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  • Bright Ideas Campaign – Employee Suggestion Program Use Our Bright Ideas Campaign to:Initiate a highly effective, high energy and motivating suggestion system Drive employee engagement Give your current suggestion program a shot-in-the-arm Target specific aspects of your business such as process improvement, safety, employee retention, cost reduction or customer satisfaction Identify ways to cut costs Improve communication Increase worker motivation and employee engagement Get 100% participation from the bottom ...
  • Zappos | Creating a Great Place to Work As the economy rebounds businesses are focusing on making their organizations better places to work.  They are realizing if employees and managers are unhappy, they are going to leave.  Pay and benefits are important, but many people are choosing happiness, meaningful work and job satisfaction as the most important criteria as to whether they stay ...
  • Baby Boomer Generation Versus Generation X and Y “Generation Y and X” Many good employees are quitting traditional organizations because the older workforce does not know how to manage them properly.I recently worked with the U.S. Army who is experiencing a severe retention problem. Highly skilled Generation X junior officers and enlisted soldiers are leaving in droves. The lure of higher paying civilian jobs is only part ...
  • Good Bosses Make Good Employees One morning at the airport, I overheard an employee talking about her new boss. ?He i?s a nice guy,? she said. ?He makes me feel good about working here.?Like many employees, this young woman is more influenced by her boss’s soft skills than his technical skills. His interpersonal skills were what mattered most: including his ...
  • HOW TO READ THE DISC GRAPH When looking at the graphs read your Natural Style graph first.Your Natural Style graph is on the right. This graph describes how you tend to behave naturally in non-stressful conditions. To read your natural graph start with the red “D” bar on the left and end with the blue “C” bar on the right.Each colored ...
  • Stay Focused During Meetings: Best Practices to Incorporate Americans have more than one billion meetings per year. At around $338 in staff salaries for each meeting, this amounts to a huge amount of money spent each year on meetings. To get the most out of this substantial cost center, employees and employers need to maximize attention and retention at every meeting. Prime Your Brain Scientists ...
  • Online Behavior Assessments and the Science Supporting Them FIVE SCIENCES OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND ONLINE BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENTSBehaviors/DISC Measured in four termperments (DISC: dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance), Behaviors reveal how an individual will perform, including what value he or she will bring to a team, his or her ideal environment and possible limitations he or she may face. Learn MoreMotivators/12 Driving Forces Measured in 12 key ...
  • Five Strategies for Hiring Success https://youtu.be/HcXamB06pEMIt’s never been easier to find warm bodies to fill job slots. With the volume of social media and online networking and career sites, connecting with workers is only a matter of searching profiles or placing ads. However, it’s increasingly difficult to distinguish “the best” or even “adequate” choice for job openings or promotions, and ...
  • Communicating with the Four DISC Styles DISC Communication Styles People have unique ways to communicate to each other. When you understand people are uniquely different based on their communication styles then you can better relate to your customers, peers and in your personal relationships. The key is to understand yourself first.  We measure communication styles with the DISC assessment.How we express our ...
  • No Holiday Party? No Problem While End-of-Year Celebrations Boost Employee Engagement, Leaders Should Focus on Communications First for Maximum Impact, According to CEB ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A well-run holiday celebration can be just as effective at improving employee engagement as a small cash bonus, according to CEB (NYSE: CEB), a best practice insight and technology company, ...
  • Here’s How to Empower Your Employees Employee Empowerment Smart business managers know they cannot have a successful company without the support of their staff. Research shows that employee happiness is correlated to business success. If done right, employee empowerment can be the greatest factor to business growth and operational efficiency. Listen to Elsa …and let it go. One of the foundational attitudes of employee ...
  • Tech for Your Social Media Marketing Team Social media can be a beast to get your head around. Luckily, there are expert programs that will help you expand your social media outreach. Make sure your marketing team is equipped with all the tools they will need. Here are a list of the top devices and relative programs and apps that will enhance ...
  • Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us Employee Motivation in the Workplace This is an excellent video outlining the key components of employee motivation based on Dan Pink’s book, “Drive.”  Many current motivation practices in world today tend to do more harm than good.  In some cases rewards have the opposite effect such has limiting creativity and innovation.https://youtu.be/u6XAPnuFjJc
  • The Culture of Business: How a Great Culture Can Grow Your Company A company is a culture. As a leader or owner of a company, you help create that culture. Huge businesses like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft have brands that define a culture, and cultures that define their brands.So how have these companies fared so well in creating a culture that promotes hard work, an ...
  • What is DISC? DISC is the most widely used behavioral assessment tool, adopted by organizations around the world to improve teamwork and understand different communication styles. TTI Success Insights is the only provider of DISC assessments in the marketplace that generates 384 unique reports, customized for leadership, sales teams and individuals. Backed by 30 years of research, we ...
  • Boost Your Business by Offering These (Affordable) Employee Perks Employee Motivation Tips Studies have shown that happy employees are more productive than unhappy employees. A study conducted by the University of Michigan’s Workplace Research Foundation also found that increasing investments in employee engagement by 10 percent can increase your company’s profits by $2,400 per employee per year. Companies like Google, who are keen on keeping ...
  • Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic https://youtu.be/aLIB8Czh1J4 The Trophy Generation | Is it destroying the motivation and the drive kids need to achieve success without getting a prize, trophy or other form of instant gratification? For several years I was on a selection committee for Eagle Scouts.  We were the last hurdle these candidates had to face before receiving their Eagle Scout award. ...
  • 3 Expectations of Millennial Employees Jolene ErlacherOne of the key arenas where generational differences collide is in the workplace.  Often older employees view younger colleagues as being less committed and lacking a good work ethic.  While in some cases this is definitely true, often conflicts arise from different workplace expectations.  Let’s look at three of them.1. Flexibility.  Millennials want flexibility ...
  • Best Manager or Worst Manager? Is this true?   Do you agree with Maria’s quote?Tell us about a good (or a bad) leader you know.