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4 Ways to Stifle Employee Creativity

Creativity in the workplace isn’t limited to a business’s graphic designers, copywriters, or marketing department. Thinking of new, innovative ways of doing things is the key to staying ahead of the competition. Whether it’s an outside-the-box financial analysis of potential new markets or a new procedure that helps create a safer work environment, fostering an […]

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Use These Fun Holidays to Build Employee Engagement in 2018

Nothing builds engagement better than a fun work environment built on a culture of celebration. So, as you plan your calendar for 2018, think about including one—or a few—of these wacky holidays in 2018 as an opportunity to boost morale and build employee camaraderie to create a more engaged and cohesive team. Play Your Ukulele […]

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Non-Traditional Employee Celebrations to Help Build Engagement

From work anniversaries to promotions to hitting sales goals, there are a wide variety of tried-and-true employee milestones that most companies recognize … but what about the less traditional opportunities for celebration? Employee recognition is an important part of building an engaged and productive workforce. According to research from Bersin & Associates, companies with effective […]

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Opportunity Favors those with Vision in the Era of Automation

The era of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is upon us. And it’s impacting every segment of society and every career field, from journalism to food service, the transportation industry to medical fields. Autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars, are one of the most widely publicized and closely watched developments in automation. Google, Uber, and most […]

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TED Talk: Why it’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work

What drives the most high-achieving teams? Is it a star performer who sets the bar for others? Or is it more of a cohesive group dynamic? In the TED Talk below, business Leader Margaret Heffernan explains her analysis of the “superchicken model” and why it may not produce the most effective results. Have you experienced […]

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Infographic: 15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

There are only so many hours in a day, are you making the most of yours? Checkout these 15 tips for taking back your time and more effectively managing your daily routine. And, be sure to share your own time-saving tips in the comments section below! Infographic by Jack Milgram Custom-Writing.Org

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5 Quick Steps for S.M.A.R.T. Goal-Setting Success

Whether you’re setting a short-term project goal at work or your own personal New Year’s resolutions, the S.M.A.R.T. method of goal setting can help you stay on track and give you a better chance at achieving success. Are you setting Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound goals? Here is a quick review of the five […]

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The Home Stretch: Six Quick Tips to Finish Strong in 2017

With more than three-quarters of the year behind us, we’ve officially entered the final stretch of 2017. With 2018 just around the corner, many companies are feeling the pressure to finish strong. So, it’s important to take an assessment of where you are and what you need to do to meet—and exceed—your end-of-the-year goals. Whether […]

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TEDTalks: Don’t Let Rejection Define You

Do you have a fear of rejection? Has it affected the way you perform at work? It’s not an uncommon feeling for many workers and overcoming that fear often comes down to forcing yourself to experience it … over and over again. Check out this recent TEDTalk featuring entrepreneur and author Jia Jiang for insight […]

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4 Important Statistics about Employee Wellness Programs

In a 2011 study of occupation-related physical activity, researchers discovered that overall energy expenditure in the workplace has dramatically decreased during the last five decades. According to the study:  “In the early 1960s, almost half the jobs in private industry required at least moderate intensity physical activity, whereas now less than 20% demand this level […]

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