5 Quick Workplace Halloween Celebration Ideas

We’re approaching the end of Spook-tober, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkin spice is everywhere, so that means it’s a good time to finalize your office celebration plans for Halloween. If you’re not planning on celebrating, consider it! Halloween is a fun excuse to reach out and engage your employees, advocate camaraderie, and strengthen […]

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3 Tips for Keeping Engagement Up During Open Enrollment

It’s open enrollment season again, and if your benefits are changing considerably, it could cause an engagement dip! A Towers Watson benefits study found – perhaps not surprisingly – that employee health and retirement plans are strongly correlated with engagement and retention. In fact, a Luntz Global paper on American health insurance plans estimated that […]

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Give Employees the Chance to Give Back on International Day of Charity

This September 5th is International Charity Day. IDC was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, in an effort to raise awareness of poverty and provide a common platform for charity related activities across the globe. Ratified in the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, it calls for “a spirit of strengthened global […]

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4 Tips for Delivering a Great Employee Experience

Employee experience goes beyond employee engagement. Engagement is about motivating employees to excel in their work, while experience covers anything and everything an employee may encounter during her tenure. Every part of the employee experience matters, from how they are greeted on their first day to how they are treated at their retirement party. A […]

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A new study should be the final nail for open-plan offices

Who can concentrate under these conditions? Shutterstock Libby Sander Open-plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and collaboration among workers. But an innovative new study has found that employees in open-plan offices spend 73% less time in face-to-face interactions. Email and messaging use shot up by over 67%. The study […]

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4 Great Things Managers Do That Deserve Recognition

Let’s face it: the daily contributions of managers, especially at the middle level, go largely unsung. Managers hear about engagement and recognition constantly, but almost always in the context of appreciating the work of their teams and reports. These individuals took on a leadership role and agreed to spend most of their time leading others, […]

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