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  • In the #MeToo Era, HR Should Focus on Practice, Not Just Policy

    In the #MeToo Era, HR Should Focus on Practice, Not Just Policy

    Even if an employee’s actions don’t meet the legal standard of harassment, accepting offensive behavior at any level creates an unhealthy culture. HR should do more than just protect the company.

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  • The Gratitude Workout

    The Gratitude Workout

    Senior writer Aaron Kinne shares how just as a forced hiatus from working out reshaped his perspective on his time at the gym, gratitude can play a transformative role in how we view our jobs.

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  • Modern Recruiting Starts with a Story

    Modern Recruiting Starts with a Story

    “Human stories are what we see again and again set great companies apart from their competitors when it comes to recruiting,” says Kathryn Minshew, co-founder of The Muse, Workhuman Radio.

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  • Workhuman Book Club: "The Mind of the Leader" by Rasmus Hougaard and Jaqueline Carter

    Workhuman Book Club: "The Mind of the Leader" by Rasmus Hougaard and Jaqueline Carter

    Most leadership development focuses on outward skills like strategy, people management, and finance. Instead, new research shows that leadership should start inward with the mind.

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  • Total Rewards 2019 Recap: Disruption is Here to Stay

    Total Rewards 2019 Recap: Disruption is Here to Stay

    With unemployment at an all-time low, compensation and benefits leaders need to be proactive when it comes to achieving pay equity and continuously proving the ROI of their total rewards strategies.

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  • How Stories Impact Your Ability to Lead

    How Stories Impact Your Ability to Lead

    What stories go through your head as you walk around your office? As you meet with your team? Stories impact leadership, innovation, and productivity. Learn tips for re-framing negative stories.

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  • Happy Nurses = Happy Patients

    Happy Nurses = Happy Patients

    Often nurses and everything they sacrifice for the well-being of others is overlooked. Learn how small gestures of gratitude and appreciation can make a big difference in terms of nurse retention.

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  • People Over Process: Moving from Compliance to Gratitude

    People Over Process: Moving from Compliance to Gratitude

    We recap Lauren Zajac's NEHRA 2019 Legal Summit keynote on why creating a culture of gratitude is the only real way to make progress on some of the main HR compliance concerns we face today.

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  • 3 Ways to Connect with Workhuman at #TotalRewards19

    3 Ways to Connect with Workhuman at #TotalRewards19

    Traveling to WorldatWork’s annual conference & exhibition in Orlando next week? Learn more about our panel session and ways to win a conference pass to Workhuman Live 2020.

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  • Is Work a Relationship or a Contract?

    Is Work a Relationship or a Contract?

    How can we help employees feel valued in the midst of deteriorating levels of trust across the globe? Let's start by challenging traditional ideas about employee experience, reward, and motivation.

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  • Harnessing Tribal Power for ROI

    Harnessing Tribal Power for ROI

    Teams that default to negativity when faced with challenges aren’t productive. But the rare emotionally resilient team sees high ROI with an increase in team member productivity of between 35 and 50%.

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  • Time to Get Real with Rewards

    Time to Get Real with Rewards

    It’s time we take a hard look at what we know to be true about equity and human motivation and apply that insight to get real with rewards. Tamra Chandler shares four big ideas to consider.

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  • When it comes to pay, modernizing means humanizing.

    When it comes to pay, modernizing means humanizing.

    The way we work today is different than even five years ago. And since modern workplaces are about agile teams and human connections, it’s only natural that how we get paid reflects this.

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  • [VIDEO] The Magic of Gratitude at Work: 3 Tips from Nataly Kogan and Lauren Zajac

    [VIDEO] The Magic of Gratitude at Work: 3 Tips from Nataly Kogan and Lauren Zajac

    Sit with difficult emotions. Re-define happiness. Build your gratitude muscle. These are just a few tips we learned from Nataly and Lauren in last week's Workhuman Book Club Facebook live event.

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  • Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Wakeman Wisdom: Leaning into Accountability and Away from the Ego

    Instead of trying to make employees happy, we should instead call employees to greatness and create a culture of shared accountability. According to Cy Wakeman, that’s the secret to engagement.

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  • 3 Ways to Tap Into the Power of Progress

    3 Ways to Tap Into the Power of Progress

    We are driven by the desire to move forward, to mark and experience progress towards a desired future state. Jason Lauritsen shares three tips for recognizing progress and motivating employees.

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  • The kryptonite to workplace incivility

    The kryptonite to workplace incivility

    At Workhuman Live 2019, Christine Porath, Ph.D. shared how learning how to thrive in the workplace can “inoculate” us from the destructive effects of uncivil co-workers and work environments.

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  • Harmony & Conflict: Why Healthy Workplaces Need Both

    Harmony & Conflict: Why Healthy Workplaces Need Both

    Healthy workplaces are about balance. You need a little of both – conflict and harmony, professionalism and vulnerability – to nurture a balanced and supportive environment for employees to thrive.

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  • 4 Ways to Elevate Employee Experience

    4 Ways to Elevate Employee Experience

    At Workhuman Live 2019, some of the world’s largest companies shared concrete, practical steps they’ve taken to improve employee experience and the impact it’s had on people and business.

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  • Gender Equity Takes Center Stage at ACM Awards

    Gender Equity Takes Center Stage at ACM Awards

    The pursuit of gender inclusion and fairness was evident last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Kacey Musgraves and Ashley McBryde used the event to share their points of view.

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