Workplace Notes

This Summer Go Offline and Tell Your Employees to do the Same

By |2019-05-28T15:52:01+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Workplace Notes|

One thing that comes up again and again when we talk about retention is the importance of work-life balance. There are many different opportunities for creating an organizational culture where work-life balance is respected, but today we are going to focus on the impact of off-hours communication. This is relevant

Employee Engagement Starts with Healthy Peer Relationships

By |2019-04-26T20:56:54+00:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Workplace Notes|

Back in 2004, I was working in the banking industry, in the mortgage division of a large national bank. At this company, I noticed a stark contrast in how management encouraged employees to provide the most amazing customer service to external customers, yet offered little support or training for internal

FUN! A Simple Way to Boost Engagement

By |2019-02-28T18:30:16+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Workplace Notes|

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

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The 3 Keys to Skyrocketing Your Employee Engagement

By |2019-02-26T16:28:26+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Workplace Notes|

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

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4 Ways to Keep Remote Employees Fully Engaged

By |2019-02-26T16:33:15+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Workplace Notes|

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

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How Surveying Employees Can Transform Your Workforce

By |2019-02-26T16:46:06+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Workplace Notes|

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

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

By |2019-02-26T16:53:06+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Workplace Notes|

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

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