Team Member Engagement

Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

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April 17, 2018
Five Ways to Engage Employees on Earth Day

Tweet Earth Day is on April 22nd and an ideal time to engage employees in a teambuilding activity. If your organization doesn’t have anything formal planned, don’t fret. Even simple activities can connect and energize employees. Celebrating Earth Day not only benefits the planet, it’s good for employees too. Here are five ways to engage...
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Moorhead-Based Auto Shop Improves Lives by Paying It Forward

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April 9, 2018
Moorhead-Based Auto Shop Improves Lives by Paying It Forward

Tweet Higher Power Automotive Ministries opened two and a half years ago with the sole goal of repairing cars for those in need—for free. This local nonprofit has grown tremendously since then and recently opened a for–profit auto shop, Fix It Forward. Whenever someone takes their vehicle to Fix it Forward for repairs, the...
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Deadline Approaching to Register for Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures List

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April 3, 2018
Deadline Approaching to Register for Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures List

Tweet Entrepreneur and Energage are searching the nation for high-performance cultures to be part of their third-annual Top Company Cultures list. Winners will be featured on Entrepreneur.com and in Entrepreneur magazine. To qualify, candidate companies must be headquartered in the U.S.; employ at least 35 people; have been founded before February 2016 and be currently led by a founder...
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Four Game-Changing Workplace Perks Worth Considering

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March 20, 2018
Four Game-Changing Workplace Perks Worth Considering

Tweet Given the high-cost of employee turnover, many companies struggle to retain top talent, especially for highly-skilled roles.  An SHRM study predicts that each time a company replaces a salaried employee, it costs six to nine months’ salary on average. For a manager earning $50,000 per year, that could equate to a cost of...
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Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

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July 19, 2017
Three Factors that Influence Employee Stars’ Decision to Stay Onboard

Tweet When top talent leaves an organization, the immediate impacts on the department can feel tragic.  Since employee engagement has barely budged in the last few years, many organizations are focused on developing better attraction and retention strategies.  Gallup recently asked employees what they consider most when deciding to take a job with a different organization.  Here are...
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Four Characteristics of Star Employees

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May 26, 2017
Four Characteristics of Star Employees

Tweet The identification of star employees is essential to every organization’s success.  Managers must know who their top performers are for succession planning and mentorship purposes, otherwise they risk losing top talent.  If you’re curious to know if you yourself are a top employee, check out these four indicators. Speak-up confidently. Sometimes, employees refrain...
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Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

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May 5, 2017
Four Secrets to Communicating with Millennials in the Workplace

Tweet By 2025, millennials—individuals born between 1980 and 1995, will make up 75% of the U.S. and Canadian workforces1.  As thousands of millennials graduate this spring, the fortunate ones will be coming to a workplace near you.  Here are four secrets that will help you communicate with them successfully. They communicate needs when you...
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National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

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April 5, 2017
National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

Tweet The entire month of April is dedicated to honoring all of our communities’ volunteers and encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  Whether your current employer has a volunteer program or not, here are four reasons to consider lending a hand.  Experience the ‘Happiness Effect.’  The conclusion of the London School of Economics study of...
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Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

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February 15, 2017
Four Favorable Ways to Frame Peer Feedback

Tweet Providing employee feedback effectively can be challenging, especially when conducting 360, or peer, reviews—a growing workplace trend.  Here are four ways to frame feedback they won’t forget. Add equal parts of positivity.  Before sharing constructive criticism, prime with positive statements.  Since positive feedback stimulates the brain’s reward centers, the recipient will be more...
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Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

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February 1, 2017
Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

Tweet According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  Perhaps you are among the work-at-home, non-self-employed population which has grown by 103% since 2005.  If so, here are three ways to pump up your productivity. Ensure your workspace is set up for...
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