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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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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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Host a company party: 5 ideas to make it a huge success

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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

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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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Keeping employees happy when communicating change in the workplace

Change is inevitable. Whether it’s planned or not, it’s the one thing in life we can ever really be sure about. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! Alastair Kane…
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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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Strange new trend at the office

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How do you know it’s time to quit your current job?

This guest post from Richard McMunn offers some answers! Maintaining a career is what every adult strives to do in order to support themselves, and possibly even a family. It’s…
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5 Surprising ways to boost your work productivity

Bruno Galera suggests 5 interesting ways to boost your work productivity. Are you taking full advantage of technology to make your work more productive? Here are five easy ways you…
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Fighting employee turnover in the retail environment

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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!

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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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Productivity in the workplace: open-plan or closed office?

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Happiness and productivity in the workplace are affected by several factors but one of the most critical is workspace layout. Where people work in offices, one key decision is whether…
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Winter work blues

Winter weather – how to beat the work blues

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(Guest post from Liam Tarry) Yesterday, the clocks went back in the U.K. which means just one thing. Winter is well and truly on the way! The nights are getting…
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Boss's Day

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate Boss’s Day

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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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Make the most of today - the portmanteau approach!

Make the most of today – the portmanteau approach!

On my sixteenth birthday, my dad gave me a book called: 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary. He was either fed up with my adolescent grunts or keen to…
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Focus staff induction on your staff - not on you!

Focus staff induction on your staff – not on you!

Who hasn’t got a tale to tell regarding induction into a new job or a new post? We certainly have! Last week we came across an excellent post from Business…
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How to Build a Happy Workplace

A Happy Manager – really? Yes, really!

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How often do you put the words happy and manager together? Can you really be both happy and a manager? An interesting question and one no doubt questioned by many!…
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Job interview questions

Job interview questions – two sides of the coin!

There are two sides to any set of job interview questions! As we’ve already discussed in several places on the Happy Manager, one of the best ways to manage performance…
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