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Best Practices

You Find What You Seek

We’re often asked to look for opportunities as consultants — which is code for: all of the things that are broken, ineffective, mocked, archaic, damaged, and all-around terrible. While valuable at times, it’s all too easy to get caught up in that mindset and start to see problems everywhere.   I’ve always had a special talent for finding problems. I can look...

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Benefits of a Vacation

Summer, summer, summertime!     Summer is usually all about sunshine, swimming and BBQs. For many adults, it also means personal time off of work.   The benefits of personal time off are well documented. However, getting out of the office can be tricky business. In our hyper-connected world, it’s nearly impossible to unplug. Even when people do, the fear of missing out...

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Peer-to-Peer Recognition Programs We Love 

Here is an interesting fact: 60% of companies fund at least four to six different types of recognition programs. While this is a promising statistic, I wonder how many of those programs are peer-to-peer recognition programs. Does it matter if you have a peer-to-peer recognition program? The short answer is yes.   Peer-to-peer recognition programs uncover wins that a manager might not...

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Walk It Out

How many times have you found yourself looking at the clock during the workday and realized that you haven’t moved very far from your screen?     While it’s often tempting to just stay put and “power through” your to-do list, there are significant productivity - and not to mention health - benefits of getting up and going for a stroll. Not sold...

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Time to Get Agile

I manage various creative projects for Brilliant Ink. I touch everything from benefit guides to Employee Value Propositions (EVPs) to intranet rollouts and everything in between. I bridge the gap between right and left brains, designers and lawyers, and content experts and tech gurus. One way that I like to bring different groups of people together coherently is by using Agile Methodologies. Although Agile...

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Company Culture: How To Tell If You Have It

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” How can an employer tell if their office has a healthy and happy company culture? We’ve got some ideas. People want to work there. You are constantly receiving LinkedIn messages and emails asking about open positions. Word travels fast. Your current employees are your best recruiters. Your employees are happy. Look around. Do people...

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Company Cultures We Love

“Culture is to recruiting as product is to marketing.” - Hubspot Does your company offer good benefits, free gym membership, an occasional free lunch here or there? Great. That’s a good start. In today’s world of office masseurs, daily catered lunches, and paid time off – the perks that used to make up a company’s culture are no longer enough. Your employees...

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