Posts Categorized: Retention

New Year, New Rules – 3 ways to keep your millennials in 2017

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  The treadmills are full, the produce aisle is barren, and you swear this year will be the year the pounds finally stay off. It must be January! As Americans make (and break) New Years Resolutions this month, among the health pledges and half marathon fees and juice cleanses are a few folks upgrading to LinkedIn Premium and polishing… Read more »

4 Key Points to Nailing Employee Recognition

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Some of the biggest and most influential forces in a company are one’s peers. After all, a culture where values and beliefs are shared and people support and encourage each other is one that functions as a close-knit community. Employee recognition is crucial to having an engaging workforce; plus, it also often leads to employee retention, so investing… Read more »

Multi-tasking? It’s Not Possible

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A management professor back in college once told my class, “There’s no such thing as multi-tasking, you’re only doing two things terribly instead of one.” While this might be a little too harsh, there’s some degree of truth to this. The human brain really isn’t built for multi-tasking. Research shows that multi-tasking is really just… Read more »

5 Traits That All Great Leaders Have

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Some people are born leaders. Others learn through experience and hard work how to be a leader. But regardless of how you become a leader. there’s always ways to enhance your leadership skills. The best leaders in the workplace all share some traits that consistently lead them to success. Here are a few traits that we commonly… Read more »

How to Use Pre-Boarding to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention

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A guest post by Andrew Crebar, co-founder of Sapling! Millennials became the biggest working demographic in 2015, and by 2020, 40% of the workforce is expected to be freelancers. With these statistics, it’s not surprising that early engagement and retention of employees have become one of the top strategic priorities for people teams. These changes are letting… Read more »

4 Signs You Might Be A Workaholic

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There’s nothing wrong with working hard; It keeps us competitive and successful. In fact, Americans are near the top of the list for working long hours. Full-time employees reported working an average of 47 hours a week — that’s almost 6 days a week! But there’s a fine line between being dedicated and being a… Read more »

Why Volunteering is Great for Company Culture

Giving back to the community always gives us that fuzzy feeling inside, whether it’s working at a soup kitchen or simply donating some of your old clothes. Companies have realized that bringing this generosity into their workplace culture does more than simply create a feel-good environment — there are real, monetary benefits. Many companies have… Read more »

It’s Time to Go Pro Puppy at Work

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It’s almost Take Your Dog to Work Day (June 24th, if you didn’t already know), but why can’t every day be Bring Your Pet to Work Day? Some companies already allow pets in the workplace as one of their cornerstone office perks, and see that the benefits go far beyond simply having a furry friend… Read more »

How Colors Affect Work Productivity

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Have you ever noticed the color of the walls at work? If the walls in your office aren’t white, they’re probably gray. Unfortunately, according to FastCompany, you should never paint your office walls white. It might seem clean, fresh, and crisp, but doesn’t it also remind you of a hospital? Too sterile and bland for… Read more »