Utilizing Social Media for Training Purposes

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Nov 4, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

Social media is not often associated with learning (unless you want to learn about the latest gossip concerning your friend or a celebrity), yet it is emerging as the next tool for employers to improve upon the learning environment for their workforce.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Bad Manners at the Office: How to Deal With Offenders

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

It seems nearly every company has an employee who doesn’t follow the established rules of office etiquette.

An article on Forbes.com explains why these basic rules are important, since, without compliance, the workplace can become stressful for employees.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement

How Engaging in Charitable Acts Can Benefit Your Company

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

Companies that engage in charitable acts don’t usually expect to receive anything in return; however, giving back to their community can benefit their business in the long run.

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Topics: Company Culture, Business Strategy

Fostering a Culture of Engaged Employees

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

 

A lack of employee engagement in today's professional world is perhaps a more significant problem than you realize. Take a look around your workplace. How is employee morale? If you are working with individuals who enjoy their jobs, you are in the minority.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Do Summertime Perks Help Retain Employees?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Aug 22, 2019 @ 11:08 AM

Unsurprisingly, employees tend to be more distracted during the summer months. It stands to reason that providing them with a perk that allows them more time off to enjoy the long days and warm weather would boost morale and lead to a higher level of job satisfaction.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Managers: Are You Guilty of These Bad Behaviors?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Thu, Jul 25, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

Most advice written about leadership tends to focus on the good practices that are essential instead of the bad behavior that can make managers less effective.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

Gen Xers: Feeling Overlooked by Your Employer?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

 

Companies these days are more focused on their younger generations of employees – Millennials and Generation Z. Baby Boomers also get a lot of attention when it comes to their retirement plans. So it’s unsurprising that many Gen Xers are feeling neglected – and they are dealing with a higher level of financial stress.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Effective Ways to Manage Remote Workers

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

 

A recent informative article on cnbc.com pointed out that remote workers are fast becoming the new normal. People love the freedom of working from home or anywhere else they choose, and the pool of available talent is dramatically larger for companies when they aren't limited to their own city when searching for employees and freelancers.

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Topics: Company Culture, Employee Engagement, Business Strategy

The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Workforce

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 @ 10:06 AM

Have you noticed a recurring complaint from people saying they wish they had more time? In our quest to squeeze more out of the day, we often push sleep aside and humorously tell our friends and coworkers, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." The irony in that statement is that by not getting enough sleep, you may be doing enough damage to your body to cause death to occur sooner rather than later.

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Topics: Worksite Wellness, Company Culture, Employee Engagement

Employers - Is it Time to Rethink Your Vacation Policy?

Posted by Matt Schwartz on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 @ 09:06 AM

Summer is finally here, and odds are many of your employees are planning their vacations. As an article in Employee Benefit News points out, due to the low unemployment rate and the increase in job openings, employers are realizing they need to offer more time off to compete for talented workers.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, Company Culture, Employee Engagement