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Natalie Hackbarth

Natalie Hackbarth

As the Director of Marketing at Quantum Workplace, Natalie partners with engagement and culture experts to create informative and entertaining resources to help organizations make work awesome. Natalie manages The QWork Future and creates other resources, such as ebooks and webinars. She has an unhealthy obsession with Starbucks, Marvel's Avengers, and Quantum Workplace’s website traffic. Natalie holds a degree in journalism from Creighton University.

Articles by Natalie Hackbarth

Ask This, Not That: 25 Questions to Ask in Effective Performance Management Conversations

11.7.18 by Natalie Hackbarth

More and more companies are recognizing the importance of 1-on-1 meetings to review performance. But all too often, these reviews fall flat and have little impact.


Why? They’re asking the wrong questions.


The effort is there, but a series of broad, generic questions cause both manager and...

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10 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement with Corporate Wellness Programs

9.3.18 by Natalie Hackbarth

Salary is no longer alone atop the mountain.


Compensation alone used to rule the job employee marketplace. But recent research found that 88 percent of employees would consider a lower-paying job if it came with superior benefits such as better health insurance and more flexible hours. 



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7 Tips on How Managers Can Increase Engagement Through Employee Communication

6.5.18 by Natalie Hackbarth

Employee communication can make or break your business success. According to SIS International Research, organizations with roughly 100 employees could lose more than $525,000 annually due to ineffective manager-employee communication.


So what can you do to ensure your communication with...

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[Infographic] The Importance of Employee Recognition for Business Performance

4.1.18 by Natalie Hackbarth
Recognition, Research & Trends,

Did you know that organizations with formal recognition programs have 31% less voluntary turnover than organizations that don't have any program at all? And they're 12X more likely to have strong business outcomes. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the importance of employee...

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