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31 fun ways to start a meeting and make mornings better

Jon: How was the meeting? Bob: Well… the donuts made the hour-long meeting worth it. Otherwise, I wouldn’t bother to go. Do you go to meetings for the donuts or for the conversation? Most companies invariably have one (or more) morning meetings, and we often find them annoying and disruptive to our daily routine or tasks at hand.

Remote employee engagement: How to keep your team inspired

Over the past year, many companies have noticed that working remotely isn’t quite like working in the office. Remote employee engagement is more important now than ever before because working from home introduces new distractions and detachment. Remote employee engagement is complex, but far from impossible. In this post, we’ll dive into what remote employee engagement actually looks like. We will also cover how you can leverage it to strengthen your remote team.

Employee engagement: How to actually measure and increase it

Employee engagement is a metric that shows an employee’s commitment to their workplace and their motivation to work. High employee engagement can improve employee performance, productivity, customer experience, and more. In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of high employee engagement, its driving factors, and the teams responsible for managing it. We’ll also discuss the different surveys to measure employee engagement and steps to create an action plan.

Greece introduces controversial six-day work week amid economic challenges

In a move that sets it apart from global trends towards shorter working weeks, Greece has introduced a six-day work week aimed at boosting productivity. This measure, which expands the typical workweek to 48 hours, has been met with significant opposition from workers’ unions and the public. A spokesperson from Greece’s Ministry of Labour and Social Security stated that the policy applies to “two specific types of businesses.”

The 16 best employee engagement software

Looking for the best employee engagement software? The past decade has seen a rapid surge in the number of startups and new businesses. While this growth undoubtedly leads to a higher employment rate, it can also cause a serious problem – a high employee turnover rate. Now that employees have so many options to choose from, the companies’ pressure is to provide an excellent work culture and environment to retain their best talent.

Get better team insights with Time Doctor's improved email notifications

As we strive to be more productive at work, being focused on what is actually important may make all the difference. At Time Doctor, we are thrilled to announce significant updates to our Email Notifications feature. These changes empower both managers and teams by giving deeper insights and increased efficiency in task and project management, by tailoring what you receive in your inbox to focus sharply on the information you need.

10 simple ways to boost employee recognition at your company

Employee recognition can look quite different in every company. But regardless of your methods, it plays a crucial role in keeping your workforce motivated. It’s also instrumental in giving your company a competitive advantage by improving employee retention, morale, and productivity. That’s why today’s businesses have to constantly adapt how they show recognition and ensure that their employees feel valued and nurtured.

12 time management tools and techniques that actually work

Whether it’s in your personal life or your professional sphere, you must master the art of efficient time management if you want to get things done. Fortunately, with the right combination of time management tools and techniques, you can organize your time, boost productivity, avoid missed deadlines, and become a time management ninja in no time. In this article, we’ll show you seven effective time management techniques and five powerful time management tools you can start using today.

How to create a culture of recognition to boost remote employee engagement

How do you celebrate the people working for you in different locations and time zones? If you’re managing remote employees, shoutouts that used to happen in staff meetings now happen in virtual huddles. Instead of bringing donuts to the office, you might give everyone a gift card for coffee. Teams that reach their targets get a bonus or unique gift. Conventional wisdom says these strategies should help with remote employee engagement.

Recognition strategies for managing remote employees: Tips to boost motivation and prevent employee burnout

When employees feel valued and recognized as individuals, they act in ways that benefit colleagues, managers and the organization. They’re also happier, healthier and more engaged. Gallup and Workhuman studied thousands of employees across several countries to gauge the power of recognition. They found that when recognition efforts resonate, employees are: In short, recognition is a powerful motivator and antidote to employee burnout.