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Guest Post: Employee Engagement Is Broken (How to Fix It)

 Stephen Huerta from Workify shares his thoughts on fixing employee engagement. We’ve all been there. You are working toward the end of a company-wide initiative, and your star project manager, Sarah, pings you via Slack late-night on a Sunday and asks for a one-on-one the next day. She isn’t one to chat on Sunday nights. Immediately, your stomach drops. “I’ve received an offer I can’t turn down,“ she starts. “I love working here, but I am still […]

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Here’s Why Your Employees Don’t Love Their Benefits

Could it be that they don’t understand them? Are they overwhelmed with the acronyms and options? Are they confusing deductibles with premiums? Do they get why one plan offers a health savings account and another does not? We get it. Benefits are confusing for most people. As an HR leader, you spend all day in that world: medical, dental, vision, and more. But employees? They think about them once a year, during open enrollment. They […]

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Your Employees Hate Meetings (Here’s Why)

Top 4 Reasons Why We Hate Meetings I hate meetings, you hate meetings, everyone hates meetings. In fact, 46% of employed Americans would rather do any number of troublesome activities rather than attend a status meeting, according to a Harris Poll survey. 12% would rather commute four hours one way for work each day. 8% would rather undergo a root canal. An astonishing 18% would rather go to the DMV. If nearly a quarter of […]

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How 10 Companies Built Thriving Corporate Cultures

For organizations to succeed, they need to foster a healthy office culture for their employees. To get that healthy culture to take root, HR leaders have to do more than hang a poster of their employer’s stated values. They need to turn those values into action. In other words, employees need to see their company put their money where their mouth is. The 10 companies we’ve listed below have done just that. These organizations, all with different […]

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Why More Companies Have Embraced the Dog-Friendly Office

Every morning, millions of dog-owning Americans experience grief and guilt as they leave for their morning commute. Every morning, millions of dogs give their owners those sad puppy-dog eyes, begging them not to leave for work. For some puppy parents, this is starting to change. Organizations from Glassdoor and Etsy to SalesForce and Google are letting their employees bring their pet dogs to work with them. About 9% of American organizations have dog-friendly policies, but […]

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Guest Post: Turning Values into Culture

People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed. –Samuel Johnson Culture exists in every company whether you create it or not! The focus of so many lectures, industry articles, and board meetings is often around culture, but what is culture, and how do you create a culture you want as an organization instead of letting one materialize by default? The simple answer is culture is what your organization honestly and […]

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