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You’re just starting up your company’s HR team and you’ve got no clue where to begin?

We’re sure the first thing you did was head over to Google and searched for “HR for Startups” or “How do I set up an HR team”.

You would have found plenty of articles, checklists and a whole host of information which you are now sorting through and trying to read, all while keeping your business going.

Well, that’s why the Hi5 team thought it would be best for us to do all the hard work for you.

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Creating high employee engagement when your team is working remotely by utilizing the charm of online corporate games.

First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/online-corporate-games-engage-remote-workers

The times are changing swiftly, and so is the corporate world. Offices have gone virtual, and workplaces now fit in the screens of laptops and tablets.

As per an article by Forbes, it is forecasted that 70% of employees will work remotely by 2025.

This means that you will have to overhaul your strategies to foster high employee engagement. While engaging employees in a physical workplace seems convenient, doing so in a remote workforce seems challenging.

However, you can make this daunting task seem simple by gamifying it. Oh, it’s no joke: you can create high…

How online games can contribute to increased collaboration, communication & cohesion within a team of remote workers.

First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/remote-team-building-online-games

No matter how much you prepare yourself for a remote workforce, there are still some challenges you need to face. These challenges are both for employers and employees, as remote work has disrupted the usual working styles, communication within and across teams, and collaboration.

It is increasingly difficult for leaders to connect with their teams and also to help team members connect with each other.

Team building usually takes place at the office, a hotel, a rented cottage outside the city, or somewhere in a park or reserve. However, in the current state of the world…

Simple, but effective games that your team can play in the office to boost creativity, collaboration and motivation.

First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/amazing-team-building-games

According to mediate.com, team-building games should be an essential part of the employee engagement strategy and corporate culture. These games are not only educational, but also fun. What is more, these activities can help to get to know your co-workers better and develop strong connections between your team members.

It’s hard to imagine, but just one game can change the relationship of team members to each other.

But how do you find games that everyone on your team will be happy to play? Below are several options that you can use.

The fruitful growth of the company lies on the shoulders of the employers to create a more meaningful & engaged work atmosphere for the employees.

First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/productivity-employee-engagement-organisation

For every business, employees are the true asset. Their contribution ranks highest in the development of the organization. Many factors affect their work ability that defines employee engagement and effectiveness. Companies are noticing that an unhealthy and unengaged worker affects their innovative approach and productivity.

Gone are the days where employee engagement is considered as the concern of the HR department only.

A highly engaged employee shows the signs of progress because they are getting increasingly involved in their work. This in turn reduces cases of burn-out, mental health issues, disinterest, etc. It is rightly said…

You can reduce costs and boost productivity and performance by implementing virtual wellness programs in the workplace and here is why.

First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/implement-fitness-ioffices-remote-teams‍

Most managers understand how easy it is to hire people and how difficult it is to retain them. As you keep on keeping on during the hard times, you’ll be aware of the fact that no one cares about your enterprise as much as you do, and no one is more willing to put in extra hours as you do.

You’ll have to get talented employees in your organization. However, they’ll only be a handful. So, what can you do to boost employee engagement and productivity?

One of the most effective things that you can do…

It is the simple things you incorporate in your organisation to make employees feel wanted & valued that will take your company to the next level of success.

First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/ways-employees-feel-wanted

Most studies agree with the fact that happy employees translate to a happy and successful organization. Employers and leaders in organizations must bring the best out of their workforce. This can be tasking because the attitude of employees towards the job goes to the roots of how the organisation remains functional.

Getting employees motivated and feel wanted shouldn’t be tasking because, with these tips, you will get the most loyal and hardworking personnel.

While it may seem surreal at first, playing online games with the people you work with is a worthwhile investment that will increase your productivity.

First published https://www.get5.io/blog/online-games-remote-teams-productivity

As we move further into 2021, social distancing is still the norm, prompting many companies to stick to remote work management for the time being.

This can lead to employees’ disassociation with their teams and feelings of isolation, poor motivation and lack of productivity across the board. However, the upside of working as a remote team is that you can easily integrate various online games into your team’s free time.

Based on published data, teams that are engaged showcase 21% higher profitability and 41% reduction in absences, with 96% who believe that empathy is essential.

Playing online…

Finding success in starting your own business means you have to be an adaptable, critical thinker who knows your competition.

First published at mmmmmmm https://www.get5.io/blog/tips-success-starting-own-business

Are you looking towards starting a business, or do you already have one and need some advice on running it? If yes, this is the right place to start.

First of all, it is important to note that no solid formula guarantees a successful business venture. However, good business advice can help! It unlocks your thinking, making you develop new ways of thinking and new ideas to run your operations. It is a learn-as-you-go process.

However, making smart decisions and doing suitable activities raises the chances of your business becoming a success.

Below are some…

Our first podcast of 2021 featuring David Donde, CEO and Founder of Minimalist Chocolate and award-winning Truth Coffee.

First published at https://www.get5.io/podcast/david-donde-moments-of-genius-sell-company-culture

David Donde is the Founder of Truth Coffee Roasting, which specialises in sourcing and roasting some of the world’s most exclusive coffees. Truth Coffee in Buitenkant street, Cape Town, was named the world’s best coffee shop by MSN Travel in 2013 and again by The Daily Telegraph in 2015 and 2016, and was also nominated in 2015 for the Boschendal Style Award. In 2018 the FNB Coffee Magazine Awards nominated Truth for Best Café Design and Excellence in Coffee. Their steam-punk interiors by lauded designer Haldane Martin won a Golden Loerie award in 2016.

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