Toxic workplace

Toxic work environments: 15 factors that create a toxic workplace

15 min read

Toxic work environments permeate company culture. Learn more about the top 15 causes of toxicity and steps business leaders can take to solve the problem.

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human resources director at desk

Make common sense a part of your human resources strategy.

3 min read

The best human resources leaders run departments that are fluid and proficient. This requires shaping effective processes but also knowing when to bend the rules. In fact, when we asked our people operations team to highlight top HR sins, recruiter Will Otto warned that process isn’t everything. Prioritizing process over common sense can come back to…

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hiring manager Thad Peterson

“I’m grateful for _____ at work.”

7 min read

True fact #1: Writing down the things we’re grateful for leads to increased happiness. True fact #2: Companies with happier employees tend to be more productive. With those things in mind, I set out to find out what employees here at The Predictive Index are grateful for. A win-win: It gives people a chance to…

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The simple secret to better Monday mornings

4 min read

Chris Butsch is a professional speaker who helps companies supercharge engagement, grow leaders, and keep their best people. He is a leading voice on the ROI of workplace happiness.  Just ask Garfield; Monday mornings are a slog. Traffic is heavier than usual. Client problems have escalated into “emergencies” over the weekend. E-mails have piled up….

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Mike McKee on leadership lessons learned

An interview with an NHL player turned CEO

24 min read

From a Princeton pizza shop to the NHL, from Goldman Sachs to software solutions, Mike McKee, CEO and Director of ObserveIT, has worked on and led teams of every flavor. But whether it’s delivering pizzas or developing security software, it always comes down to people. The Predictive Index Senior Director of Marketing, Thad Peterson, sat…

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How executives work remotely around the world

5 min read

Katherine Boyarsky works for Owl Labs, the maker of Meeting Owl, a 360-degree smart video conferencing camera.  The way that companies approach the employee work environment and structure is changing. More than half of global companies allow remote work, and for a good reason: Employees are 24 percent happier when they work remotely at least…

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HR technology tools that make work better

5 min read

When human resources professionals leverage technology, the result is more efficient and effective HR departments, bolstered by the power of digital solutions. Not taking advantage of HR technology is one of the seven deadly HR sins. Every day, HR professionals around the globe are wasting precious time on repetitive, time-consuming tasks. When you automate workflows…

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Friday Forward: How a weekly email changed the way I lead

6 min read

Robert Glazer is the Founder and CEO of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners. Several years back, I started the simple practice of sending out a weekly Friday email to my employees. That seemingly little habit has changed my company, helped me to be a more inspirational leader, and it’s even transcended my organization and…

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The PI Behavioral Assessment reports are now gender-neutral.

5 min read

We’re excited to announce that we’ve revised our PI Behavioral Assessment™ reports to remove gender pronouns. The result is a new and improved user experience that reflects PI’s commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. Binary gender pronouns vs. gender-neutral pronouns The English language features gender-specific (binary) pronouns like he, she, him, her, his, and hers….

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5 ways to reward employees for standout performance

6 min read

Decrease turnover and improve employee performance by using these techniques to reward your employees.

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Office plants like this one reduce employee stress.

5 office plants that can reduce employee stress

5 min read

Stress in the workplace is common. According to the American Institute of Stress, 80 percent of workers experience on-the-job stress. What’s more, 40 percent of employees said their job is “very” or “extremely” stressful. As a manager, you want your people to be happy and engaged—not tense and checked out. You’ll be glad to know…

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Manager ratings and employee engagement levels

We asked 5,103 people about their managers. Here are 3 fascinating findings.

4 min read

The idea for this study was hatched in April when I was out there poking around the interwebs, trying to dig up some hard data about what traits are found in great managers (and terrible managers, for that matter). What I quickly found was there is an abundance of self-proclaimed management experts who opine about…

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Dani Dawkins laughing at work

5 ways to build confidence in a new hire

5 min read

No matter how you slice it, being the new person at any organization requires you to take a big step into unfamiliar territory. Two months ago, I joined The Predictive Index (PI) as the client marketing manager after working in account management at the same advertising agency for three years. And when I arrived on…

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Robert Craven

Catalyzing your company for change

8 min read

HR leaders can and should think of themselves as catalysts for change in their organizations, but they can’t and shouldn’t have to do it alone. 

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PI employee listening to music

7 ways to create an upward spiral of confidence

4 min read

I consider myself to be a reasonably confident fellow. Need somebody to tackle a challenging work project? Have a new big, hairy, audacious goal (BHAG) that needs to be achieved? Seeking a karaoke partner to belt out The B-52’s “Rock Lobster”? I’m your guy.

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