Being a Good Citizen is Good for Business

Being a Good Citizen Is Good for Employers and Workers

Being a good citizen is good for the community and your business.Being a good citizen is good for business — in more than one way. Last year, Harvard Business Review reported on the beneficial effects when employees engage in “citizenship behaviors.” That’s another way to say going above and beyond: “helping out coworkers, volunteering to take on special assignments, introducing new ideas and work practices, attending non-mandatory meetings, putting in extra hours to complete important projects, and so forth.”

Research has found that employees who voluntarily demonstrate citizenship behaviors tend to find their work more meaningful.

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The Power of Shared Experiences in the Workplace

Shared experiences among co-workers are instrumental when it comes to building strong and effective teams.  Don’t forget to include remote workers when communicating, collaborating and creating shared experiences – they are an important part of your team too!

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It’s Summer! Throw an Employee Thank You Party

July is the ideal time to throw an employee thank you party (and not just because it’s National Picnic Month). The key to making your company event genuinely fun so it generates both good times and goodwill is your authentic appreciation

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Engaging Remote Workers in 2018: What’s New

Effectively engaging remote workers is increasingly important for employers.Engaging Remote Workers Is Increasingly Necessary

Thanks largely to technology, more and more people — full-time employees, part-timers, and freelancers — are working remotely more and more often. One estimate from 2018 says that 3.9 million Americans now work from home at least half the week, or almost 3 percent of the country’s workforce.

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Keeping Employees Engaged in the Summer

Even though summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, it unofficially kicked off Memorial Day weekend.  And, that means it’s time for helpful strategies for keeping employees engaged during these warm and distracting months!

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Recognize and Retain Hospitality Industry Employees

Recognize and Retain Hospitality Industry Employees with Engagement, Appreciation and Frequent Recognition.

Almost every industry is facing staffing challenges, but perhaps the hospitality industry is the hardest hit. Knowing how to recognize and retain hospitality industry employees is critical to business survival.

It’s not unheard for restaurant employees to take a job at a competitor across the street for just .25 cents more an hour!

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What You Can Do to Build Employee Happiness Today

Employee happiness is the natural result of a recognition-rich culture that engages everyone.

In a truly happy workplace, no one gets left behind, even new hires and remote staff.

International Day of Happiness is Tuesday, March 20. 

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Savvy HR: 2018 Employee Appreciation Calendar

gThankYou’s popular Employee Appreciation Calendar for 2018 is here!

We’ve updated our annual day-to-day appreciation calendar with lots of new topics, new case studies and even more holidays and reasons to celebrate!

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5 Biological Needs That Drive Employee Motivation

What is more essential to drive employee motivation — rewards and recognition, or engagement?

Both, according to employee motivation expert Paul Herr. You don’t have to choose!

Instead, “combine the best of both worlds by extrinsically rewarding managers who become skilled at pressing the motivational ‘buttons’ (of employees)” — in short, using extrinsic rewards to turn on intrinsic rewards.

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Flexible Workplace Benefits: Perfect for Back-to-School

It’s back-to-school time! Are you engaging employees with flexible workplace benefits — benefits that ease the transition from summer vacation to the demands and routines of the start of school?

Flexible workplace benefits consider employee experience in practical ways that help employees manage work-life balance.

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Employee Appreciation for a Multigenerational Workforce

Targeted techniques for engaging Millennial or Gen Z employees are helpful but don’t fully reflect the reality — the need for employee appreciation for a multigenerational workforce.

“Today’s workforce is decidedly multigenerational,” according to AccountingWeb article “How to Make the Most of a Multigenerational Workforce.”

“If you walk into any office or firm, on any given day, you’ll find Baby Boomers on the cusp of retirement working side by side with Generation Xers staking out new leadership roles and Millennials eager to make their mark,” writes columnist Deanna Arteaga.

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