communication

How to Train and Develop Your Employees the Right Way

In today’s corporate landscape, training and development, or learning and development (L&D), plays an integral role in the way employees are scouted, retained, and promoted. One state-of-the-industry L&D study from LinkedIn indicated that 82 percent of L&D pros say that their ...

It’s Time to Give Your Performance Review a Performance Review

If you’ve felt the itch to reimagine your company’s performance review structure, your head is probably in the right place. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 58 percent of executives believe that their current performance management processes neither drive employee engagement nor high ...

It’s Time to Stop Age Discrimination in the Workplace

The kids are more than all right: they’re the stars of the show. It seems like developing market research in every business sector is all about millennials and Gen Z. How do we capture and retain their interest? How do we market and remarket to them? What are they interested in to begin with? ...

4 Steps to a Pet-Friendly Workplace

If your team is waving goodbye to doggy day-care and the days of leaving furry friends at home, congratulations! The trend of bringing dogs to work started soon after what is widely considered the most influential research on dog-friendly offices, published in the International Journal of ...

How to Take your 2020 Benefit Change Rollout to the Next Level

With open enrollment right around the corner, employers are faced with the annual question: how are we going to get employees engaged while helping them make the smartest benefit decisions for their individual situations? This year, instead of plain old printouts and email, try a new method. ...

Fighting Unconscious Bias In the Workplace

We are all familiar with overt biases in the workplace. From off-color jokes to discriminatory hiring practices, the experience of conscious bias is an unfortunate reality for many women and men at all levels of corporate hierarchy. But what about unconscious bias? These are the covert thoughts ...

Addressing Marijuana Usage and Testing

Recreational cannabis legalization is rolling out across the United States, and many employers are faced with a big, hazy question: how should they address drug testing in the workplace? Eleven states have legalized recreational marijuana and 33 others have legalized medical marijuana. It’s ...

Get Ready for the Class of 2019

It’s June, and that means that across the country college seniors have donned caps and gowns and are preparing to enter the workforce. They’ve got good reason to be optimistic. CNBC reports that companies are looking to hire 16 percent more graduates than they did in 2018. In fact, ...

Mentorship Matters

Imagine highly tailored, expert advice for both professional and personal life goals and transitions being readily available. That’s what a skilled mentor can provide. Having an engaged, intentional, and present mentor helps support and build talent. Beyond talent and skill building, ...

Is it Time for Unlimited Time off?

While more and more perks — catered lunches, on-site gyms, immunizations programs — are about employee health, wellness, and happiness, they ultimately are also designed to keep workers at work. A recent article in Quartz at Work points out that more than anything, employees want more time off ...