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4 Pillars of Positive Team Culture

Building positive team culture can be difficult, at times, especially while working remotely or on a hybrid schedule. However, there are four pillars of positive team culture that every leader can easily implement, as well as encouraging the other members of their team to do so. Without these pillars, team cultures may seem unidentifiable, chaotic, or even negative and unethical. As the leader, you set the tone for the culture and your employees will follow. Building culture starts with you, since culture is people.

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Don’t Ignore These Seven Employee Behaviors (They Might Reveal Trauma)

We all know what trauma feels like now. That’s because we’ve lived it. COVID-19 disrupted almost everything about the way we live, work, and do business. As a leader, you’ve dealt with employees’ (and your own) fear, anxiety, exhaustion, and grief. You may have had to furlough staff, make massive changes to marketing and retail operations, or navigate cash flow shortages. Simultaneously, our nation has grappled with social upheaval, political instability, and natural disasters.

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Up Your Strategies to Retain Employees

A survey by Monster indicates that 82 percent of the employees surveyed have updated their resumes over the last six months. On the other hand, 59 percent of these employees are actively looking for a job. This spells a tough time for companies when it comes to employee retention. The challenge of employee retention is giving employers who want to do their best to keep their employees a huge headache, considering some industries require experts that are hard to replace. Losing and trying to replace employees is not only time-consuming but is also expensive. If you are constantly recruiting new staff and training them, that is a lot of time wasted that could have been used to serve the customer. Perhaps now is the time you up your strategies to retain employees. Here are a few tips that might help you keep your staff longer.

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To Go Far in Business, You Need to Go Together

We’ve all heard the proverb, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This is proven when it comes to the competitive advantage of collaboration in business. In an effort to create a more successful business, companies are constantly looking for ways to elevate team members’ work approach and lift them up in order to get stronger results.

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How to Win the War for Talent in the Gig Economy

Since the gig economy exploded on the scene during the Great Recession, it has reshaped the American workforce. Consider that today, more than one-third of Americans report that they are participating in one way or another, with 49 percent of adults under 35 “gigging it.”1 Certainly there are pros and cons to gig work, and the subject is wracked by ongoing controversy as legislators struggle to define what it really means to be an employee. Yet, Rick Grimaldi says companies can’t afford to ignore the powerful lure, especially among young people, of working this way.  

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How to Win the War for Talent in the Gig Economy

Since the gig economy exploded on the scene during the Great Recession, it has reshaped the American workforce. Consider that today, more than one-third of Americans report that they are participating in one way or another, with 49 percent of adults under 35 “gigging it.”1 Certainly there are pros and cons to gig work, and the subject is wracked by ongoing controversy as legislators struggle to define what it really means to be an employee. Yet, Rick Grimaldi says companies can’t afford to ignore the powerful lure, especially among young people, of working this way.  

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Need to Revise Your Method of Compensating Employees?

 Every business would love to hire the most qualified employees and retain those who are loyal and productive. This is often determined by many factors, one of them being the compensation packages in terms of money and incentives, and other benefits. Unfortunately, most small and mid-sized businesses lose top performers due to a lack of proper compensation schemes. They end up incurring costs of hiring and training new employees. However, the main risk is that relationships with customers and the morale of other employees can be damaged with regular change in people working and teams. Studies indicate that the most profitable organizations are the ones that have the highest rates of employee retention. Here are some compensation strategies that you should enforce in your organization to improve your retention rates:

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Your Need More Than Luck to Land Your Next Employee  

As small businesses try to rebuild and recover the lost opportunities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new hurdle seems to be awaiting them: the lack of employees to fill the positions left vacant. With the unfilled positions despite advertising for job openings, the ability of small businesses to rebuild and keep up with the demand for products and services as lockdown restrictions eases is in jeopardy. A survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses in March found out that as high as 42% of business owners have active job openings that could not be filled. On the other hand, 91 percent of those actively hiring or trying to hire reported no qualified applicants for the vacant positions.

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How to Better Support Your Employees to Fight Remote Work Burnout

Your thoughts control your feelings and impact your behavior. When this behavior becomes a pattern, suddenly you have developed a habit. I am going to teach you how to understand where those patterns came from and then how to change them to give you freedom over your negative thoughts.

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7 Things Leaders Need to Know About the Post-COVID Workplace

Have you noticed your colleagues and employees seem a little stressed lately? (Okay, more than a little.) (Okay, it’s not just them. It’s you, too.) It’s understandable: The pressures we face and the hurdles we must jump are quite stressful. Yet the truth is far more worrisome, say Diana Hendel, PharmD, and Mark Goulston, MD. There’s a good chance your company has moved past stress and into trauma territory.

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