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May 30, 2018

3 Fun Facts for National Say Something Nice Day

June 1st is a fun day. Not only is it an unofficial start to summer, it’s a very cool recognition day for employees: National Say Something Nice Day. Being nice, as we know from our recent blog series, is one of the big secrets to employee engagement. Here are 3 quick facts about being nice […]

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November 28, 2014

Working Around Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving when online storefronts like Amazon, Zappos, and Macy’s trot out their best holiday deals, has become a bigger event in the retail world than Black Friday. Sales for Cyber Monday hit $2.9 billion last year alone, totaling 31.5% more than Black Friday sales figures, and this year is poised […]

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October 22, 2014

Frozen Progress in Silicon Valley

In spite of its progressive reputation, Silicon Valley is a bit regressive when it comes to hiring women. Tech giants such as Facebook and Google have been under intense scrutiny in recent months after it was revealed that men make up around 70% of all tech employees. When you leave out non-technical jobs, the figure […]

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July 21, 2014

Sleepless in New York: LIRR Transit Strike UPDATE

New Yorkers are breathing a sigh of relief after the potential Long Island Rail Road labor strike that would have stranded hundreds of thousands of riders this morning was averted over the weekend. NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, who some speculated would intervene in the dispute, was able to bring LIRR and Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

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June 27, 2014

The Curious Case of Flat Hierarchies

Valve, Inc., the software giant responsible for hit video game franchises like Portal and Half-Life, has made headlines in the past for its “flat hierarchy,” which is a fancy way of saying Valve employees have no bosses, sit wherever they want, and decide salaries together. Sound crazy? Valve isn’t alone. Online retailer Zappos has promised […]

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December 16, 2013

How to Engage a High Performer

As revealed in our recent infographic, a common misconception in employee engagement is that the top performers in an organization are the self-starters who don’t need extra motivation. While it’s true that high performers are typically more upbeat than other employees, they too need a deep, purposeful connection with the organization to be engaged in […]

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November 8, 2013

Why The Military Hails Recognition

The military has always been a place where recognizing the accomplishments of others is a matter of strict ceremony. Veterans and active service members all over the world carry insignias, ranks, medals, and ribbons that serve as a road map of their achievements and a history of their service. If you want to talk about […]

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