employees really want from their company (and it isn’t in house yoga classes)

Once upon a time in the world of recruitment, a good title, a decent payslip and a promise of progression was enough to attract and retain top talent. These days it’s not so simple, with employee benefits ranging from in-house yoga classes to food and drink on tap, employers are finding they must go that extra mile in order to stand out to job seekers and to keep existing employees happy and motivated.  But do employees really want gym memberships and catered food, or is there subtext? In my role…

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Collaboration tools

The unbeatable value of integrated collaboration tools

In an office setting, several types of communication and work styles flourish. While there isn’t just one way to succeed in the workplace, every communication and work style that does excel share two things in common - transparency and a streamlined method of execution. But, what happens when you merge communication and task implementation? You get cross-collaboration and together, finding the right groove to complete a project becomes a tad easier. The digital age has gifted us with the magic that is integrated collaboration tools, allowing team and company members…

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To get ahead, this is the F word you need to know

In a working world that’s becoming more automated every day, the most sought-after jobs are those that require us to come up with creative ways to solve problems that didn’t even exist five minutes ago. What’s the magic stuff you need to prove your ingenuity and make your managers stand up and take notice? Meet the five-letter word that will put you on the fast track to advancement: F-O-C-U-S. But while being able to focus is a superpower, people and events seem to pop out of nowhere around the office…

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Current performance reviews as we know them are dead

Best practices need to evolve along with the world of work. As the HR role continues to take on new responsibilities that shape its position, performance reviews will play a larger part in the task list. To be agile is to apply fresh approaches to traditional practices that allow HR professionals to grow their people, so we can’t help but ask - aren’t current performance reviews as we know them dead?  Workplace shifts have made the current review process semi-obsolete; not in implementation, but in content and focus. New generations…

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These are the workplace tasks your people should delete (ASAP)

Wouldn’t it be amazing if your team had more time during the workday to focus on projects that are interesting, challenging, and important to them? Being motivated at work starts with knowing that the tasks you perform matter. However, research has found that people spend an average of 41% of their time on activities that offer little personal satisfaction and could be handled competently by others. According to a McKinsey Global Institute study, only 39% of a person’s time at work is spent on role-specific tasks.  Unproductive tasks are more…

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Give thanks: how to inspire good vibes for your work tribes

It’s that time again! The holiday season is officially upon us, starting with the big Thanksgiving weekend to kick it off. Your teams might be struggling to finish their Q4 projects and plan for 2020 while simultaneously salivating about cranberry sauce and pumpkin desserts. Not to mention planning for Black Friday shopping! Combat the hunger pains by motivating your people to do their best with recognition initiatives that show them how much you truly care.  Feast on these top tips for rocking their Thanksgiving holiday at work: Pass the gravy…

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These four key fundamentals will develop your HR leadership skills

What does it mean to be an HR leader in the evolving world of work? Now that digital tools and automation systems have taken over basic admin and payroll responsibilities, HR leaders are expected to step up and tend to culture, as well the employee experience. The modern HR role is in reformation, allowing space for new tasks to be embraced by people professionals developing themselves as leaders of their landscape.  HR needs to swiftly transform to become those people leaders of tomorrow, and to do that, they should be...…

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You’re losing top talent because of one simple reason, and you don’t even know it

It‘s happened to the best of us. You think things are going well with your best-performing team members until they up and leave. When it’s least expected, they might just hand in that resignation letter, or request an “important meeting” at an odd time with a tone, unlike the one you’re familiar with. But why?  Lack of recognition  A lack of recognition plays a huge role. Leading researchers from across the globe, such as OC Tanner and oGoLead, have found that:  ● 79% of employees who quit their jobs claim…

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