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employee happiness

Employee happiness is not the same as employee engagement

By Becki Hall, May 31, 2017

Here’s a contradiction for you: a happy employee is not necessarily an engaged one. The two terms are used interchangeably but for me, that’s an instant red flag. Yes, the two can undoubtedly overlap. Happier employees contribute to a more positive workplace culture, which can promote greater levels of engagement. Likewise, engaged employees may report ... read more

onboarding remote workers

Tips for onboarding remote employees the right way

By Jen McKenzie, May 24, 2017

Working remotely is an increasingly popular concept for both employees and employers. Employees benefit from being able to work from the comfort of their home and avoid a time-consuming commute, while employers benefit from reduced overheads, less intensive management or oversight required, greater productivity from the worker and more. If you are thinking about hiring ... read more

remote worker

From the trenches: experiences of a remote worker

By Linda Bolg, April 26, 2017

More employees than ever are now working remotely, and they are doing so for longer periods of time according to research published by Gallup earlier this year. In fact, 43% of employed Americans said they had spent at least some time working remotely last year. I am a remote worker here at Interact. And I’m ... read more

cultural hiring

The Perfect Fit: Company Culture and Hiring Likeminded Candidates Increases Retention Rates

By Sally Keys, April 24, 2017

Employee retention has been a problem facing employers for centuries. High employee turnover rates cost businesses money and time. HR managers agree that replacing an employee costs at least half of that employee’s annual earnings. Many guides on improving retention rates focus on benefits designed to improve the employee experience, such as paid gym time, child care ... read more

organizational design

Supporting organizational design: the role of social technology

By Becki Hall, April 12, 2017

92% of senior executives and HR leaders rate organizational redesign – the process of aligning the structure of an organization to business objectives and realities – as a key priority, according to research published by Deloitte. A shift is underway, triggering the need to adapt and evolve to survive the most challenging work environment yet. ... read more

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