This week, we list seven ways to keep morale high, explore what really shapes your employee experience, dig into what employees want at work, and give you a playbook on how to tackle unethical behavior.

This week’s growth quote:

“Outstanding leaders go out of the way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” 

Sam Walton

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Which Parts Of Employee Experience Really Matter Most?

Josh Bersin

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact definition of an “employee experience”. It could encompass anything we do at work. So if companies are to craft positive moments in the workplace, they have to decide where to invest their time. HR expert Josh Bersin does a deep dive into the different drivers of employee happiness and suggests where to place your focus.

What Do Workers Really Want? New Survey Explains

HR Daily Advisor

If you’ve ever wondered which factors have the biggest (and most sustainable) impact on workplace happiness, this article is for you. Aerotek’s recent report draws on the answers of 1,200 workers across industries. It concludes that seven factors have an outsize influence. Read more to learn what they are. 

7 Affordable Ways to Boost Morale

SHRM

This article lays out seven budget-friendly ways to keep company morale high. From community service days to clear communication and contests to get people moving more at work—you’ll find plenty of suggestions that give employees the chance to decompress, bond and work more effectively.

How to Tackle Unethical Behavior

HR Zone

Dealing with unethical behavior is one of HR’s most important roles. Read more about how to identify it, guard against it, and tackle it. Of course, every situation is different and this article lays out several approaches that you can adapt in order to match the gravity of each incident.    

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