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Volunteering is not just good for your community, it can be good for business by:

  • Enhancing your skills
  • Winning publicity
  • Creating new contacts
  • Building employee morale

Read more 5 Ways Volunteering Can Help Grow Your Business.

prweek:

For the second consecutive quarter, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman sat down for a live-streamed video earnings call. Yahoo reported a drop in quarterly revenue, but Mayer highlighted the fact that its number of monthly users has climbed 20%. 

Marissa Mayer is boosting Yahoo’s brand and image by being fully transparent about their earnings and revenue.
Transparency in business is an often overlooked value, yet it can greatly improve productivity, employee morale and your company’s culture. Could transparency boost your business and employee morale?

prweek:

For the second consecutive quarter, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and CFO Ken Goldman sat down for a live-streamed video earnings call. Yahoo reported a drop in quarterly revenue, but Mayer highlighted the fact that its number of monthly users has climbed 20%. 

Marissa Mayer is boosting Yahoo’s brand and image by being fully transparent about their earnings and revenue.

Transparency in business is an often overlooked value, yet it can greatly improve productivity, employee morale and your company’s culture. Could transparency boost your business and employee morale?

It’s not low morale. It’s no morale.

A BlackBerry employee

BlackBerry plans to lay off 4,500 employees, or about 40% of its workforce, as it abandons the consumer market and focuses on business customers.

(via prweek)

With the change in the market, BlackBerry employees are very aware of the major shifts. Here are 7 signs to know if you are working in a toxic office environment.

Encourage Employees to Want to Stay 1. Give them responsibility2. Show respect3. Be generous with time off
(via Encourage Employees to Want to Stay - Management Tip of the Day - March 04, 2013 - Harvard Business Review)

Encourage Employees to Want to Stay

1. Give them responsibility
2. Show respect
3. Be generous with time off

(via Encourage Employees to Want to Stay - Management Tip of the Day - March 04, 2013 - Harvard Business Review)

WFH vs. WFY (Work from Yahoo): What Really Works Best?As the fur continues to fly over Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent dictum that all employees must stop working from home, let’s momentarily sidestep knee-jerk reactions and instead take a closer look at the actual facts. What really is the right choice for small businesses looking to get the best work? Fact #1: Remote online workers are more productive.Fact #2: Remote online workers are more satisfied.Fact #3: A Yahoo board member agrees about online work.Read more on the statistics that support each of these facts about working remotely.
(via WFH vs. WFY (Work from Yahoo): What Really Works Best? - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

WFH vs. WFY (Work from Yahoo): What Really Works Best?

As the fur continues to fly over Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s recent dictum that all employees must stop working from home, let’s momentarily sidestep knee-jerk reactions and instead take a closer look at the actual facts. What really is the right choice for small businesses looking to get the best work?

Fact #1: Remote online workers are more productive.
Fact #2: Remote online workers are more satisfied.
Fact #3: A Yahoo board member agrees about online work.

Read more on the statistics that support each of these facts about working remotely.

(via WFH vs. WFY (Work from Yahoo): What Really Works Best? - OPEN Forum :: American Express OPEN Forum)

fastcompany:

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than “Thx”
We all know happier companies make more money—and nothing makes for happier employees than learning how to show real gratitude for what they do. Here are some pointers to get you started today.
How to really say thank you
Goulston lays out three steps for getting good at giving gratitude: 
Be precise: Thank the person specifically for their exceptional actions: Tell them what they’re doing awesome.
Acknowledge the effort: Note the personal cost of their getting it done. If they work through the weekend, appreciate the social and family costs.
Share your stakeholdership: Make a point of how their great work helps your work, show how you’re in this together.
Developing a sense of how to show gratitude is a leadership key—one that can help you (and your employees) reach their potential.
Here’s the full story. Want more? 
How To Give A Meaningful “Thank You”

fastcompany:

For Happier Employees, Learn To Give More Gratitude Than “Thx”

We all know happier companies make more money—and nothing makes for happier employees than learning how to show real gratitude for what they do. Here are some pointers to get you started today.

How to really say thank you

Goulston lays out three steps for getting good at giving gratitude: 

  1. Be precise: Thank the person specifically for their exceptional actions: Tell them what they’re doing awesome.
  2. Acknowledge the effort: Note the personal cost of their getting it done. If they work through the weekend, appreciate the social and family costs.
  3. Share your stakeholdership: Make a point of how their great work helps your work, show how you’re in this together.

Developing a sense of how to show gratitude is a leadership key—one that can help you (and your employees) reach their potential.

Here’s the full story. Want more? 

How To Give A Meaningful “Thank You”

theatlantic:

How Much YouTube Do Employees Really Watch at Work?

J.C. Penney employees are reported to have watched five million YouTube videos from the office during the month of January.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

How Much YouTube Do Employees Really Watch at Work?

J.C. Penney employees are reported to have watched five million YouTube videos from the office during the month of January.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Google’s Strategies for Employee HappinessSlate.com recently took an in-depth look at the company’s meticulous and scientific approach to creating and maintaining these happy employees. 1. Act like a scientist2. Give smart perks3. Don’t neglect the little things that can have a big impact4. Model your human resources department on a science lab5. Use data to understand what your employees really think
        (via Google’s Strategies for Employee Happiness | Inc.com)
Google’s Strategies for Employee Happiness

Slate.com recently took an in-depth look at the company’s meticulous and scientific approach to creating and maintaining these happy employees.

1. Act like a scientist
2. Give smart perks
3. Don’t neglect the little things that can have a big impact
4. Model your human resources department on a science lab
5. Use data to understand what your employees really think

(via Google’s Strategies for Employee Happiness | Inc.com)

Mo Money, Mo Problems: How Money Can Actually Hurt Employee Motivation
The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can posess; however, the path to motivation isn’t paved with $100 bills. Employees are looking for emotional support and understanding more than financial benefits.
Check out this infographic that breaks employee motivation down for entrepreneurs.
(Via Visual.ly)

Mo Money, Mo Problems: How Money Can Actually Hurt Employee Motivation

The ability to motivate employees is one of the greatest skills an entrepreneur can posess; however, the path to motivation isn’t paved with $100 bills. Employees are looking for emotional support and understanding more than financial benefits.

Check out this infographic that breaks employee motivation down for entrepreneurs.

(Via Visual.ly)

Entrepreneur’s Top Ten Videos of 2012Entrepreneur digs up the best business videos from 2012 around serial entrepreneur’s, gamification for marketers, how to create buzz around your business and many more.
        (via Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Videos of 2012 | Entrepreneur.com)
Entrepreneur’s Top Ten Videos of 2012

Entrepreneur digs up the best business videos from 2012 around serial entrepreneur’s, gamification for marketers, how to create buzz around your business and many more.

(via Entrepreneur’s Top 10 Videos of 2012 | Entrepreneur.com)