Recognition programs are a powerful way to reinforce the behaviors that are important to an organization. I have seen first-hand how recognizing someone can have a tremendously positive impact on engaging employees; on the flip side, I have seen recognition result in disengaged employees as well.
A few weeks ago, I created (and started contributing to) this blog. Blogging has been on my mind for several years, yet I struggled to start. I had different excuses – “I’m busy”; “It’s not a priority yet” – but my real worries were that I knew I struggled to write succinctly, and I stressed that
Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz’s book, titled: “The Hard Thing about Hard Things”, resonated with the business community. While I would recommend his book and agree wholeheartedly with much of his advice (on honesty being more important than positivity and tips on the “right way” to let someone go), the book included a section on how
One of my happiest moments at Next Jump was when our Boston office hoisted the winning trophy for the 2012 Holiday Party Dance Battle. Our holiday party at Next Jump is held once a year in February, and we bring together all employees from four offices for the event. It’s an amazing perk of being a
What makes for a healthy workplace? Dr. Ron Goetzel, the Director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Emory University and an expert on healthy workplaces, has researched this question extensively. After investigating thousands of companies, the IHPS selected nine companies that they believe are pioneers in promoting the health and well-being of their worker.
“The number one predictor of employee engagement is the perception of how much your employees feel cared for as a human being.” – Dr. Jim Loehr Back in January, we wrote about how perks are the new income. Recent Gallup surveys show that 71% of employees are still not engaged at work, despite companies across nearly