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How to Communicate a Summer Friday Policy

  Clarity, consistency and buy-in are all key. Allison Carter, Ragan Communications After a long winter and a short spring, everyone wants to be outside enjoying the warm weather. And after a long two years, your employees could benefit from a little extra break for their mental health. Enter the hallowed tradition of the summer…

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Attracting and Retaining Employees with Summer Perks

Editor’s Note:  Useful tips as we deal with the summer heat. Jessica Webb-Ayer, JD, Legal Editor, XpertHR With the current jobseeker-friendly market, an employer needs to make sure it is in the best position to attract and retain the workforce it wants and needs. Summer perks are a good way for employers to show how…

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4 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in the Summer

Stefanie Lightman, Head of Limeade Communications Summer is here. And that means warm, long days paired with more time spent outside and plenty of summertime activities. With flexible schedules and a lot of out of office auto-replies, it’s also the easiest season for productivity and engagement to slip. If you find your employees watching the…

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4 Simple Steps to a Strong Summer Staff

Erwin Van Der Vlist, Founder and CEO, Speakap  As the summer months near, on-boarding and training are major obligations for managers building a temporary summer workforce. It’s not easy to get a new team trained and focused in the summer weather. And managers are faced with a greater task — keeping young workers engaged and…

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Coach’s Corner — Summer Brooks Books

J.D. “Jim” Fox, Head Coach, Next Act Coaching I’m working more and more with professionals facing sudden job loss — they’ve been axed, or they flee an intolerable situation.  I’ve experienced both, and know of two books that can help when you’re reevaluating EVERYTHING. David Brooks — the thoughtful (and politically conservative) New York Times columnist…

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Virtual Summer Vacation Enhances Workplace Productivity

By Linda Passante, CEO, The Halo Group In addition to a CEO’s everyday tasks of leading, planning and organizing comes a responsibility that is often overlooked: motivating. Within organizational development, motivation and productivity go hand in hand.  Motivation sparks the desire to produce while the obligation to produce creates a need for motivation. Productivity in the…

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Reflections And Random Thoughts Of A Long Hot Magazine Summer

A Mr. Magazine™ Musing… On Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Guns & Ammo Sniper, Vanity Fair Classics, And Ladies’ Home Journal In Mississippi where I live, we have extremely long, hot, humid summers – sweltering, in fact. So, what better time to grab some magazines and get contemplative? Of course, in Mr. Magazine’s™ realm of existence, it’s always a…

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Summertime Tips to Keep Your Team Engaged

By Leo Tucker, Head of Global Marketing, PGi Longer days, more sunlight and warm weather beckon all of us from our desks during summer months. Strong leaders understand that instead of letting summer undermine team productivity, there are ways to combat the waning enthusiasm at work. When the weather is beautiful and sunshine is peeking through…

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Keeping Teams Engaged During Summertime

By Shawn Dickerson, Director of Solutions Marketing, Workfront It’s summertime, and the living’s easy – and that’s typical for many companies during the summer months. Lighter workloads and more frequent vacations can make the usual fast-paced office environment feel uncomfortably slow. However, those phases in a team’s bandwidth should be seized as valuable opportunities to refine…

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Five Ways to Keep Your Team Humming All Summer Long

By Liz Bywater, PhD., Leadership Expert Summertime has arrived. If you’re like many of my clients—successful leaders across the Fortune 500—you may have some mixed feelings about that. On one hand, summer brings a more relaxed pace, a reduction in daily firefighting, and an opportunity to finally get things off your incredibly full plate. On the other hand,…

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Engaging Employees in the Summer

By Kristen Zierau, Director, Clarke Caniff Strategic Search It starts some time in early March, all the chatter about the warm weather is on the horizon and the thought of endless sunshine is hard to shake. Everyone is talking about traveling for graduation parties, cruises, trips to see family, and where they are taking their…

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How to Keep Your Team Engaged Now That Summer (Finally) Is Here

By Karen Bouchard, Chief Human Resources Officer, EVP Administrative Operations, Racepoint Global In the depths of winter, employees begrudgingly sludge to work in their countless layers and heavy snow boots. Dark days and long nights leave little time for personal activities outside of employee’s work life but after a seemingly endless season, spring arrives, and with…

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Summertime Job Search: 3 Tips To Sizzle In The Job Market

Is it productive to do a summertime job search? Many job seekers think that recruiters/hiring managers will be away for the summer. That’s not true. While people do take vacations in the summer and around holidays, very few people take long vacations any more and, if they do, they have someone to cover for them. In the business world, summer is ‘business as usual.’

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KAYAK’s Data Storytelling Hacks Summer

Where to go, how to get there and what to do are just a few things that travelers think about when planning an escape. In the past, would-be travelers leaned solely on paperback destination guides and magazines. Today’s tourists, on the other hand, can also turn to search engines and mobile devices to provide insight on…

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Finding Employment as Summer Approaches

By Kristin Scarth, Career Services Manager, Employment BOOST The week before and after Easter is a dead zone for recruiting and hiring. So, getting right back into the groove of searching for a job after spring break is a must. Get on LinkedIn and start reaching out to hiring managers directly so that they would see value…

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Now’s the Time to Look Back, Instead of Forward to Decode Your Value

  Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency My marketing communications journey started 30-years ago working for General Electric, small-medium-sized agencies, and for Burson-Marsteller (now Burson Cohn & Wolf). Despite working at GE, surrounded by engineers, technologists, programmers and software developers, I never thought of myself as a tech person. Do You Know How You’re…

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Back to School? Back to the Gym

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing  The summer is nearly drawing to a close and getting back to school is once again upon us. Getting in shape doesn’t always have to mean trekking to the gym for dozens of enormous machines. Although a gym offers a machine for any muscle you want to train, most people…

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