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January 29, 2014

Super Bowl Edition: What’s Your Motivation to Succeed?

On Super Bowl Sunday, while over 100 million viewers party in front of the flat screen, players and coaches from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will have their sights set on the ultimate goal in sports—a world championship. Considering that even a Hall of Fame professional football career only lasts about 15 years, NFL […]

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January 27, 2014

Polar Vortex 2: A New Train of Thought

Much to the nation’s discomfort the Polar Vortex has blasted us again, with Winter Storm Janus putting its predecessor to shame. However, while catching an earlier-than-usual train to beat the snow last Tuesday, I was daydreaming about 60-degree weather when I noticed a refreshing sight—the trains were jam-packed! The 4 PM weather-induced rush hour would […]

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January 23, 2014

Cash is Not King When it Comes to Employee Engagement

The misconception of cash as the ultimate motivational tool can create a problem with reward and recognition programs whose purpose is to increase employee engagement. While most enjoy a little variable pay now and again, cash is not the end-all be-all motivator that it’s cracked up to be—at the end of the day cash is […]

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January 9, 2014

The Truth About Engaging Millennials

Generation Y-ers have become a force to be reckoned with in the business world, and no other workplace demographic has been subject to more analyses, surveys, and speculation in recent years. In early 2013, Time published a widely circulated article called “The Me Me Me Generation,” which purported that Millennials are used to being rewarded […]

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January 7, 2014

Recognizing Cold Weather Workers

Remember when your Nana told you “Don’t go outside without a jacket on, you’ll catch your death?” Well, I’m here to tell you Nana was right. Winter Storm Hercules was followed by the coldest arctic outbreak in the Midwest/Eastern areas since the 1990s thanks to an unusually potent Polar Vortex this year. It is currently […]

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