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FUN! A Simple Way to Boost Engagement

Paul Long’s F.U.N. system is no joke—and it could be just what your workforce needs to step up their game When Paul Long started his first job, fresh out of college, his coworkers nicknamed him Tigger, after the Winnie the Pooh character. It was a not-so-subtle dig at his seemingly boundless energy, an attribute which seemed totally out of place in an office full of insurance underwriters. https://www.fundamism.com/ “Give it time,” they said. “This place will get to him.”

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The 3 Keys to Skyrocketing Your Employee Engagement

A firm scanned more than 10 million employee surveys to figure out what leads to highly engaged employees. Here’s what they found. There isn’t a company or organization around that doesn’t want more a highly engaged workforce. You’re paying employees, perhaps giving them benefits, and in exchange, you’d love for them to feel passionately about their work. And that’s really what we mean when we talk about engaged employees—men and women who are connected to their work in a

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4 Ways to Keep Remote Employees Fully Engaged

Remote employees all too often are out of sight, out of mind. Use these proven strategies to keep them locked in and aligned with your company’s mission. By Brandon Poe Maintaining an engaged workforce can be challenging for any company, including organizations whose employees and managers work side by side, in the trenches, day in, day out. But what about those organizations where some percentage of employees work via remote? The challenges of maintaining engagement can become even greater

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How Surveying Employees Can Transform Your Workforce

If you want to know how your employees are doing, you must ask them consistently and afford them anonymity. Here’s how. One of the best ways to boost employee engagement and productivity is to make a concerted effort to listen to what your employees are saying – or rather, want to say. This is important for management, including HR, because if you’re not listening to your workforce, you have no idea how they’re feeling about their work experience. It’s

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How to Encourage Employees to Innovate Because They Want to Rather Than Have To

By Shannon McCowin Bowman, Director of Human Resources Strategy, Fluor Idaho LLC Today more than ever, innovation is the lifeblood of many companies, and not just in the technology sector. Across industries, businesses that don’t innovate eventually die. Often the most important innovation won’t be acquired in a transaction or handed down from management, either. It’ll come directly from employees, those with the most intimate knowledge of the business’s strengths and shortcomings, its challenges and opportunities. I’ve seen this

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