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  • A season of kindness

    A season of kindness

    What’s truly remarkable is that we seem to be more kind at the very time of year when our anxiety is at its highest.

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  • Thanksgiving reflections: a year of gratitude

    Thanksgiving reflections: a year of gratitude

    From new research findings to an interview with Dr. Robert Emmons to personal stories, we highlight this year's best blogs about gratitude.

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  • Survey findings: the power of career milestones

    Survey findings: the power of career milestones

    In our latest survey, 64% of respondents said their last service anniversary did not engender a renewed sense of commitment to their company.

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  • Amy Blankson: 4 strategies to reclaim focus in an always-on digital world

    Amy Blankson: 4 strategies to reclaim focus in an always-on digital world

    Amy came to Workhuman's Dublin office to discuss well-being around technology in the digital era and how we can use our gadgets to their best and highest purposes – while still keeping our sanity.

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  • Humans of HR: tackling mental health at work

    Humans of HR: tackling mental health at work

    Is the stigma against mental health decreasing? What is often overlooked in terms of mental health at work? We poll key HR influencers to get their take.

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  • The untapped potential of rebels

    The untapped potential of rebels

    Rebels make things happen, encourage others to look at issues from all angles, and are effective at bringing about change. Rebels may step on toes, but it's often in service of getting the job done.

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  • Gartner report: "How to Select a Recognition and Rewards Solution to Boost Employee Motivation and Engagement"

    Gartner report: "How to Select a Recognition and Rewards Solution to Boost Employee Motivation and Engagement"

    Have you considered the impact your recognition and reward program could have on health and safety metrics? Security awareness? Job referrals? Wellness? Performance management?

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  • 3 of the biggest myths about workplace inclusion

    3 of the biggest myths about workplace inclusion

    While the idea of inclusion has become incredibly popular in recent years, there continues to be a great deal of confusion about what it is and how it happens.

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  • Inclusion doesn't just happen – it takes work.

    Inclusion doesn't just happen – it takes work.

    Think about the difference between being forced to assimilate into a culture vs. being a stakeholder in creating it. This is where we experience many of the benefits associated with inclusion.

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  • World Kindness Day: the kind leader

    World Kindness Day: the kind leader

    Does your organization see kindness as a weakness or an asset in leadership? The answer will differ depending on your work culture.

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  • New York Times best-selling author Dan Heath to keynote Workhuman Live 2020

    New York Times best-selling author Dan Heath to keynote Workhuman Live 2020

    Dan Heath is a firm believer in the power of moments and how they can transform not only customer experience, but also employee experience, patient experience, or even family experience.

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  • Celebrating Veterans Day

    Celebrating Veterans Day

    Just as companies are dedicated to supporting other underrepresented groups, they need to make a concerted effort – beyond Veterans Day – to become “veteran-friendly” organization.

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  • A deeper dive into diversity and inclusion

    A deeper dive into diversity and inclusion

    While the D&I conversation often focuses on ethnicity, Workhuman Executive Forum attendees touched on inclusion challenges, including navigating old boys’ networks, hiring veterans, and LGBTQ allies.

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  • Humans of HR: Meet Robin Schooling, managing partner of HR and people strategy at Peridus Group

    Humans of HR: Meet Robin Schooling, managing partner of HR and people strategy at Peridus Group

    We chat with Robin about creating human workplaces, helping entry-level and front-line employees, and why honesty and fairness are the future of HR.

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  • The business value of trust

    The business value of trust

    The research on the business value of trust is undeniable, but there’s one simple daily task that illustrates what the lack of trust costs an organization.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "How to Be an Inclusive Leader," by Jennifer Brown

    Workhuman Book Club: "How to Be an Inclusive Leader," by Jennifer Brown

    Jennifer outlines a multistage model – the Inclusive Leader Continuum – to help leaders and employees understand their current state, anticipate next steps, and create an inclusive culture.

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  • How gratitude amps up belonging and civility in the workplace

    How gratitude amps up belonging and civility in the workplace

    How do we create a workplace where people feel seen and included? Take employee recognition out of a hierarchical structure and empower everyone to express gratitude and call out good work.

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  • Fight, flight, or fright? Don't let the performance review spook you.

    Fight, flight, or fright? Don't let the performance review spook you.

    For organizations that evaluate performance on a yearly basis, performance review season can be scarier than Halloween.

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  • The cost of toxic cultures

    The cost of toxic cultures

    Bullying. Abrasive feedback. Discrimination and harassment. These toxic behaviors are all too well known in American workplaces. What’s less understood is the cost in terms of dollars and cents.

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  • Work needs to get woke: a modern look at gender inequity

    Work needs to get woke: a modern look at gender inequity

    Just like old habits, institutionalized biases die hard, and reaching a future with complete gender parity is going to take time, an open dialogue, and some irrefutable facts.

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