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Employee Morale

Four Insidious Impacts of a Mis-Hire

Margaret S. Graziano | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Margaret S. Graziano

The world's innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall withi...

7 People Mistakes Founders Make

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Brian de Haaff

While every executive will have their own approach based on their education, experience, fears and aspirations, they should build people up and put the business ahead of their own desires. But too often, that is not the case.

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Boost Employee Morale

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

You already know that you need a high rate of productivity to keep up with the competition. But how much effort are you putting into rewarding those e...

What Amazon (And Every Company) Should Learn from Robin Williams

Kevin Delaney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Kevin Delaney

In the never-ending quest to improve employee retention, morale and engagement, I wonder... could it all be improved if we let a bit more real (and messy) life make its way into the halls and conference rooms of the workplace?

The Solution to Low Employee Morale Is Simpler Than You Think

Great Work Cultures | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Great Work Cultures

When employee morale plummets, leaders often look for a magic-bullet solution. It's easy to place the blame on bad hires or a breakdown in work ethic as a society, but low employee morale and performance always comes back to leadership.

Why Beauty Matters at Work, and Not in the Way You Might Think

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Leaders know that making your products and customer spaces beautiful is essential to business. But many organizations miss the mark because they don't carry the concept through to the employee's domain.

Should Small Businesses Use Automatic Employee Scheduling?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

As a small business owner, it's up to you to decide what's best for your business. But if you are considering an automatic scheduling program, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 3) The Employee in Employee Engagement

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

The very phrase "employee engagement" is nothing without the employee. We are all employees, and at times it's easier to blame the employer for our woes without taking a look in the mirror. I've worked with many employees who thought the grass was greener elsewhere.

Leadership Books for the Beach

Tom Fox | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Tom Fox

With summer vacation season in full swing, many of you are probably on the lookout for good beach reads. While you may be tempted to search out fictio...

Trying to improve morale in government

Tom Fox | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Reginald Wells is the deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Office of Human Resources and also serves as the agency's chie...

Small Management Tweaks With a Big Payoff

Tom Fox | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Federal leaders can have a major influence on employee satisfaction, but it can sometimes be hard for them to figure out where to start. They know it'...

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

The Company You Work for Is Destroying Your Morale and What You Can Do About It

Heather Martin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business
Heather Martin

Employees are the largest non-financial drivers of success in a company, and that if leadership was attuned to their employee needs and the culture they have built, it would result in better performance. Bottom line, if they treated you better, they would be even more profitable.

Think Summer Hours Are Enough to Make People Happy?

Christine Fruechte | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Christine Fruechte

While you may think giving your staff a couple of extra hours of free time a week is feeding their souls, you're wrong. Time off is always welcomed, but employee happiness and productivity are driven by much more than free afternoons.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta on Strengthening the Federal Workforce

Tom Fox | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Katherine Archuleta is the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government's human resources agency. Archuleta has h...

Listen to Your Creative Federal Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

With budgets on the decline but expectations of government remaining appropriately high, every federal leader and front-line employee needs to find ne...

Your Workers Hate Their Job -- Here's What You Can Do About It

The Motley Fool | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
The Motley Fool

Imagine a 10-person bicycle. Three people are pedaling, five are pretending to pedal, and two are jamming the brakes. That's you, corporate America. Here are three (of many) ways you can make life better at work.

How to Motivate Employees During the Post-Holiday Slump

Josh Tolan | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

The post-holiday slump can be difficult, but if you work with your employees you can get them over the hump and back to peak performance in no time.

'Tis the Season: Gifts for Your Employees

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

'Tis the season... to start thinking about what to get your employees for the holidays. You might think getting something for your employees isn't necessary, but even a small token from management will show you care about all the long hours and hard work.

Transparency Is Such a Lonely Word... and Mostly What I Need From You

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

The sister to honesty is transparency. Your employees want to be in the know, especially on the big stuff. When they are not in the know they feel like that kid in high school who was thrown out of the locker room pre-game and who then has to get out on the field not knowing the plays and rules of the game.

National Suck-Up Boss Day

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business

That smacking sound you hear is a chorus of ass-kissing taking place throughout our land. Kidding! Kind of. Tuesday October 16th is National Boss ...

Amid Government Scandals With GSA and Secret Service, Advice for Federal Leaders

Tom Fox | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

The scandalous acts of a few government employees who wasted taxpayer dollars and abused the public trust are making headlines, but these cases are not representative of the nation's 2.1 million federal workers.

Apple and AT&T: Why Monopolies Make People Mad

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Whenever you establish a monopoly, you had better make sure that your product or service is perfect- because any glitches or problems will be magnified by customers' feelings of being trapped.

Are We Ready for a Comeback?

Janice Bryant Howroyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janice Bryant Howroyd

By Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO Act-1 Group, AppleOne Staffing Solutions - Agile•1 Workforce Solutions The deluge of pink slips that washed over the...

Love Your Job? That Doesn't Mean You're Better At It

Freakonomics Blog | Melissa Lafsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The conventional employer wisdom has always been that a happy employee is a more productive employee. Countless dollars are spent every year on initia...