Ways to Incorporate Monthly High Fives

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High Fives

When you’re in charge of overseeing a group of people, whether it’s a handful or an entire company, it’s important to let them know that you notice and appreciate their continuous hard work. Not only do your employees generally crave that positive reinforcement, it helps elevate the mood of your entire team when someone is recognized. Sure, it’d be nice…

Why Meditation at Work is Beneficial

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No matter which industry you’re in, every productive office has the same kind of vibe. It’s a group of talented professionals (and part-time oddballs) who are coming together to get a lot of work done in as little time as possible. Any motivated office can be a breeding ground for stress, it’s only natural. However, you don’t need to simply…

Budgeting for Employee Recognition: Tips & Advice

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Budgeting for Employee Recognition

You love spoiling your staff. Now, make it fit into your yearly budget! With a few simple steps, HR pros and administrative staff can add a well-planned line item to the expense proposal when budgeting for employee recognition. This will make your employees feel appreciated throughout the new year! Calculate the Number of Employees First, you have to know how…

How to Host a Chili or Crock Pot Cook-off at Work

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Hosting a chili or crock pot cookoff is a simple and easy way to get the office to mingle during lunch. Also, food! Here are some quick tips and an email template that you can use during your office’s next cook-off challenge. Tips Email Twice – People forget. Make sure you let your employees know about 10 days in advance…

10 Ways to Combat the Saddest Day of the Year in the Office

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How to Combat the Saddest Day in the Office

After a flurry of winter parties and new year’s toasts, it’s time to get back to work. Feeling bummed? You’re not alone. What happened to the four-day weekends, pumpkin-spice lattes and the plethora of leftover baked goods? As January gets rolling, it’s not uncommon to notice an emotional withdrawal from all that good cheer. With your waistband feeling tighter, and…

Old School Rules That Don’t Work in a Modern Office

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Old School Rules That Don't Work in a Modern Office

Times are a changin’. As your business reviews the employee policies and procedures manual for the new year, it might be time to ease up on some of the old school rules in the workplace. Modern offices are giving their staff some pretty cool perks — and they’re expected by your new recruits! Set Number of PTO and Vacation Days…

Why You Need Office Snacks for Your Employees

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Why You Need Office Snacks for Your Employees

Businesses offer a wide range of benefits to make their employees feel appreciated. However, nothing quite wins workers over like free food. “Because when it comes to employee perks, few things are as simply satisfying as free food and drinks — which, it turns out, are also just good business,” Hadley Malcolm shared in USA Today. “According to a new…

How Small Business Can Start 2017 Off Right

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It is hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over. While most people focus on the holidays, entrepreneurs are looking ahead to 2017 and considering how they can start the new year off on the right foot. From marketing trends to building local connections, there are many ways small business owners can kick off a prosperous year in 2017. Mobile-Centric…

5 Holiday Mocktails for your Company Christmas Party

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Whether your company is having a totally alcohol-free party, or simply wants to offer an alternative to alcohol, holiday mocktails can be a delicious route to take. Holiday mocktails provide the festive flair and zippy taste of your typical holiday cocktail concoctions – just without the alcohol. And believe us, your mocktail options can go far beyond the kiddie cocktail containing…