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. […]

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 […]

Should You Fine Employees for Poor Performance?

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There’s a lot to unpack, but in many ways, the picture here to the left speaks for itself. What a doozy. When I came across it on Reddit a few weeks ago I couldn’t resist the urge to share it here and analyze some of the problems but also some of the good intentions this manager […]

We Can’t All Be Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos

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Original Cheetos, to me, makes for an underwhelming snack. Something about the corn puff texture combined with a heaping of cheddar powder just resembles too much of a flavored packing peanut for my tastebuds. Cheddar Jalapeno Cheetos on the other hand? I can finish a bag of those bad boys in one sitting. They’re spicy, […]

Area Code Performance Reviewing

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On the recruiting floor in our office, it’s not uncommon to ask someone how a candidate’s interview went and get back nothing but a series of three numbers; or, even more cryptic, a city name. As odd as it might sound to someone who is unfamiliar with our system, we aren’t throwing out arbitrary rankings or […]

Don’t Forget About Burr: Bringing New Talent & Longtime Employees Together

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If you have any interest in today’s pop culture, chances are you’ve heard of a little Broadway musical called Hamilton. If you haven’t, here’s the quick rundown: musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, from his humble beginnings to his valiant efforts in the Revolutionary War; his murky political career to, finally, the duel […]