Employee Perks: Should Companies Offer Free Food [POLL]

I ran across this article the other day on LinkedIn about “A Once-Rare Office Perk Takes Hold”. It’s about a growing number of companies offering free or discounted food to employees. Interesting read. But I must admit that when I see these articles, I don’t have the same reaction of “Wow! Companies offering free food!” because…

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6 Ways to Improve Your Business Acumen

One of the behavioral competencies in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) competency model is business acumen. This should come as no surprise to anyone. It’s important to know the business, be able to talk about it, and make decisions to help the business grow. But honestly, it’s hard to develop business acumen. Oh sure,…

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Is Your Organization Humble

I want to tell you about an organization. Think of it as a case study. It’s a private company with over $1.4 billion in revenue and nearly 6,000 employees globally. Been in business since 1977 and is regularly recognized as a best place to work both in its industry and headquarters location. I think we…

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Peer to Peer Learning: Why It Should Be Part of Your Training Strategy

Co-workers play a huge role in the employee experience. An increasing number of organizations include peers in the hiring process so candidates can meet some of their co-workers. Companies are adopting new hire buddy programs as part of the welcoming and socialization process during onboarding. Multi-rater reviews (sometimes called 360-degree feedback) ask for feedback from peers…

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Employee Burnout: 5 Organizational Programs That Can Reduce It

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