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Orientation day can be a deal-breaker for your new employees. How this day goes can tell them if they made the right...
Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...
Office holiday parties can be one of two things. They can be boring and painful for everyone involved. Or, they can be...
It is important to manage a new employee’s first day well and do everything you can to ensure that person gets a good first impression of the workplace. The first day should be a balance of organizational, administrative, and social elements, but not be packed with meetings. Don’t leave the newcomer alone for long periods; […]
Teamwork is essential for almost every job and career imaginable. The ability to work as part of a team is one of the most valuable skills an employer will look for when hiring new employees, so it’s worth taking the time to develop the skills you will need for effective teamwork. Whether you’re looking for […]
Hope you’ve come across the Employee Lifecycle Roadmap for Employee Engagement by The Social Workplace. If not, definitely take a look at this slideshare presentation. Here’s the abridged version of the roadmap. To summarize, there are 6 stages in the employee lifecycle. Attraction: How employees talk about your company to others. The more engaged they […]
(hint: it’s all about that face time) At MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory, researchers are beginning to uncover the mysterious factors that set high-performing teams apart. The good news is that these dynamics are observable, quantifiable, and measurable. And, what’s more, teams can learn them. Here are the factors that the researchers identified as characteristics of […]
As we barrel along into 2018, you might be thinking it’s time to reflect on the latest HR research and best practices as you plan for the coming year. Well aren’t you lucky! We’ve scoured recent research to put together a list of 15 of the best HR statistics to help guide you through this year. So […]
Recent research has revealed that the United States is the most overworked developed nation in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 299 more than French workers.” All this overwork is taking its toll. 83% […]
Gamification is changing the nature of learning. This applies to all types of learning, including team building and team training in the workplace. Gamification refers to using competition and strategy in order to practice team collaboration and engage employees. For companies, it’s an innovative way to combine play with workplace learning. Games Increase Learning Engagement […]
If you haven’t broken your new year’s resolution yet, congratulations! Yes, we know it’s only mid-January. But according to science 31% of people have already failed to keep their resolution going. By the time we reach February, this number will have risen to almost 50%. By the end of the year, only 9% of people […]
Maybe you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. Sounds pretty serious, right? Well, it’s not exactly true. You’re not going to die prematurely just because you’re spending your working days at a desk. That’s because it’s not sitting that’s damaging to health, but inactivity in general. The health threat of inactivity is highest […]
Don’t miss out on the top team building trends of 2018. Some noticeable practices are becoming more prominent in the wonderful world of team building. As we progress into the new year, companies can take advantage of these popular tools and strategies for creating effective teams in the workplace. These trends include: The use of […]
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