How to create a good company culture: Part 1 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUvFR74ut_Q Greetings and welcome to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. One of the most essential components to having a high employee retention rate is having a great company culture. Just what is this and how can your organization achieve it? Let's find out. The term "company culture" encompasses a number of elements. It's a mixture of your business's mission, values, social scene and overall personality. It's really ...
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2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards honors cinema

By: Abigail Richards While most entertainment awards shows solely recognize blockbuster hits, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a ceremony that celebrated its 30th birthday this year, aims to shine light on smaller productions as well as Hollywood movies. The recognition awards took place aturday, Feb. 21, and acknowledged the unique and exciting world of filmmaking. Both established stars and up-and-comers earned recognition  The award for Best Fea...
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4 tips for retaining employees in the startup phase

retain employees by empowering them to collaborate
By: Seth Fine Retaining employees is crucial for every type of company, but especially for businesses in the startup phase of their operations. The first team assembled to get an organization in action needs to feel stable and supported by management to help the company make a name for itself. Because startups are often small and budgeted with an uncertain future, it can be somewhat difficult to keep workers 100 percent on board. Use these tips to ensure that your startu...
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How to create a good company culture: Part 3 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04d7bgbXd1w Hello, and welcome back to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup as we continue to investigate how you can build a strong company culture. This concept, which is a combination of the physical, social and emotional aspects of your workplace, is crucial for maintaining a low turnover rate. Let's take a look at how you can make it better. Positive social interaction between your employees is vital to their happines...
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How to create a good company culture: Part 2 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL5xBfq-fUE Welcome back to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. Today, we're returning to our discussion on company culture and how you can improve this facet of your organization. Let's dive in. Organizational structure is a crucial component of a strong company culture. An uncertain structure can leave workers feeling confused and hesitant to address issues. Make sure you map out the administrative hierarchy of your in...
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Is employee turnover costing your company? Part 4 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tGQGcIGzs Transcript Hello, and thanks for tuning into the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. Recently, we went over how to calculate the exact pre-departure cost of replacing a worker. Let's look at some more ways to figure out just how much you're spending to fill that empty spot. To figure out vacancy costs, take the amount of time the position is open, the number of hours per week your remaining staff needs to work...
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87th Academy Awards: A night of glamor and recognition

By: Tucker Harrington The 87th annual Academy Awards took place Feb. 2 and were a night of glitz, glamor and Hollywood's finest talents. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the recognition awards were filled with a few surprises, memorable performances and inspirational speeches. Winners  The coveted award for Best Picture went to "Birdman," directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The film beat out many critically acclaimed pieces,&...
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How to host the ultimate Oscar party

By: Abigail Richards Awards season is not only an exciting time for the entertainment industry, but also the perfect opportunity to get your loved ones together for a party. While other shows are fun to watch, the Academy Awards is indisputably the most prestigious and formal event of the year. Use these tips to prepare the perfect Oscar party your friends and family will be raving about for years to come. Planning  First, it's important to craft the ...
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Is employee turnover costing your company? Part 3 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSUrcDbIMgQ Welcome back to the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup series on the true cost of employee turnover. By now, you've probably realized that replacing workers is an expensive process, but just how much is it costing your organization? Let's find out. {marker} Although it seems like an impossible number to figure out, there are ways you can calculate the cost of finding a new hire. Start by figuring out how many wee...
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Is employee turnover costing your company? Part 2 [Video]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot6oA1NsTDU Thanks for tuning into the FineAwards.com recognition and retention roundup. Although you might feel the stress of having to replace employees, do you know just how much the search for new staff is costing your company? Aside from a large portion of your time, there are a number of ways employee turnover impacts your business. Many people don't realize just how expensive it is to attract and interview prospective candidates. W...
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