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The Importance of Career Planning & Templates to Help

Thoughtful career planning is the difference between dreading how you spend each day and being excited by it. Managers who encourage their teams to create and follow through on career plans are rewarded with employees who contribute innovatively with thoughtful deliverables, collaborative effort, and drive. Whether you’re someone who’s just entering the workforce or a company leader who wants to…

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The Importance of Career Planning & Templates to Help

Organizational Design 101: What to Know Before Attempting Your Own

Evolving technologies, continued globalization, and shifting social norms are just a few of the challenges facing modern organizations. Businesses must either quickly adapt to change or be overtaken by their more agile competitors. And to be frank, adaptation often necessitates a complete organizational redesign. But as you’ve either guessed or experienced yourself, a successful org redesign is a pretty hefty…

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Organizational Design 101

Organizational Restructuring Process & Templates to Help Plan

At various points in a company’s life cycle, an organizational restructuring will be necessary for growth, to accommodate a shift in company strategy, or to become more competitive. In the case of a merger or acquisition, for example, the company may restructure to focus on new lines of business. During a spin-off of one or more business lines, there will…

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Tools to Improve Employee Communication

Effective employee communication is essential to creating and maintaining a positive workspace that people want to come back to. However, despite the obvious importance of employee communication, many employers still struggle to keep their teams engaged and informed. The numbers tell the tale. A recent study found that 80 percent of the U.S. workforce reports feeling stressed because of ineffective…

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Tools to Improve Employee Communication | Pingboard

Employee Engagement: Definition, Measurement + Survey

Our friends at HR Basics create helpful YouTube videos that cover everything you need to know about a particular human resource management topics. This transcribed video helps companies understand and increase employee engagement.   Use this survey to gauge employee engagement today!   What is Employee Engagement In today’s HR Basics, we explore employee engagement, what it means to be…

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Gamify Onboarding – Make New Employee’s Learning Process Fun

Starting a new job is an exciting milestone for many people. But with so much to learn about the company and so many new faces to remember, it can also be equally overwhelming to be the new kid on the block. You can help your new hires get acclimated to their team and the organization as a whole by “gamifying”…

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Gamify Onboarding - Make New Employee’s Learning Process Fun | Pingboard

Hierarchical vs. Flat Organizational Structure and Benefits of Each

An organization’s structure impacts everything from how the organization operates to how well employees communicate internally. A well-defined organizational structure helps employees work more efficiently, laying the groundwork for internal operations, establishing a chain of command, and creating organizational alignment. Companies typically adopt either a hierarchical or a flat organizational structure to break down their internal operations and how the…

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Hierarchical vs Flat Organizational Structure & Benefits of Each | Pingboard

How to Create and Manage an Unlimited Vacation Policy

Not too long ago, the idea of offering employees unlimited vacation days might have been seen as excessive or the potential cause of lower productivity in the workplace. However, nowadays, a growing number of employers are considering unlimited vacation policies as a way of providing employees with greater flexibility and a better work-life balance. According to Gallup research, 53 percent…

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How to Create and Manage an Unlimited Vacation Policy | Pingboard

21 HR Tools for Employee Engagement & Workforce Planning

Technological advances have transformed several industries, and HR is no exception. There are several tools available across multiple areas of HR that can make a huge difference in engagement, productivity, organization, and beyond. But with so many different options out there, it can be hard to know which tool does what, let alone to narrow down the list of vendors…

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21 HR Tools for Employee Engagement & Workforce Planning | Pingboard

10+ Best Practices & Strategies for Cross-Functional Team Management

Leading companies know that strong cross-functional teams are central to building innovative solutions at a fast pace. At their best, cross-functional teams bring together top talent with different skill sets to develop, build, and market products that can launch a company far past the competition.  Managed incorrectly, though, these teams become a muddle of poor communication, pushed-back deadlines, and deliverables…

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10+ Best Practices & Strategies for Cross-Functional Team Management