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  • Why I'm celebrating my parents for World Gratitude Day

    Why I'm celebrating my parents for World Gratitude Day

    For many people, their job is a paycheck. For me, it’s more than that. It’s a way for me to pay back my parents for all the sacrifices they made for me.

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  • Dr. Anita Sands on the theory of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

    Dr. Anita Sands on the theory of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

    Last week the Workhuman Women’s Network had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Dr. Anita Sands, a global technology and business leader based in Silicon Valley.

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  • What my grandfather taught me about gratitude

    What my grandfather taught me about gratitude

    When you live with a sense of gratitude, it can transform your life to one of happiness and joy. When you work with a sense of gratitude, it can change cultures, engagement, and organizations.

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  • How a culture of goodness drives better business results

    How a culture of goodness drives better business results

    CEO and founder of Good Leadership Enterprises Paul Batz believes it’s the leader’s job to not only find goodness, but to “make it grow in every single person that’s a part of their enterprise.”

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  • The importance of gratitude in creating human workplaces

    The importance of gratitude in creating human workplaces

    Recognition programs fueled by gratitude create a better employee experience. But it’s not just gratitude that creates meaning – it’s about the reach, frequency, and value of it.

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  • Finally, we can measure how work really gets done.

    Finally, we can measure how work really gets done.

    Human applications drive frequent, peer-to-peer interactions, which strengthen relationships and build a culture of positivity.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "Creating Mindful Leaders" by Joe Burton

    Workhuman Book Club: "Creating Mindful Leaders" by Joe Burton

    Joe outlines the latest research on stress and burnout and walks the reader through simple, research-based tools every professional can leverage to become more mindful, productive, and happy.

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  • Culture and strategy should meet for breakfast.

    Culture and strategy should meet for breakfast.

    Culture and strategy are key to organizational success, but how do we prioritize both? Pamea Puryear, CHRO at Zimmer Biomet, shared her perspective at Workhuman Live 2019.

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  • Don’t wait for HR – build your work family

    Don’t wait for HR – build your work family

    Working in a culture that is like a family is good for employees, customers, and business. Here are four practical tips for building a sense of community at work.

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  • How HR data drives Cisco's culture

    How HR data drives Cisco's culture

    Building a great culture doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a deliberate and strategic approach to cultural transformation. And for Cisco, Social Recognition has been a key culture driver.

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  • Think like Pink: best-selling author Daniel Pink to speak at Workhuman Live 2020

    Think like Pink: best-selling author Daniel Pink to speak at Workhuman Live 2020

    Author of six provocative books, including his newest, “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing,” Daniel uses decades of behavioral science to challenge old-school management techniques.

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  • New Workhuman survey report: "The Future of Work is Human"

    New Workhuman survey report: "The Future of Work is Human"

    The future is bright for organizations that leverage human applications to build up gratitude, empower employees to drive their own development, and take an unapologetic stance toward greater equity.

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  • Let freedom reign: the employee manifesto

    Let freedom reign: the employee manifesto

    As we head towards Labor Day, let's evolve the conversation around the employee to one where work is treated as a relationship, as opposed to a contract.

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  • Webinar recap: 6 major risks of homegrown recognition programs (and how to avoid them)

    Webinar recap: 6 major risks of homegrown recognition programs (and how to avoid them)

    In our latest webinar, we explored what it takes to make a social recognition program successful and shared the six common risks of homegrown rewards systems.

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  • What neuroscience can teach us about diversity and unconscious bias

    What neuroscience can teach us about diversity and unconscious bias

    Although there are limitations to humans’ ability to change their nature, employers can augment anti-bias training with organizational structures and processes that build diversity and inclusion.

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  • How to keep remote employees under your wing

    How to keep remote employees under your wing

    How can you keep top talent circling back to you for reassignment when their contract ends, rather than taking an opportunity elsewhere?

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  • Her fight is our fight: honoring Women's Equality Day

    Her fight is our fight: honoring Women's Equality Day

    Pay audits, mentorships, and advocacy groups are a few concrete ways companies can close the pay gap and do their part in the fight for gender equity.

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  • Language is your first intervention.

    Language is your first intervention.

    There is no common language or narrative around D&I. This means we are fighting a lot of battles that need not be fought. It is increasingly clear that this work must be anchored in a common logic.

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  • Webinar: 6 major risks of homegrown recognition programs (and how to avoid them)

    Webinar: 6 major risks of homegrown recognition programs (and how to avoid them)

    If you’re thinking about implementing a “do-it-yourself” solution – or if you already have a homegrown program – you won’t want to miss an upcoming webinar hosted by Workhuman on August 22.

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  • This should be your #1 return on leadership investment

    This should be your #1 return on leadership investment

    If inclusion is not one of the first products of your leadership, then your leadership has a decreasing return on investment and at some point will become a liability.

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