Does Thanking Employees Really Keep Them Around?

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First and foremost, it should go without explaining that employee recognition is an important part of the work process. It’s not strictly necessary—managers don’t tend to hit a quota of saying “thank you” ten times per quarter, after all—but there have been numerous studies on how employee recognition encourages engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. […]

Diary of a Work-From-Homer

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Working remotely is not a dazzlingly new concept. There is no shortage of evidence that proves working from home is a cost-efficient way to entice new candidates, and to me, there are still many more untold benefits just waiting to be discovered by your employees.

Can a Horrible Boss Be a Great Leader?

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Horribleness can, sometimes, be correlated with vision, passion, drive, and perfectionism–things that you could conceivably want to see in a leader. Therefore, niceness can, sometimes, be correlated with weakness, mediocrity, and failure. So, as to be seen as a desired leader, some believe a little splash of horribleness makes for a stronger organization. Let’s see how we can take tips from the big dogs to put a little more bite in our convictions.

Talent Mixtapes: The Anthems of Disengaged Employees

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Happy Spring Tremendous Upsiders! It’s time to drop Talent Mixtapes, Part 2: The Anthems of Disengaged Employees. In case this is your first time jamming with our Talent Mixtapes series, here’s the breakdown–our music obsessed team pulls from their playlists to express different talent industry pains. This edition is all about those employees that can’t […]

We Are (Not) Family

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Sister Sledge, take a seat. I’m here to talk about how your workplace is not your family—and that’s a really good thing. In the world of employer branding, there are a few tried and true clichés that we often hear employees toss out when they’re trying to describe their relationship with their team and their […]

A Seat at the Table

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It should come as no surprise that diversity and inclusion have become popular buzz words over the last few years, especially in the talent space. Companies should reflect what our world looks like, which seems like a no brainer, but time and time again, we read about big companies in the media doing some really […]

When Did Performative Workaholism Become A Lifestyle and Why Isn’t It Sustainable?

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For most of us, Monday morning–and every other weekday morning–starts with moans and groans, rolling out of bed, and a lot of coffee. Others start their day with a workout, an ice mask to reduce that morning puffiness, or a long shower. If you do a little searching, you can even find how the most […]

What Your Company Can Learn From The New Gillette Ad

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Boys will be boys–a phrase we’ve all heard too many times. For years this phrase has been used to explain away aggro behavior that a small number of children exhibit. As if, biologically or naturally, boys are more violent or aggressive because they are male. I’m using “boys” and “children” because that is typically who […]

3 Signs That Your Employee Is About to Jump Ship

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Let me start by saying that GREAT companies and managers do exist—ones that care about their employees and their wellbeing. Unfortunately, that isn’t that case for all employees. Some people end up being just a number and a blank face in their organization, and others fall into the abyss of workplace drama and culture issues. […]

Tailoring Your Interviews to Spot the Imposters

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You were excited and optimistic about your most recent candidate after the phone screen. You even broke into your happy dance because you were that much closer to the light at the end of the talent hunting tunnel. But as these things often do, your tune has changed after the live interview. You are having […]