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Category: employee motivation

Hate your job? You have three choices

If you’re spending eight hours a day (or more) in a job that you’re not crazy about, then you have three options moving forward.  That’s right, only three!  And whining at the water cooler about how much you hate your

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employee performance

Employee performance = ability X motivation

It’s necessary to assess TWO factors when trying to get at the root cause of an employee performance problem. Leadership expert Merge Gupta-Sunderji explains.

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Five ways to make flexible working work

The proliferation of flexible work continues.  Whether the flexibility is related to hours (such as flexi-time, compressed weeks, or part-time work) or workstyles (telecommuting, flexible workspaces, or job sharing), it is something that more employees want.  Flexible working arrangements are

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What creates healthy employees? The Globe’s Employee Recommended Workplace Awards offers insights

Just over one year ago, I told all of you about this very cool project that was sponsored by my colleagues at The Globe & Mail – a Canada-wide survey that is investigating what companies are doing to foster a

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Deliberately make yourself available to your staff

I’ve blogged previously about the importance of being present in your conversations with your employees, but today I want to come at this same subject from a more macro-perspective.  Today’s message: be seen, show your face, in other words, make

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Want engaged employees? They need to be healthy in four areas

Employee engagement is big business in North America; a recent estimate in The Globe & Mail pegs it at a USD $720 million spend annually.  After all, companies want their employees to be productive, and engaged employees are one reliable

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