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Whether it’s the office environment or the way your colleagues interact, there are always ways to improve the workplace. Keep them engaged with these insights.

Performance review alternatives to the traditional approach

The traditional approach to performance appraisals has long been in need of a rethink, with some smart companies looking at...

How to get employees to actually take vacation

A vacation? What’s that? In 2015, more than half of American workers didn’t use all of their paid vacation days. In comparison, ...

Why parental leave laws aren’t working

If we want to have a workforce in the future we need to have children. The necessity to create tomorrow’s employees means today’...

Holacracy after the hype: lessons for business

It has often been tough to separate Holacracy from its accompanying hype. The alternative management system, meant to distribute...

The limits of euphemism

As individuals it is likely that we have differing degrees of tolerance for being spoken to indirectly. And yet most of us are e...

The problem with employee wellness programs

Employee wellness programs are morally questionable and misguided. Companies usually turn to them to reduce health costs, but th...

Why even ‘casual’ companies should have dress codes

The days of the formal company dress code are numbered. Even traditional suit industries like banking are loosening their standa...

Why HR for startups is a good thing

HR doesn’t have to be a chokehold for growing startups and small and medium size businesses. There are ways to organize your hum...

controversial topics at work

Can we discuss politics or other controversial topics at work?

Let’s say that one of your employees posts a racist joke on their personal social media page. Even if it was meant by that emplo...

employee burnout

Employee burnout for employers: costs, causes and cures

Have you ever felt so exhausted and disheartened that you just don’t want to go to work? Many of us have these moments — passing...

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