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Do Bad Managers Cause Bad Morale?

There is an old adage that "people don't quit their jobs, they quit their manager". But it it completeley true? In reality, the number one reason people quit their jobs is due to lack of career growth and development opportunities. In a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management, the most common reason cited for quitting a job was "limited opportunities for advancement." 

Employees want to feel that they are growing and developing professionally, and a lack of advancement opportunities can make them feel stagnant and unfulfilled in their current role. Additionally, a lack of clear career growth path and development opportunities can also make employees feel like they are not valued by their employer, leading to low morale and a desire to seek out new opportunities elsewhere. 

It's important for employers to offer employees opportunities for growth and development, both through training and skill-building programs and through clear paths for advancement, in order to retain top talent and maintain a positive work environment.

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How to Best Measure Employee Satisfaction

It is well established that knowing your employees’ satisfaction is important for assessing the overall productivity of your workforce. But how do you know if your employees are actually happy with their jobs? 

In this post, we'll explore some tips for figuring that out and identifying areas where your organization could improve. Keep reading to learn more!
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How HR Can Foster More Open Communication in the Office

Effective communication is the linchpin of high-performing businesses. Open communication can improve trust in the workplace, speed up decision-making, minimize errors, and improve the health and well-being of staff.
However, many offices suffer from poor communication. Departments are split into silos and some staff members do not feel that they can raise concerns and queries without fear of reprisal.
Human resources can fix dysfunctional workplaces by promoting more open, honest communication. HR has the power to bring people together and can act as a catalyst for more, respectful, regular communication.
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Career Technology Tools That Benefit Individuals With Disabilities

Career technology has come a long way in recent years, allowing us to work from home, use tools to make remote work easier, and even promote our accomplishments and share resumes with the click of a button. For individuals who are living with a disability, career tech can mean a number of things, and exploring all of the available options can feel overwhelming if you’re unsure of where to start. It can be helpful to look for online resources for those first steps that connect educators with job opportunities.

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How To Become A Certified Professional Coach

If you are passionate about helping others find their life purpose and make meaningful changes, getting a professional coach certification can help you start and pursue your most suitable career.

Engaging in a professional coaching practice allows you to work with other people and help them achieve their goals. But the process of becoming a professional coach can be daunting. Fortunately, with the proper knowledge and guidance, your coaching journey can be more rewarding.
Let’s look at the two major steps on how to be a certified professional coach.
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7 Benefits of Survey Tools for Employee Assessment

 =The world of work as we know it is changing. People now want more work-life balance, and companies are shifting to remote or hybrid work setups. Businesses and leaders look for ways to improve people management as work evolves.

One tool that’s low-effort and high-impact is survey software. If you’re wondering, “are employee surveys effective?” This article will share several benefits of employee engagement surveys that will convince you that it’s not just effective. It’s highly recommended.
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Impact of Working Environment on Job Satisfaction - Latest Research

Job satisfaction refers to an individual's overall positive or negative attitude towards their job. It's a complex and multifaceted concept that encompasses many different aspects of the workplace, such as the job itself, the people you work with, and the environment in which you work. The impact of the working environment on job satisfaction is particularly significant, as it can greatly influence how employees feel about their job and their overall well-being.

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Hybrid Work: Project Management in the Future of Offices

While hybrid work has been in existence for the longest time, the recent pandemic and advancement in technology have accelerated its adoption. Many organizations that are embracing this way of work have seen several business benefits. The ability to work when, where and how each individual is most effective has affected productivity and performance positively. Additionally, companies are saving money on office overheads and have access to a global talent pool. However, with some individuals working remotely on some days and in the office on others and another group entirely remote, company and project management is no longer the same. Let’s look at how the hybrid work model has affected the management of projects and companies in general as well as how best to navigate the changes effectively.

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How HR Leaders Can Implement Risk Management Training And Awareness

Navigating the jungle of HR can be a daunting responsibility. Especially when there are so many types of risks and potential liabilities to be aware of. 

While HR’s main duties in any organization should be to nurture a positive work environment and prevent potential stress, it is also responsible for maintaining compliance within the organization to avoid troubles with the law.
Part of being compliant includes anticipating possible risk factors and setting up systems in place to prevent those risks from manifesting into problems. By the same token, HR representatives need to implement programs in their organization to educate and inform everyone they work with about the risks that they’re exposed to.
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Tips For Returning to Work After an Injury

Returning to work after an injury can be a challenging experience, both physically and mentally. The process of recovering from an injury and getting back to a normal routine can be stressful and difficult, but there are several steps you can take to make the transition back to work smoother and more successful.

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Insightlink Communications are experts in employee survey design, data collection and analysis. Since 2001 we've helped companies of all sizes measure and improve their employee satisfaction and engagement.

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