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5 Zoom Alternatives That Transform Your Virtual Meetings

By Preciate on January 18, 2022

Amid all the chaos and harm of the COVID-19 pandemic, one company has done quite well for itself. Zoom couldn’t possibly have known that a massive virus outbreak was going to send everyone home and keep them working from there for more than two years, but they sure were positioned well to benefit from it.

Topics: Teamwork Employee Engagement Software
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30 Ways to Bring back the Fun to Your Virtual Meeting

By Clare Moss on January 6, 2022

After a year or more of virtual meetings, many team leaders are looking for a few ways to spice things up and boost engagement.

For many remote and hybrid teams, finding ways to build genuine connection and foster relationships between dispersed team members has been key to their success. 

Topics: Employee Happiness Employee Engagement Remote Working Workplace Relationships Employee Engagement Software Virtual Socialization
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4 Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Recognition in the Workplace

By Lydia Stevens on December 3, 2021

Depending on where you work, the attitude towards recognition programs and employee engagement can range significantly. While some company leaders continue to believe that simply paying their employees is enough to build a happy workforce, a steady stream of modern research on what truly defines an employee experience says otherwise. Rather than giving out financial incentives, it's the appreciation and intrinsic motivation that comes from professional relationships that lead to optimal employee engagement and high-performing teams.

Topics: Employee Recognition Employee Engagement Employee Recognition Software Employee Engagement Software
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5 Steps for Hosting Virtual Happy Hours Everyone Will Love

By Lydia Stevens on October 5, 2020

Let's face it: virtual happy hours can be super awkward. When Preciate first went completely remote at the start of the pandemic, we had a couple virtual get togethers that were lackluster at best. And it wasn't because we don't get along or have a good company culture. It was simply because those online meeting tools weren't designed to help people connect and build relationships while socializing virtually.

Topics: Future of Work Workplace Relationships Employee Engagement Software Virtual Socialization
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How to Succeed at Employee Recognition with Easy Onboarding

By Lydia Stevens on July 10, 2020

Maybe your company just did an employee engagement survey that came back with concerning results. Or perhaps the organization recently expanded, causing a greater need for tracking employee recognition digitally. Whatever your reason is, it can be intimidating when you first dive into the world of employee recognition.

Topics: Employee Recognition Company Culture Employee Recognition Software Employee Engagement Software
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7 Tips for Strengthening Company Culture While Working From Home

By Lydia Stevens on April 1, 2020

Despite a historically critical attitude towards working from home, remote work has become more and more popular in countries across the globe. Research has shown a huge advantage for remote employees in terms of performance and productivity, with an almost 13% increase in performance over a nine-month period. For years, these studies continued to fuel the trend of companies moving to remote working and more flexible schedules for their employees.

Topics: Relationships Remote Working Company Culture Positive Emotional Culture Employee Engagement Software
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5 Remote Working Tools You May Not Have Thought Of Yet!

By Lydia Stevens on March 19, 2020

Remote working comes with its benefits, and it also comes with a host of challenges. Depending on factors such as childcare, office space, and other logistical considerations, remote working can become a lot more complicated than it might initially sound in fun articles on future generations.

Topics: Future of Work Employee Recognition Remote Working Employee Engagement Software
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6 Keys to Employee Engagement Survey Results

By Lydia Stevens on January 29, 2020

Employee engagement is an increasingly important metric for companies of all sizes to track throughout their lifetime. From employee satisfaction and happiness to retention and productivity, there are a huge number of benefits correlated to improving the level of employee engagement.

Topics: Employee Happiness Employee Engagement Leadership Employee Engagement Software
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5 Ways to Encourage Discretionary Effort

By Lydia Stevens on November 25, 2019

Whenever the topic of employee engagement and performance comes up, it isn't long before people start talking about the concept of discretionary effort. A truly engaged employee will put in discretionary effort when it comes to their career.

But what does discretionary effort mean? Discretionary effort refers to the amount of additional effort, beyond what is already expected, that an employee is willing to put in to their work.

Topics: Employee Engagement Leadership Employee Motivation Employee Appreciation Employee Engagement Software