Healthy companies don't happen by accident. They're the result of an engaged leadership that creates a culture of care. Studies show that happy employees are more productive and their companies have a healthier bottom line.
So why does the Gallup poll tell us that nearly 70 percent of employees are actively disengaged?
Here are 3 things we get wrong and how to fix them ...
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Happy New Year! As we enter 2019 we’re left to reflect on all of the adventures we’ve had here at InspireHUB in 2018. Of course, we couldn’t have done any of this without our amazing support of family, friends, and clients alike!
Enjoy our 2018 InspireHUB Recap!
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How do you cultivate meaningful moments of celebration in the workplace in a way that respects the diversity of cultures and traditions that make up the beautiful tapestry of your people? At one point or another, most of us have done the potlucks, the ugly Christmas sweaters and the Secret Santa gift exchanges. But the celebrations that pack in the most meaning and fun are the ones built around "experiences" not more "stuff."
At a time of year when budgets are already stretched thin, here are a handful of ways to reinvent holiday celebrations in the workplace, including the virtual ones, with a focus on inspiring experiences and "presence" not "presents."
Here's how to kick it "InspireHUB" style ...
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The corporate Intranet plays an important role in internal communications. Intranet 2.0 is the "social intranet."
While the types of tools and the way they are used widely varies, studies offer insight into the communications barriers and boosts for productivity and employee engagement.
Here are 10 opportunities to up your game ...
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When employees are highly engaged morale goes up, productivity goes up and so do your profits.
While more companies are leading with empathy and wellness, employee engagement is often misunderstood and sometimes harder to translate into real ROI.
Here's what you need to know ...
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When we started InspireHUB, we knew that a “start-up” culture meant that we could expect long hours and days. We were no exception as our small team passionately pursued our dreams. As the leader of our team, I had only one rule and that was that I requested everyone take one day off every seven days. (Back then, it wasn’t unusual for us to work weekends. Welcome to startup life.) Some followed it, some did not as they elected to try and get ahead of their work.
To say our team was “highly engaged” would be an understatement. Requests from managers for staff to take extra time off (meaning working a normal work week like everyone else) was met with protest. Our team wore their efforts like gamified badges even bragging about “starting second shifts” when the normal people of the world went home. We were putting out huge amounts of code and work products. The team was passionately engaged. We were living the startup dream!
We were in serious trouble.
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People prefer video! You are desperate to keep your employees "in the know" but the reality is that with increasing dispersed channels it's not easy. Nothing is worse than one of your employees discovering an important company announcement from an outside channel. Video is a game changer and we're here to help with some great ideas on how you can leverage this great tool for your organization's internal communications.
- Tweet This ▶ 75% of employees prefer videos over reading. (Source: E-learning | Industry Analysts, Inc.)
- Tweet This ▶ Our brains process visual information 60,000 times faster than text. (Source: 3M Corporation)
- Tweet This ▶ Social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined. (Source: Responsive Inbound Marketing)
Want more proof that video gets more engagement than text-based content and email? Read on...
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Trust. It is the foundation that enables you to gain more volunteers and secure donors as if they were your own friends and family. Have you established this foundation within your organization? Here are five things you must do if you want to build the kind of trust that lasts with your supporters.