Posts About Company Culture

How to Create a Balanced Culture for All Employees

You’re proud of your company culture. You frequently plan events for employees, pay for lunch one day a week, promote collaboration through open office seating, and encourage the team to connect as often as possible. It might sound great, but something feels off.

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By Jessica Thiefels on November 27, 2018

How to Appreciate Employees with a Well-Executed Holiday Party

What do you remember about the last company event you attended? Were you more excited about the cheesy prizes or your coworkers’ endless speeches? Maybe it was the drive out to the middle of nowhere.

A poorly-planned holiday party is a very expensive missed opportunity for an organization. These kind of ill-fated events can actually leave employees feeling underwhelmed at best and completely unappreciated at worst.

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By Susan Snipes on November 07, 2018

3 Powerful Ways to Define Your Unique Employer Brand

Every company has its own "special sauce."

By highlighting your organization’s distinguishing characteristics and telling personal stories about the people on your team, you can develop a strong employer brand that helps your organization attract, engage, and retain stellar talent and win loyal customers. 

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By Maja Orsic on October 17, 2018

How to Explore, Nurture, and Evolve an Amazing Company Culture

Studies show that if an organization’s workforce isn’t positively engaged, nearly half of their employees will search for another job. Workplace culture has a strong effect on many facets of the employee experience, including happiness, efficiency, creativity, and turnover.

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By Maddie Davis on September 20, 2018

Using the Positivity Ratio to Improve Team Performance

Business leaders spend countless time, money, and energy searching for the secret ingredient of high-performing teams. Conventional wisdom suggests the best teams are those with the smartest, most talented individuals. However, that’s not the case.

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By Josh Vaisman on August 21, 2018

Why Employee Recognition is Crucial to Inclusion

Why is inclusion important?

“Diversity” and “inclusion” are so frequently said together that they’re often used interchangeably, but they are two distinct (and important) ideas. In the workplace, diversity is representation: who is being recruited, hired, and promoted. Inclusion is about the environment and how each person experiences the workplace.

Diversity has been in focus in recent years, bringing bias-reducing hiring practices and representation metrics to the forefront. Creating an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives can thrive is the natural next step.

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By Emily Ciavolino on May 30, 2018

Accelerate Your Employee Recognition Program with Meaningful Rewards

Employee recognition is openly-expressed acknowledgment and appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organization. Years of service awards; annual, quarterly, and performance bonuses; and verbal and written praise all fall under the umbrella of employee recognition. Modern employee recognition is powerful: it makes work visible, supports company values, and boosts morale. It’s also undergoing an exciting sea change.

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By Maja Orsic on May 17, 2018

Why Volunteering as a Team Can Inspire Employee Engagement

You already know that your team is capable of accomplishing incredible things together. That’s why you hired the people you did!

So as your employees grow with you and become stewards of your company’s core values, how will you retain them?

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By Maja Orsic on April 18, 2018

How to Refine Your Management Style and Boost Employee Engagement

It’s been said that people don’t leave companies, they leave managers.

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By Johnny Duncan on April 04, 2018

9 Research-Backed Reasons to Rethink Your Annual Employee Evaluation

Nobody looks forward to their annual employee evaluation, but I don't think that's a big secret.

In fact, many employees dread their upcoming evaluations for weeks or months in advance. And whether or not they're willing to admit it, most managers hate employee evaluations, too.

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By George Dickson on March 07, 2018