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The Christmas Holiday season is here, which often means, your employees are fully engaged in preparing and maybe dreading for their family and other social events with friends. This is also the time of year when many companies take time to assess their sales figures of the past year and also prepare their budgets and financial goals for the New Year.

While employers expect their employees to be fully engaged at work, this can be difficult during the Holiday season since many are likely lost in the business of their lives outside of work, and will perhaps, lack proper motivation and energy to perform their best work. This is a natural and happens in many other organizations and thus, should not, however, be cause for alarm but rather seen as a way to keep your employees motivated.

3 Tips To Keep Your Employees Engaged During The Holiday Season

Here are 3 tips to help you keep your employees motivated during the holiday season:

Create a wow factor in the office– Bring some Holiday cheer to the office! Once a week during the holiday season, setup a table in the company’s cafeteria with free hot beverages and some light snacks. Everyone loves cookies and other holiday treats this time of the year. Hang up some garlands around the office and tune your radio/stereo system to a station that plays holiday music. In short, create a festive environment that your employees will look forward to each day.

Don’t be a scrooge- This is a time to embody compassion. Be cognizant that your employees will understandably be stressed during the holiday season and, for various reasons. To that end, make your employees schedules a bit friendlier, by offering flextime or and giving them an opportunity to work from home for a couple of days during the week. You will be viewed a wonderful boss and your company will reap the benefits of a happier workforce place and productive employees.

 Highlight your company’s year-end results and New Years goals- Did your company meet or exceed its financial goals of the past twelve months? If so, share the news with the employees whether your met those goals or not. Do not use this time to point out under-performers at your company. If you have an underachieving sales person, have a private conversation with them. You should however, focus on what the company’s goals were for the past year and where you fell short if, in fact, you did. Conversely share the good news if you beat expectations and discuss the targets for the New Year.

Bottom-line- This holiday, aim to create an atmosphere of acceptance, camaraderie and unity, and you can bet your employees will feel more motivated to complete their work. Remember, your employees are your greatest asset and no company can be viable without a happy and productive workforce.


While the era of digitization, the gig economy and flextime have done away with some traditional jobs especially in manufacturing, many have remained. Every job has its own type of stress regardless and what may seem stressful for one person may not affect another person.

Here is a list of the 10 most and least stressful jobs compiled by

Want To Know Which Jobs Are The Most and Least Stressful? Here Is A List

10 Most Stressful Jobs

  1. Enlisted military personnel
    2. Military general
    3. Firefighter
    4. Airline pilot
    5. Event coordinator
    6. Public relations executive
    7. Senior corporate executive
    8. Newspaper reporter
    9. Police officer
    10. Taxi Driver

10 Least Stressful Jobs

  1. Audiologist
    2. Hair stylist
    3. Jeweler
    4. Tenured university professor
    5. Seamstress/tailor
    6. Dietitian
    7. Medical records tech
    8. Librarian
    9. Multimedia artist
    10. Drill press operator

Want To Know Which Jobs Are The Most and Least Stressful? Here Is A ListIf you have an outgoing personality and love working in large groups then go seek a job that matches personality trait. On the other hand, if you are shy and soft-spoken there are jobs are also jobs that matches those traits. Regardless of the job you choose, be mindful that they may require specific education, experience and the necessary qualifications to help you succeed.

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The whole notion of the 9:00am -5:00pm era is slowly being usurped by something bigger, employees desire to choose their schedules and flextime has resurfaced in many online conversations. Today’s workforce wants to have more time off to spend with newborns or care for an aging parent and in some cases telecommute. This phenomenon is popular among millennials many of whom saw their parents, work endless hours while missing out on their dance recitals and hockey practice. What is even more surprising is that some in the baby boom generation is embracing this trend.

So, what’s the cause of all this?  A new research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Families and Work Institute (FWI) found some contradictory reasons behind this new trend. Some of it has to do with the changing of the times and some of it may have to do with the fact, some in today’s, workforce do not define themselves by their salaries and titles. Many employers have also recognized the benefits of having a well-rested employee and to that end have created such things like reduced hours on a Fridays in the summer.

A recent report by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College reads in part; “Employees report that they are more productive and more engaged in their work when there are able to balance the demands of work with other aspects of their lives. Improvements in physical and mental health are also associated with workplace flexibility. Below is evidence linking flexible work options to employee and family well-being.”

So, will this trend towards flexible working hours have staying power? So, far, it appears so.

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