Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

September 21, 2016 | 45 views

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Have you noticed your employee’s noses getting more and more glued to their smartphone screens? Have you heard rumors about searching for Pikachu in the office? If so, you might have a few Pokemon Go players on your team.

 

Pokemon Go is a seemingly innocent game. It is an augmented reality game, which turns the real world into a hunting ground for virtual Pokemon. Since its launch, it has attracted the attention of millions of people. If it’s attracting the attention of your team in front of customers, you have a problem that cannot be ignored.

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How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

September 14, 2016 | 57 views

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

What is your organization’s culture like? Do you have a core set of strong volunteers who set an example for the newbies? Or is there constant turnover?

 

Having turnover is a problem – especially in non-profits where finding volunteers is a constant struggle. To turn this type of culture around, it’s important to create buy-in.

 

Buy-in makes your volunteers feel invested in your organization’s success. It gives them a reason to show up and a reason to continue – even when the work is less than exciting. Here are a few ways to create that buy-in so your nonprofit can retain your best volunteers.

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Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

September 7, 2016 | 88 views

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Consider this: What would you do if one of your male employees approached you about paternity leave? Would you respond favorably if a male asked for a flexible work schedule to care for his child?

 

Although many men are choosing jobs that offer flexible options for this very reason, a Bain & Company study found that these requests are being denied.

 

The Proof is in the Numbers

 

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5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

August 24, 2016 | 123 views

5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

5 Challenges That Harm Customer Service Levels

Do you have high expectations for your employee’s interactions with customers? You should. Exceptional customer service leads to higher sales and loyal buyers. Providing exceptional service isn’t always easy.

 

You might not always be able to control the customer’s treatment of your employees, but there are other things you can embrace to enable your team to provide better service. Here are five fixable challenges that could help you boost your customer service levels.

 

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Should You Have an Employee Appreciation Strategy?

August 17, 2016 | 128 views

Should You Have an Employee Appreciation Strategy?

Should You Have an Employee Appreciation Strategy?

You’ve probably heard the sentiment before that people who feel appreciated will always do more than what’s asked of them. Especially Millennial employees. It’s a popular expression because there’s so much truth to it.

 

Consider this: When was the last time you poured your blood, sweat and tears into a job? How did you feel afterward? Did the person you were working for say thank you? Or did she fail to recognize your efforts?

 

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In-Person vs. Online Training: What’s Best for Your Company?

August 10, 2016 | 211 views

In-Person vs. Online Training: What's Best for Your Company?

In-Person vs. Online Training: What’s Best for Your Company?

Here’s a fun idea: Think back to your first day on the job. Chances are, you showed up with your brain in sponge mode ready to absorb everything you were taught. You might have had a few nerves, unsure of who you’d be working with or how you’d do, but all-in-all, you were excited.

 

Now, you’re in charge. You’ve climbed the ranks and learned what you need to know to do well in your job. You’ve also hired new employees and now it’s your responsibility to pass on that knowledge to the new employees of your company.

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Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

August 7, 2016 | 48 views

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Consider this: What would you do if one of your male employees approached you about paternity leave? Would you respond favorably if a male asked for a flexible work schedule to care for his child?

 

Although many men are choosing jobs that offer flexible options for this very reason, a Bain & Company study found that these requests are being denied.

 

The Proof is in the Numbers

 

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10 Winning Habits of Top Managers

August 3, 2016 | 136 views

10 Winning Habits of Top Managers

10 Winning Habits of Top Managers

Think back to your favorite manager. What did he do well? What made you like working for him more than any other manager?

 

Top managers have a unique set of winning traits. These traits motivate employees, propel teams forward, and ultimately lead to the team’s success. By focusing on bringing out these common traits in your own leadership style, you can become the manager your team looks back on with admiration.

 

Here are the top ten winning habits of top managers.

 

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Should You Allow Your Employee’s Kids to Come to Work With Them?

July 27, 2016 | 147 views

Should You Allow Your Employee's Kids to Come to Work With Them?

Should You Allow Your Employee’s Kids to Come to Work With Them?

Summertime and the livin’ is easy – unless you’re a parent trying to balance kids out of school and work. This time of year can be especially stressful for parents. Child care is expensive but quitting their job for the summer isn’t an option.

 

As an employer, you might be tempted to make things easier on your team by allowing employees to bring their kids to work with them. Is that a good idea? Let’s take a look.

 

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How to Juggle Your Schedule Around Summer Vacations

July 20, 2016 | 174 views

How to Juggle Your Schedule Around Summer Vacations

How to Juggle Your Schedule Around Summer Vacations

It’s that time of year! With warm temperatures and perfect beach weather outside, the last thing most workers want to do is get stuck on the job. It’s vacation season. Are you prepared?

 

Here are a few tips to help you juggle your schedule when your employees are hitting the road for summer vacation.

 

Plan for the Non-Planners

 

In a perfect world, all of your employees would have planned their vacations long in advance. You would have plenty of warning that they’d need time off. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world and many employees don’t plan ahead.

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