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Easy Ways to Boost Employee Productivity in 2023

Put simply, employee productivity represents their output over a certain period of time. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just a case of quantity. Employee output also has to be high in quality, efficient, and even exceed your expectations in order to deliver great results. Without such productivity, you simply can’t plan for the future growth and success of your business. To that end, here are some of the easiest ways you can boost the productivity of your employees and ensure optimal processes throughout 2023:

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Seven cool ideas why it's worth ditching Secret Santa

Secret Santa is a popular tradition in many workplaces, where employees draw names from a hat and purchase small gifts for the person whose name they have drawn. While this can be a fun way to get to know your coworkers better, there are also several reasons why ditching Secret Santa may be worth considering. 

These include increased efficiency, reduced stress, and improved morale among employees. Whether you are a manager, employee, or simply an interested observer, here are seven cool ideas to consider as you weigh the pros and cons of ditching Secret Santa in your workplace.
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Cooking Team Building Activities to Unite Your Team

Are you looking for team-building activities to help improve the unity among your employees or team members? Try cooking team-building activities and take advantage of one of the common interests of almost every person– food. 

Cooking team-building activities can foster a sense of purpose and unity in any organization. These activities are easy to plan and execute since they do not require a large budget and can be performed almost anywhere you can set up a kitchen.
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How to Increase Employee Engagement with Storytelling

Employee engagement is critical for the success of your organization. In fact, employee engagement drives the productivity of your team, so it is absolutely essential for your business to achieve the goals you set both in the short term and in the long run.
But how can you engage your employees? Moreover, how can you do this consistently? Storytelling might be the solution you are looking for. Without further ado, here’s how to increase employee engagement with storytelling.
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Motivated Staff: Six Methods to Make the End of the Year Fun

Are you looking forward to your annual leave? Your employees and colleagues are most likely feeling the same way now that the end of the year is in sight! As we approach December, it can be difficult to keep employees motivated in the final weeks of the year - but rather than ignoring the problem, why not address it head-on?

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Office Maintenance Checklist: What Needs To Be Done?

If you own or manage a commercial building, regular property maintenance is critical since correct office maintenance contributes to retaining the building's market value and its overall identity. 

Your office building, like any other structure, requires care and attention to remain functional and to keep its inhabitants safe and protected. Aside from safety precautions and routine maintenance, you must also ensure that your office building is presentable to your clients and leaves a positive impression.
All of this is a large task that requires resources to complete and can be costly if you do not perform scheduled and regular tasks to keep your office at the top in every aspect possible.
So, if you’re an office owner or manager wondering what needs to be done to keep your building in the best state possible, stay with us as we go through a list of things you can do!
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Encouraging Your Employees This Holiday Season

The past year has taken a toll on everyone, including your employees. The Great Resignation has been the subject matter of many articles. Workers are quitting their jobs in droves, looking for an improvement in their work or culture. As a leader in your company, it’s important to consider how the past 12 months have impacted your employees and make strides to provide encouragement.  

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5 Lesser-Known Tips to Help You Ace Any HR Job Interview

Your CV drew some attention, so you got called up for an interview. It is perfectly normal to be anxious, but you are also positive about it. 

However, there are dozens of other people waiting in the queue as well, so how do you smash this interview and stand out? Here are a few less-known tips and tricks.
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How to Develop a Unique (& Memorable) Brand Identity

A strong brand identity is essential for any business in today's competitive market. It helps attract customers and differentiate yourself from competitors. 

Developing a unique and recognizable brand identity involves conducting market research to understand your target audience and what sets you apart from other businesses. Communicating your brand message through visual design and messaging also helps establish a strong identity.
Overall, investing time and effort into developing your brand identity can greatly benefit your business in the long run.
Discuss ways to develop this identity, such as market research, defining a target audience, and consistently communicating your brand message through visual design and messaging.
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Efficient Ways to Increase Employee Loyalty in 2023

Employee loyalty is crucial to the long-term growth and success of any company. It decreases turnover, increases productivity, boosts efficiency, and provides a better work environment for all. However, loyalty is also quite difficult to inspire, since this is often considered a benefit that has to be earned rather than built. Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can encourage your employees to stay with your company, especially with these efficient tactics for increasing employee loyalty:

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