Enterprise-sized Perks on Small Biz Budgets

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Small businesses simply don’t have the resources (time, money or otherwise) their larger counterparts do. Big corporations can boast huge employee benefits packages, in office perks and other motivators on top of the fact they already ahead in. Though it seems impossible to compete, smaller organizations actually have some freedoms that the corporate world just can’t commit to. Small business leadership, if you’re feeling a little winded trying to keep up, rest a little and catch your breath because keeping up with their boastful benefits and perks simply takes a bit more of a tactical approach. Read More.

Tired of Forcing Company Culture? Start Forming It Instead

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Hey, haven’t we discussed this before? This is a Vitru lookback article, where we build off learnings from years and trends past. Sometimes we’ll discover that our workplace trends were right on the money; other times we may see that our musings around talent management and company culture predictions were a little off. Either way from team alignment to personality assessments, here’s a look back at some of our greatest content. Read More.

5 Tools You Need For Managing Remote Workers

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In 2015, the percentage of employers offering flexible work has only increased minimally from about 4% to 5%. This could be due to the fact that some employers don’t know how to set their workforce up for flex work options. Don’t worry though, if your company isn’t already part of the flex work movement, with about 29% of full-time employees having flexible work schedules, it probably won’t be long until your organization taps into this opportunity. Read More.

3 Proven Ways to Be a Better Coach

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“I’ve never seen a better coach than Gregg Popovich” – Jerry West, NBA Hall of Fame

Since the start of the 1997-98 season, the worst winning percentage for a San Antonio Spurs’ season under Popovich has been .610. How does a coach command such dominance over the top basketball league in the world? Through proper innovation. The Spurs were one of the first teams to identify and exploit the corner 3-pointer. Read More.

5 Articles, 3 Activities and 1 Test is All it Takes to Increase Leadership Skills

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39% of surveyed employees believe that people in their own organization don’t collaborate enough, and we couldn’t agree more! Break down the territorial boundaries of your leadership team this week and get everyone out of the office for a leadership development outing. We’ve found some of the best, quick and easy ways to kick off a leadership development day on the fly. Check out the following resources: Read More.

Surviving in Middle Management: How to Manage Up & Down

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Did you know middle managers have one of the most stressful jobs? This comes from the fact they are pressured with a high amount of responsibility, yet they only have a minimal amount of authority. They’re often balancing expectations from upper management and then tailoring their direction and messaging to suit the rest of their team as they understand best. Read More.

The Case for Introverted Employees: Surviving in an Extroverted World

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Personality is not “one or the other.” however, many popular personality tests create misconceptions that cause people to count themselves or others out when it comes to talents or workplace traits. The first step for survival as an introvert is to forget everything you’ve learned about the term “introvert.” Introverts are not antisocial or shy or unable to communicate. Introverts can make friends among colleagues. If you’re an introvert, you are not destined to fail in a fast-paced, business atmosphere. Read More.

Vitru Value Series: Managing Employees Who Value Citizenship

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Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 15 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. Read More.

4 Budget Friendly Ways to Motivate Your Team

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Last year, there was an increase in employee engagement compared to years prior. Even with that gain, only a third of employees said they were engaged in their jobs. Even more, 70% of employees are actually unhappy with 52% ‘feeling blah’ and 18% downright hating their current position. No leader is unaware what that can mean for productivity and the business’ bottom line. While organizations are aware of the detriment, many are scratching their heads and frantically searching for the answer to their employees’ motivation problem. Read More.