From the archive Seven ways working for a good company is like having a good marriage

Today my wife and I have been married 47 years. Three years ago I published this post and I thought it was still apropos, so I am republishing it. Today is my wedding anniversary! Now you may think was does this have to do with anything in HR? As I have reflected on my marriage …

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Satisfaction Without Raising Salaries

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org You need happy employees to have a productive, successful business. While giving your employees a raise is one thing you could do to improve employee satisfaction, ultimately, money can’t buy happiness. As an employer, you need to facilitate a work environment that retains high-performing …

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Company Board Meeting: 5 areas HR pros should focus on! A Guest Post

This is the third guest post by Fredrick Cameron. There is no doubt that the HR department plays a major role in the development and growth of a company. In fact, the HR department might be the only one that deals with virtually all aspects of a business. HR professionals are at times involved in …

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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Employee Burnout: A Guest Post

Today’s post is a guest post from writer Micaiah Sowards. She offers tips on things employers can do to prevent employee burnout. These are some good tips that are often overlooked.  Are you struggling to keep your employees motivated? Do they seem to burnout faster than you can fuel their fire? You are not alone. …

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What is the Workflex in the 21st Century Act?

We all know that workplace flexibility, family-friendly policies, and paid leave are at the forefront of many company and legislative discussions. Numerous articles condemn the lack of family-friendly policies in the US, see here and here. As a reaction, many states have, or are in the process of, passing local legislation requiring various levels of …

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From the archive: A Christmas lesson from Dickens

I have published this before, but as I reread A Christmas Carol each year I think the lessons should be repeated all the time.  One of my favorite books is A Christmas Carol. Most of us know it by the many movies that have been made, some well done, the others not so much. We …

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Enhancing Job Satisfaction Without Giving a Raise

  Today’s post is brought to you by my friends as SocialMonsters.org. These are good tips for companies that cannot afford monetary increases. The level of unhappiness at work has been steadily increasing over the last few decades with nearly half of Americans expressing their dissatisfaction over their workplace. According to a report by the …

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Giveaway & Contest Ideas to Improve Workplace Morale

Today’s post comes from my friends at SocialMonsters.org It’s not just your imagination. Your employees seem to be shuffling through the day and just don’t seem engaged in their work. It’s highly likely your team struggles with motivation and engagement and could use a boost of morale. According to Gallup’s study on the State of …

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Carnival of HR- HOT of the press

Here it is the middle of July. I don’t know about you but here in Atlanta is is HOT! So it is a good time to stay indoor and get some reading done. Here is a great selection of blog posts from HR writers. It is hosted by The Girl in HR, Andrea Devers.  There …

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Have you ever thought of adding games to the company culture?

Employee engagement is all the rage in companies. It is critically important. This guest post by Fredrick Cameron talks about how engagement can be enhanced by using games.  How do you engage your employees at the office? How do you keep them motivated in an conventional environment that doesn’t always provide challenges? Working a 9 …

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