How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship Program

08/05/17 By Jennifer Brown

Designing an internship program that is a win-win for both the organization and the intern is not as challenging as you may think. To design a program that is a true value-add to the company as well as an enriching experience for the intern, a little planning goes a long way. A few important elements… Read more »

Managing Remote Employees

07/22/17 By Jennifer Brown

For many of today’s organizations, hiring remote workers is a great way to grow their talent pool – enabling them to hire the best person for the job, regardless of location. Yet, knowing how to manage an employee you do not see face-to-face every day can be tricky. Understanding these nuances is critical to a… Read more »

Embracing the Spirit of Summer at Work

07/08/17 By Jennifer Brown

Remember the excitement as a child when the summer months rolled around? When that last school bell rang, a sense of adventure and freedom was upon us as we looked forward to warm, sunny days outside riding bikes with friends, staying up late, and embracing the carefree days and nights that the summer months provide… Read more »

Strategies for a Successful Employee Rewards Program

06/24/17 By Jennifer Brown

How we recognize and reward our employees has evolved over the years, yet the key to a successful program has always been to keep it fresh and engaging. When designing a recognition and rewards program, knowing what rewards to offer can sometimes be tricky – How do we know if this reward will be a… Read more »

The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Recognition

06/10/17 By Jennifer Brown

Great job! You’re Awesome! Way to go! When someone directs praise and recognition your way, it’s hard not to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. In the workplace, employee recognition is linked to higher levels of happiness, job satisfaction, and productivity. Traditionally, managers are the ones giving out the recognition to their teams for… Read more »

How to Build a Learning Culture

05/13/17 By Jennifer Brown

Today’s employees are hungry for opportunities to build their skills. They actively seek out companies that invest time, energy, and resources into employee learning and development (L&D). In turn, those employers who make this investment see higher job satisfaction, increased loyalty, more creativity, and improved retention. It really is a no-brainer – if you want… Read more »

The Benefits of an Internship Program

04/29/17 By Jennifer Brown

Internship programs can be a real benefit for both company and intern. For example, • Employee productivity levels increase and bandwidth expands when interns are on board. Always good to have more hands on deck! • Employers have a talent pool at their fingertips when job openings arise. Internships are a great way to “test… Read more »

How to Maximize Your Employee Referral Program

04/15/17 By Jennifer Brown

Employee referral programs have long been a successful tool to have in your recruitment toolbox. Referrals are great in many ways, but some of the top reasons include: • Referrals stay longer with your organization • Referrals tend to outperform those hired from other sources • Referrals cost less to hire (no agencies, less job board… Read more »

4 Common Employee Handbook Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

04/01/17 By Jennifer Brown

The employee handbook is a staple for any organization. It is the roadmap for your organization – identifying the unique aspects of your company while at the same time laying out important policies that specify employee conduct, guide management decisions and mitigate risk. The handbook is the “go-to document” for how to respond to employee… Read more »

Don’t Wait! Your Leaders of Tomorrow Are Ready Now!

03/18/17 By Jennifer Brown

Leadership continues to be a key focus of today’s management. Who are our leaders of tomorrow? How do we make sure they are ready to lead? Waiting to move a high-potential employee into a leadership role when “the time is right” may not be the best strategy. The traditional way of assessing each person’s potential… Read more »

Rethinking Your Structure: The Benefits of a Flat Organization

03/04/17 By Jennifer Brown

In 1913, Henry Ford rolled out the first assembly line for mass production of automobiles. Organized, efficient, and revolutionary – there has been no looking back since. The same concept goes for teams. When everyone is responsible for a piece of the puzzle, the process flows smoothly. However, as workplace culture evolves and employees are… Read more »

A Focus on Human Performance & Well-Being

02/18/17 By Jennifer Brown

Surprisingly, with the ease of technology at our fingertips, studies have shown that employee engagement levels have stagnated, productivity has not risen (even though we think we are more productive with all of our tech gadgets!), and employees today are taking less vacation days per year than they did a decade ago – not to… Read more »

The Impact of Work-Life on Employee Well-Being

02/04/17 By Jennifer Brown

When it comes to recruiting and retaining talent, the topic of culture is becoming a “deal breaker” for many – not just a “nice to have” anymore. There are many variables that define a culture and these include the environment, policies, attitudes, behaviors, and values that you see and feel in action each day. Related… Read more »