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The Unexpected Benefit the Gig Economy has on your Business

By Nick Venturella

According to the annual report, Freelancing in America 2016, from Upwork and the Freelancers Union, 13.5 million people took gigs outside of their primary full-time job responsibilities last year.

In other words, 25% of traditionally employed full-time U.S. workers were moonlighting as independent contractors in 2016.

Overall, freelancers contributed an estimated $1 trillion in earnings to our economy. That said, it doesn’t appear as though freelancing, or what many refer to as the “Gig Economy,” is going away any time soon.

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How Club Fit Empowers and Engages its Staff

By Prudence Pitter, Chief Talent Officer, Club Fit

It was 1973 when Club Fit first opened its doors in Westchester County, NY. Today, our club locations offer health and fitness facilities and programming to enhance quality of life and physical well-being for more than 14,000 members and guests. Club Fit provides a place to work out and unwind. It’s a place to play your favorite sports and a place to take charge of your health and well-being. As our tag line states, it’s a world apart from fitness as usual.

Everything we do at Club Fit ties to the mission of engaging our staff and giving them the tools they need to promote a healthy lifestyle for our members and guests. We do not take for granted how many moving parts we have here at Club Fit and spend a great deal of time helping our staff get up to speed and ready to embrace the Club Fit way.

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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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Leadership Effectiveness is Your #1 Priority

By Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer, Ceridian

When you have the honor of being in a leadership position within an organization, the importance of selecting the right people and empowering them cannot be understated. By delegating to the right people and knowing you can trust them to do what they are tasked with – and follow through with it – you are freed up to focus more time and attention on other critical areas of the organization. Running the business, then, becomes second nature. It is a cycle that, when approached, implemented and maintained correctly, can have profound and tremendous benefits. After all, when you take care of your people, your people take care of your customers and the rest, well, it just works. Read more

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

Assess Employee Engagement as Frequently as Your Finances

By Lisa Sterling, Chief People Officer, Ceridian

According to research conducted by Gallup, about a quarter of employees worldwide are actively disengaged – and actually outnumber those who are engaged. And the people responsible for managing them are, at least in part, to blame for this disengagement.

In years past, engagement was a measurement HR leaders looked at once – maybe twice – a year after the completion of a lengthy survey. In today’s world of work, these annual or bi-annual measurements no longer fit, and can even hinder true engagement from being achieved.   Read more

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