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Jan 4, 201505:55 PMOpen Mic

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4 tips to help you perk up your employees in 2015

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As the economy improves, companies are emerging from the financial gloom of the past few years ready to shift into forward gear. Is your company ready? Judging by some key indicators, the U.S. economy began to regain strength as 2014 came to a close. The GDP for the second quarter was 4.6%, equaling the strongest quarter of the 5-year-old recovery (Q4 of 2011). 

Now more than ever, companies need to quickly shed the conservative survival mode that has permeated so many workplaces or risk being left behind. They need the best and brightest people to be part of their new projects and ventures.

These are people who are motivated, innovative, and collaborative. Where do you find such great workers? Look again — they may already be in your organization. They’ve just been in survival mode so long they are hard to recognize because their energy and creativity have been squashed.

Now is the time to help them shift into a more positive outlook and upbeat attitude so they can carry your company into a prosperous future.

How? Although there is no one-size-fits-all formula that works in every company or industry, here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Jan 7, 2015 01:40 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Very good suggestions especially #1- the larger issue in Dane at least will be finding quality employees as the unemployment rate drops - and attracting top talent from out of state may be a lot harder. In the past quality of life offset lower wages. A lot of the key quality of life indicators - good environment, good schools etc. are now uncertain due to the change in government. Also many people view the state as toxic for workers. So those of us who hire may face some major challenges especially in finding workers willing to do a long term commitment to our companies.

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