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Why Do Employer Recognition Awards Matter?

In the pursuit of brand recognition, organizations turn to employer recognition awards for credible third-party validation. Beyond being shiny plaques, these awards signify legitimacy and industry leadership. 

Leadership

11 Steps to Future-Proof Your Organization

No matter what industry you’re in, future-proofing can help your organization adapt to changing circumstances, stay competitive, increase resilience, and attract and retain top talent. By taking proactive measures to prepare for the future, you can position your business for long-term success.

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Press Release

Energage to Honor Top Workplaces in Los Angeles County Starting 2024

Energage, the HR technology company behind the Top Workplaces awards program, will start recognizing outstanding Los Angeles County employers in 2024. Organizations in Los Angeles County with 50 or more employees are eligible to submit a nomination to be named among the county’s Top Workplaces. The program is confidential, and there is no cost to participate.

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Leadership

Common Mistakes Leaders Make

If you’re a leader, you’re busy. There’s a lot that goes into nurturing a successful workforce and workplace culture. Leaders constantly influence and direct employees, but not always in the best ways. Here are 12 common leadership mistakes to avoid! Plus, helpful resources on improving employee engagement and becoming a better leader.

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Recruiting

Social Media Recruitment

Millennial and Gen Z candidates spend most of their time on social media, and the job search process is no exception. It’s essential to tap into social media recruiting to get the most out of your recruitment strategy and reach more people. Recruiting candidates to open positions through social media platforms can open up a diverse talent pool, build brand awareness, and reduce cost per hire.
Check out this Employee Recruitment Strategies blog post to learn more about other effective recruitment methods.

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Recruiting

Diversity Hiring

Diversity hiring is the practice of recruiting candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring that individuals from all genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, abilities, and other characteristics have an equal opportunity to succeed. Diversity hiring strategies aim to identify and minimize potential biases in recruitment and hiring processes. Here are five steps to create an intentional diversity hiring strategy at your company.

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Best Companies

Best Companies for College Graduates

The following list includes some of the best companies to work for out of college. All of these organizations have recently been named as a Top Workplace, have a sizeable number of employees under 25, and have high levels of employee engagement within that age bracket. Although this is in no way an exhaustive list, it’s a great starting point for recent graduates who want to work for a vibrant, people-first company.

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Recruiting

Inbound Recruitment

Inbound recruitment, also known as organic talent attraction, is a great addition to any recruitment strategy. Saving employers time and driving workplace culture for current employees, inbound recruitment is all about building a self-sufficient employer brand. Here, we discuss inbound vs. outbound recruiting, the benefits of inbound recruiting, and how to improve it. That way, you can save resources and hire the best talent possible.

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Productivity

How to Improve Employee Productivity

Understanding how to improve employee productivity in the workplace helps individuals and the organizations they work for. It’s something that everyone benefits from knowing, and the rewards are significant. Especially in today’s competitive market, employees and organizations must maximize individual and collective performance. Here are 14 tips for improving productivity at your organization.

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Leadership

Ethical Leadership in the Workplace

Research shows that ethical leadership has serious benefits and is more widely practiced now than ever. Ethical leaders strengthen company morals, principles, and values. They follow a higher standard of conduct and encourage others to do the same. So, what is ethical leadership and why is it important? Read this blog post for the full rundown.

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Job Seekers

Writing an Effective Job Posting

To improve the recruitment process and stand out against the competition, companies must understand how to write an effective job posting and make it pop. A job posting includes a job description, but it goes much further than that. Like a job description, job postings explain the responsibilities, requirements, qualifications, and how to apply for the job. Here are 12 helpful tips for creating the most effective job posting.

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Employer Brand

Measuring and Analyzing Brand Reputation

These days, competition is fierce, no matter your industry. The most successful companies use positive brand reputation to boost their competitive edge and customer loyalty. Building a solid brand takes hard work, but the benefits are incomparable. Here, we explain how to measure brand reputation and conduct a thorough brand reputation analysis. Implementing these simple ideas can attract more business and strengthen company performance.

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Team Building

Team Building and Employee Engagement

Team building activities help build employee engagement. Intentional team building time strengthens trust, communication, and conflict resolution. Which, in turn, helps organizations function more collaboratively and productively. Because team building time helps people bond and collaborate better, it creates opportunities for more creativity and innovation. This article highlights the impact of team building and offers 11 team building activities for you and your company to try.

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Team Building

Building Effective Teams

To be truly effective, teams must be in sync, committed to shared, actionable goals, and confident about their contributions. That doesn’t happen independently, so it’s up to people in leadership positions to ensure everything operates smoothly. That way, teams save time and money, feel more productive, and have more to celebrate. This blog post covers what makes a successful team and how to build an effective team so you too can operate smoothly.

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Employee Sentiment
Employee Survey

Employee Sentiment

Understanding employee sentiment is like shining a spotlight on your organization’s heartbeat. You gain invaluable insights from benefits and policies to leadership effectiveness and workplace culture by tapping into it. This deeper understanding empowers leaders to create a more positive and supportive employee experience, ultimately fostering a workplace where everyone feels valued, motivated, and ready to thrive. 

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Benefits

Non-Monetary Incentives

Non-monetary incentives can be an effective way to motivate employees and refresh your company’s perks and benefits. From extra time for passion projects and personalized gifts to professional development and flexible work arrangements, here are several ideas to boost satisfaction and productivity.

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Workplace Culture

Creating A High-Performance Culture

It’s essential to consider company culture when discussing overall business performance because culture impacts productivity and performance in a very tangible way. Building a high-performance culture takes time, planning and effort – but brings countless benefits for organizations and employees alike. Here, we dive into the high performance culture framework, definition, characteristics, and offer tips for improved performance.

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Job Seekers

Top Paying Jobs in Healthcare

For most people, finding a great job is about satisfying, engaging work. For others, it’s all about finding great pay. Pay is essential, no matter where you fall, especially in today’s volatile inflation and living costs. Whether you’re looking to make a career change or just graduating from college, learn more about the highest-paying jobs here. All 12 are in the healthcare industry.

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Do Employer Recognition Awards Matter
Employer Recognition

Why Do Employer Recognition Awards Matter?

In the pursuit of brand recognition, organizations turn to employer recognition awards for credible third-party validation. Beyond being shiny plaques, these awards signify legitimacy and industry leadership. This post explores the diverse landscape of such awards, emphasizing the importance of understanding program nuances and their potential benefits for organizational success.

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