As 2016 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the year behind us in order to look ahead. So for this week’s Friday Feature, we’ve rounded up some of our personal favorite blog posts we published in 2016 that speak to leadership, engagement and employee appreciation. These are great reads for personal and professional contemplation on how to make next year a more meaningful one for both you and your team.
Developing yourself as a leader and manager:
Make this the year that you become a better manager, develop a stronger employee base, and create a more meaningful and thriving workplace. If it sounds like too much to tackle in a year's time, look at these three simple resolutions you can make today, and use them as inspiration for your year ahead.
A well-matched mentor can be an invaluable source of inspiration, self-confidence and guidance throughout your career as it grows and evolves. Here's how to find one for yourself.
Ready to develop your communication skills, grow as a leader and give back to your industry? These are just some of the rewarding benefits of becoming a mentor. Here's how to get started.
Creating meaningful employee engagement and recognition:
When employees are allowed to share their thanks, greetings and victories with their colleagues, wonderful things can happen for both team and individual morale. This type of recognition — peer-to-peer — is a very important, yet often overlooked, component of workplace recognition programs.
Dale Carnegie® Training lists four positive emotions that can drive employee engagement. We're looking at each of them to see what steps you as a leader can take to foster these emotions and get your team feeling good about where they work.
Recent studies show that millennials have low levels of a sense of purpose where they work. How important is this for the outlook of employee engagement, and what role does a sense of purpose play in engagement?
Employee appreciation, wellness and wellbeing:
With Employee Appreciation Day coming up this Friday, March 4th, workplaces around the country are looking for ways to say “thank you” to their workers. Yet with almost half of the workforce feeling underappreciated, employee appreciation needs to be a year-round effort, not just a single day.
Each Thanksgiving, many of us consider the idea of gratitude — how to cultivate it, how to give it, how to remember it throughout the year. Here are just a few ideas of small things you can do this season to cultivate gratitude in the workplace.
A bit of employee appreciation can go a long way to help your staff feel vital and supported during the busiest time of the year. Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to support your team’s health and wellness during the holidays.