Effective Ways to Communicate Core Values

Core values are important; they define an organization’s culture and purpose. They are a bridge between leadership’s vision and the behaviors that support the vision. Without core values, it’s difficult to determine an organization’s purpose or direction. Mission statements are good, but core values provide a much clearer roadmap. Early in the design phase of…

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Attributes We Seek in Candidates

The other day, my cofounder and I were talking about what to look for in candidates. It’s critical to hire the right people, especially in a startup environment. We’ve both been hiring managers for years and wondered if we’re really looking for the right thing. In the technology field, we tend to vet candidate’s tech…

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Outcomes of High Employee Engagement

It’s common knowledge that employee engagement is a key factor to success. Engaged employees work harder, stay longer, make fewer mistakes and become brand ambassadors. I began to wonder what was the core ingredient in employee engagement. Why do engaged employees work harder and better? To get some insight, I asked HR professionals on LinkedIn…

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Tales from my DisruptHR (Chicago) adventure

Last month, I was privileged to attend my first DisruptHR event – DisruptHR Chicago 4.0. If you aren’t familiar with these events, they happen at major cities across the country. The format is 10 speakers each present 20 slides in 5 minutes. It’s fun, fast-paced, and wildly entertaining!        The #DisruptHRChi coordinators got it all…

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Getting the most out of employee recognition

Employee recognition programs are quickly becoming a priority for most organizations. We know that when employees feel valued, their productivity and job satisfaction increases and they are motivated to continue doing good work. If your company has a program in place, it recognizes the importance of appreciation and is on the right track. But not…

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propsHR Walk-through

This is a quick overview (3:00) of our fun and easy-to-use peer recognition product propsHR. We encourage you to reach out to our team so that we might discuss how propsHR can help improve your company’s employee engagement processes.

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The most important factor in improving employee engagement

I recently asked HR professionals on LinkedIn what they thought was the most important factor in improving employee engagement. It’s a tough question to answer; it’s subjective and there are numerous contributors to engagement. Nonetheless, over 100 brave people answered the question. There was such quality information in the responses that a word cloud seemed…

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