6 Things the Employer Should Be Paying For

Your employees are assets who contribute to your company’s success. As with any other asset, you should take care of them. Even the little, unexpected things you do for them matters. These things show that you value your employees. And, employees who feel appreciated are more likely to go above and beyond their expected duties. …

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Raisin’ a Fuss over Raisins

Want to start a ruckus? Here’s a foolproof plan: Make some cookies. Put some raisins in the cookies. Don’t tell anyone about the raisins. Serve and observe. Half of your human subjects will say “Yum, thanks for the raisin cookies.” The other half will say “Why didn’t you warn me about the raisins?!?!?” and probably …

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The Serious Fun of Shared Experiences

If you’ve ever doubted the value of a team-building exercise, give yourself a slap on the wrist. Give yourself two slaps if you thought the activity was downright lame. Even though it may not have felt like it at the time, making the effort to build strong workplace teams is one of the most important …

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Let’s Celebrate! #AdminAppreciation 2018

We really felt the love for office admins this week! Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination. Here's the winner, runners-up, and other greats nods we want to honor!  Winner: Erin E. from SeatGeek Erin not only juggles a million things, but she does so seamlessly. She never lets the stress …

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Green Workplaces: It’s Easy Being Green—and It’s Worth It

“Working Green” is catching on fast. But in this case, green isn’t about money. As forward-thinking leaders realize creating a green workplace has a positive impact on their employees as well as their bottom line, sustainability and the green movement are spreading like wildfire. Just what is a green workplace? It’s a workplace that incorporates …

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A Fiesta of Mexican Flavors and Their Authentic Origins

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The 5th of May marks the biggest holiday in Mexican culture. Wait, no, that’s not right. Is it…an annual celebration of Mexico’s independence? An annual celebration of….margaritas? America loves cross-cultural holidays, but we’re not always great with the details. Like St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras, the real roots of Cinco …

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Does it Pay to Feed Your Employees?

Does it pay to feed your employees? The short answer is yes. However, if you’re like most business leaders, you’re probably going to need a bit more convincing to see the very real connection between food and your bottom line. First, let’s take a look at what’s keeping business leaders awake at night. The March …

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4 Practical Tips for Take Your Kids to Work Day

It’s almost time for the annual invasion of the littlest interns: Take Your Kids to Work Day! April 26 marks the 24th anniversary of the yearly celebration, which was originally known as Take Our Daughters to Work Day. What began as a way to introduce young girls to equal career opportunities has evolved and expanded …

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Why You Don’t Always Need to Measure ROI in Dollars

HR professionals tasked with measuring the ROI of benefits are in a difficult position. Most believe that an attractive benefits package leads to healthy, engaged, and productive employees who will never leave their jobs. The problem is that they can’t prove it. That’s because not all ROIs are the same. There’s the “hard ROI,” and …

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A Greener Lunch Hour for Earth Week—and Beyond!

Waste and trash accumulation is an unfortunate reality of our everyday lives. According to the EPA, one person can generate up to 4 pounds of garbage daily and only recycles and composts about 35% of it. That’s alarming—and something we should strive to improve. Armed with the right resources, you can fight back and empower …

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