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 Collect questions before the first meeting. Your …

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 …

Diversity and Inclusion Programs in the Workplace: A Guide

  If you haven’t looked at your company’s diversity initiative in awhile (or let alone implemented one) the time to do so is now. Developing and a maintaining a healthy company culture is dependent on a diverse workforce operating under equitable conditions. And while this has always been the case, it’s no secret that some …

Supporting Employees During Social and Political Volatility

  It’s highly likely that the management team at your company has faced an increase in employee’s expressing their reactions to social and political events outside of the workplace in recent years. Some may have had traumatic experiences happen to them or someone close to them and the effects were likely felt in the office. …

How Employers Can Be An Ally, Part 1.

  The month of August is Black Business Month which has us thinking about how employers can serve as allies to employees. While this month of recognition encourages consumers to support black businesses, which we fully endorse, we want to use this month to discuss how people of color can be better supported at their …

How to Prevent Disability Discrimination

  How much consideration have you put into the possibility of disability discrimination within your company culture? Disabled workers are often employed in industries that are customer-forward (such as restaurants), or were entry-level or the least senior among their colleagues. This tells us that disabled workers are less likely to hold management positions and struggle …

Creating a safe and inclusive workplace, Part 2.

  Our two-part series on establishing a dynamic and protected workplace for employees continues with more of the important initiatives employers should take on behalf of their staff’s well-being. If you missed part one, visit the link here, it’s information you don’t want to miss!   Employer-led initiatives for an employee-focused culture, continued…   Anonymous …

Creating a safe and inclusive workplace, Part 1.

  All month long we’ve been sharing the resources employers need in order to create an inclusive and safe work environment for their staff, including the terminology used in the LGBTQIA+ community (using the appropriate language is essential for demonstrating respect), and the California laws that protect against discrimination. In our latest blog we set …

Discrimination Protection in California

  In this and the blogs to come, we’ll be discussing building a company culture that is mindful of the LGBTQIA+ employees and unfortunately a part of that conversation is protecting these employees from discrimination. It would be wonderful if all employees were treated equally but we know that is not the case, and therefore …

How employee engagement differs from the employee experience

  It’s likely you’re very familiar ‘employee engagement’ and we’re willing to bet that when you come across the phrase ‘employee experience’ you think it means the same. But, although related to one another, they actually differ and both are important to understand in order to achieve a healthy workplace environment for your team.   …