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The Top Slack Apps Going Into 2024
As the year draws to a close, Shaka is set to review the standout Slack apps to use in 2024. Join us on this recap journey, exploring tools that transformed the way we work. From streamlining project management to fostering seamless teamwork, these apps have left a lasting impact on our digital landscape. Dive into the highlights of the best Slack apps for 2024!
Remote and Work-From-Home Stipends: Empowering Your Remote Workforce
In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, remote and work-from-home (WFH) stipends have gained prominence as an essential tool for both employees and employers. These stipends are financial allowances provided to employees to help offset the costs associated with working remotely. From internet service to office supplies and home office expenses, these stipends play a crucial role in creating a conducive and productive remote work environment. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of remote and WFH stipends, exploring their benefits and considerations.
Creating a Mentally Healthy Workplace
In the fast-paced world of modern business, the importance of mental health in the workplace cannot be overstated. A mentally healthy workforce is not only happier but also more productive. Employees are the lifeblood of any organization, and their wellbeing is a crucial factor in determining the company's success. Here are a few things you can do to create a healthy workplace:
Human Leadership: Cultivating a Thriving Work Culture
In the ever-evolving landscape of leadership styles, human leadership shines as a beacon of inspiration. This transformative approach is centered on prioritizing the well-being and growth of individuals within an organization. It seeks to craft a nurturing, inclusive work environment that hones in on the needs and aspirations of its employees. In this blog post, we'll explore the core principles of human leadership and how they pave the way for a dynamic and harmonious workplace.
Elevating Employee Engagement: The Empowering Impact of Employee Engagement Software
In the fast-paced and competitive realm of modern business, where talent retention and organizational excellence are paramount, employee engagement emerges as a defining factor. Employee engagement software stands as a dynamic tool, meticulously designed to revolutionize the workplace, enhancing both engagement and satisfaction levels. Let's delve deeper into the transformative advantages it brings:
CultureCon Insights: Elevating Workplace Culture
CultureCon was a whirlwind of insights, featuring remarkable speakers who delved deep into the world of workplace culture. Here's a more detailed look at what three outstanding speakers had to say:
Unleashing the Power of People: Elevating Companies through Valued Employees
In today’s dynamic and fiercely competitive business landscape, companies constantly seek the secret weapon that will propel them to unparalleled success. Astonishingly, this potent force is often overlooked – their people. Employees, with their diverse talents, knowledge, and expertise, possess an extraordinary capacity to drive a company's growth, foster innovation, and elevate its standing in the market. Join us as we delve into the myriad ways that a company’s PEOPLE profoundly influence the success of their business.
Unite Your Team: The Power of In-Person Company Retreats
In today's fast-paced digital world, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among employees can be a challenging task. However, there is an exceptional solution that has stood the test of time and proven to be a powerful tool for bringing teams together – the in-person company retreat. More than just a getaway, these retreats can act as a catalyst, propelling your organization towards enhanced team cohesion, a positive work culture, and newfound inspiration. If you're ready to embark on this transformative journey, we've got you covered with essential tips for planning a successful company retreat that will leave your team feeling invigorated and connected.
Embracing Change: The Key to Thriving in an Ever-Changing Workplace
In today's fast-paced and dynamic business world, adaptability has become a crucial skill for success in the workplace. The ability to quickly and effectively respond to change can make the difference between thriving and merely surviving. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of adaptability in the ever-changing workplace and provide insights into why it is essential for individuals and organizations alike.
Why Caring about Employee Wellbeing Matters
Mental health in the workplace is an important issue that can significantly impact the well-being and productivity of employees. To create a supportive and inclusive work environment that promotes mental health, employers should implement strategies that address mental health concerns effectively. Here are key approaches supported by relevant statistics:
Unveiling the Power of People: Why Employees Are a Company's Most Valuable Asset
In today's fast-paced and competitive business landscape, companies are constantly seeking an edge that will propel them to success. Surprisingly, the most potent weapon at their disposal is often overlooked – their people. Employees, with their diverse talents, knowledge, and expertise, possess the extraordinary capacity to drive a company's growth, foster innovation, and elevate its standing in the market. Here are just a few of the ways that a company’s PEOPLE influence the success of their business.
Collectivism vs Individualism at Work
Collectivism and individualism are cultural values that influence how people interact with others in the workplace.
Podcasts You Need to Be Listening To
While driving in the car, working from home, or making dinner for you or your family, podcasts can be a great resource for relaxation and self-help. Podcasts are informative, relatable, engaging, and you can always listen in whenever you have time. There are many genres of podcasts, so you can always find tips and tricks to help you in whatever stage of life you are in.
Onboarding Practices to Keep Employees Engaged and Happy
It is no secret that employee happiness is the key to a successful business. Employee onboarding is an easy way to keep your employees engaged from their first day of work to years later and a good way to reduce turnover and improve performance. The tips provided below will help your employees feel more passionate about their work, as well as to help them better understand your company culture.
The Five Best Organizational Apps for Managing Work/Life Balance
Some days it can be hard to balance the daily meetings, heavy workloads, important deadlines, while still juggling family and friends into the mix. The more organized you are within your career, the easier it’ll be for you to focus on work. All the while, giving you more time for everything else. Sometimes finding that groove of being organized can be hard to come by, but thanks to technology, there is an app for it!
Stay Connected While Working From Home
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape nearly every avenue of our lives in the United States and around the world, most employees are staying at home for good. According to ApolloTechnical, statistics on remote workers reveals that 4.7 million people work remotely half the time. And although there are many perks to working remotely, it is still important for employees to stay connected.
3 Proactive Steps to Fight Quiet Quitting
Proactive vs. Reactive Human Resources
Empowering Your Employees to Find Flow
Flow is a hyper-productive state of work that helps bring people the feeling of great passion, expertise and passion in their work. It is often described as the experience of 'being in the zone'. Anyone who has been in a state of flow knows that it is a very gratifying experience that can help employees find satisfaction in their work.
How to Hire for Culture Fit AND Culture Add
A few years ago, research began to connect the dots between having a strong culture and business success. This created a brand new criteria to be added to the hiring manager’s checklist “Culture fit”. During interviews, companies would question; does this candidate align with our vision, mission, values and the personality of this team? Companies implemented this practice with the belief that it was the best way to promote the growth of their company and reduce employee turnover. Because ultimately, employees who fit in are likely to be productive at your company and are less likely to leave.
5 Positive Impacts of Creating ERGs at your Company
Many companies have successfully implemented Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within their organizations and seen great results! Here are 5 Positive impacts you can expect to see by creating ERGs at your company.
Combating Employee Loneliness
Do you remember the feeling of walking through the cafeteria with your lunch tray nervously trying to find a place to sit amongst the other kids? Lunchroom anxiety extends well beyond high school. This social discomfort can be spotted in offices all around the world. Companies are regularly discussing how to help their employees feel more comfortable and less lonely at work.
Building Company Culture for a Remote Workforce
Many companies have had to quickly transition to working from home. Most organizations are finding that it is going to be a long-term solution for their team. Leaders have begun to seriously consider allowing work from home as part of their normal policy.
Friendly Competition Brings Remote Teams Together
2020 has required us to find new ways to inspire and motivate our employees. We have been forced to get creative, the punishment if we cannot adapt? Employee burnout and dissatisfaction. This article is going to explore the benefits of using competitions to get your employees excited again and prevent reaching the point of burnout.
2020 Hit HR Departments the Hardest
2020 will be a year for the history books, that’s for sure, and it is having huge impacts on our workload and career trajectory. Every department has had to adapt but none have been challenged the way that HR has this year.
12 Months of Culture Events
Many times companies miss out on ways they could boost culture and engagement for their employees because they think it will be very expensive or time consuming to organize. The events below are meant to be simple and cost effective ideas that your People Team could implement to make your workplace a little more fun! I hope you find something to add to your event calendar this year!