5 ways to show appreciation for your employees

Shanna A Hocking—Career Contessa •
Co. Create
Stack of hands. Unity and teamwork concept.

I once had a boss tell me that I should learn to pat myself on the back. Aside from the physical limitations involved in that, this was said during a conversation about my performance, where he mentioned in passing that I had exceeded expectations. He explained that he didn’t see the need to offer any

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HR essentials for emerging companies- strategies for engaging and retaining employees

Scholley Bubenik •
Forbes
Smiling coworkers in discussion in design studio

Most startup and emerging small companies are fairly unconcerned about human resource functions in their company. In fact, some entrepreneurs have a sense that human resources are all about strict guidelines, red tape, and ridiculous rules enforced by the HR Police- all things that could impede the growth and dynamics of a fast-growing company. However,

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Four impactful employee engagement strategies for small budgets

Heidi Lynne Kurter •
Forbes

  Employees don’t require a lavish, Google-sized budget to motivate them. Simple, thoughtful and cost-effective strategies can go a long way in building a sense of community and increasing engagement.  Employee engagement doesn’t require the budget of Google to be impactful. In fact, most employees value stronger relationships with their managers and colleagues. Managers who

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Three things that will boost employee engagement

William Arruda •
Forbes
Multiracial young creative people in modern office.

Photo credit: A grade of 15 percent isn’t close to passing in any classroom. If a wise teacher saw that figure, he would take swift action to understand the student’s problem. The same should hold true for both employees and employers when they hear global employee engagement rates are hovering at 15 percent , per Gallup’s

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