The first Friday in March has been set aside every year since 1995 as Employee Appreciation Day. Organizations wouldn’t be able to operate without employees.  This simple fact is too often overlooked and unacknowledged. Our days are jam-packed with more to-dos than we have time to do! Use this holiday as a day to pause…

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A women being celebrated at an office meeting

A senior-level leader once told me she wasn’t one to give much praise so she needed to hire someone who didn’t need that.  So, finding someone with a high level of self-confidence went on my list of have-to-have characteristics of the candidates.  However, it got me thinking, is praise only for those with low self-confidence?…

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Celebrating employees’ birthdays, employment anniversaries, or throwing a party for significant team accomplishment are a nice touch and enjoyed by employees.  But what makes the greatest impact on employee satisfaction is what you do the other 250 or so workdays of the year. Below are some ideas of how to show your employees how important…

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Happy Black History Month!  It’s great that this honoring of African American heritage and achievements is celebrated in February because it can serve as a warm-up for celebrating diversity all year long. Celebrating minority milestones and holidays in the workplace is celebrating diversity itself.  It demonstrates an inclusive culture and also shows employees how to…

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