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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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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

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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7 Tips on How to Successfully Grow Your Business in 2020

Please enjoy this guest post from our friends at Connecteam Whether you run a small business or a massive enterprise, you are expected to have all the answers. From problem-solving to engaging employees to marketing to managing finances to delivering superb customer support and so much more.  You’ve probably gotten used to wearing a dozen different hats, but the bottom…

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7 Tips on How to Successfully Grow Your Business in 2020

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

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, disengaged employees cost…

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