Flora Spink

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Edelman partners with ENGAGE to launch new employee engagement arm

Led by Edelman’s executive director Nick Howard and ENGAGE CEO Andy Brown, the new offering is called EdelmanENGAGE and will work with clients …

Employee Engagement

Edelman unveils employee engagement tool

NEW YORK: Edelman has launched a research tool to measure employee engagement and behavior.<p>The product, called the Employee Engagement Connections …

Employee Engagement

When Senior Managers Won’t Collaborate

Today’s professional services firms face a conundrum. As clients have globalized and confronted more-sophisticated technological, regulatory, economic, and environmental demands, they’ve sought help on increasingly complex problems. To keep up, most top-tier firms have created or acquired narrowly …

How to style a show-stopping room: 6 interior designers share their secrets

What are the ingredients of a truly show-stopping room? We asked the designers behind these gorgeous homes to share their styling tips.<p>Old and New<p>The starting point for this room, above, designed by Rachel Chudley, was the owner’s collection of pop-art prints. ‘We combined fresh colours and …

Home Decorating

These 7 Buddhist monk habits are hard to adopt but they’ll change your life forever

What’s the secret to feeling calm and focused?<p>It’s not an easy question to answer.<p>So why do Buddhist monks appear peaceful and present all the …

How to water your plants while you’re away

You've worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don't want your plants to suffer.<p>Here are four methods to keep your plants watered while you're away. They also work great for the forgetful gardener.<p>…

7 surprising, health-boosting uses for fresh ginger

Ginger works wonders as a flavoring agent (you most often see it popping up in Asian and Indian cuisines), but it’s also becoming more recognized by …

20 physical, behavioural and emotional symptoms of bereavement and how to overcome them

It's a different road for everyone, but these suggestions could help...<p>Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things an individual can go through, …

Mental Health

To Retain Your Best Employees, Ask These 17 Essential Questions

You'll never know what matters to employees unless you ask<p>Worried about losing your most talented employees? According to The Wall Street Journal, you should be: "A strong economy gives workers to seek better positions and higher pay," the Journal reports. In fact, the U.S. Labor Department's data …

Leadership or Culture: Which Comes First

There’s a common saying out there that “culture eats strategy” for breakfast (or lunch). The idea being that company culture drives the way …

How to Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Team’s Creativity

There’s a fundamental contradiction when organizations ask employees to maintain a fast pace of work <i>and</i> be creative. What often happens in hectic workplaces is that employees resort to autopilot or habitual ways of working. When they don’t have the time or space to incubate novel and clever ideas, …

Internal Communications Should Be Considered Internal Branding: Four Principles For Success

Every business has at least three target audiences: customers, prospects and employees. Likely, there are multiple groups within those broad categories, and in some cases, additional audiences such as investors or shareholders. But everyone has those three.<p>When most people think of communicating …

Why agile and DevOps are key to any digital transformation

Software is critical to all organizations, but producing great applications and services that meet business needs requires modern development and …

DevOps

4 Tips to Stop Employees From Quitting

Free-Photos / PixabayAllowing change and growth in the workplace is a good thing. Creating opportunities to allow your employees to move out of their …

Employee Engagement

Technology Plays a Part In the Employee Experience

I’ve heard the comment many times that technology is just a tool. By definition, a tool is a device used to carry out a particular function. That …

How To Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often leaders are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.<p>And when they’re suffering, they’re in their Critter State versus their Smart State. Why? Most likely because safety, belonging or mattering are missing. But how do you know who needs …

Employee Engagement

What you need to know before buying a magnesium supplement

Magnesium is all the rage right now, and for good reason. Nutritionist Adrienne Dowd, RD, of Parsley Health explains, “In general, magnesium is a …

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

10 Ground Beef Skillet Recipes — Recipes from the Kitchn

Arm yourself with a pound of ground beef and a skillet, and your dinner possibilities become quite extraordinary. Using ground beef is a smart way to …

8 Simple Tips To Help You Drink More Water

8 Tips To Help You Drink More Water<p>It's time to go from H-2-NO to H-2-O! 👍<p>February 24, 2018<p>I'm sure we've all heard the health advice to drink eight …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

5 kettlebell moves for a seriously strong core

You <i>might</i> be sick of trainers telling you how important core strength is…but they can’t stop because it really is incredibly crucial, says Kettlebell …

Workouts

The 5 Best Foods (and 1 Drink) to Have Before a Workout

Whether you like to get your workout in first thing or tend to hit the gym after the day is done, chances are that you’re not thinking too much about …

There's a HIIT for weight lifting, too. And it works really well.

You may already know it by another name.<p>Everyone wants to work out less and see more gains, right?. Sweat for 20 minutes instead of an hour <i>and</i> get in shape faster? Come on. What could be better than that?<p>That’s the appeal of high-intensity interval training, or HIIT. Keep your heart rate way up for …

Exercise

SocGen executives ordered Libor rigging, US prosecutors believed | Financial Times

Top executives at Société Générale ordered the bank’s manipulation of the US-dollar Libor interest rate, according to previously unreported court …

Recipes Everyone Is Making this Summer, According to Pinterest

It feels safe to say that we've finally made it to summer. And now that the dark clouds and cool days have made way for beach trips and non-stop …

What If Amazon’s Next Big Innovation Was to Improve the Jobs of Its Blue-Collar Workers?

Earlier this spring, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos released his annual letter to shareholders. Like every shareholders letter Bezos has written since his company went public in 1997, this year’s version was brilliant, entertaining, and filled with big strategic insights and gritty management takeaways.<p>To …

The crazy simple (but effective) 15-minute workout you can do anywhere

At first glance, you’d expect to hear that Zuzka Light earned her taut body and sculpted abs from hours upon hours at the gym. But the social …

How to Ripen Avocados When They're Too Hard

By Alex Delany<p>You've been there: It's the morning before you need to use an avocado and it's solid as a rock. Don't panic. There's still hope.<p>Avocados seem to be working against us. When a BLT (or an ABLT, as it were) calls for slices of the green stuff, or some tortilla chips are asking for a …

Breakfast