(And Why I Think You Should Make Your Employees Do Them.) Let’s be clear, I just finished my annual performance self-review. We have an amazing HR team that trimmed down the process. The questions were thought-provoking and applicable; it was technically painless; and it took me less than an hour. Overall the process was flawless, 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

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

Every person, word, action, wall color, email, and vending machine snack at an organization ultimately shapes its company culture, but nothing can chisel, sand, and refine company’s vibe like employee recognition – especially when it’s digital. It’s been shown time and time again that praise from a manager and peers is an effective motivator at Read More

Four Ways to Engage Your Employees During March Madness It’s March! Basketball fans across America are rejoicing that the big tournament is finally upon us. Meanwhile, executives are seeing red dollar signs roll in their eyes. But guess what I saw… (but seriously, you’ll never guess.) I saw statistics about March Madness that are POSITIVE. Read More

Just as consumers expect transparency from the companies and brands they love, employees also expect transparency from their places of work. In fact, transparency continues to grow in importance among the workforce — particularly as more and more millennials enter it. Not convinced? Check out these statistics: Based on a survey of more than 1,500 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

We said it – email sucks. Email is one of, if not, the most impersonal forms of employee communication out there and yet we all are guilty of using it, in many cases when we know it’s not the correct employee communication given the situation and audience. When we started Teamphoria, of course the thought Read More

Happy National Employee Appreciation Day! Today’s the day created for your boss to shower you with gifts and employee recognition. And while we recommend a steady diet of digital employee recognition here at Teamphoria HQ, any attention from leadership is welcome. But in the employee recognition department, not all bosses are on the same page Read More