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How to Increase your Influence in the Workplace

  Influence takes intentional practice and honest, self-reflection! We all have influence, but how are you growing yours every day?  I spoke with Dan Newman— a professional coach, life-long learner who explains that to be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. What we talked about: Theory of multiple intelligences Radical candor quadrant  Howard Gardner let go of…

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A Guide To Building A Strong Remote Work Culture

Company culture goes far beyond branding, happy hours, and cool company merchandise. According to Nulab, 83% of employees agree that culture is a top factor when they’re deciding between companies. It’s no wonder — the work environment you create for your employees has a huge impact on their well-being, productivity, and success.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many…

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The Importance of Effective Workplace Communication [+ 13 Ways To Improve Your Efforts]

If you’re anything like the average U.S. employee, you’ll spend at least a quarter of your life working. Depending on how well your team communicates, that’s either a lot of time to form strong relationships and hit milestones together, or struggle through miscommunications, conflicts, and roadblocks.  Whether it’s day-to-day collaboration, team meetings, water cooler chat, or social events, effective workplace…

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20 HR Metrics To Consider Adding to Your Company’s KPIs

With limited time and resources, what you measure is as important as what you don’t measure. In this post, we’ll go over 20 HR metrics — qualitative and quantitative — that will deliver the clearest insights for your organization.  What Are HR Metrics?  Human Resources metrics (which we’ll refer to as “HR metrics”) are benchmarks that allow you to measure…

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HR Metrics To Monitor

Causes and Effects of Poor Employee Communication in the Workplace

Company Success and Employee Engagement Begin with Good Communication Practices Employee engagement is a hot topic these days, and rightly so. Only one-third of employees consider themselves “engaged.” Why should you care? Higher workplace engagement leads to a nearly 40 percent reduction in absenteeism and 21 percent higher productivity, not to mention what it does for customer service. Ever talked…

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6 Effects of Poor Employee Communication

21 Creative Employee Engagement Activities That Work For Your Whole Team

Engaged employees are much happier and more motivated at work, and it shows in their performance. A Gallup survey reported that highly engaged teams are 21 percent more productive on a daily basis—and that’s not all. Research shows that employee engagement makes teams more profitable, reduces voluntary turnover, and leads to better outcomes all around. What’s more, unengaged employees cost…

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13 Creative Employee Engagement Activities (That Aren't Cheesy)

Onboarding New Employees: Your 2021 Process Guide [+ Free Onboarding Checklist]

Employee onboarding is the process of providing new hires with the resources they need to successfully integrate with a company, culture, and new role. It’s an important opportunity for employers to welcome new hires and set them up for success—and doing this well is the key to retaining and engaging top talent. According to research by BambooHR, those who have…

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How to Onboard New Employees | Pingboard

Guide to Creating a Succession Plan [+ Free Downloadable Template]

Succession planning is the process of identifying high-potential employees for key leadership roles within an organization and developing those individuals to ensure readiness to advance. Creating an effective succession plan requires both anticipating the needs of the business and determining how to ensure a steady flow of individuals who are ready to lead the organization.

Guide to Succession Plans + Succession Planning Templates

16 Best Practices for Developing and Managing Cross-Functional Teams

Leading companies know that strong cross-functional teams are central to building innovative solutions at a fast pace. As anyone that has had to lead a cross-functional team before will tell you, the biggest challenge to fully realizing your company’s goals is managing these teams well. Managed incorrectly, though, these teams become a muddle of poor communication, pushed-back deadlines, and deliverables…

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Best Practices & Strategies for Cross-Functional Team Management

How to Set (and Achieve) Professional Development Goals [+ Downloadable Template]

Setting goals and measuring their progress helps employees grow both personally and professionally. And rather than just watching them jump ship for the land of more opportunity, it will always benefit your organization to help employees develop and achieve their career goals—but how can you show that you’re invested in their growth?  Below, we break down how to set professional…

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How to Set Professional Development Goals | Pingboard