This week we have a bunch of tips and tricks for you to consider when it comes to employees, recruiting, leadership, etc. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

1) 14 Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Employees from Inc.

"Your employees may not be as motivated as you are. Here are 14 tips from entrepreneurs on how to better motivate your staff. You believe in your company wholeheartedly. There's an entrepreneurial fire burning strong inside that motivates you to work harder each day. Unfortunately, the same cannot always be said about your employees. In a 2015 SHRM Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement survey, only 69 percent of employees felt they were consistently putting all their effort into their work. If you've tried a variety of incentives but are still seeing the negative side effects of low motivation, you're not alone. Sometimes even the best managers have to think outside the box to find creative and reliable ways to motivate their employees."

2) 5 Tips For Hiring Cultural Fits And Building Better Teams from Inc. 

"Are you doing the right things to make sure your company is continually able to innovate? Because the culture at your company can either make or break you. Each company has a different culture. Teamwork depends on people matching that culture. I worked at a plethora of companies with varying management styles, ranging all the way from a militant dictator style to dealing with "yes men" and from where speaking up is appreciated to where innovation is condemned. When looking for a cultural fit, you really have to understand what your company culture is. Once you figure that out, you are able to better equipped to find exactly what you are looking for. Josh Kayser is the 29-year-old co-founder and CEO of SuretyBonds, a booming online surety insurance company that has helped modernize a tired, traditional industry through technology with the help of a little millennial savviness."

3) 10 Leadership Traits That Predict Higher Engagement And Lower Burnout from Fortune

"As a leader, are you driving burnout or engagement in your organization? How would your employees rate you if asked that same question? Burnout is a work-related process of chronic stress and disengagement caused by too many job demands, too few job resources, and not enough recovery or time to re-charge your batteries. Burnout impacts numerous industries and has been shown to predict absenteeism, increased sick leave, and turnover intention. Sufficient job resources, whether in the form of an inspiring manager, getting regular feedback, or simply knowing that your leader has your back, can help prevent burnout. According to a new study, we now know that the opposite is also true. Bad leaders aren’t just toxic to an organization – they drive burnout and decrease job satisfaction."

4) How Millennials Can Manage Older Generations without Feeling Awkward from Fast Company

"With millennials making their way through the leadership ranks, a growing number find themselves in the predicament of managing employees who have been in the field since they were in diapers. Millennial media executive Nicole Laraurri manages 65 full-time employees at The EGC Group, a digital marketing agency. Many of her staff have more years of service than she does. Facing down skepticism among older employees that she has the right stuff to do the job simply because of her age, Laraurri offers up a few of her tips for millennial managers to gain respect and cooperation from a more seasoned workforce."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps organizations build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about our employer brand innovation, workforce research, and recruiting strategy offerings.

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