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Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being   — 4 MIN

Finding Balance: Tips for Putting Stress in Its Place

Emotional Intelligence, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

It starts the moment you log in for the day: a manager who’s in a bad mood, a coworker who’s running late, a customer awaiting with a problem, a phone that’s already beginning to ring. With these...

5 Ways to Encourage Employee Autonomy

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

Most companies are beginning to learn the advantages of having autonomous employees, such as greater productivity, more innovative ideas, reduced labor costs, and less turnover. Unfortunately, some...

Do Your Employees Feel Comfortable Asking Questions?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

No one likes to look unintelligent in the workplace, which is why employees often avoid asking questions. While employees often feel that keeping inquiries to themselves is the best way to prevent...

How to Give Positive Feedback to Employees

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

A striking 83% of employees say they appreciate all kinds of feedback—positive or otherwise. Positive feedback is especially lacking in most modern organizations, even though science has proven time...

How to Develop Empathy in Leadership

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

There’s no question that fostering a culture of empathy makes it easier to attract qualified job applicants. In fact, according to SHRM, 92% of workers applying for jobs look specifically for...

Reducing Risk: How Not Having a Single-Solution HR Partner Can Hurt You

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Employee Well-being  

3 MIN

As an HR professional, you are aware of all of the training requirements for your employees…probably more so than anyone else in the organization. And, you are probably aware of all the frustration...

From Fear to Belonging: Building Inclusive Workspaces

Leadership Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Employee Well-being  

4 MIN

Andrew is a manager. He just realized that he scheduled an important meeting on a cultural holiday. He rescheduled the meeting, but he isn’t sure if it’s better or worse to explain why he...

Preparing Employees for a Bigger Role

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Considering today’s labor shortage and the fact that it can take up to two months or longer to fill a job vacancy, it makes sense to promote from within. But even if employees are excellent in their...

Blue Ocean Brain Announces 2024 Content Theme

Blue Ocean Brain News  

2 MIN

In an ever-evolving world, change remains a constant. The dynamic nature of the modern workplace necessitates multifaceted teams. With all the emerging concepts and technologies, it is vital to take...

Developing Soft Skills Can Deliver Hard ROI

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce  

3 MIN

When we think about the need for employee education programs, a lot of focus lands on “hard skills” - the abilities employees need to complete their specific jobs. While helping employees maintain...

Autonomy: You want to give it to your employees. But are they ready?

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Hybrid Workforce, Company Culture  

4 MIN

Most company leaders value employee autonomy and want more of it…but are they providing the tools and training to make it happen? Despite knowing the benefits of having personnel who can work...

Beyond Compliance: How Leaders Drive Change in Workplace Culture

Leadership Development, Employee Learning & Development, Company Culture, Diversity Equity & Inclusion  

4 MIN

Harassment filings have increased over 50% from last year, according to a recent report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At times, tackling harassment in the workplace can...

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