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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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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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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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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

32 Words to Describe Your Company Culture

If you could describe your company culture in one word, what would it be? A company’s culture is the character and personality of an organization. It refers to how people interact, collaborate, and get along within the workplace. Though it may sound somewhat ambiguous, company culture is extremely important for many reasons. It attracts talent, increases engagement, and helps ensure…

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How to Determine Span of Control (+ Control Planning Template)

Span of Control Definition Span of control—the number of employees managed by a single supervisor—varies from company to company, and also from team to team within the same company. In some organizations, many will report to the CEO or president; in others, there may be many reporting levels and fewer direct reports to each leader.  There’s no perfect number of…

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How to Engage Your Gen Z Employees

Generation Z—comprised of individuals born between 1995 and the early 2000s—is entering the workforce in great numbers. In fact, according to ManpowerGroup research, by 2020, Gen Z will comprise 24 percent of the global workforce. Like the generations before them, Gen Z employees have characteristics that make them unique. More specifically, Gen Zers’ preferences for how they communicate and work…

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How to Onboard New Employees + 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 make a good first impression and to set their new hires up for success—and doing it well is the key to retaining and engaging top talent. According to research…

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How to Onboard New Employees | Pingboard