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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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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How Promoting Exercise in the Office Can Drastically Increase Productivity

Today’s post is written by Robert Brown. Robert writes about running, quality footwear and other sports related topics for Runabees – a website dedicated to running and quality footwear. When he is not running or writing, he is relaxing at home with his family and friends. If you are like many of us who spend their …

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Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss

What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is more effective than traditional methods. They crowdsource them. Collaborative …

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Future Friday: A world of those that “can” versus those that “can’t”

Are we creating a work world of those that “can” versus those that “can’t” was the question I had after reading an article in The Guardian. The article was about the future of work and the prognostications about how it is going to change. Let’s face it the world of work is changing already and …

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The 3 Most Competitive Workforces in America (and How to Use Them)

Today’s guest post is brought to you by SocialMonsters.org What makes up the DNA of a competitive workforce? There are the tangible factors that are easily calculated — average salary, housing costs, dominant local industries — this is the “low hanging fruit” of what makes a city competitive in the workforce. And then there are …

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The NLRB trashes positive workplaces as being unfriendly to unions

In what can only be described as an absurd decision the NLRB has punished a company for having a “positive workplace” statement in their employee handbook. T-Mobile’s language This case involved the communications company T-Mobile which has union employees. According to attorney Christopher Grey, of  Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co. “The NLRB has …

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4 Customer Service Trends That Set Companies Apart

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Despite rapid advancement in technology over the years, getting ahold of customer service departments via phone can be downright aggravating and sometimes next to impossible. We’re not just talking mom-and-pop shops without a customer care team, either — multimillion-dollar corporations have ditched the phones for what they …

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The importance of internal networking to the employee experience

I watched a video by Jacob Morgan called Why HR and IT Need To Get Married. He talks about the importance of these two departments working together in order to improve the employee experience. He says that providing employees new technology, usually a combined effort of both HR and IT, is not just about completing …

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Napping at Work: Why You Should Finally Implement AND Regulate it

I am a big fan of napping. I have written about napping several times, such as “Yawn”: Lack of Sleep and the Benefit of a Power Nap. This guest post, written by Jared Lichtin, appealed to me and I agreed to publish it. He presents a product that companies like Facebook and Nestle are using. …

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