5 Halloween Contest Ideas for the Workplace

Halloween contest ideas for the workplace - pumpkin carving contest

Need Halloween contest ideas for engaging employees? Start planning now. (Photo via Eric Steuer, Flickr)

Need Halloween contest ideas for the workplace? It’s not too late! You still have plenty of time to plan something fun and engaging for employees.

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Employee Safety Incentives Made Easy

Employee safety incentives -- put your best foot forward!

Photo via Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr

It may not be the most exciting part of workplace culture, but everyone agrees that employee safety is non-negotiable!

What you may not already know is how far employee safety incentives have come, even in the last few years!

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5 Simple Ways to Boost Workplace Happiness

Workplace happiness is just steps away!Work-life balance isn’t always easy. Stress, miscommunication, and unexpected life circumstances can chip away at our sense of satisfaction both in and outside of work.

But as we’ve learned, happiness isn’t merely a feeling; it’s a science, a choice, and a lifestyle!

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7 Ideas For Surviving The Winter Workplace Blahs

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Don’t let the winter workplace blahs turn your organization upside down! (Image via purits, Flickr)

It’s cold, it’s cloudy and the sparkle of the holidays is long gone. How can you help your employees beat the winter workplace blahs?

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Super Bowl Monday Offers Easy Community Building

Super Bowl Monday Offers Opporunity to Connect with EmployeesTake advantage of Super Bowl Monday to build workplace community and have a little fun at work, too!

Everyone arrives Monday morning ready to talk about the important moments of the game, the commercials they loved or hated, Katy Perry and the half-time show or the party they hosted. 

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The Importance of Recapping Last Year with Employees

Setting goals for 2015: The importance of recapping the year with employees

Involve employees in your strategic planning and you’ll have more robust learning and commitment to goals.

Recapping last year with employees is just smart business practice.  It communicates that everyone is important in achieving company goals. 

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Improve your bottom-line with employee thank yous

Why are employee thank yous important? If done right, they create employee engagement.

What is engagement? 

gThankYou! Employee Thank You

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Employee engagement is the emotional investment the employee has in the organization and its goals.

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Change Your Attitude, Change Workplace Culture

gThankYou workplace culture

A happy workplace culture thrives in an environment of positive attitudes. (Photo via Irina Patrascu, Flickr)

“It takes just a moment to change your attitude. And, in that quick moment, you can change your entire day.” — Author Unknown

A healthy workplace culture depends on a workforce that is committed to positive thinking.

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Empower Supervisors to Be Employee Motivation Rockstars

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Good managers, like good coaches, know that motivation can’t be manufactured — it has to come from within each person. (Photo via WoodleyWonderworks, Flickr)

Employee motivation happens naturally when intermediate supervisors are engaged, according to the Dale Carnegie white paper  “Engaging Employees: What Drives Employee Engagement and Why It Matters.” To produce the white paper, Dale Carnegie teamed with MSW Research to research the functional and emotional drivers of dedicated employees.

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Back-to-School: An Employee Engagement Opportunity

Employee engagement opportunities arise every season. For instance, getting kids ready for school can be exciting and stressful for kids and parents—especially parents working outside the home—but you can help ease the transition for your employees and take advantage of a natural opportunity to build engagement.

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