The Best Employee Appreciation Holiday Gifts: $10 to $125 and Up

Your hardworking employees deserve employee appreciation holiday gifts!

One study found that about 1/3 of employees prefer to be appreciated by receiving a gift from their employer over other forms of recognition like words of affirmation.

With employee gift ideas ranging from $10 to $125 and up, a company of any size is sure to find some excellent holiday gift ideas here.

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Reducing Teacher Stress in the Classroom

Reducing teacher stress in the classroom is an excellent way to improve the student and teacher experience.

Teaching is one of the most stressful professions, with 75% of teachers reporting frequent job stress. This is 3 times the average stress of the general population!

By addressing teacher stress, schools will be getting to the source of many challenges that schools face, including teacher retention and teacher and student performance.

Here’s how to prioritize teacher mental health in school culture plus specific ways to reduce teacher stress.

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How to Keep Company Culture Strong When all Employees are Remote

Over the past couple of years, companies have been faced with the question: how do we build company culture with a remote team?

We know a thing or two about remote company culture building! Our team has been a virtual community since Incorporate Massage (now Nivati) began 11 years ago.

We know it can be hard to stay connected when working from home, but we also know the importance of feeling part of something larger in times like these. We’re doing our best to reduce employee stress by making sure our team stays engaged, has a community connection, and feels supported.

Learn more about how we build our company culture with a remote team.

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5 Unbeatable Reasons for Employee Engagement Surveys

Employee engagement surveys can help you uncover why your company culture is suffering. If you feel like your employee engagement has taken a hit, but you don’t know how to remedy it, this article is for you!

Knowing the source of the problem is the first step to fixing it. Surveying is a great way to identify where your struggles are coming from.

This article will give you 5 reasons to use employee engagement surveys.

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How HR Leaders Can Support Disabled Employees

About 1 billion people have a disability, yet supporting disabled employees is often overlooked. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 is a great time to re-evaluate your company’s plans to support disabled workers.

This article will walk through a brief history of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, common challenges for people with disabilities at work, and how HR leaders can support disabled employees.

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The New Top Workplace Perk: Workforce Wellness Programs

What workforce wellness perks do you think your employees want?

In 2019, common answers might be unlimited snacks and beautiful office views.

Suddenly, those things don’t matter anymore, and employees don’t care about them.

Employers are now forced to focus on what is truly important and what actually makes a difference for employees.

Ping pong, unlimited time off (but not too much), beer on tap… these “benefits” are all a mirage. They don’t really help employees work better or live better. They don’t add to the employee experience. They aren’t the cool thing to do anymore. And they don’t help your company stand out to top talent.

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Managing Holiday Stress at Work in 2021

This is the first article of our 3-part series for National Stress Awareness Week 2021.

Employees have been through a lot these past two holiday seasons. Isolation, the pandemic, transitioning to remote work (and possibly back to in-person work again), impending deadlines, and more have increased holiday stress.

Company leaders have a great opportunity to help employees manage holiday stress at work.

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5 Employee Engagement Statistics HR Leaders Should Be Tracking

You don’t need to have your dream job to be passionate about your work.

Employee engagement is about feeling connected to the organization, its mission and goals, coworkers, and the work itself. If employees feel connected, they are a lot more likely to feel passionate. And passionate employees are productive ones!

It’s essential to keep close tabs on some key employee engagement statistics so you can better understand how to connect with your people.

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