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5 Tips to Improve Manager Effectiveness at Your Company

By Dave Almeda, Kronos Incorporated

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?


February 7, 2018

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One Tip to Fundamentally Improve as a Manager in 2018

By Lorena Martinez, GPTW US

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


February 7, 2018

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Connecting Remote Workers

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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?


November 9, 2017

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Employee Resource Groups for Millennials in Canada

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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


September 7, 2017

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5 Tips to Make Better Workplaces for Millennials

By Kim Peters, GPTW US

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


September 4, 2017

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5 Ways the Best Workplaces Boost Work-Life Balance

By Michael C. Bush, GPTW Inc.

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!


August 21, 2017

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The Human Math Behind Your Company Culture

By Cheral Stewart, GPTW US

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.


August 21, 2017

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Integrating your Manufacturing Team

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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?


July 6, 2017

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A Long-Term Perspective

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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?


May 4, 2017

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Inclusion x Diversity

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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


March 9, 2017

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Flexibility

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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?


March 6, 2017

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Lateral Training & Development

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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.


March 6, 2017

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Differentiator

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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?


March 6, 2017

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Part-Time vs Full-Time

By Jen Wetherow, GPTW Canada

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?


March 6, 2017