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A new study reveals 70 percent of workers say they are actively looking for a new job. Here's the reason in 5 words

With research showing the majority of employees in the U.S. are either actively looking for a new job or thinking about it, business leaders need to consider how to increase job satisfaction if they want to retain their best employees. Marcel Schwantes shares here "some of the more glaring findings" from research into what's causing such high levels of job dissatisfaction. He also reveals the "one overarching issue organizations need to address" and the steps organisations can take to improve th...
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Recommended reading: The art of persuasion and entrepreneurs’ confessions

One thing many of the world's most successful and influential people have in common is a passion for reading. As a way to acquire knowledge, improve understanding and learn new skills, reading is one of the most important keys to success. With that in mind, Lucy Tesseras shares her pick of the latest books for anyone wants to learn more about what motivates entrepreneurs, or how workplace culture can impact not only your professional life but also your general outlook. There are also books here ...
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Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

Many companies have switched from traditional offices to open layouts with the aim of creating greater opportunities for interaction and collaboration between individuals and teams. Yet the open plan concept is often so poorly implemented it has the opposite effect, as new research from Harvard Business School reveals negative outcomes for both productivity and work relationships. Libby Sander, assistant professor of organizational behavior at Bond University, shares key findings from the resear...
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New LinkedIn research reveals the 3 surprising keys to attracting and retaining today's talent

The way we work is evolving and so is the way we evaluate our jobs. Employee expectations are higher than ever and employers often struggle with the challenge of engaging and retaining the best talent. Research shows job satisfaction has reached an all-time low with around half of employees looking for another job. And a pay rise alone isn't enough to convince an unhappy employee to stay if it means they have to tolerate a poor or toxic workplace culture. Here, Scott Mautz shares key findings fr...
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4 ways to create a learning culture on your team

Businesses need to be responsive to rapidly changing technologies and the best way to achieve this is by creating a culture of continuous learning and development that inspires, motivates and empowers employees to acquire new skills and competencies. Research shows that making learning an everyday aspect of the workplace can create positive impacts on organisational performance by boosting employee engagement, improving productivity, increasing workplace efficiency and encouraging greater o...
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How leaders can humanize work again

There's a difference between having a good work ethic and being a workaholic—and startup founders are often among those who confuse one with the other. Occasionally working a few extra hours to meet a deadline and not let a client down is a good work ethic. Sacrificing your personal life to work long hours every day isn't. While you may blur the lines between work and personal life because you're passionate about what you do and you want to devote your time to building a successful business, you...
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Six components of corporate culture help attract and retain talent

A healthy company culture is one of your strongest assets, helping you to attract and retain top talent. The culture of any organization is defined by the values, behaviors and practices that create its unique environment. The stronger the culture, the better your employees understand what's expected of them and what they're working towards. And a high level of employee engagement translates into high performance and low staff turnover. This article explores the elements that mаkе uр a company's...
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Sexual harassment at work in the era of #MeToo

A new survey shows how American workers feel amid the heightened awareness of sexual harassment and assault raised by the #MeToo movement. The Pew Research Center's survey reveals the extent of unwanted sexual advances and sexual harassment in the workplace. It explores people's views on issues such as the extent to which they think 'men getting away with it' or 'women not being believed' is a major problem. And it also considers whether recent developments are making it more difficult for ...
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5 proven strategies to help you succeed leading a team of freelancers

With the internet rapidly taking over the way we do business, a lot is changing. Some people view the digitization of work as a bad thing, but really people will be the winners . One of the reasons for this is that it brings people together. Physical location no longer determines who can work for who. Employers can search out the best of the best and hire them for whatever tasks they need. Working with freelancers also saves you money. You only ever pay for the work that is actually completed. B...
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