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Hosting an Epic Virtual Holiday Party

When your team is in a hybrid or remote working situation, holiday party planning takes on even more challenges than usual. You can realize the benefits of throwing engaging get-togethers during the holiday season and really want to celebrate the hard work of your employees, but it’s no longer as simple as scheduling caterers. How do you plan a fun event for your employees when some are hoping to party in person, while others are staying home and not comfortable being in a group setting?

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Virtual Happy Hour Ideas

The virtual happy hour is here to stay. It got us through the pandemic and has remained popular because of its convenience and affordability, even now that we are able to be together in person. Hosting virtual happy hours is a super simple way to wind down, or celebrate a special milestone or achievement with co-workers, no matter where they are located.

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15 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in a Virtual Workplace

From days devoted to volunteer work, to catered feasts in the office, there are many ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace. If your team is remote or hybrid this year, your usual methods may not make sense, but you can still make the holiday feel special! No matter how you celebrate it, Thanksgiving is an amazing opportunity to give thanks and show gratitude, two things that many people do not practice frequently enough.

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5 Steps for Hosting Virtual Happy Hours Everyone Will Love

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. Using a platform like Preciate that allows for authentic connection, and following these 5 steps can help you to host fun virtual events and happy hours.

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How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance at Your Company

Depending on the nature of the company you work for, creating and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can be extremely difficult. When you work on the clock and have set hours, it’s a bit easier to mentally separate time at work and time for yourself. However, as many remote or hybrid workers can attest, when you aren’t going into the office on a regular basis, your working hours are bound to bleed into your personal life.

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Recognition: The Secret Ingredient for Confidence and Ultimate Success

Whether you’re a business leader, student, or mid-level employee, you probably want to feel confident and be successful. Generally, leaders are already fairly confident and are trying to encourage their teams so they feel more self-assured. On the other hand, many individuals still grapple with a lack of self-confidence. No matter who you are, understanding the connection between recognition and confidence will help you find success. 

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Why Financial Employee Incentive Programs Can Reduce Motivation

Whether it be in the office or at school, people tend to think financial incentives would make them and their team work harder. If only they could get paid directly for putting in that extra effort, and perhaps their overall motivation and performance would improve as a result. And sometimes, especially when the reward is big enough, that is what happens. The opportunity to earn more money for improved performance presents itself, and thus, performance improves.

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