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News You Might Have Missed – August 22

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed.

The Latest Trend in Keeping Employees Happy? Tech Tools

Horizon Pharma’s business was growing rapidly but they didn’t want to lose “the feeling of connnectedness” to their employees. Here’s how they did it.

My Customer Service Reps Are Better Than Yours

Employees in customer service can have it rough. Here’s how to better engage customer service reps at your company:

Stop Asking “How Can I Help?” How HR Can Become Better Business Partners

Guest blogger Catherine Cummings says that in order for HR to become better business partners and advisors, it needs to do four things.

Want to Keep Your Employees Productive? Help Them Find Their Purpose

Encourage individual growth and goal-setting to make your organization a “business of purpose.”

Patagonia’s CEO Explains How to Make On-Site Child Care Pay for Itself

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario explains how the company recoups 91% of the costs of onsite child care.

Without Strategy, Change is Merely Substitution, Not Evolution

The traditional approach to long-term strategic planning is over. Today’s fast paced world requires more frequent reorganization and planning.

These Four Hobbies Can Actually Improve Job Performance

Activities performed in your downtime, such as exercise, even video games, can make a positive impact on your productivity at work. Here are some easy ways to boost performance and R&R.

When to Influence People, When to Inform Them and How to Know the Difference

Leaders shouldn’t boss around or micro-manage their teams. Instead, they should have a coaching mindset that inspires others to do their best work.

Going for Employee Engagement Gold

The Olympics remind us of workplace values such as dedication and teamwork. By setting and tracking goals, working as a team and recognizing your peers’ success, you’ll earn your employee engagement strategy the gold medal.

Millennials Are Not the Only Ones Who Want Feedback

Just because millennials are driving the shift away from traditional performance management doesn’t mean their wants and needs are drastically different. Our CEO, Vip Sandhir, offers his insights on why real-time, continuous engagement is valuable for every generation in the workplace.

Of Retirement Age, but Remaining in the Workforce

We’re always reminded of the growing population of Millennials in the workforce. However, another increasingly popular trend is older employees remaining in the workforce longer.

 

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