Don’t worry – we aren’t here to judge! In our book, any thank-yous, high-fives, fist bumps, positive emails, or words of encouragement are positive and beneficial. However, there are a few simple tips to make the most out of your employee recognition. Nonprofit employees are notorious for busting their behinds, so you want your team Read More

38 years ago, the penultimate pop funk band Earth Wind & Fire gave the world a classic: Shining Star. Released during their peak years, Shining Star delivered the uplifting, positive message that was so needed during the mid-70s. Nearly four decades later, the lyrics still ring true, and got me thinking about employee recognition. Your Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! We thought you and your team might want to share some love at your workplace today with culture candy hearts. Here are some sweet personalized treats you can send via email, text, or IM. Great peeps don’t go unnoticed, so share some love today! This candy heart is for the Engagement Read More

It’s 5:00 pm. You slam the laptop closed, race out the door, and start thinking about your evening. Let’s see… there’s dinner, soccer practice, laundry… let the games begin! Hold up – for two minutes. We promise it will be worth it. According to a study done by the University of Florida, stress level & Read More

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Human resources managers plan, direct and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.” That may sound like a lot Read More

Employee Engagement at Initech Oh, Initech: Mike Judge’s 1999 vision of a cubicle farm during the dot com boom is a study in what companies shouldn’t do. But what can we learn about employee engagement from Office Space? Milton Milton, the squirrely man with the thick coke bottle glasses, is a great example of the Read More

I don’t mean to be a Negative Nancy, but I’m going to go there, let’s talk about the dark stuff. There’s no reason to sugar coat it; work is inherently stressful. There are deadlines, budgets, people, decisions – no matter how much you love your job, from time to time, there’s going to be something Read More

Dear CEO, Did you know that it is your responsibility to make your employees happy? Well, it is! Your first thought may be, “Oh great, like I need something else to do,” BUT if you simply make sure your people are happy you will see the benefits in countless ways like increased creativity, innovation, performance, Read More

This day in age, every employer should realize that employee recognition and employee engagement are vital to current and future success. No longer is there a need to prove the long-term benefits of engaging and recognizing employees. The research has been done and re-done. Engaged and recognized employees are your top performers, biggest supporters, and Read More