Improve Employee Satisfaction with These 10 Low-Cost Perks

Most organizations offer similar types of employee benefits: health care insurance, vacation and sick time. Often what differentiates a benefits package are the perks. An example might be giving an employee a company car but not every employer can offer premium perks.

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Why new employees jump ship (and five ways to keep them on board)

You interview a candidate who is the perfect match for the skills you need. She’s eager to learn and grow, and gets what your company does. She’s great. You hire her. She’s an asset almost immediately. She has good ideas, and you start to implement them. Then, she quits. But why? Let's prevent employee turnover with these 5 tips. 

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Use inspiration: challenge your team

The HR industry’s been telling us for a while that money alone isn’t enough to motivate and engage employees. What works, then? In my experience, it’s about giving your employees a challenge, engaging and empowering them.

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5 things you do that cause high employee turnover

For me and, after talking to other small businesses, for others too, employee turnover is a huge issue. When you only employ a handful of people, if one of them leaves it creates a real hole. And that’s before you even get started on the cost of replacing them and the productivity issues and lower morale caused by others having to cover their work. So the more we, as businesses, can do to keep our top talent, the better, right? But how? 

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10 places to hold your team (or client) holiday party in Boston

Bostonians have loved a good party ever since 1773. Of course, these December days, the only revolutions tend to be found on turntables at parties across the city. But just in case those arguments about where to hold the office get together become a little heated, here are our 10 suggestions for the holiday season (tea optional).

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10 places to hold your team or client holiday party in Houston

With the holiday season approaching us faster than a rocket-fueled Santa’s sleigh, the annual debate on where to have the holiday party is in full swing. Well, relax. We’ve had a look at what Houston has to offer (it’s a lot) and come up with 10 suggestions for spending some quality time with your team - or your clients.

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7 costly onboarding mistakes you can avoid

When making a new hire, it’s important that the onboarding process is handled carefully. If it is not done correctly, then you could end up with a number of issues: hiring the wrong person for the job, seeing a rapid turnover rate, or having clashing expectations of the new employee’s productivity and role, for example.

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