March: Time to Build Workplace Happiness!

Get your calendar out and start scheduling some fun – happiness will follow! March is the ideal month to build workplace happiness – winter is dragging on and for most of us, spring seems a long way off.
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Last-Minute Gift Ideas Employees Will Love

Hanukka just ended and it’s not long until employees start taking off for the Christmas holiday and business winds down for the year.

There’s still time to choose a thoughtful holiday gift that will show employees how much you appreciate them.

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Plan Now For a Headstart on Your Employee Holiday Gifts

Plan now for your Thanksgiving employee holiday giftsYikes…summer flew by and it seems that we’re careening into fall.  Now that we’ve cleared the hurdles of Back to School and Labor Day and are about to switch thermostats from cool to heat, wouldn’t it be a relief to actually be able to check something important off of your to do list?

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Life Lessons From the Happiest Countries

Why are people in some countries happier than others?  What factors contribute to happiness and how can we improve happiness at home and in the workplace?  We can apply lessons from the happiest countries in the world on how to be happy.

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How Companies Can Cultivate Workplace Friendships

As National Friendship Day 2018 approaches on August 5th, it’s the perfect time to reflect on how companies can cultivate workplace friendships and why workplace friendships are important.

Survey Says…

In an article about workplace friendships for L & D Daily Advisor, writer Lin Grensing-Pophal cites a Gallup Q-12 employee engagement assessment tool which asks the questions, “Do you have a best friend at work?” Why ask that question? 

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The Employee Perks That Candidates Actually Want

When It Comes to Employee Perks, Trendy Is Out.

What kind of employee perks are you offering?

A study from Oregon State University, cited in HR Dive, has found that at least one trendy workplace “extra” probably isn’t doing recruiters much good: Companies that tout in-office happy hours and other opportunities to drink alcohol can turn off certain job candidates.

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