Posts About Company Culture

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

13 Opportunities to Address Unconscious Biases in the Modern Workplace

For better or worse, our unconscious biases bolster our emotional responses.

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By Maja Orsic on November 01, 2017

How to Optimize Your Employee Lifecycle

Turnover is inevitable. Every person you hire will eventually leave your organization. Whether employees leave for more enticing positions, move away, become full-time family caretakers, or retire after decades of priceless contributions, no one will be with you forever.

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By Johnny Duncan on September 20, 2017

How to Evolve beyond Your Old Open Door Policy

Do you have a minute?

Institutional barriers to effective workplace communication, while relatively easy to identify, are certainly hard to disassemble and take out of practice.

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By Johnny Duncan on August 23, 2017

How to Proactively Build a Strong, Engaging Culture

Company culture and the employee experience are not easy to get right, so it can be tempting to address them in a reactive way:

  • “Are employees asking for this?”
  • “Is this a priority right now?”
  • “Employees will tell us when something is wrong.”
  • “We have an open door policy.”
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By Emily Ciavolino on June 14, 2017

10 Easy Ways to Keep Remote Workers Happy and Engaged

Although sometimes dismissed as another modern perk designed to attract talent, remote working arrangements don't just benefit employees. A solid remote work program's potential for cost savings position it uniquely as a win-win, both for employees and the organizations they work for.

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By Johnny Duncan on May 31, 2017