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Ditch the Cake. Here Are 14 Creative Ways to Celebrate Work Anniversaries.

Just like birthdays, employee work anniversaries are the perfect time to celebrate your tenured employees and thank them for all their contributions through the years. While a cake and a card are nice gestures, some companies go even further to make their employees feel valued their first year, second year, and beyond. 

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3 Steps to Help New Leaders Ramp Quickly

It’s been said that “the beginning is the most important part of the work.” Whether you have just taken the next step in your professional career at your existing company or have transitioned into a new organization, when you land a new leadership position, the same notion holds true.

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HR’s Guide to Resume Screening

Successful resume screening saves HR teams valuable time and resources. With a clear understanding of what makes a good or bad fit, you increase your chances of bringing in high caliber candidates.

While it’s exciting to receive a vast pool of applications, it can also be daunting. These seven tips will help you efficiently and effectively screen resumes to make sure you hire the right person for the role.

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4 Steps to Build an Effective Training and Development Program

As a new generation enters the workforce, there is an even more pressing need to invest in workplace learning and development. As the baby boomer generation moves toward retirement––taking years of valuable expertise with them––millennials are quickly becoming the dominant group in the workforce. In fact, millennials are on track to make up 75 percent of employees by 2020. However, of this vast talent pool, 43 percent of millennials intend to change jobs in the next two years. As the talent market grows increasingly competitive, businesses are scrambling to encourage retention and remediate the effects of high turnover.

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6 Ways to Make Entry-Level Employees Feel Valued in the Workplace

When it comes to building a great team, finding top talent is only half the battle. Retaining that talent, whether it’s your entry-level employees or senior management, is extremely important, as high employee turnover is costly and disruptive to other team members. In addition to offering competitive pay and a great culture, making your employees feel valued in the workplace is an important part of retention. However, it can be easy to overlook this for your entry-level employees.

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Performance Reviews: A Training Guide for New Managers

When it comes to performance reviews, new managers can dread them as much as employees. Early-stage managers may have never been involved in a performance review process for direct reports, or perhaps they have but now they need to learn a new system.

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Your Guide to Pride Month at Work

It’s officially June and there’s already something to celebrate as the nation kicks off Pride Month. As millions of individuals and allies celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, workplaces are looking for ways to support their employees. From legislative wins to employee resource groups, we’ve come a long way in enabling individuals to bring their authentic selves at work—but there’s still a long way to go. 

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Performance Management: Practice Makes Perfect

In this three-part blog series, Namely’s VP of Product, Brian Crofts, and Namely’s HR Advisor, Sneh Kadakia, are stepping back to look at both sides of the performance management spectrum. By uniting product expertise and HR experience, we hope to offer guidance for those tasked with driving a successful performance management strategy. 

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Why It Pays to Invest in Employee Engagement

If you want to know how your company is doing financially, your last employee survey might be a good place to start. Employee engagement has emerged as a business metric that can make or break other KPIs.
 

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Engage Employees Emotionally in These 5 Ways

When a startup closes its latest round of funding, three words usually flash in a founder’s mind: hire, hire, hire!