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Archive for the 'Motivation' Category

Investing in human resources

Investing in Human Resources

Is it worth investing in human resources? Well, as a snapshot answer to that question we offer this anecdotal exchange between a finance manager and a chief exec: CFO asks…
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Fun at work matters!

Encouraging fun at work can yield real benefits in the workplace, according to Adrian Gostick and Scott Christopher. They write that fun in the workplace can: reduce stress; improve staff…
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How to communicate change in the workplace

How To Communicate Organisational Change

Posted on · Posted in Managing Projects and Change, Motivation

In this guest post from Alistair Kane, he offers some advice on how to communicate organisational change. The quote “nothing is permanent except change” is especially true in the professional…
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Six Motivational Techniques for Managers

HR specialist and writer, Dennis Phoenix, suggests six motivational techniques for managers. Any manager knows that a motivated team is a productive team. The success of any business is dependent…
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4 Ways to Improve Your Next Team Building Event

Posted on · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation, Teams

A good team building event is good for employers and employees alike! This guest post from Paul Simms offers some good advice. Although the prospect of a day out of…
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Host a company party: 5 ideas to make it a huge success

Posted on · Posted in Motivation, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Hosting a company party that is lively and successful can be a frustrating mission for the clueless host. Kathrine Kreger has some tips to design a party that is unforgettable…
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5 tried and tested ways of increasing employee motivation

Posted on · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

In this guest post, Craig Henderson offers some interesting tips on increasing employee motivation. It makes sense that a motivated employee will generate a lot more quality work, therefore leading…
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The components of a great office break room

When it comes to running an office, it’s important to provide an atmosphere where productivity and success can bloom and flourish. While making sure your employees are on task is…
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The motivational characteristics that headhunters look for

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Deep down each of us has the potential to be exceptionally talented, but finding the motivation and attitude to achieve what we’re capable of can feel like a daunting task….
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Management style

Do you know your management style?

Do You Know Your Management Style? In this guest article, leading management authority Sean McPheat asks this and some other key questions. Such as: do you know the impact of…
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Fighting employee turnover in the retail environment

Posted on · Posted in Motivation, Productivity, Teams, The Happy Workplace

Guest post from Chris Garrett. The average employee in the modern business setting spends more of their waking hours at work than anywhere else. For most of us full-time work…
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How to show employee appreciation – easily and often!

Posted on · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

This guest post from Arlene Chandler offers some tips on how to show employee appreciation easily and often! Expressing employee appreciation is a big part of holding onto quality workers,…
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Increasing employee motivation

4 Ways to Positively Motivate Your Employees

Here are 4 ways to positively motivate your employees in a guest post from Julie Hartwell. For as long as desk jobs have existed, so have discouraged employees. For every…
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Employee Career Development Plan

4 Steps to the Perfect Employee Career Development Plan (With Template!)

Creating an employee career development plan is a great way to support each of your employees and their career paths. This guest post from Pierce Boylin shows how it can…
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5 ways to reward and show employee recognition

5 Ways To Reward and Show Employee Recognition

Posted on · Posted in Managing Performance, Motivation

How do you reward and show employee recognition? Annabelle Smyth suggests five ways in this guest post. One thing we all can agree on is that everyone likes to be…
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Boss's Day

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Boss’s Day

Posted on · Posted in Motivation, The Happy Workplace

October 16th is celebrated as Boss’s Day in the U.S. and Canada. Although criticised by some as yet another “Hallmark Day”, there is still much to be said for such…
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