Team Member Engagement

Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

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October 11, 2017
Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Steps to Developing a ‘To-Don’t’ List

If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you are not alone.  According to the American Institute of Stress, 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Dale Carnegie was a stress management pioneer, having published his best-selling book, How to Stop Worrying...
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Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

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July 21, 2017
Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

When top talent leaves an organization, the immediate impacts on the department can feel tragic.  Since employee engagement has barely budged in the last few years, many organizations are focused on developing better attraction and retention strategies.  Gallup recently asked employees what they consider most when deciding to take a job with a different organization.  Here are three...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 25, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain from...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 4, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you ask....
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Three Tips to Prevent Employees from Jumping Ship

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March 6, 2017
Three Tips to Prevent Employees from Jumping Ship

According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, the U.S. currently has a high number of job openings.  Record numbers of employees are contemplating jumping ship to embark on those opportunities.  Consider these facts: Just over half of employees (51%) say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings....
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Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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February 17, 2017
Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Providing employee feedback effectively can be challenging, especially when conducting 360, or peer, reviews—a growing workplace trend.  Here are four ways to frame feedback they won’t forget. Add equal parts of positivity.  Before sharing constructive criticism, prime with positive statements.  Since positive feedback stimulates the brain’s reward centers, the recipient will be more open...
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Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

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February 3, 2017
Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  Perhaps you are among the work-at-home, non-self-employed population which has grown by 103% since 2005.  If so, here are three ways to pump up your productivity. Ensure your workspace is set up for success. ...
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Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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November 14, 2016
Four Fortunate Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Communicating constructive criticism in an effective manner that benefits both parties can be downright challenging.  This is especially true when providing feedback to peers in the workplace which is a growing trend. Peer-to-peer feedback regarding an employee’s strengths and weaknesses offers insights into their performance beyond the top-down reviews given by their supervisors.  Here are...
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Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

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October 21, 2016
Overcome These Four Fears to Fuel Your Professional Success

Encountering awkward situations in the workplace is inevitable, however fortunately we have control over how we respond to them.  We can gain the skills required to handle uncomfortable situations adeptly or continue feeling awkward indefinitely.  Dale Carnegie said, “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest...
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Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

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October 13, 2016
Three Steps to Set Clear Expectations and Drive Employee Engagement

A recent Gallup Business Journal article reveals that many employees are not currently engaged in their jobs because they don’t know what is expected of them.  Employee engagement is the degree to which employees are involved in and enthusiastic about their role and working environment.  Today, only one third of all U.S. employees are...
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