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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. 

Hybrid Work

Types of Hybrid Work Models

The pandemic taught us that workplace flexibility is essential. It has become an expectation for job seekers and employees alike. Countless companies and employees find value in hybrid work models for that reason. While the concept may seem fairly straightforward, many things must be considered to find the right fit for your workplace. Here, we explore a range of hybrid work models and the pros and cons accompanying each approach.

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Benefits of Employee Training and Development
Training & Development

Benefits of Employee Training & Development

Employees are a company’s greatest asset and key to growth. Investing in their training and development eliminates skill gaps, teaches them new technologies, and helps them to become product experts — and that has a positive impact on performance, innovation, and customer service. Employees at Top Workplaces say their companies excel at training and development.

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Things to Consider When Looking for a Job
Job Seekers

14 Things to Consider When Looking for a Job

In today’s market, job seekers are in the driver’s seat, and what’s most important to them has shifted following the pandemic. Top talent does their homework before ever accepting an offer – or even deciding to apply. And that starts with a list of criteria companies need to meet. Here we explore 14 things job seekers consider when looking for new opportunities.

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Improving Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

15 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is the simplest way to limit unwanted turnover, boost productivity, and improve your recruitment efforts. Here are 15 tips and ideas you can start to implement today.

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Qualities of a Good Manager
Managers

Top 15 Qualities and Characteristics of a Good Manager

Managers have a major impact on an organization, from employee performance and engagement to retention. Here we highlight 15 qualities of good managers and then discuss the common red flags, how to measure effectives, and offer tips to help you hire the right talent.

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Companies with Best Benefits
Company Benefits

Companies with the Best Benefits 2023

Companies that provide their employees with excellent compensation packages deserve to be recognized for their people-first efforts. Top Workplaces rewards these companies with credible employer recognition. Here are 12 Top Workplaces that strive to increase employee happiness and satisfaction.

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Drivers of Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement

How to Increase Employee Engagement: 20 Key Drivers

Employee engagement is the best way to limit unwanted turnover, boost productivity, and increase your referral rate. Wise company leaders know this and understand the value of investing in a people-first culture. And while many think you can increase employee engagement with fancy perks and benefits, the truth is, there are many different drivers of employee engagement.

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Learn the importance and benefits of employee engagement surveys
Employee Engagement Survey

Benefits and Importance of Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee engagement surveys aren’t just a box to tick off for human resources professionals and company leaders. By regularly surveying employees, organizations can gain valuable insights into what drives employee engagement, where improvement is needed, and how they can differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

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How to Increase Employer Brand
Employer Brand

How to Improve Employer Branding

Here, we cover how to improve employer branding and define the term so that you can help your current and future employees connect with your company on a deeper level. The sooner you understand the value of a strong employer brand, the sooner you can achieve it and reap the recruitment and retention benefits.

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Employee development and quiet hiring best practices
Training & Development

Employee Development & Quiet Hiring: Best Practices

Top Workplaces research revealed that most employees get the formal training they want. Managers are helping them to learn and grow too. Still, there is plenty of room for improvement. Here we discuss benefits, challenges, best practices, and how quiet hiring can serve both employees and organizations.

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Employee Engagement Strategies
Employee Engagement

The Best Employee Engagement Strategies

What are the employee engagement strategies that have helped Top Workplaces participants improve employee retention, boost motivation, and drive company success? Here we highlight many proven ideas you can implement starting today.

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Quiet Firing
Managers

Quiet Firing

Quiet firing is a buzzword that gained attention on the heels of quiet quitting. This blog post delves into the topic, including its meaning, typical examples, and how it can impact workplace culture. By recognizing the signs of quiet firing, employers can prevent this harmful practice and foster a workplace culture of employee engagement.

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Best Paying Manufacturing Jobs
Job Seekers

Top Paying Manufacturing Jobs in 2023

The manufacturing industry is advantageous and lucrative for job seekers. Whether you’re looking for a new job with or without a degree, here are the best, top-paying manufacturing jobs for 2023.

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Image of paper planes soaring over company buildings
Workplace Culture

How to Improve Company Culture

Research shows that company culture significantly impacts business performance and employee engagement. Measuring and improving culture attracts top talent and strengthens current employee trust. Here, we cover the basics of company culture, why it’s essential, and how you can create a more positive workplace.

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Attracting Top Talent
Recruiting Talent

Recruiting Top Talent to Your Company

To stand out in today’s competitive market requires a multi-channel approach and a creative strategy. Here are tips to help you leverage your culture, build your employer brand, and step up your recruiting game.

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Workplace Culture in Uncertain Times
Workplace Culture

Company Culture in Uncertain Times

As HR and leadership professionals, it is essential to understand the importance of culture and take proactive steps to cultivate and maintain a positive culture, especially in times of uncertainty. Today’s most successful companies are doubling down on strengthening connections and giving employees a voice. Here are six best practices based on Top Workplaces research.

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Best Tech Companies to Work for
Technology

Best Tech Companies to Work for in the US

Like most industries, tech companies have shifted their mindset to embrace diversity, workplace flexibility, and excellent benefits. Known for fierce competition, a fast pace, and steady growth, tech companies offer exciting career options. Here we highlight 12 award-winning tech companies dedicated to prioritizing employee engagement and committed to building people-first cultures.

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