Why Your Business Should Provide Tuition Reimbursement Benefits to Employees

Employee benefits can be double edged sword. On one hand, it costs businesses lot of money, but on the other hand they can generate loyalty and improve employee performance. The key to succeeding at this is making sure you implement properly and generate good return on investment. Tuition reimbursement is one such benefit that can help businesses of all types attract good employees and retain them eventually helping businesses grow. Granted, it costs significant money to implement tuition reimbursement program with the rising cost of college in the U.S., but if you manage it properly you can get significant tangible and intangible benefits from it.

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What is Different about Managing Millennial Employees

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Millennials passed Generation X in the first quarter of 2015 to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis. They represent 34% of the total workforce in the U.S. Millennials are defined as those individuals who were born between 1981 and 1997, which makes them between 19 and 34 years of age – a prime employment age. There are approximately 53.5 million millennials in the U.S.

The size of the millennial workforce itself is a force to be reckoned with, but in addition to size, their style of working also poses challenges for the business leaders who are no familiar with this generation. This generation is not like their parents. They value different things in life. They have their own ideas about how business should be conducted and they have their unique working style. All these factors combine to make it seem like today’s business leader will never be able to manage them well.

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How to Use Candlestick Charts to Recognize Market Trends

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Candlestick charts are staple of stock market pros. They have been used widely since the 19th century when they were developed in Japan. Steve Nison is credited with bringing these charts to the West. Financial investors use from all walks of life use them to trade stocks, futures, commodities, currencies and so on. Read any financial newspaper or visit a financial website and you are likely to see candlestick charts put to use to display daily, weekly or monthly variation in price. Reading and understanding Candlestick charts takes some time, but with the proper training and understanding you can put them to good use to decipher complex patterns and make buy-sell decisions.

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How Can Team Building Activities Help Businesses Grow

Team Building
Many of us have either participated in or led team building activities in our professional career at some point. Some of those activities may have been very straightforward and short such as playing a game of “two truths and a lie” or “find your way out.” Others could be very intense and may have spanned over multiple days such as climbing a peak or going on a long hike. No matter what the duration or type of activity, it is well-known that team building can help improve communication and employee morale, leading to a better business environment overall.

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Why is Employee Happiness Important at Work and How to Achieve it

Ask most managers what their top priorities are for their direct reports and I would be hugely surprised if the word ‘happiness’ appeared anywhere on a list along with words like ‘productivity’, ‘creativity’ ‘target-orientated’, ‘efficient’ etc.

But we are now interested in the idea of happiness at work, and in society? There is an entire “happiness industry” emerging rooted in positive psychology, driven by individualism and personalisation and expressing itself in the health and wellbeing agenda.

It is important for several connected reasons.

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Is Work-Life Balance Possible for Employees in This Age?

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The age of constant contact between places of work and employees is here, and this can mean tasks are completed quickly and businesses can handle more and more clientele. But, with all of this communication, employees can become quickly overwhelmed and stressed due to not feeling as if they can escape work pressures, although technically, they’re not “on the clock.” Here are a couple of ways that you, as an employee, can find a better work life balance even with the tightest of work schedules.

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4 Ways to Reduce Noise Pollution in the Workplace

Construction Suffering From Noise Pollution On Building Site
Some businesses are constantly filled with a barrage of noise that can be very damaging to the health of its employees. Noise pollution is something that can’t always be avoided due to the nature of the work taking place. Heavy machinery is loud to maneuver, and complex equipment whirrs at a constantly pulsating tone. There are ways to reduce those high volume levels, though, as we’re about to explore.

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7 Practical Tips to Establish Strong Relationship with Your Employees

Employee Engagement
They say it’s the people that make a company. If you are reading this article right now, it’s because you realise the importance of your staff and creating the best environment possible to produce quality work.

When you think about it, your employees are on the front line. They are the ones driving in new clients, interacting with customers or clients and more. It makes complete sense to want to do everything you can to make sure they are happy and engaged workers.

There are some tricks for optimal employee engagement, however. This article will discuss some of the ways you can build a good rapport with your staff and ensure they are motivated to keep on performing at their best. Building trust is essential and is the foundation of a great working relationship.

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11 Ways to Guarantee a Happy Workplace

Happy Employees
A happy workplace results in higher productivity, less staff turnover, and better results. So, if you are looking at ways to improve your business, think about focusing on your employees’ happiness. You might just get the results you desire. In today’s guide, we’re going to take you through ten simple things you can do to help guarantee your company is a great place to work. Read on to find out more.

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3 Skills Every Marketing Professional Must Have

If you are looking for a career in marketing, there are certain inherent traits every marketing professional must have. Some are learned skills that you can pick up along the way, and others are part of your makeup, something you are born with. Of course those personality traits you should have would include being friendly, outgoing and motivated but almost everything else can be learned. Here are some of the skills you should have if you are considering a career as a marketing professional.

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