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 a brand new year, a fresh start! Blogs and social media are filled with inspirational articles and posts about sticking to your new year’s resolutions and starting off the year on the right foot. While I appreciate their spirit and effort, I’m going to rain on their parade. Resolutions just aren’t for me. I’ve Read More

Ten thousand baby boomers retire every single day. That’s a lot of big, experienced shoes to fill in the workplace. It’s no wonder that attracting top talent is frequently cited as one of the biggest concerns of today’s CEOs — particularly when those CEOs are scouring for that talent among millennials. This misunderstood and heavily 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

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

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

(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

It doesn’t matter if your employee recognition program is rewards-based, digital, or done in skywriting, it still takes continuous effort to keep everyone dishing out the praise. When an employee recognition program first launches at a company, the enthusiasm can quickly wane due to fatigue, busyness, and lack of follow-through. To be successful, companies have 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