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Monday, April 29, 2024
Why Social Time with Co-Workers is the Ultimate Office Perk

659 words/ 3 min. read • Employees need meaningful connections in the workplace, and social time with co-workers can be a powerful office perk. • 85%, 84%, 74%, and 73% of employees indicated that they would return to their offices if they could rebuild team bonds, socialize with coworkers, if their “work friends” were there or if their direct team members would be there. • Employers should also integrate social time, breaks, and movement at work to create a positive workplace climate • The hybrid work

Kate Miller

Monday, March 4, 2024
The Power of 'Entry Interviews' and 'Stay Interviews': Tips from Adam Grant

603 words ~ 2.5 min. read Many employers hold ‘exit interviews.’ Wharton psychologist Adam Grant suggests conducting "entry interviews" and "stay interviews” to create a positive work environment and retain top talent. An entry interview is a meeting with new employees to discuss their expectations and experiences during onboarding. Open-ended questions should be asked to show employees that their opinions are valued. Stay interviews are for current employees to identify factors that make them stay in their

Kate Miller

Monday, February 12, 2024
Why Treating All Employees As Leaders Can Benefit Your Company

608 words ~ 2.5 min read Empowering all employees can lead to a culture of innovation and creativity. Leaders at all levels of the organization can drive performance and results. Recognizing and rewarding leadership behavior can promote accountability and achievement. Empowered employees are more engaged and committed, leading to higher retention rates. Leadership development programs benefit the entire organization. Customizing training for each employee's role is key for effective leadership

Kate Miller

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
One company's bold move increased worker satisfaction by 20%

You will learning more about: • The link between employee appreciation, belonging and worker satisfaction • How developing managers into ‘coaches’ can benefit their company and their employees • The way focusing on workplace happiness increases productivity and decreases time requested off from work

Kate Miller

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