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Employee Experience

Grief: Addressing the elephant in the office

Cake, balloons, a champagne toast. These are just some of the ways we might celebrate a colleague’s birthday, engagement, or pregnancy at the office. But what do we do when a member of the team experiences loss or grief? Jointly signing a sympathy card or sending flowers might sound familiar. Because of the fear of making our grieving coworker feel uncomfortable or...

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job application experience

8 Tips to Improve Your Job Application Experience

Think about how the job application and hiring process has changed in a few generations. From word-of-mouth to the local paper to online professional networks and job sites, a lot has changed in just a few decades. Today, according to Pew Research, among Americans who have looked for work in the last two years, 79% utilized online resources in their most...

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Stop begging candidates

Stop begging your candidates!

  We have been doing a lot of work lately helping our clients to define their Employee Value Proposition (or EVP), and one thing that I’ve LOVED seeing is how many of our clients are embracing the fact that their company isn’t for everyone. All too often, companies are so focused on “selling” their workplace to prospective employees, that they lose...

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employee experience

The Employee Experience Summit Recap

Last week, I had the pleasure of chairing the Advanced Learning Institute’s Employee Experience Summit here in New York. It was tremendously energizing to step away from my daily work and spend a few days with so many super-smart people who care so deeply about creating meaningful employee experiences. When you consider that the average worker spends about 90,000 hours at...

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Giving and Taking

The Unexpected Power of Generosity

It’s officially my favorite time of year - when every publication and website releases their “best of the year” lists - best songs, best TV shows, best books. As I’ve been reading all these lists over the past few days, I can’t help but chuckle to myself that my favorite book of the year was published three years ago. Practically anyone...

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Bad Habits

Habits Shmabits

How do you unlearn the “lessons” your career taught you? Our team recently had the opportunity to participate in a fabulous training exercise created by our resident genius, Jackie. Through our half-day session, Jackie shared tips and tricks to reframe our thinking and provide inspiration for 2017. On top of her brilliant agenda, I found myself trying to justify habits I’ve latched...

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