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Tipton's Top Favorites of 2016

Tipton's Top Favorites of 2016
​As 2016 comes to an end, we wanted to take the time to reflect back on some of the year's top favorite picks. Ranging from the most popular Netflix binge to the most impactful commercial, here is Tipton's Top Favorites of 2016. We hope you enjoy! 
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Give the Gift of Employee Engagement During the Holidays

Give the Gift of Employee Engagement During the Holidays

Though the holiday season can be a joyous one, it also can be a frenzied one, especially for your employees. In fact, Healthline found that 62% of employees feel either ‘very stressed’ or ‘somewhat stressed’ around the holidays. Employees’ overwhelming holiday to-do lists heighten personal distractions and worries – dragging down productivity, morale and overall satisfaction in the workplace. How can you combat holiday stress and keep your work environment humming along through the new year?

The best practice to keep employee engagement high and stress levels low is to proactively tackle the issue around Thanksgiving, when—let’s face it—employees’ stamina begins to weaken. But don’t worry, even as the days of December quickly pass by, it’s not too late!

Here is a list of five holiday-themed engagement concepts to keep your employees focused during the holiday season:

A cookie recipe swap

Time to dust off Grandma’s cookbook! Have employees make one holiday treat and bring it into the office on a designated day to share their creations. The best part? Include all the recipes in one document to share with the group or even send it out to your families or friends!

Host a community service event

Find a local non-profit in the area which your team can help support during the holidays. Most regions have toy drop-offs, gift-wrapping sessions or even volunteer events. Nothing is better than giving back during the holidays!

Holiday-themed meetings

Who will wear their ugliest holiday sweater? Who can finish the holiday carol the fastest? A simple themed staff or team meeting can help spread holiday cheer in the workplace. Play a game, host trivia or organize a Pollyanna – the more the merrier!

Superlatives

Acknowledge individual and group successes. As the year comes to an end, this serves as a great opportunity to reflect on achievements within your organization. Put a unique and creative twist on these accomplishments by tagging superlatives on employees!

Discuss goals for 2017

If you haven’t done so already, December serves as a great time to think, plan and assign goals to your employees. Form a 30-minute brainstorm session during lunch or during a team breakfast to get employees motivated for the year to come!

We’ll let you slide when it comes to last-minute holiday shopping, but don’t let your employees’ motivation levels fall behind!

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Use Video to Communicate Change in your Organization

Use Video to Communicate Change in your Organization
​Written by: Lauren Mancini, Communications Specialist ​Do you need a way to introduce a new initiative at your company? In the old days, you'd probably fire off a memo via email or hard copy and hope the news would trickle down (eventually). That never really worked, did it? When employees feel they've been left out of the loop or they're bei...
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Why Say Goodbye to Pushpins and Flyers? The Growing Importance of Digital Signage

Why Say Goodbye to Pushpins and Flyers? The Growing Importance of Digital Signage
​Written by: Natalie Hines, Communications Specialist​Close to four in ten Americans now get their news from online resources, according to Pew Research (2016). We're not saying the days of company-wide emails, corporate memos, town hall meetings and other announcements are over, but it's time to look up—literally.According to Gatehouse, 50% of com...
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LinkedIn for Schools and Universities

LinkedIn for Schools and Universities
​By: Merissa Muller, Public Relations Intern​When LinkedIn first opened its doors in 2002, the impact was not felt right away. Some days, there would be as few as 20 signups per day. But now, more than 332 million participants use the site, which has given itself the title, "world's largest professional network."While it was originally intended for...
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