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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Build Workplace Kindness With a Smile Day!

National Smile Power Day is June 15th, but every day is the perfect day to fuel workplace kindness with more smiling!  Studies have revealed the ways that simply smiling more can transform us and those around us. 

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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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Treat Employees on National Donut Day

National Donut Day offers a great chance to thank employeesShare Your Workplace Love with Donuts!

Friday, June 1st is National Donut Day and a perfect opportunity to celebrate colleagues with a donut, coffee (and maybe a side of fruit)!

Donuts are a time-honored workplace treat, so it’s fun to have an excuse to pick up a box for the office.

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How to Really Thank a Teacher (According to Teachers)

If you have children and work outside the home, then you know you owe teachers a debt of gratitude. These dedicated professionals choose to spend their time with dozens of kids every day — not just taking care of them, but also preparing them to become informed, thoughtful, and well-behaved members of their communities.

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Workplace “Thank Yous” Are Important, Even Belated

Workplace "Thank You's" are an easy way to help employees feel valued and appreciated.Conventional wisdom suggests sharing workplace “Thank You’s” as close to possible to the act that you are thanking colleagues for. But that’s not always possible, especially in a busy workplace. Another approach is to use a traditional holiday like Thanksgiving, a year-end celebration or an annual event such as National Thank You Month in January as a prescribed time and opportunity to show gratitude to your hard-working team.

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Savvy HR: Celebrating Easter in the Workplace

Celebrating Easter in the workplace welcomes the Spring season! It’s a great chance to recognize employees with seasonal gratitude and fun, fresh gifts.

Perk up your team with a colorful Easter party that focuses on employee appreciation.

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7 Fun Employee Team-Building Ideas for Pi Day

Brighten up the last few weeks of winter with these employee team-building ideas for Pi Day 2018 on Wednesday, March 14!

Pi Day — not to be confused with National Pie Day, our other favorite excuse to enjoy pie — is a holiday made up by math geeks to celebrate the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference.

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