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5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company

By Dave Almeda, Kronos Incorporated

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Approachable People Managers Key to Organization's Success

By Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research

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By Great Place to Work

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Five Predictions for the Best Workplace Cultures

By GPTW Inc. Research on the 100 Best Workplaces in Canada (Globe & Mail) and 100 Best Companies to Work For® in America (Fortune)

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Great Place to Work - June 12, 2017

DOWNLOAD: The Business Case for a High-Trust Culture

Did you know that companies with high levels of trust are positioned for stronger financial performance, better customer and patient satisfaction, and higher employee retention, among other outcomes? Download this research-based report to learn more, and to determine whether your own company’s culture fuels performance, or poses a threat to long-term success.

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Dave Almeda, Kronos Incorporated - February 7, 2018

5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company

For better or for worse, people managers have the single biggest impact on an organization’s performance. To that end, we have a mantra at Kronos: Everyone deserves a great manager. But what makes an effective manager at your company? How can you identify great leaders? How can you replicate their behaviors to make everyone better?

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Lorena Martinez, GPTW US - February 7, 2018

One Tip to Fundamentally Improve as a Manager in 2018

Involving people in important decisions that impact them could be fuel your quantum leap in leadership this year.

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - November 9, 2017

Connecting Remote Workers

We are a rapidly growing firm and have become increasingly dispersed as we expand into new geographic regions. What are some tips for maintaining a sense of cultural unity as we grow?

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - September 7, 2017

Employee Resource Groups for Millennials in Canada

What are the best practices around Employee Resource Groups for millennials in Canada?

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Kim Peters, GPTW US - September 4, 2017

5 Tips to Make Better Workplaces for Millennials

What makes members of this generation commit to a company? Great Place to Work recently analyzed surveys from nearly 400,000 employees to name the Best Workplaces for Millennials. Our research found some of the best ways to retain younger talent are simpler than you might think

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Michael C. Bush, GPTW Inc. - August 21, 2017

5 Ways the Best Workplaces Boost Work-Life Balance

Even in time-starved New York, the Best Workplaces find ways to make room for employees’ personal lives. Get ideas for improving work-life balance at your company too!

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Cheral Stewart, GPTW US - August 21, 2017

The Human Math Behind Your Company Culture

How does a company with a high-trust culture have 3X higher revenue growth than a company with lower trust? The initial answer is in the data. In 2016, London School of Business did a study using our data from leading companies and found a compelling business case linking a high-trust culture to business revenue.

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - July 6, 2017

Integrating your Manufacturing Team

Sometimes if feels like our warehouse and office staff exist in two completely different companies. What can we do to create a more unified experience and integrated culture?

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - May 4, 2017

A Long-Term Perspective

This year will mark our third survey cycle. We know it’s the right thing to do, and we’ve been working hard to act on the feedback from employees but our results haven’t budged. How long before we can expect to see a shift?

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - March 9, 2017

Inclusion x Diversity

What’s the difference between inclusion and diversity in the workplace?

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - March 6, 2017

Flexibility

Our company expects employees to work 8 hours per day but we offer complete flexibility in the timing; it could be 9 - 5 / 7:30 – 3:30 / or even 10 – 6. But lately, we’ve been getting feedback that employees want more flexibility. What would this look like? What do other companies do?

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - March 6, 2017

Lateral Training & Development

I’d like to bolster the development opportunities available to our employees by including some cross-functional or ‘horizontal’ training programs. I am hoping to both build competency and break-down some of the silos that exist in our company.

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - March 6, 2017

Differentiator

We are in the process of evaluating and selecting vendors for our upcoming employee survey. What are most critical differentiators between GPTW’s culture assessment approach and other conventional methods?

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Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada - March 6, 2017

Part-Time vs Full-Time

I have a mix of part-time and full-time staff; in what ways should I be adapting my management style and/ or practices to best fit their needs?

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Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research - February 8, 2018

Approachable People Managers Key to Organization's Success

For better or for worse, people managers have the single biggest impact on an organization’s performance. And this is especially true at organizations in the Retail and Hospitality sector.

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Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research - February 6, 2018

Best Workplaces in Retail and Hospitality: Front-Line Employees The Most Important Brand Ambassadors

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2018 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ in Retail and Hospitality. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work®- Certified™ in the past year and work primarily in the Retail or Hospitality Industry. We determined the BEST based on employee responses to our Trust Index© survey.

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Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research - January 18, 2018

Inclusive Workplaces are Better for Business

For years, Great Place to Work® has documented the way high-trust workplaces outpace business rivals. But our latest research shows that what it took to be great 10 or 20 years ago is not good enough anymore. Today’s organizations must clear a higher bar to reach their full potential by creating consistently great work experiences for all employees no matter who they are, where they come from or what they do in the organization.

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Alison Grenier, Head of Culture and Research - January 16, 2018

Best Workplaces for Inclusion: Radical Inclusivity

Great Place to Work® is pleased to announce the 2018 list of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ for Inclusion. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work- Certified™ in the past year and at least 90% of employees must agree they are treated fairly regardless of personal characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation). We determined the BEST based on employee responses to inclusion-related Trust Index statements and the organization’s workplaces programs and practices that support diversity and inclusion.

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Ed Frauenheim - December 6, 2017

Why Nike’s Diversity Disclosure Is Just the First Step

Nike just did it. So have a growing number of technology companies. And what they’ve done — publish employee diversity numbers — is the critical first step toward transparency and a commitment to creating a more inclusive, innovative, and high-performing business. But there’s still much more to do.