employee motivation

Giving Thanks (Classic Blog Edition)

Devon Campailla

We originally published this blog on November 20, 2012, but the reminders and best practices are still appropriate, especially this week. From everyone at ABR, we wish you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when people slow down and take time to think about the blessings in their lives. For some, […]

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Developer, Facilitator, Cheerleader: Do I Need to Motivate My Project Team?

Cindy Weissman

Wikipedia defines Training and Development as “a function of human resource management concerned with organizational activity aimed at bettering the performance of individuals and groups in organizational settings.” When you serve as a project leader, is it also your responsibility to keep your team motivated to complete the project? The following scenario might sound familiar… […]

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The Why and What of Motivation

Elise Margol

Motivation is a word you hear tossed around a lot—motivation to lose weight, motivation to accomplish more, motivation to do just about anything! But what is motivation? Merriam-Webster defines motivation as “The act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something.” Motivation is what drives people to success. Think about people who are […]

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Behind the Scenes at ABR: Summer’s Here!

Devon Campailla

What’s new with ABR? Take a peek at what’s going on in our world as we work to deliver relevant, world-class solutions for our clients. Summer is here, so I’ve switched to coffee of the iced variety, but I’m still keeping a steady flow of caffeine going. While some offices slow down during the summer […]

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The “Out of Office” Myth

Kathryn Lee

It’s June! The weather is warmer, schools are out (or will be soon), and many of us are anticipating some kind of summer vacation. I can’t wait for mine later this month! I was interested to learn, however, about a 2014 survey by Glassdoor that found that the average American employee who receives a vacation […]

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Stay in the Know: Give Them a Break to Keep Them Engaged

Amy Evans

Today the ABR blog is helping you “stay in the know” by sharing something we came across that we found interesting. We think you will too. How important is employee engagement? This article from Diversity Executive magazine reveals that 60% of employees surveyed would likely leave their current position if they were disengaged, and 26% […]

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Giving Thanks

Devon Campailla

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when people slow down and take time to think about the blessings in their lives. For some, it might be the only time of year they take the opportunity to do so. The hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves little time to dwell on the small things for […]

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Engaging Your Employees: Lessons From Kindergarten

Elise Margol

I read the article, “I Want to Work There!” in Training magazine last night. The article shared engagement secrets of Fortune’s 2012 100 Best Companies to Work For and Training’s Top 125 and Top 10 Hall of Fame lists. The overall point of the article is that the more employees are engaged, the more organizations […]

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The Power of Collaborative Leadership: What March Madness Can Teach Us About Leadership

Amy Fox

At my house, March Madness has taken over. All of the close games and upsets make it so fun and exciting, and emotions are certainly running high! One of the reasons it’s been so riveting this year is due to several Cinderella stories—previously unknown teams that don’t seem to have a chance yet are accomplishing […]

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