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Year in Review: Our Top 10 Posts of 2017

We’re gearing up for 2018 and planning another year of leadership and workplace development content, including in-depth analysis of current events, motivational anecdotes, quick tips, and much more. But in the meantime, check out our top 10 posts of 2017! 5 Employee Characteristics That Show Future Leadership Potential “The next generation of company leaders may already […]

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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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Canadian Employees: Cash Tops List for Most Preferred Holiday Bonus

Experts Answer: Should Holiday Bonuses Be Merit-Based? Staffing companies across the country have seen quite the range of bonuses over the year, including a door manufacturer who gave employees the last two weeks of the year off and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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Holiday Bonuses: Cash Tops the List for U.S. Employees

Chris Ashcraft, who runs an Express Employment Professionals office in Mobile, Alabama, has seen companies give quite the range of bonuses over the years. A local door manufacturer gave employees the last two weeks of the year off-and $75 in after-tax spending money. A construction firm handed out $2,000, while another company gave out frozen […]

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Infographic: How to Work with Difficult People

The workplace is a collection of many different personalities. And in most cases, everyone figures out how to work together in harmony. However, there are times when those personalities hit an impasse and the work relationship becomes difficult. Check out this infographic from NetCredit, an online financial services provider, for some tips and insight into […]

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The Results Are In: Employee/Boss Relationship Should Be Friendly—Not Too Personal

In a recent poll, we asked readers what they believe the boss/employee relationship should look like. And with a resounding 91% of the votes, most agreed the relationship should be “Friendly, but not deeply involved in each other’s personal lives.” Four percent said the relationship should remain strictly business, and only 2% want to be […]

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TED Talks: How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66

As older generations reach retirement age, many choose to remain in the workforce in some capacity. For an increasing number of the boomer generation, that means turning to entrepreneurship for the first time. That was the case for Paul Tasner, who set out on his own and founded a startup company after a 40-year career. […]

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Holiday Parties Are a Perfect Time for Giving Recognition

The holiday party is a time-honored tradition for many companies. And there’s no better time to celebrate the end of a successful year, spend some quality time with your employees and coworkers, and prepare to start the new year on the right foot. In addition to celebrating the achievement of annual goals, the holiday party […]

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Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2018?

Question of the Month: What Are Your Business Performance Predictions for 2018?

Another year is almost in the books and it’s time to think ahead to prepare for what 2018 may bring. In our December 2016 Question of the Month, we asked our readers about their business predictions for 2017. The vast majority (57%) of respondents said they expected to see “moderate growth” and 21% were even […]

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