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Creating a Sense of Family at Work

With all the time we spend at work, our colleagues become a part of our lives. Isn’t it great when we get along with them? By developing and nurturing healthy relationships among coworkers, you can start to build a sense of family among the staff that’ll drive engagement, productivity, and better collaborations.

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Millennials Weigh In: “We’re Not That Complicated” (Part 1)

By Candice Belair, Social Media Coordinator, Ceridian

As a millennial in the workforce who has read many different strategies for companies to attract us and keep us engaged lately, I’m here to say: we’re not that complicated!

We’re just a subset of people pushing our leaders to meet our needs. This is what humans do, not just millennials. Just think back to the Industrial Revolution, while it increased our resiliency as a society, it came with grim living and working conditions. Workers banded together and pushed for change. I don’t feel that millennials pushing for change is a differentiator for our group. What is, is the digital age we live in and the buffet of social media platforms we have at our fingertips with which to speak our mind. Now we don’t just leave employers when we feel wronged, we take to our networks and tell our 1400 Facebook friends, 400 Twitter followers, 267 Instagram followers and with the promise of it disappearing in 24 hours, we save the juicy details for Snapchat. Disclaimer: I haven’t done this, but I’ve seen it done plenty. Read more

What Do the NFL and Your New Hire Experience Have in Common?

By John Whyte, Senior Manager, Dayforce Talent Management, Ceridian

Football fans joke that in August, everybody is undefeated. We can all point to a great draft, a new coach, or a favorable schedule as reasons why this is our year. The same can be said of new hires at the onset of a new job – they’ve found a fresh, innovative company, they love the location, maybe there’s a pay raise or a great new boss. Let’s parallel the different phases of the NFL season with the experiences of a new hire and see what lessons there are to learn. Read more

To drive engagement, focus on career development

By Deb LaMere, VP of Employee Engagement, Ceridian

Employee engagement is a cornerstone of successful organizations. Numerous studies have shown that companies with higher levels of engagement benefit from higher retention rates and productivity. However, according to Dale Carnegie, only 29 percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged and almost just as many are actively disengaged.

It is a lot easier to understand and, therefore, improve employee engagement when you break it down into specific components. Some of the top drivers of engagement include work-life balance, strong communication from management, performance feedback, and career development and training. In fact, a 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce study found that the two biggest factors that influence engagement are base pay and career advancement. Read more

Redefining HR with emerging workforce trends

workforceIt’s no secret that the global workforce is going through a major transformation. As millennials continue to assume leadership roles, the number of remote workers increases and the gig economy gains traction, it is presenting employers and HR leaders with some challenges. Read more

Is employee engagement your No. 1 challenge? 5 other things to keep in mind

coworkersIn most offices, talent management leaders have zoomed in on employee retention and productivity as crucial goals for both their short- and long-term needs. In an effort to put together a hardworking staff that’s built to last, companies have put a great deal of emphasis on engagement, and rightfully so. Engaged employees tend to stay in their positions longer and achieve more than their disengaged counterparts. But is engagement the only thing that matters? Read more

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