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How to Help a Struggling Employee Get Back on Track

Employees aren't just the skills you hired them for. They are people with all the baggage that entails.

Do you have an employee—or multiple employees—struggling with output and productivity? Or perhaps you have a recent hire who hasn't been living up to expectations, and neither one of you knows what to do.These cases are extremely frustrating: People who appeared capable of ...

by John Rampton  | May 13, 2018 08:00:00
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The Secret to Employee Happiness -- Revealed

Making the office a place employees enjoy going to each day is easier than it sounds

People often confuse happiness and wellness as being one and the same. But while both are essential to the employee experience, they’re far from synonymous. Rather, employee happiness is a wellness factor: By focusing on happiness just as they would physical and mental health, employers ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | April 24, 2018 12:00:00
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New Challenges are the Perk Employees Want Most

Good employees flee jobs that stop interesting them

Building an internal culture that craves a challenge is not just a good thing for businesses to do -- it is essential if that company is going to grow. It is no less important to your team. Employees who are never pushed ...

by Manish Dudharejia  | April 20, 2018 12:00:00
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12 Great Ways Employees Can Be Rewarded Without Breaking the Bank

If you can't afford to give your employees a raise, these might help you make sure they feel appreciated

Your business is nothing without the employees and team members that make the wheels turn day in and day out. Rewarding hard-working employees is a simple and effective way to let them know how much they are appreciated, which can then lead ...

by Jonathan Long  | March 26, 2018 08:00:00
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What It's Really Like To Work In A Casino In Manila

According to an ex-employee

I’ve always been curious about the organized chaos of a casino floor. Truthfully, I know very little about what goes on there—I grew up with a protective dad who didn’t even want me to play cards because he didn’t want me to ...

by Ysa Singson for  | January 14, 2018 12:00:00
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Why Some Employees Don't Like Having Freedom at Work

Leaders, by nature, are entrepreneurial. But that doesn't mean the workers they manage are

A study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior concluded that empowering workers -- letting them work without monitoring, asking for input and giving them a role in decision-making -- does not always translate to job satisfaction, skill-building and productivity. In some cases, employees may feel uncertain ...

by Lydia Belanger  | December 04, 2017 06:00:00
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5 Things That Will Keep Your Team Satisfied Without Paying Them More

Money isn't the only motivator

While money might be the motivating factor for some, it alone doesn't guarantee the happiness of your team members. Creating a strong company culture and strong bond between your entire team helps to maintain a healthy work environment.Keeping your team satisfied and motivated not only keeps ...

by Jonathan Long  | November 06, 2017 06:00:00
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Why Job Titles Don't Always Reflect the Value of Employees

What if our job titles moved in real-time, based on the value we are adding to the business instead?

Job titles don't always capture value creation in an organization. They do have their place in our professional lives. For example, they do a fine job aligning a company's org chart. However, they can do damage by creating entitlement in an organization, ...

by Jeremy Bloom  | October 19, 2017 08:00:00
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How to make people your hiring priority

Encourage an applicant to share personal stories that demonstrate his or her character.

When I consider acquiring a company, I try to get inside the heart of the person selling—and allow him (or her) to get inside my own. I try to avoid being overly technical. When it comes to hiring people, on the other ...

by Sheldon Yellen  | June 18, 2016 03:00:00
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What happens when you invest in employee wellness?

Workplace wellness programs help to create healthier work environments where new norms shape behaviors and people feels supported.

There is a long-standing debate about the ROI (return on investment) of wellness programs and the discussion typically centers on cost savings and getting the buy in from the CFO. But these conversations miss the point—while ROI is important, workplace wellness programs ...

by Henry Albrecht  | June 17, 2016 08:00:00
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How positive work relationships attract job seekers, retain employees

Positive work relationships are a necessity now for employees and job seekers.

Do you want to attract and retain top performers? It might be time to start looking more closely at how you foster relationships.Candidates are driving the job market in 2016 and they are increasingly making professional decisions based on emotional compatibility with ...

by Jason Wesbecher  | May 12, 2016 11:00:00
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5 ways to strengthen the team bond

1: Open communication.

Having a happy, healthy, engaged workforce goes far beyond providing free food, gym memberships, and a ping-pong table. While those perks are sure to be appreciated by employees, they do not do much in the way of motivating or retaining them. What ...

by Matt Straz  | March 10, 2016 01:00:00
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7 ways to retain your best employees

But do the hard work of removing those who slow everyone else down.

The single most expensive part of any organization is your employees. Salaries and benefits such as healthcare, 401K matches (in the US, for example) and vacations cost companies more than any other category. People are expensive. Just bringing in a new employee can cost ...

by Troy Stoneking  | February 19, 2016 10:00:00