Posts Tagged ‘employee engagement’

Why Hands-On Learning is Critical to Your Onboarding Formula

You probably participated in some type of science experiment in middle or high school. Under the watchful eye of your teacher, you donned a pair of goofy goggles and an apron. Then using test tubes, beakers, and a Bunsen burner, you and your lab partner got to play mad scientists—hopefully without setting your eyebrows on…

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Our Top 5 Posts of 2018

It’s been a great year at Patrick Payroll. We have a lot to celebrate. As we look back on 2018 we wanted to share our most popular blogs of the year, in case you missed any. Here’s to a spectacular year of crushing goals! 1. Six Ways to Create a Culture of Appreciation “Don’t forget…

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Millennials are the Future of Your Organization: Here’s What You Need to Know to Recruit, Hire and Engage the Best

Millennials get a bad rap. They’re typically characterized as an entitled 20-something playing video games in his parents’ basement or the 30-year-old woman who has been trying to figure out what to do with her life for five years and is hopping from job-to-job in the meantime. However, when you consider that a significant percentage…

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Tackle Your Biggest HR Challenges With These Four Best Practices

Imagine you show up for the big game. Your uniforms boast the best performance technology to maximize player comfort and movement. You brought all of your staff—your trainers, managers and coaches. Everyone has signed a contract and you have team insurance. There’s just one thing—you never developed a playbook for your players. Or maybe you…

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Six Ways to Create a Culture of Appreciation

Whether it’s a teacher slapping a “Well done!” sticker on our spelling test or a school cheer (“2-4-6-8, Who do we appreciate?”), it’s a great feeling to have your hard work recognized. Our need for praise, or having our efforts appreciated, is not something we outgrow. However, often times, when we get out into the…

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Manager’s Guide to Holiday Gifts and Year-End Bonuses

“‘Tis the season to be jolly” and in the workplace that can come in the form of holiday gifts or end-of-year bonuses. Rewarding your all-stars and spreading some holiday cheer can go a long way in boosting employee engagement. But before you go playing Santa, consider what you can afford, what employees really want, and…

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Building a Magical Culture without the Disney Budget

Some companies have cultures we crush on. (And I don’t say this lightly because we have it pretty great here at Patrick Payroll!) But let’s face it, with perks such as on-site foosball, gyms and car washes or free gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner (we’re looking at you, Google!), some workplaces feel more like Disneyland…

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Five Ingredients for a Great Company Culture

Baking soda. Baking powder. What’s the difference, right? Well if you’re baking, using baking soda instead of powder can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Teaspoon or tablespoon? If you’re talking about how much hot sauce to add to a recipe the difference could be dinner with a kick, or dinner in the trash.…

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