Giveaway & Contest Ideas to Improve Workplace Morale

Today’s post comes from my friends at SocialMonsters.org It’s not just your imagination. Your employees seem to be shuffling through the day and just don’t seem engaged in their work. It’s highly likely your team struggles with motivation and engagement and could use a boost of morale. According to Gallup’s study on the State of …

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Supporting Your Valued Senior Staff: Tips for Managers and Human Resources Directors

This is a guest post written by Jim Vogel of ElderCare.org. He enjoys providing valuable information to seniors and their caregivers. His mission is to help ensure seniors are able to thrive throughout their golden years. Jim is the co-founder of Elder Action, which aims to provide useful information to aging seniors. If your employer embraces …

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How a Purpose-Driven Brand Can Motivate Employees

When it comes to a job, sometimes employees are just in it for the paycheck, the time off and the benefits. After all, we all need to sustain ourselves in our daily lives, as well as provide for our families. But some people are in it for more. With many studies showing people as being …

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How Do I Improve Morale? Encourage Employees to Give Back

Today’s post is courtesy of SocialMonsters.org According to the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), 50 percent of companies offered pro-bono services in 2013 showing an increase of 34 percent from 2010. In addition, 59 percent of companies offered paid-release volunteer programs during the same period, showing a 51 percent increase from 2010. Fostering a volunteer …

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Sometimes you have to give yourself a kick in the seat of the pants

It is Monday morning. You are waking in order to go to work, yet you don’t really want to. You are just not motivated. Your boss is a pain. He/she is not “motivating” enough. The work is interesting enough, but having to face another day in that 8 to 5 drudgery with that “suck the …

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Dealing with Prima Donna Star Performers

  Introduction Every organization has to rely on its talent to succeed. But sometimes you have to deal with someone who has taken on the persona of a “prima donna” and thus may be difficult to deal with. Guest blogger Dave Clemens provides us with some advice of dealing with these employees. Every organization has …

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How to Play the Good Guy While Being the Bad Guy

  Businesses are often accused of being the bad guy. Pay attention to cartoons (e.g., Dilbert), movies and television and you will often see business portrayed in a negative light. My experience has generally been that most businesses are not intentionally mean or evil. Many things we consider “bad” are not really intended that way. …

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