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Each month, we honor the most widely read new guest article with our “Impact Award for Content Excellence.” These pieces consistently exemplify the expertise and thought leadership our community has grown to expect, so it’s a pleasure to highlight their success.
What Can We Learn From Content Impact Winners?
With this year drawing to a close, I decided to revisit our 2023 award content, to see what these articles reveal as a collection. As you look across the titles below, I think you’ll agree that modern work life is by no means a one-dimensional experience. Together, these 11 articles form a mosaic of diverse topics — touching on everything from recruitment, retention, and management best practices to learning, innovation, and the future of work.
Still, these pieces share common ground. Each offers practical ideas and insights to help organizations develop stronger employee relationships, enhance work culture, and improve business results. That’s why we showcase them on our blog.
Because these articles have been so popular with our readers, chances are you’ve already crossed paths with some of them. But to be sure you don’t miss the best of the best, I invite you to revisit them along with me now…
The Most Popular HR Advice and Insights of 2023
A Perfect Job Offer is Much More Than Just a Number
The rise of pay transparency is changing the hiring game in fundamental ways. With new regulations and rapidly shifting expectations among younger generations, what should employers keep in mind? Check this helpful HR advice from a compensation expert.
By Charlie Franklin, Co-Founder and CEO of Compa
Simple Ways to Help Remote Employees Feel Connected
With so many of us working on a remote or hybrid basis, team members easily feel isolated. But there are many ways leaders can bridge that gap. A meaningful gesture can be as simple as sending fresh flowers. Why is this such an effective way to show appreciation? And how do new digital services make it easier than ever?
By Brian Gomes, CEO of Social Flowers and Florist One
Learning Culture: Ideas for Nurturing Growth in a Hybrid Work Environment
One thing we know for sure: Continuous learning is essential for personal and organizational success in today’s work world. But with the challenge of hybrid work schedules, how can you ensure that everyone on your team is building the kind of skills and knowledge they need to succeed now and in the future?
By Glen Vondrick CEO/GM, CoSo Cloud
More People are Tuning into Music at Work. Why?
How can music bring people together and enhance work environments? These days, it’s easier than you may think. Here are some creative ideas to reduce stress, boost morale, and encourage team bonding through the power of music.
By Stéphanie Badouix CRHA, HR Director at TouchTunes
Employee Retention Strategies: 9 Ideas That Are Working
After serious post-pandemic labor market disruption, many employers are looking for ways to strengthen relationships with existing employees. But what actually works? 9 leaders share ideas that are making a difference in their organizations.
By Brett Farmiloe, Founder of Featured
Want to Improve Engagement? Focus on Employee Expectations
With employee engagement sinking again, what can employers do to buck the trend? Better outcomes begin with thoughtful efforts to manage employee expectations. Check this excellent HR advice from an industry veteran.
By Paul Bauer, Head of Content at Cezanne HR
Managers Need a Toolbox for the Post-Everything Era
Feeling like you’ve run out of tools to fix what’s broken about your organization’s culture? You’re not alone. That’s why this expert is looking deeper at root causes and is recommending a better way to move the meter.
By Ron Ricci, Founder and CEO of The Culture Platform (previously Transparency Imperative)
Leaders: Do You Connect Employees With Their Noble Purpose?
It’s no secret that workforce engagement, productivity, and retention are down. But how can leaders turn this situation around? Focus on helping team members find more meaning in their work. Try these techniques.
By Amy Brown, Founder and CEO of Authenticx
Business Innovation Isn’t Easy. Here’s How Leaders Can Help
Digital tools and processes can help organizations grow and adapt faster, even while improving efficiency and collaboration. But this kind of change is tricky. Here’s why innovation managers rely on agile leadership methods.
By Joe Aherne, CEO of Leading Edge Group
Grind Culture Isn’t Working. How Can Wellness Win?
Work-related stress is on the rise, and employers are seeing its impact in increased absenteeism, burnout, and turnover. Here’s how to build a business case that puts wellness at the heart of your culture.
By Erin Rouble, Human Resources Specialist at Accora Village
Want a Successful Career? Dig in But Give It Time to Develop
What kind of professional goals do you hope to achieve? Obstacles and detours can be frustrating. But that’s why this staffing industry veteran reminds us how to make the most of career development as a process.
By Chris Fontanella, Founder of Encore Professionals Group
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What’s Ahead for 2024?
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