Employee Engagement

7 Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Showing your employees a little bit of extra love can go a long way towards increasing productivity, reducing staff turnover, and spurring innovation. In addition, employees will be happier and more likely to stay with your company long-term. Our whole mission is to make people happy, so take it from us and check out some methods to best show your employees how much you appreciate them. Go Above and Beyond Yourself According to a recent study by Office Vibe, 42%…

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Stop the Revolving Door

When I first moved to Chicago, I found an awesome apartment with two friends. We were living on our own, for the first time in the big city, and we had two floors and a garage and a killer back yard with a giant grill. It was pretty much the dream of any 22-year-old college grad. But then, the real world set in. After a few months, one of the guys missed Iowa too much and decided to move back home.…

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Work Fumbles During Fantasy Football

As the summer comes to close and pre-season games for fall sports start up, two words strike fear in the hearts of managers: Fantasy Football. In the next few days, millions of people will gather to pick their players for their Fantasy Draft. Over the course of the following 17 weeks, league participants will be researching, building and managing their teams, as well as watching every Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights. Sounds like a great way to spend free time,…

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The 5 Biggest Contributors to Job Satisfaction

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset- they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”  – Anne M. Mulcahy From the outside looking in, your team may appear to be content . . . But are they really? According to a report from Teem earlier this year, 48% of employees are unhappy (or only somewhat happy) at work. That’s nearly half of…

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6 Ways to Keep Millennials Engaged in the Workplace

As millennials continue to take over today’s workforce, executives are charged with an increasingly difficult task. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center in 2015, the millennial generation (or “generation Y”) is now the largest in the U.S. labor force. There’s a growing abundance of millennial workers; and while luring them to your company may require extra effort, hiring them is not the issue. Retaining them, however, is the new challenge. A survey performed by Job Application Center…

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7 Ways Employers are Boosting Office Morale

Did you know that happy employees are 31% more productive? Salaries aren’t enough anymore. These days, people are just as concerned with living a “good life” as they’re worried about cashing big checks. As a result, many companies have found that by offering perks and benefits, they can greatly increase morale and productivity. We’ve seen it with our own eyes! So even if the upfront costs of these perks seem undesirable, the long-term payoff could easily outweigh the expenditures. Provide In-Home…

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Engaged To Be Married But Not Engaged

Wedding season is in full swing, which means over a million couples will be tying the knot throughout the next 6 months. As any current or past bride (or groom) will tell you, wedding planning these days can be a full-time job. Studies have found that the average wedding takes 250 hours to plan. And when someone has a full-time job, how do they do it? Well 90% of brides have admitted to wedding planning while at work. Between emailing…

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What Your Company is Missing

I’ve only been in the work force for a few years, but like many young professionals, I did a lot of research before choosing my industry. I looked at a ton of companies, but I never came across any that offers a benefit like custom concierge services. In fact, before I joined the Errand Solutions team, I wasn’t even aware that this type of company existed. Vacation days and health insurance are great, but they aren’t enough. In just my…

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