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Does your team have an Annoying Orange? Here’s how to deal with it

Does your team have an Annoying Orange? Here’s how to deal with it | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

Who’s on the team you supervise at work? Let’s see, you’ve got the one who’s always bringing in cookies to the office (yes!), the one who loves to talk about the game (cool), the one who knows how to fix the office printer when it breaks, a bunch of other people who are interesting or a little quirky in their own ways, and….oh yeah. That one guy. You know the guy.

 

How can you best handle these “Annoying Oranges”  while remaining professional? After all, we generally don’t want to fire anybody just for being slightly difficult or irritating. Here are some ideas.

 
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Employee performance reviews: productive or destructive?

Employee performance reviews: productive or destructive? | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

According to a recent infographic published by FindMyShift.com, 58% of managers find employee performance reviews to be an ineffective use of time; it is one their most dreaded responsibilities, second only to firing an employee.  This may well be because, as the Society for Human Resource Management reports, 90% of employees find them not only ineffective but actually painful.

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Helene de saint front's curator insight, July 24, 7:27 AM

90% of employee think performance reviews both ineffective and painful. So give them up and learn to give regular, positive and constructive feedback!

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Infographic: Working from home – Is it for you?

Infographic: Working from home – Is it for you? | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

Working from home can have many benefits, with many studies indicating increased productivity from employees, and increased savings for businesses.

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5 Ways To Build Positive Relationships With Your Employees

5 Ways To Build Positive Relationships With Your Employees | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
(Guest post by Monica Wells at BizDb UK)
 

It's clear that personal relationships with your employees are key to creating a work environment that is positive, inspiring and gives them
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Establishing and Maintaining Company Culture

Establishing and Maintaining Company Culture | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

 

Company culture is a big part of the corporate world. People joining the workforce are often in search of a company that sets itself apart from others through perks, management dynamic, and refreshingly unorthodox policies.

 

Companies have become increasingly aware of the importance of employee happinessand often their culture reflects that. However, company culture can be very fragile.Talking about work culture is one thing, but staying true to it and keeping it in check is a task, in and of itself.

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Helene de saint front's curator insight, May 21, 5:28 AM

Company culture is key, but can't go without harmony. It is critical to accept and fully express a strong company culture to attract and select talent and clients. It is equally if not more important to align your entire company and make sure you truly live by your values and core purpose. And make everyone responsible for it.

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5 HR Policies That Will Push Employees For Better Results

5 HR Policies That Will Push Employees For Better Results | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
In my last article, several ways to handle disgruntled employees were pondered over. The objective was same though, to help HR managers mold their organizational culture to be compatible with the wo
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The most significant challenges for women employee engagement in 2015

The most significant challenges for women employee engagement in 2015 | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
Technology is big business. It is the fastest-growing sector and it is essential not just to other businesses but also to every person in their daily life. For many years computer-related jobs, whether programming or developing have been a male dominated domain. As this field has expanded there are now an increasing number of female tech employees who are just as capable as their male colleagues.
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3 Reasons Why Employee Recognition Is Important [Infographic]

3 Reasons Why Employee Recognition Is Important [Infographic] | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

Companies engaging in employee recognition programs experience 50% higher levels of productivity from their workers. Recognition is also connected with higher profits, higher customer satisfaction, and lower rates of employee turnover.

 

 

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Handling Disgruntled Employees: Is it that tough a task?

Handling Disgruntled Employees: Is it that tough a task? | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
(Guest post by Anshuman Kukreti)
 

 
Heading a team of employees is not an easy task every time. Just like out there in the world, here too you’ll observe a variety of worker
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Millennials want to see your company values, not hear about them

Millennials want to see your company values, not hear about them | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

When trying to attract Millennials, companies have become better at communicating their culture and company values. They’ve come to realize that Gen Y expects a lot from a prospective employer.

 

 

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New Trends in Employee Engagement Technology

New Trends in Employee Engagement Technology | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

Technology’s role in business continues to grow at a remarkable rate, and 2015 is sure to see plenty of new trends on top of the growth of old methods and strategies. Optimizing work efficiency is now impossible without a variety of connection options and devices available to employees.

 

 

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Key metrics that an employee management system should track

Key metrics that an employee management system should track | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it


Having an employee management system is not enough. It’s a first step to maximizing HR’s strategic role, but in order to do so it needs to track the right metrics.

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How to Motivate Employees [Infographic]

How to Motivate Employees [Infographic] | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

 

A great infographic with recent data and practical advice on how to motivate employees, courtesy of Business-Management-Degree.

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The shift from annual performance reviews to ongoing feedback

The shift from annual performance reviews to ongoing feedback | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
In an inspired decision brought one by the new generations shaping the workplace, Accenture has decided to forego the obsolete annual performance reviews for all its 330,000 employees. Millennials or Gen Y, standard-breakers of employee practices, are performance-driven by nature. They want to learn and they want to be trained. They are driven by a constant need to improve themselves and acquire new skills that power their innovative thinking and solution-oriented actions.
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The New Workplace: Happier, Freer, More Intuned and More Connected

The New Workplace: Happier, Freer, More Intuned and More Connected | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
(Guest post by Karen Bresnahan)
 


Going to work everyday in today’s world, has become not just a job, but a lifestyle. The workplace has become so much more than it used to be dec
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Helene de saint front's curator insight, July 24, 9:32 AM

The new workplace: a place where you can live, learn and play. Reflecting a shared culture and strong identity.

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What is your office personality? Take the Quiz and find out!

What is your office personality? Take the Quiz and find out! | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
Every individual has their own unique work style. Many of us require organisation and strict guidelines to bring a project in on time, while others need free reign to allow for creativity to f
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Tips for giving constructive feedback to your employees

Tips for giving constructive feedback to your employees | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
(Guest post by Kelly Smith)


I've met many managers who cringe at the mention of giving feedback. Naturally, most of them are trained to lead their teams, boost their productivity or manag
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Helene de saint front's curator insight, June 8, 8:42 AM

Giving REAL constructive feedback with the following keys: relationship, empathy, instantaneity. 

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Do you make these simple mistakes in your staff survey?

Do you make these simple mistakes in your staff survey? | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

One of the most common mistakes company owners make when crafting employee surveys is creating inadequate questions. Making use of words like “never” and “always” twist genuine responses and may persuade employees to adopt a negative behavior; additionally, focusing on more than one concept in a question may have serve repercussions.

 

This is a frequent mistake that rookie survey designers make all the time.

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Inside the mind of a successful manager [infographic]

Inside the mind of a successful manager [infographic] | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
The content provides insight into how to improve company behavior and culture by keeping employees satisfied and motivated. Whether you find yourself on the employee-side or management-side of the organizational spectrum, the better you’re able to understand the factors that make up internal relationships, the more you can work as a cohesive unit while minimizing friction.
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Your happiness is part of something bigger - International Day of Happiness

Join us in celebrating another International Day of Happiness this March 20! This year's celebration of the right to happiness focuses on our need to connect w…
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Crowdsource leadership decisions and give your employees a voice

Crowdsource leadership decisions and give your employees a voice | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
(Guest post by Steve Brown and PeopleInsight.co.uk)
 
 
Leaders often believe that they have answers to every question. While being in this position does come with a lot of advantag
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Could your workplace be more optimistic?

Could your workplace be more optimistic? | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
 
(Guest post by Kira M. Newman)
 
 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope,” wrote Helen Keller in Optimism: An Essay.

Was Helen Ke
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Improving employee engagement within companies is a leadership priority

Improving employee engagement within companies is a leadership priority | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

(Guest post by Steve Brown and PeopleInsight.co.uk)

Over the past few years, many companies struggled to boost their bottom line. Fortunately, CEOs, entrepreneurs and leaders have finally realized that the smartest way of increasing profits is through employee engagement.

 

 

 

 

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Healthy, Happy, Productive People [Infographic]

Healthy, Happy, Productive People [Infographic] | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it
Perhaps you’ve heard of a book called The Energy Bus. Essentially, this book aims to help you improve your life by thinking positively and surrounding yourself with others who also think positively. Common desires shared by a group make each member of that group more likely to accomplish their goals individually, according to the author.

At this time of the year with the holidays on the way, it’s a little easier to join in the positive attitude espoused in The Energy Bus and similar books promoting positivity. After all, people are in a better mood, thinking about the excitement of the holidays and certain holiday activities that they will enjoy.
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The impact of employee engagement on talent acquisition

The impact of employee engagement on talent acquisition | Happiness At Work - Hppy Scoop | Scoop.it

What potential prospects are most interested in when deciding to work for an organization is its reputation (22%), the person they will be working for (20%) and workplace flexibility (15%).

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