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How to Host an Orientation Day Scavenger Hunt for New Hires

Orientation day can be a deal-breaker for your new employees. How this day goes can tell them if they made the right...

How to Make the Most of Your Next Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...

How to Finally Make Your Office Parties Fun This Year

Office holiday parties can be one of two things. They can be boring and painful for everyone involved. Or, they can be...

Working as a Team: 3 Essential Skills You Need For Building the Best Team

Working as a Team: 3 Essential Skills You Need For Building the Best Team

Mar 7, 2018

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 […]

Where Engagement is Most Important in the Employee Lifecycle

Where Engagement is Most Important in the Employee Lifecycle

Feb 28, 2018

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 […]

The New Science of Teambuilding

The New Science of Teambuilding

Feb 21, 2018

(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 […]

The 15 HR Statistics You’ll Need in 2018

The 15 HR Statistics You’ll Need in 2018

Feb 14, 2018

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 […]

Overwork is an epidemic. Here’s what we can do about it.

Overwork is an epidemic. Here’s what we can do about it.

Feb 7, 2018

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% […]

Why Strategy Games Are the Future of Team Building

Why Strategy Games Are the Future of Team Building

Jan 26, 2018

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 […]

Why 91% of Us Can’t Keep Our New Year’s Resolutions, And How to Change That

Why 91% of Us Can’t Keep Our New Year’s Resolutions, And How to Change That

Jan 23, 2018

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 […]

Get Your Team in Gear with Exercise and New Gear from Strayboots!

Get Your Team in Gear with Exercise and New Gear from Strayboots!

Jan 18, 2018

  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 […]

The 4 Team Building Trends of 2018

The 4 Team Building Trends of 2018

Jan 16, 2018

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 […]

Why is Onboarding So Important?

Why is Onboarding So Important?

Jan 11, 2018

Many companies drastically underestimate the importance of onboarding when they hire new employees. In fact, 22% of companies have no formal onboarding program at all, while 49% only have a partially successful process. What does unsuccessful onboarding look like? New employees are less productive, stressed, feel disconnected from the rest of the team, and are […]

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