Employee Engagement

Should You Let Staff Bring Their Pets to Work?

Kristine Florio works as her dog Gio sits in her lap at O'Connell & Goldberg Public Relations, in Hollywood, Fla. Barbara Goldberg, the CEO of the company, is a small business owner who believes pets improve the quality of their work life, boosting morale and easing tension for staffers. Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP/CP

More and more small business owners are bringing their cats and dogs into the office, and letting employees do the same. Why it may actually make your team better

Why Every Business Needs to Focus on Culture


Build the Perfect Small Business: Entrepreneurs may dismiss it as a foible for giant corporations or startups, but your culture can make or break your company

16 Ways to Motivate Your People Without Spending Money

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How to reward your employees on a shoestring budget

65% of Your Staff Are Thinking About Leaving

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A third of Canadian workers feel "no great loyalty" to their firms suggests a new study, while almost the same number are casually or actively considering new opportunities. What will make them stay

Why You Should Let Staff Do What They Want

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Autonomy is a key factor in improving job satisfaction AND performance, according to recent research

Why You Should Force Staff to Socialize More With One Another

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When co-workers are mandated to get to know each other outside their work, everyone wins

The Hidden Costs of Unlimited Vacation Policies


How unstructured, unlimited holiday policies can backfire, leaving companies with burned out employees and big bills instead of a well-rested workforce

Ask a Millennial: Just How Much Praise Do You Really Need?

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Our Senior Millennial Correspondent Anna Fitzpatrick on what Gen Y expects in terms of feedback

Should You Praise Top Workers or Group Efforts?

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The prevailing workplace winds favour recognizing individual employees over teams. A recent study shows whether that's a good idea

Where Workplaces Are Still Failing LGBTQ Staff

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Despite employers putting anti-discrimination policies in place, many corporate cultures haven't adapted. How companies can promote inclusiveness