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Improving Your Remote Workforce’s Team Culture

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Commuting to work is a thing of the past. More and more business owners are getting into the remote workforce trend. In fact, it has gained so much popularity that it has risen by approximately 115% in the last decade. Having a remote workforce is great because of its flexibility, but you may run into new issues that you would otherwise not have in an office. You may start asking yourself questions such as “How will I know what my employees are up to?” and “How will I ensure that my workforce still works like a team?” While there are systems to make sure that employees are staying productive, creating traditional workplace bonds between your remote team members will take a little more effort and creativity. 

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Improving Your Company Culture- One Step at a Time

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Your company’s culture can say a lot about your business. Company culture is the environmental personality that your employees work in. This includes the company mission, values, ethics, relationships, organization, and goals. This can be very important to your business’ success. In fact, Deloitte’s study found that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. When your employees understand your business structure, values, and strategy, they can work together towards company goals. 

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Top Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

Employee retention is something that many businesses struggle with, and higher turnover rates come along with that. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, approximately 3.5 million employees quit their jobs in April 2019 alone. Employee resignation requires businesses to fill that employee’s position quickly, which is stressful. Additionally, employee replacement comes at a cost to the business. A recent study by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) discovered that the average cost per hire is around $4,000. This is costly because businesses have to spend time training the employee until they contribute to the ROI. Since turnover can be costly to your business financially and socially, you will want to try your best to keep your valued employees at your workplace. So, what are some reasons as to why your employees are leaving?

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Management Strategies for Improving Team Dynamics

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Contributed by Shachar Shamir

For businesses of all sizes, strong relationships between team members is the most important foundation to the success of team projects. While no one is expected to be best friends with their colleagues, strengthening your team’s ability to collaborate and openly communicate with one another can prevent projects from stalling, while creating a more positive work environment. Here are some of the ways managers can improve team dynamics in order to speed up the workflow, increase overall efficiency, and boost employee morale.

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5 Elements of a Great Corporate Culture

Group of content employeesContributed by Lisa Michaels

A strong company culture is an important factor in your business success. It makes a better impression on clients and partners, creates a more productive and professional atmosphere, and makes it easier to recruit and retain top talent for your workforce.

A cohesive, mission-centric culture will help you improve employee engagement and spot functional problems more quickly. An effective company culture is the foundation for making and sustaining improvements.

Here are some of the key factors in building a strong culture within your company.

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How to Make Telecommuting Work for Your Company

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Telecommuting seems to be a mixed bag of benefits and problems in the minds of many employers but it doesn’t have to be. If implemented and managed carefully, working from home could offer nothing but benefits for the right people.

We have a lot of experience with telecommuting here at Timesheets.com – many of our employees telecommute and we offer software that makes it easier to manage telecommuters.

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Fun At Work Day

Fun At Work Day. That sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Work is where you get stuff done. Fun is where you don’t. But that’s not entirely true. The two often overlap and, if work (and life) is to be enjoyed, they definitely should sometimes. Our culture is beginning to catch on to this and the needs of employees are becoming a top priority. Employers are beginning to recognize that most workers don’t check their humanity at the door as soon as the clock strikes 9am. Most of us continue to laugh, smile, joke, and feel the world around us no matter what time of day it is.

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Psychology of the Office Space

Psychology of the office spaceContributed by Robert Conrad

Some newer entrants into the office space may think that open floor plans and collaborative areas have been the norm since the beginning of time. This, however, is simply not the case. The currently accepted norm of an office space’s construct encourages collaboration as well as private brainstorming free of distractions, but it is not a new concept; it’s just a new spin on a concept created by Frederick Taylor.

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Reduce Employee Turnover: Let Them Have Fun

Ever have one of those bosses who guides the team back to business a minute into goofing off? From the boss’s perspective, he’s paying a lot of money for this chuckle, a chuckle his employees could just save for after work. It’s like an extra paid break and that’s just not fair, right? But from the employees’ perspective, the time they spend at work is nearly half of their waking lives and the expectation to work seriously the whole time, leave friendships outside the office, and only look up from work once per day at lunch is the fast track to burn out.

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