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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, December 12, 2018

Technology enables employees to connect with anyone, anywhere from almost any device. This is facilitating new levels of collaboration, responsiveness and productivity. Meanwhile, the average time it takes employees to commute to work is rising, from an average of 20 minutes each way in the 1990s to 26 minutes today, with commute times in major metropolitan areas significantly higher.

In order to attract the best qualified talent, many employers have relaxed their policies about remote work. Teleworking has, in fact, grown 115% in the past decade, according to the Society for Human Resources Management.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, December 6, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you work in HR. Holiday anticipation and upcoming vacations often leave employees feeling distracted and disengaged during one of the most chaotic months of the year. Without a solid engagement strategy, ramped up customer demand and preoccupied employees create a perfect recipe for seasonal stress.

December is one of the trickiest months for engagement. On the one hand, you have employees taking more time off than usual and looking forward to vacation and holiday parties. On the other hand, some employees will be working more hours than normal, especially in sectors like retail and healthcare where workloads double or triple during the holidays.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, November 28, 2018

What is Employee Experience and how is it different from Employee Engagement? Many HR professionals and consultants would be hard pressed to answer this question.

As is often the case with new terms in any discipline, analysts and marketers of new technology platforms have been quick to embrace and propagate Employee Experience as the next big thing in HR. This has led some to believe that Employee Experience is related to platforms that help make interactions more positive by providing easier access to, for example, recognition & rewards programs, training and career development opportunities, perks and wellness programs.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, October 17, 2018

The old notion that customers come first is being augmented by a new market reality. If you don’t treat employees like customers, they won’t put forth the extra effort required to keep your customers happy.

These days, the “employee experience” is generating a lot of buzz, but market leaders have always understood that creating better employee experiences is vital to success. In the current business environment, several factors have converged to make creating great employee experiences more important than ever:

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