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Five Ways Managers Can Make Performance Reviews All About the Employee

January 26, 2017

I have a surprise for you. Did you know managers and employees find little to no value in completing performance reviews?

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Human Resources, Communication, Culture

Six Steps to Creating a Strong Employee Value Proposition

November 24, 2016

Often when thinking about creating an employer brand, we immediately think about how it looks. We may focus on a logo or the type of font to use, since this will be what our employees and our prospective employees see first. But to have a strong brand, it has to be more than a pretty face—more than just good looking. It has to have some personality.

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Human Resources, Communication

Business Growing Pains: Aligning Your Communication

October 7, 2016

Over the past five years at Element Three, we’ve grown revenues by 587% and increased our staff from seven to 49 full-time employees. It’s all happened incredibly fast, which has forced our leadership team to realize that all of things you have to do in an organization to manage change effectively become increasingly more complex as you grow.

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Benefits, Communication

Three Tips to Get Employees to Read Your Benefit Communications

October 4, 2016

Now, more than ever, employees live busy lives and their attention is being pulled in many directions. So how can you be sure your benefit communications are getting through?

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Communication, Culture

Five Social Media Tips to Help Employees Positively Impact Your Business

September 16, 2016

Social media is here to stay. Whether you’re a fan or not, it has revolutionized the way our world connects and communicates. In fact, a Facebook study found that smartphone users check their Facebook feed an average of 14 times each day, for a total of 32 minutes every day on the platform.

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