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Staff Turnover: 4 Tips to Ready You for a NEW Reality of the 2014 Workplace

How ready are you to address or possibly avert the challenge of staff turnover? Four tips to help you lead and learn.

Opportunity Tops Gift List for Your Best Employees

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By Linda Dulye, president & founder, Dulye & Co.
December 17, 2013

What’s the best gift for your top talent?

No, it’s not a hefty gift card or Super Bowl tickets.

The gift of a challenge goes farther than anything you can tie with a bow. A new, on-the-job opportunity, that stretches the thinking and actions of a staff member, sends a clear message from you of trust, confidence and true caring.

You Don't Need a BIG Holiday Party to Show Appreciation

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Planning an office holiday party? Here are 5 practical tips for holiday merrymaking with meaning—that won't break the company budget!

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A Business Lesson From the Debt Deal

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There really is a silver lining in the behavior on Capitol Hill over the past few weeks. The crackling debates, snarly standoffs and prickly posturing of political leaders serve as clear evidence that 11th-hour planning stinks.

There’s no reason to fall in that trap with your department as 2014 looms large. Now is the time to get your strategic game plan moving, without alienating or annoying anyone.  

My PAPA model keeps you and your team engaged during the process. Follow these four steps and avoid the kind of spectacle that one senator called “an agonizing odyssey.”

Here’s what to do:

You Don’t Have to Be a Grammy-Winning Artist to Have Rhythm

What do the winners of last night’s Grammy Awards and managers in the workplace have in common?  They have a steady beat that gets – and keeps – the attention of others. The best managers have a steady beat in their communication and connections with employees and customers.
 
Here are four practices that will contribute to chart-topping performance—but only if they are part of a manager’s regular rhythm on the job. 

Employee Engagement is Number-One Challenge for Communicators for 2013: Dulye & Co. Research

Pittsburgh, October 16 – Communication professionals from a broad range of organizations report that “Employee Engagement” is their number-one challenge for 2013, according to a recent poll conducted by Dulye & Co.

The same poll uncovered that communication professionals view “Employee Engagement” as an issue that is not on the priority list for company executives.

Don’t Wait for Marching Orders—Be an Innovator

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If you need a reminder of what innovation can do for your business—look no further than Apple.

The software giant is on fire, all ablaze from record sales of the new iPhone 5. Forecasts project sales of 10 million of the new, sleek, smartphones by the end of the month. Innovation from the Apple crew keeps boosting customer appetite and market performance.

Much sought by businesses—big and small, innovation powers success. But the truth is, a lot of companies lack the workplace environment to inspire it. Instead of finding new and better ways to work, employees watch as spectators and wait for marching orders. No wonder 63% of U.S. workers are not fully engaged on the job, according to recent research.

Does your company have a culture where people expect to be told what to do? Or does the culture encourage employees to think on their own? Here are five ways to find out.

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Engage Employees to Give Their Best

Employee engagement looms large as a challenge facing all organizations, big or small. For the past two years, “keeping employees engaged” was rated as the most significant workplace challenge by nearly 800 global business leaders in a major industry study.

 
Now, as the job market and economy rebound, concerns are growing not only about engaging employees to give their best, but retaining those employees that you spent time engaging. So, with all of this in mind, I lead a webinar this week on “How to Engage Employees to Give Their Best,” – and it really struck a nerve.
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Engage Employees to Give Their Best

Thank you to everyone who attended the Engage Employees to Give Their Best webinar!

We would like to provide you with a complimentary consulting session on creating a Specator-Free Workplace where employees will go above and beyond. If you are interested in the complimentary session, or have any questions about the topics covered in the webinar, please contact Roger Gibboni at rgibboni@dulye.com / 845-987-7744.

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How to Use March Madness for Small Talk With Employees

 

March Madness is here and has taken hold of workplaces, large and small. It’s a rarity to find an office associate – whether on the loading dock or rug row – who’s not pulling up online scores and checking over their brackets. Even the Oval Office has a March Madness pool.
 
Most likely you’ve heard of the productivity stranglehold of this hoops hoopla. One major study estimates this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will result in 8.4 million hours of lost productivity among U.S. workers.