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Gamification Improves Work Experience for 91% of Employees, Increases Productivity Across U.S. Companies

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Survey Reveals 69% are Motivated More By Non-Monetary Factors Less than one-third (31.5%) of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014, according to a 2015 Gallup poll. Today Badgeville, the global leader in business gamification, released the results of an independent survey of over 500 business workers, ranging from entry-level employees to C-level executives, to prove the mass-adoption and success of gamification across U.S. organizations. The results were staggering—78% of workers are utilizing games-based motivation at work and nearly all (91%) say these systems improve their work experience by increasing engagement, awareness and productivity.

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Millennial Employees Crave Recognition, Employer Reward Programs Miss the Mark

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New employee research from Blackhawk Engagement Solutions reveals that current employee rewards and recognition programs—a key component in growing employee happiness—are not aligned with what makes Millennial employees happy and more productive. “Millennials are accustomed to attention and praise from their earliest days, and expect regular affirmation in the workplace. They are also prepared to switch jobs earlier and more frequently than previous generations, so employers need to take particular steps to maintain Millennial engagement,” said Rodney Mason, GVP of Marketing with Blackhawk Engagement Solutions, an international incentives and engagement company. “All-expense-paid trips and tickets to sporting events have little appeal for Millennials. Instead, they want more immediate and consistent recognition for their professional contributions and love the immediate gratification of prepaid card rewards.”

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Human Resource Generalist is Most In Demand HR Position

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Human resource generalists are the most sought-after HR professionals, with 55 percent of respondents to a new Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey who are hiring HR talent saying they were hiring for the position. SHRM’s summer 2015 HR Jobs Pulse Survey Report found that almost one-quarter (24 percent) of companies that are hiring are seeking HR professionals with employment/recruitment skills. That category was followed by people with benefits experience (16 percent of companies hiring), employee relations skills (13 percent) and training/development skills (13 percent).

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Communications Disconnect Hinders Workplace Wellness Programs

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Although 7 in 10 American workplaces offer wellness programs, a new Brodeur Partners survey suggests many employees don’t know that programs in their workplaces exist. Only approximately one-third (34 percent) of employed Americans surveyed by Brodeur in June said they have a health and wellness program at work in stark contrast to a recent study by the Society for Human Resource Management, which puts the prevalence of such programs at 70 percent.

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New Study Shines Spotlight on America’s Nursing Shortage

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18 Month Snapshot from 50 Hospitals in 10 States Spotlights Issue. The on-again/off-again nursing shortage in America definitely is on again, according to an 18-month study of job vacancy and hiring data at 50 hospitals across the U.S. “Everyone who works in the field feels a shortage exists already. That feeling is absolutely correct, and factors today say the situation is going to get worse, much worse,” said Mark Dixon, president and CEO of USr Healthcare, a nationwide healthcare talent acquisition company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Social Media Graphics Tips for Businesses

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Social Media Graphics Tips and Cheat Sheet It is important, especially for businesses, to have engaging and correctly sized social media graphics. Your brand comes across as unprofessional when the content appears to be “too salesy” or is poorly sized and your ROI will be very low. The tips and infographic cheat sheet below help you improve your social content.  gives you the latest dimensions for all of your social media graphics.

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Forget the Gold Watch and Corner Office, Employees Want Career Conversations

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With two thirds of individual performance drivers tied to career conversations, employers should focus on development opportunities to retain top talent. Rather than working their way up the corporate ladder, top talent is more often looking for jobs that enable them to develop their skills and increase their value in a future role, according to a new report released by Right Management.

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FTC Kicks Off Start With Security Business Education Initiative

The Federal Trade Commission is expanding its efforts to help businesses protect consumers’ information through a new initiative that will provide them with more information on data security. Called Start With Security, the initiative includes new guidance for businesses that draws on the lessons learned in the more than 50 data security cases brought by the FTC through the years, as well as a series of conferences to be held across the country, with the first event set for Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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Is Your Company Ready for Generation Z

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They want to drive to their jobs, head into their private offices and meet face-to-face with colleagues before calling it a day – hopefully, not too late, since work-life balance is their primary career concern. Sound like a baby boomer, or even Gen X? On the contrary, these are the work preferences expressed by more than 770 members of Generation Z (those born between 1990 and 1999) surveyed recently by Robert Half and Enactus.

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