December 2015

30
Dec

4 Leadership Tips for 2016

As the year comes to a close, leaders are reflecting on 2015 and making resolutions for 2016. How will you grow and improve next year? If you have your eye on growing as a leader, here are some leadership tips to carry into January and beyond. End the year on a high note. “Set a positive expectation. Begin orienting your

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28
Dec

A Look Back at 2015: Employee Engagement Trends

If our team at BlackbookHR learned anything in 2015, it’s this: Everyone wants to learn more about employee engagement. We saw that trend here on our blog. Our most-clicked blog posts in 2015 were: —How Trust Affects Employee Engagement —Nike Ignores Embeddedness, Loses Star CIO —How Engaging Office Design Can Help Improve Productivity —Paul Stoltz on the Importance of Grit

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23
Dec

How Executive Coaching Creates Employee Engagement

Executive coaching can turn passable managers into dynamite leaders. The secret to employee engagement is engaging leaders, and coaching those leaders for success is a game-changer. As we think about 2016, we’ve been reading about executive coaching tips and tricks. The end goal: satisfied, engaged employees. Here’s how to start: Rethink which leaders could benefit from executive coaching. “Being a

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21
Dec

6 Steps to Building Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a hot topic right now — so hot, you might think it’s simply a flash in the pan. But engagement is here to stay because when done correctly, it gets results. According to Gallup, engaged companies perform better than their competition; Harvard Business Review recently shared several studies that show positive cultures are more productive. Organizations simply

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17
Dec

4 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

Motivated employees are engaged employees. But boosting motivation levels on a team can be tough work. There isn’t an easy overnight fix. Instead, fostering motivation is all about long-term, big-picture behavior — giving your people the tools and confidence they need to do a good job. We’ve gathered four of our favorite tips on employee motivation to get you started.

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15
Dec

Should Your Company Be Offering More Paid Time Off?

The issue of paid time off has been in the news a lot lately — President Obama recently signed an executive order requiring federal contractors to allow employees to earn one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours they work, for example. Amazon recently made news for changing its PTO policy, offering more paid maternity leave and paid

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14
Dec

3 Great Employee Engagement Questions From BlackbookHR Clients

Once you’ve made the decision to improve employee engagement at your organization, you’ll probably find that you’re facing a long list of questions. You’re not alone — we get a lot of questions from our clients at every stage of the process. We love to get them, because it means our clients are committed to making change at their organizations.

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11
Dec

Employee Engagement Trends for 2016

It can be hard to keep employees engaged throughout the year, but by keeping up with these employee engagement trends you can help them get excited about their jobs and your company. Read ahead to learn employee engagement tips that will be helpful in the coming year. 5 Trends that Will Drive Employee Engagement in 2016. Game Effective: “What was

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10
Dec

3 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Engagement in 2016

Once you’ve made the decision to work on employee engagement, where do you start? The process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve developed a handy infographic that will walk you through the basics of employee engagement and offer tips at every step. The good news is, it’s possible to boost engagement even before you start a

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3
Dec

How to Build Trust and Freedom at Work

Our workplaces are changing. According to 2015 Flex+Strategy Group and Citrix research, one-third of U.S. employees report working from home. But, the study found that while more and more employers are offering expanded flexibility about where and when work happens, companies haven’t built policies to support employees in their new, more flexible work situations. The line between work and life

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