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Start Planning Now for Fun and Meaningful Hospital Week and Nurses Week Activities

These individuals work some of the most demanding jobs there are physically, emotionally and spiritually – and it takes its toll on all medical staff. That’s why it is especially fitting that we celebrate National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week every year – to take the time to take care of the people who spend their careers taking care of us.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement, Healthcare

Create a Win and Avoid Loss Through Employee Engagement

How much do your employees really care about your company?

Do they see their role as an integral part that contributes to the success of your business? And do they feel the company’s success is their success?

Not only do people want to be valued, they also want to feel valuable. That’s really the essence of employee engagement. Sure, people work for a paycheck, but they really want much more than that. Cultivating and nurturing employee engagement can create outcomes that benefit everyone – including greater job satisfaction, higher productivity and other important gains.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Gallup Q12

Employee Engagement Impacts All Aspects of Businesses – from Top to Bottom Line

Employees want to feel appreciated.

They want to feel that they are recognized for their work. They want to feel that they are engaged in the company that they work for. That sounds like a lot of feelings. But how does that help when it comes to dollars and cents? How does engagement add up to profits?

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Business Performance, Gallup Q12, ROI

Put Recognition Points to Work

When it comes to points-based rewards and recognition programs, there are basically two types of people: those who use their points right away after receiving a reward from their manager, or those who bank their points waiting for just the right time, opportunity or that one certain item they’ve had their eye on.

There’s no wrong or right in regards to these two different types of employees. The only wrong in this equation is to not use your points. By not using recognition points, you’re missing out on the opportunity to feel the full effect of recognition.

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Topics: Holiday, Total Recognition, Employee Engagement, Points Program

How to Determine Employee Engagement ROI

You've identified a need to change your company culture for the betterment of your organization as a whole. You know the opportunities and benefits that await you as you move to implement an employee engagement strategy, and you've also identified the challenges you'll likely face. After interviewing your workforce, you may have determined that your company culture is not one of engagement. You know what you need to do, but the one question that may be tossed around your executive table is, "what is the ROI of an employee engagement strategy?" Many naysayers are convinced that there is no way to attach ROI to an employee engagement strategy. We're here to prove the critics wrong!

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Topics: Employee Engagement

Promoting Well-Being & Work-Life Balance Is Essential to Retaining Millennials

When it comes to millennials in the workplace, many employers are at a loss for how to retain their talents. More than any other segment of workers, millennials are more likely to walk away from an occupation. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. A recent survey by Gallup illustrates the positive impact a company can have on retaining millennials when they help promote well-being and work-life balance in the workplace.

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Topics: Total Recognition, Employee Engagement, Millennial, Employee Well-being

Should You Hire More Female Managers? Engagement Study Says YES

When it comes to the battle of the sexes, it looks like women are winning – especially in regards to workplace engagement. A new study finds that females, on average, are far more engaged at their jobs than their male counterparts. Further, teams who report to female managers are also noticeably more engaged than those who work for males.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Disengagement,

A Simple Thank You (at Work)

 

 

Last evening, I sat thinking about all the wonderful people I’ve worked with over the years. I thought about the managers who’ve helped me learn and achieve new things, and the teams I’ve personally coached. I thought about the good and the bad.

This kind of reflection almost always brings me back to a place of gratitude because it reaffirms that my workplace isn’t just about business.  It’s about the people. It’s about the relationships. It’s about the challenges and the growth. It’s about all the things we often take for granted like a simple thank you, feeling supported, having our efforts recognized and acknowledged, being listened to and having the opportunity to be creative.

The list could go on.

One study from the Predictive Index asked employees of multiple companies what their coworkers, team members, managers and leaders do that makes them grateful to work with and for them.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

Engage Your Remote Employees During the Holidays and Beyond

Over the past few years, there has been a major increase in Americans who work remotely. Although you may not come into physical contact with these employees as often as your in-house team, they are an equally valued part of your company.

With the holidays quickly approaching, what better time is there to show your remote workers how much you care? A new article published by SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, hopes to do just that -- by offering readers tips on how they might include remote workers during the holiday season.

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Holiday, Employee Engagement, Remote Employees

Working at a Job You Hate Can Be Worse than Being Unemployed

Did you know that working at job you hate can actually be worse on your mental health than being unemployed? A major study suggests that a poor working environment can have detrimental effects on your overall well-being, especially when it comes to your mental health. 

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Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Engagement

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