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A New Approach to the Employee Review

As managers, employee reviews are a critical aspect of how we help guide our employee through his or her career. In my previous series of blogs I discussed the importance of rewards and recognitions as it relates to an employee’s career evolution, but that role does assessment play in that evolution? Without a thoughtful, planned […]



Wellness Programs: A Strategic Differentiator in the Workplace

According to a 2012 Workplace Wellness Market Review sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Workplace wellness programs have achieved a high penetration in the United States … analysis suggests that about three-quarters of employers with more than 50 employees now offer such a program, which […]





The Rise of On-Demand Recognition

The rise of technological advancements, specifically in the mobile realm, has dramatically changed the way companies do business. When we work, where we work, how we work and with whom we work is in a constant state of flux. Because businesses move fast, employee recognition must adapt and move equally as fast, making recognition both […]







Walk Your Way Toward Workplace Health Promotion

Walking while you work may not only improve employee health, but it may also boost workplace productivity, according to recent research from the University of Minnesota.  The study followed a group of 40 employees whose offices were retrofitted with treadmill desks to be operated by employees at up to 2 miles per hour.  Over the […]



Employee Engagement: Getting at the Heart of What Truly Matters to Employees

Employee engagement.  It’s a concept that organizations prioritize for a number of different reasons.  Forbes notes that engaged employees are more likely to be motivated, committed to their employer, and focused on achieving business goals and driving the organization’s future.  Disengaged employees, on the other hand, can impact workplace productivity, office morale, and individual stress […]



Take Wellness Into Account When Traveling

Throughout your career, the occasional work trip is a certainty few can avoid. Wherever the road takes you, embrace the journey toward better health. From 9-5 and well beyond, by plane, train, car or bus, there are numerous ways you can live a healthier life while traveling or commuting. It just takes a little extra […]



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