Tagged as Team building

Can personality tests be used to improve diversity?

Introvert or extrovert? Cats or dogs? Tea or coffee? We love categorizing ourselves and each other. Doing so can help us figure out who we’re compatible with, what sort of work we’re best suited for,...

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10 tips to make sure your remote workers don't feel isolated.

What defines the “workplace” has evolved dramatically in the past few years. Not only have our jobs changed, but where, when, and how we work have all become completely fluid. An ever-increasing number of employees...

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If you aren’t letting your staff work flexibly, you need to start now.

If you were on the phone right now with a friend and they told you “I’m at work”, what would you imagine their surroundings looked like? Maybe you’d picture them sitting in a cubicle, or...

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Be aware: bigotry in the workplace can have long term effects on employee mental health.

At this point, everybody knows prioritizing inclusion is a worthwhile endeavor for any organization. Diversity initiatives are becoming indispensable across the board, from Fortune 500 companies to startups. And it’s not just HR managers who...

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Ask the Expert: Michael Bach on workplace diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion aren't buzz words — they're essential to any organization that hopes to thrive in the 21st century. An increasing number of studies have proven the immense benefits of building up a diverse...

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The importance of having fun at work.

In her novel Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote, “I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” Her statement would have been equally true had she written, “It beautifies work so much.”...

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Is your workplace layout helping or hurting productivity?

It’s a lousy feeling to reach the end of the workday and realize you haven’t gotten much done. With a lengthy to-do list staring back at you and nothing crossed off, it’s only natural to...

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Why we love LifeSpeak

Happy Valentine's Day! In the spirit of love and our LifeSpeak15 celebrations, our team thought we'd have a little fun and swap stories about why we love LifeSpeak by answering a short questionnaire on our...

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You should consider hiring these strategic job positions this year.

The New Year isn’t just about redefining and improving oneself on a personal level; organizations are seeing the start of 2019 as an opportunity to develop by revamping their teams. That’s not to say everyone...

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15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

There’s no two ways about it — diversity is good. Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. According to...

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How Career Edge helped us grow the LifeSpeak family

At LifeSpeak, we value dedication, creativity, and ambition. So when the employment matching team at Career Edge connected us with a hard-working and talented web developer named Tahmina Naznen, we knew she would fit right...

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Why are so many workplaces becoming pet-friendly?

Americans love their pets. According to the American Pet Products Association, overall household pet ownership increased from 54% in 2009 to 68% in 2016, and spending on pets has risen sharply along with it. Most...

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