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How to attract millennial talent to your workplace in 2016

Brooke Nielsen

Is putting forth the effort to attract and hire millennials worth it? If you knew they will make up half of the global workforce by 2020 would this influence your decision? It’s true, as more and more millennials are entering the workforce, it is important to understand how to interest and hang onto these valuable assets. So what is the best way to go about this?

Before we look at some things you can do to attract millennials, let’s take a step back to find out what these individuals value in a company. The 54 million adults between 18 and 34 in 2015 have some definite commonalities in what motivates them to choose a workplace. One of the biggest factors that the majority of them agree on is their need to grow. Many millennials are looking for opportunities to help them climb the ladder, even if it means climbing out of your company. They are also looking for a “sense of purpose” in a company, or a chance to be a part of something bigger than just company profit. Finally, they are looking for a coach rather than a boss, someone to lead not just command.

So as a business, how can you become more attractive to this potential workforce considering their wants and needs? Let’s explore some options:

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Topics: The Workplace

Workplace productivity (infographic)

Brooke Nielsen

$450-$550 billion is lost annually in the U.S. due to low productivity and employee engagement. Low productivity in the workplace can be caused by pesky distractions, failed meetings, poor weather, and a number of other factors.

So what can we do? Luckily, high productivity is obtainable! To achieve productivity at work, first understand how much you and your company are losing in time, money, and energy by checking out the following infographic. Then, click the link today to continue on to our white paper to learn some simple tips to greatly increase your workplace productivity.

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Workstation popcorn: Could it solve your productivity problem?

Brooke Nielsen

Joel Runyon did an interesting study on a theory he has regarding productivity when working remotely or for yourself. His big idea revolves around the problem of motivating yourself to be productive when you don’t have a boss standing over your shoulder. So, instead of continuing to fall further and further behind, let’s explore his theory a bit.

Like many other productivity how to’s, workstation popcorn begins by creating a list. Note everything you need to accomplish today, so that at the end of the day you can cross off and visualize how much (or little) you’ve completed.

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Topics: The Workplace

End unproductive meetings

Brooke Nielsen

According to Inc.com, we spend more than $37 billion dollars every year on unproductive meetings. In fact, the majority of meetings are considered to be unproductive failures. Stop wasting your time, money, energy, and resources. Help your business by learning three causes of failed meetings and tips to increase productivity.

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Topics: The Workplace

How to combat workplace distractions

Megan Thiemann

It’s a struggle sometimes to get the most out of your work day. With interruptions, distractions, disturbances and maybe even some interferences, what’s a worker to do? How can you fight distractions that are causing you to lose valuable minutes every day? Keep reading to find out some of the top ways to fight workplace distractions, so that you can produce high-quality work and get ahead in your career!

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Topics: The Workplace