How to Delight Your People and Ensure They Feel Valued at Work

By Cynthia Miller | June 9, 2022

Ever since Maslow revealed his Hierarchy of Needs nearly 80 years ago, we’ve come to understand that a sense of belonging is something we can’t live without. We all need to feel connection and belonging, to be valued and heard. This need is especially significant in our work life. Employees have always wanted to feel…

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Work Milestones: What Are They and How to Celebrate Them

By Cynthia Miller | May 20, 2022

When’s the last time you considered professional milestones and anniversaries at work? Celebrating a yearly anniversary for employees is fairly common practice for most companies (or it should be), but there are many other noteworthy milestones that get frequently overlooked. Plus, not all ways of expressing gratitude are created equal. Sending that three-sentence thank you…

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Welcome Back to the Office Gift Ideas

By Cynthia Miller | May 12, 2022

After the pandemic, remote work defines a new normal for many. Regardless of a return date, planning ahead is key for any organization. As offices slowly begin to reopen, taking time to welcome your employees back to the office is a smart HR and organizational strategy. What Are Welcome Back Gifts? A standard practice in…

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New Employee Welcome Gift Tips & Ideas

By Cynthia Miller | May 6, 2022

Welcome to the team! First impressions are everything, especially when onboarding new employees. It’s important to create inclusive experiences that give people joining your organization something to look forward to. Don’t know where to begin? Keep reading for helpful tips and tricks about new employee gift ideas. What Are New Hire Gifts? Known under a…

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How to Give an Employee Recognition Speech

By Cynthia Miller | April 19, 2022

Employee recognition takes many forms. From the small thank yous to presenting honorary gifts and awards, workplace appreciation is integral to fostering employee engagement. One of the ways to acknowledge a team member’s hard work is by giving a recognition speech. This impactful gesture clearly shows what employees are capable of achieving. Recognition speeches offer…

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Employees brainstorm diversity, equity, and inclusion practices for their organization.

6 Powerful Ways to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

By Cynthia Miller | April 11, 2022

From the hiring process to the day-to-day working atmosphere, a diverse and inclusive company culture is one of the hallmarks of successful modern businesses. This increased emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (also known as DEI) in recent years represents a broader shift to humanize corporate processes and create safe spaces for people who historically…

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Two employees demonstrating peer to peer recognition in the workplace.

Best Practices for Peer-to-Peer Recognition in the Workplace

By Cynthia Miller | March 25, 2022

Recognition in the workplace comes in all shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, we’re used to feedback coming most often from managers, directors, and other leadership team members. But in recent years, more and more companies have begun to acknowledge the value of peer-to-peer recognition and feedback. Peer recognition seems simple enough as a concept, right?…

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7 Strategies to Reduce Employee Turnover

By Cynthia Miller | January 11, 2022

If you’re wondering how to reduce employee turnover, chances are you’ve struggled with retention issues in the past in some capacity. Building teams of talented, engaged employees takes time and effort—when people begin leaving and voluntary turnover goes up, businesses are left scrambling and covering unexpected costs. To avoid this pricey frustration, proactive and ongoing…

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Employees provide continuous performance management practices and feedback to one another.

Leveraging Continuous Performance Management & Feedback in the Workplace

By Cynthia Miller | November 2, 2021

Across industries, companies are re-evaluating workplace dynamics, processes, and ways to engage employees. One of these steps involves leveraging continuous performance feedback and management throughout the year, a growing trend in organizational leadership. While there’s no magic formula for what makes teams and companies successful, it’s no secret that sustained communication, atmospheres of trust, and…

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Coworkers gathering for an employee luncheon.

5 Employee Lunch Ideas to Boost Employee Satisfaction

By Cynthia Miller | June 8, 2021

As the world reopens following over a year of COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are looking for ways to reconnect. At As the world reopens following over a year of COVID-19 lockdown, many of us are looking for ways to reconnect. We covered tips for engaging remote employees throughout the pandemic, but what should you…

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