4 Ways to Celebrate International Volunteer Day in the Workplace

December 5th is International Volunteer Day, and it’s a ripe engagement opportunity for companies looking to get a leg up on employee morale before the holiday season goes into full swing. Originally established by the UN General Assembly, International Volunteer Day was created to raise awareness of the benefits of volunteering, and encourage enrollment in […]

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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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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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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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The Best Ways to Improve Employee Morale

A Powerful Thread Employee morale is a powerful thread in any organization. When it is weakened, productivity and performance follow suit. It’s no surprise that culture change is becoming the premiere skill for organizations to master moving into the 21st Century. Best Ways to Improve Morale Here are the best proactive measures you can take […]

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The NFL Opts for a Culture That Celebrates Wins

At one time in the NFL, excessive touchdown celebrations on the field were frowned upon by the league and penalized as unsportsmanlike conduct. Nonetheless several players and teams routinely defied this practice, creating their own celebration rituals like the Ickey Shuffle, the Lambeau Leap, and the infamous Dirty Bird, for which they were sometimes penalized […]

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Culture Change Fuels the Wall Street Brain Drain

So-called “brain drains,” or mass exoduses of talent from one place to another, are a common occurrence in business, and are usually driven by more competitive salaries and benefits on the other side. However the brain drain currently being experienced on Wall Street is unlike any other – the top minds exiting the financial field […]

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