In the struggling economy, employee engagement came to the forefront more than ever, with employers wondering how to motivate staff that had seen colleagues laid off, taken on more work for the same (or less) pay, and often feared for their own jobs….
The other night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert interviewed Newsweek religion editor Lisa Miller on her new book, Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife. Now, I don’t want to get all religious or philosophical – but the conversation got me thinking – religion has to be the …
I recently came across this story out of Philadelphia about a couple who landed in hot water with the police after refusing to pay a tip at a city pub. They were part of larger party and were subject to the pub’s mandatory gratuity of 18%, however after …
It is our 75th anniversary, and we were recently certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise under our President, Ashley Fina.
We hope you will come celebrate with us at the 2010 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition at the San Diego Convention Center June 27th- 30th at Booth 2419….
Tomorrow is Christmas and somewhere Santa’s elves are hard at work trying to finish cobbling gifts for all the good little girls and boys. In this classic SNL holiday spoof of Glengarry Glen Ross’ “Coffee is for Closers Only” scene, we learn that rewards like a new toboggan, some candy canes and a few shiny new tools can go a long way towards motivating Santa’s team. Rewards are great motivators – but we know that threatening your staff only builds a culture of fear, and that’s no way to build lasting employee engagement. Give your team the tools they need to succeed, and always recognize that success in a way that is heartfelt, meaningful and positive. And in the meantime, enjoy this hilarious holiday clip.
We hope the spirit of the season finds you merry & bright! Happy Holidays!