An Inclusive Holiday Party Is The Best Holiday Party

Oh, the holiday parties are upon us. Yours is likely already planned so let us ask you this: is it inclusive for all your employees? Just as with the company’s day-to-day culture, inclusivity is an important component for any holiday celebrations. The end of the calendar year brings with it a fair amount of religious …

A fun AND appropriate company holiday party? Yes.

The company holiday party likely has a lot weighing on it this year. 2022 saw a lot more office opening back up and employees with a renewed sense of what they want their work-life balance to look like. With that kind of pressure, it might feel daunting to host a party but we have some …

A Great Benefit Program Is One That’s Used

One of the more common concerns in the open enrollment discussion has to do with employees utilizing their benefits. Benefits have been increasingly more important to employees, and they are subsequently spending more time reviewing them, but utilizing them? That’s still on the sluggish side, and it’s hurtful for both employers and employees. What is …

Open Enrollment Without A Hitch

The key component to open enrollment meetings are, unsurprisingly, thorough communication. The most popular problem is that employees choose the wrong plan for themselves simply because they do not understand their choices. So let’s break down how to resolve that dilemma: Helping your employees make the right choice Hosting a virtual enrollment (or hybrid) this …

Making Appreciation a Part of the Culture

You won’t find much discussion about employee appreciation without it being also a discussion on company culture. Appreciation is important to show but it takes more than the occasional gift card to establish an environment of gratitude which is important to do for the sake of employee satisfaction (and therefore higher retention rates). That being …

Workplace Gossip: Cutting out the Mean Stuff

It’s unreasonable to expect any workplace to never gossip. Gossiping occurs most commonly as an outlet for employees to express their feelings, and sometimes it’s a good thing, when it’s done in a constructive manner that isn’t about tearing down others. Unfortunately though, gossip often turns ugly, fueling negativity and spreading company-wide. But it can …

Creating an Anxiety-Free Workplace

As we stated in our blog last week, workplace anxiety is a real issues, exacerbated by the events of the last two years. Even workplaces with a positive company culture can suffer from employees feeling major burnout, so this week we are sharing some of the methods the HR can help implement to easy the …

Identifying Workplace Anxiety

Workplace anxiety has been a popular subject lately, namely due to the pandemic. Along with employees reporting an increase in anxious feelings has been the recent progress in discussing mental health in the company culture as well as offering benefits that cater to employee’s work-life balance.  But before offering solutions, employers need to take the …

Reviewing the Performance Review

Performance reviews are problematic. To the extent that some companies have abandoned them altogether and now manage employee performance through other means, most notably via an ongoing open dialogue with employees. This means feedback is given often and in a much more informal way. Which allows for an overall more productive relationship between supervisors and …

 A Learning Culture At Work

As an employer, you’re likely well aware of the importance in developing a positive employee experience (and if you’re unsure of what that is, check out this blog) by investing in your staff’s skill-building opportunities as well as their work/life balance.  This emphasis on their skillsets is indicative of a company’s ‘learning culture.’ For this …

Small Biz Best Practice: Planning for the New Year

Believe it or not, the end of the year is quickly approaching. How are you, as a business owner, feeling about the end of 2022? Most we’ve spoken to have had a rocky year, whether it be in talent retention, securing new clients, or even just trying to maintain the status quo. The post-pandemic ‘return-to-normal’ …

What Makes a Good Manager

With the difficulties in hiring this year, it’s important for business owners to look at the upcoming year as an opportunity in making positive changes that will attract new talent and retain current employees. One of the most effective ways in doing so is establishing an effective leadership team that can translate company objectives in …