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17 Ways to Boost Employee Morale During COVID-19 That Aren’t Happy Hours

It’s been close to two months since the World Health Organization declared the spread of the novel coronavirus an official pandemic. As we reflect on two months (or more) of mandated virtual work, HR and people teams around the world are looking back on their most successful morale-boosting activities—and searching for new ideas to keep their teams happy, healthy, and engaged.

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6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Employee Birthdays Virtually

As companies around the world transition to remote work, employers are re-evaluating every step of the employee experience. One challenge that is top of mind for many? Maintaining employee morale

Even with all this change and uncertainty, it’s critical to maintain a certain level of normalcy—and celebrate the small wins and employee milestones along the way. One event, in particular, that’s important to celebrate is employee birthdays. And being apart doesn’t mean you and your team can’t do something special to brighten up your colleague’s day. 

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How HR Tech Can Help You Master Compliance and Culture

Managing people risks and maintaining business compliance are two critical components of the HR function—but both are difficult to master. 

From meeting regulatory deadlines to staying up-to-date on employee training requirements, keeping your business compliant can be a complicated and time-consuming endeavor, especially when it isn’t the only thing on your plate. 

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Your 2020 HR Calendar

Mark your calendars, HR: it’s time to pop open the champagne and ring in 2020 without dropping the ball. Ahead of the new year, we’ve launched our free 2020 HR CalendarFrom special occasions like “National Coffee Day” to important compliance deadlines, the calendar features all of the key dates HR professionals need to know. 
 

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8 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Office

Thanksgiving is a holiday that reminds us to be thankful for everyone and everything we have in our lives. It’s an important time to reflect on your year, be together with family, friends, and coworkers, and give back to the greater community. While Thanksgiving is typically celebrated at home, there are still ways to bring the giving spirit to the office. Plus, there’s nothing like an office potluck to bring everyone together! 

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The Science Behind Pet Policies at Work

Is your company pet-friendly? Whether your office has an aquarium full of freshwater fish or lets employees bring their furry friends to work, there are quite a few benefits of allowing pets in the workplace. 

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How to Get the Most From Employee Survey Data

Employee surveys are a powerful tool to help in employee engagement efforts. In fact, 95 percent of organizations defined as “engaged,” in a survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, use annual employee surveys, compared with 45 percent in disengaged organizations.

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How to Observe Veterans Day in the Workplace

Every year, we dedicate Veterans Day to honor the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country. Whether you have many employees who served or just a few, Veterans Day is a holiday that everyone should take a moment to recognize. But how can you honor veterans and show gratitude in the office?