Company Culture

Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

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September 18, 2018
Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

Tweet A whopping 67% of American employees are not taking all of their eligible time off according to a study by job site Glassdoor. In fact, the average U.S. employee (of those who receive vacation/paid time off) has only taken 54% of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off in the past 12 months. When...
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Four Reasons to Capitalize on Kindness

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July 31, 2018
Four Reasons to Capitalize on Kindness

Tweet The origin of the English proverb, ‘Kill them with kindness,’ dates back to the mid-1500’s. In today’s workplace, ‘Capitalize on kindness,’ would be much more appropriate. Here are four reasons why. 1. Inspires employees. The Zenger Folkmanstudy, which tracked 51,836 leaders, showed that the most likable leaders who expressed warmth were also the most effective. Leaders...
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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

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July 24, 2018
How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Tweet Thanks to technology, opportunities to work remotely are now abundant as nearly 3.9 million full-time U.S. employees report doing so at least half of their work week. This total reflects the increase in telecommuting workers of a whopping 115% in a decade, according to a report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. If you commute...
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Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

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July 16, 2018
Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

Tweet Open office environments, once considered a workplace trend, have become the norm. Today, nearly 70% of U.S. offices occupy an open environment. Supporters believe that this design enables more opportunities for collaboration, improves transparency, minimizes emails and phone calls, while also strengthening co-worker relationships. Additional benefits include cost savings and appearing more attractive to millennials...
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Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

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July 2, 2018
Three Phrases That Could Be Workplace Warnings

Tweet We hear a lot about the best places to work, for example, Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work For list. Employers to avoid, on the other hand, are usually uncovered based on former and current employee reviews on career sites or in our social circles. Perhaps you’ve had a feeling that something just isn’t right at...
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