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4 Unusual Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Healthy employee engagement is good for any business, as committed, dedicated employees are more likely to help the organization achieve its goals. In fact, a study by Gallup found that business units with high employee engagement are 21 percent more productive than those with low engagement. However, many organizations struggle to attain their desired level of employee engagement. Though engagement…

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Why a Traditional Org Chart Is Actually Harming Your Business

Traditional org charts are outdated and inefficient. They’re static, rarely updated, and almost never a real-time depiction of the organization’s structure. Those old-school PowerPoint org charts just aren’t going to cut it anymore—not to mention that they could actually harm and hold back your business. Wondering how something as simple as an org chart can have a negative impact on…

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4 Challenges of a Dispersed Workforce and How to Overcome Them

Advancements in technology have made it possible for the workplace to evolve and for companies to employ a workforce based in multiple locations, including their home. Telecommuting and flexible work arrangements, in particular, are on the rise. According to a forecast by IDC, mobile workers will account for nearly three-quarters (72.3 percent) of the total U.S. workforce by 2020. A…

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What Is a Live Org Chart, Really?

Ever since the earliest org charts were created, organizations have worked to illustrate organizational structure as a way of showing hierarchy and the division of responsibilities. As organizations have become more complex, the traditional org chart has evolved to include not just reporting relationship, but much more. With the introduction of cloud-based technology, the live org chart features information about…

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Tips for HR to Get It Right

Mergers and acquisitions aren’t only happening at the handful of big-name companies making the headlines; they’re also taking place between companies of many sizes and in many industries. According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), a record number of US M&A transactions closed in 2017—15,100 deals, which was a 12.2-percent increase over the previous year. At some…

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How Technology Is Changing Human Resources

Like so many other industries before it, human resources (HR) has been experiencing a period of rapid digital transformation over the last few years. Technological advancements are empowering HR departments to upgrade legacy systems, refresh outdated processes, and automate manual tasks that take time away from the more meaningful work. In fact, a study recently revealed that 97 percent of…

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Organizing a Remote Workforce: Hiring, Onboarding, and Keeping Track of Everyone

Over the years, remote working has transformed from a once-in-a-while occurrence to an increasingly common work arrangement. A global study of full-time professionals across 96 countries found that 70 percent of employees work at least one day a week remotely. And the trend is moving toward more remote work arrangements. According to the 2018 Flexjobs State of the Remote Job…

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Growth Planning Guide: 4 Tips for Executives at Expanding Companies

Company growth is exciting for everyone involved: it’s encouraging to see a company’s vision coming to life as business grows and profits rise. Despite the benefits of company growth, managing a rapidly expanding business is certainly not without its challenges and potential pain points. In fact, executives often find it very difficult to manage the needs of a growing business….

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Accountability Charts vs. Org Charts: A Primer

How individuals are organized around work and responsibilities matters greatly for any organization. In fact, in a Deloitte survey of corporate business leaders, 92 percent named organizational structure and design as one of the most important business priorities they face. There are many ways to illustrate organizational structure, but perhaps two of the most common are organizational charts and accountability…

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70% of Tech Employees Don’t Trust HR

A recent survey revealed that more than 70 percent of tech employees do not trust the HR department. Yikes. Unfortunately, this sentiment is fairly common in the workplace. HR is often accused of protecting the best interests of the employer, rather than those of the employees. It goes without saying that this negative perception impacts the work environment, not to…

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