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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, September 26, 2019

First impressions matter. Just ask the movie industry. A bad trailer, a couple of negative reviews or a poorly chosen title can doom a movie to lose millions at the box office and live out its DVD existence in the bottom of a bargain bin at Walmart.


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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, September 11, 2019

Do you know how much your organization spends on employee recognition each year?

Best practice organizations are spending 1% or more of payroll dollars on an increasingly diverse range of employee recognition programs.

As more companies realize the strategic value of recognition for reinforcing particular behaviors, practices and activities that result in better performance and positive business results, budgeting has become much more strategic.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, July 10, 2019

Much has been written in recent years about the need to improve Employee Experiences (EX). Many of the solutions offered under this umbrella include technologies that enable self-service, greater convenience and more personalized experiences at work. Programmatically, EX initiatives typically focus on making improvements in technical, cultural and physical environments within the workplace.

Our latest best practices report, The Career Experience Continuum, explores employee experiences from a different vantage point—the perspective of individual employees and what they really want from the work environment over the course of their tenure with an employer. When these needs are not sufficiently met, motivation and productivity decline and employees seek career opportunities elsewhere. The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times during their career.1 Every year companies lose 25% of all new employees.2 77% of that turnover could be prevented.3

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, June 20, 2019

Flexible working hours. Supportive managers. Permission to head home when your work is finished, even if it’s before 5:00. Cultural elements like these strongly influence employee engagement on the job, and hopefully, the people you hire will be a good fit for the culture you’ve designed. But sometimes, the work isn’t what the employee expected it to be, personalities clash or they receive a more lucrative offer from another company, and you find yourself parting ways. 

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