The Merits of Virtual Team Building

Going remote has kept businesses worldwide afloat during the pandemic. While having this option has changed the landscape of business forever, employees are struggling with isolation. Morale continues to dip and engagement is slipping in line with mental health.  The world knows people and businesses need solutions, enter virtual team building. The search term “virtual… Continue reading The Merits of Virtual Team Building

Does having pets in the office improve employee well-being?

When you look around your office or zoom meeting, do you see stress and isolation emanating from the team? HR teams and leadership routinely discuss methods of enhancing engagement and morale but are overlooking what is right under their noses… pets.  It might sound like bias but the research proves that introducing pets to the… Continue reading Does having pets in the office improve employee well-being?

Is “Company Culture” Overhyped?

In 1951, Elliot Jacques authored ‘The Changing Culture of a Factory’ where he studied the social developments of a British metal bearings company. In his book, Jacques introduced what we now know as the modern-day company culture.  He studied human behavior and how it is impacted in organizational settings; a concept that many management consultants… Continue reading Is “Company Culture” Overhyped?

Getting Employee Engagement Right or Wrong: The Pros & Cons

According to Gallup, companies with engaged workforces outperform others by as much as 202%. It is statistics like these that have HR teams scrambling for the next best thing to improve engagement scores. The belief is that engaged teams cause sales to skyrocket, productivity to peak, sick days to cease and the work-life dynamic to… Continue reading Getting Employee Engagement Right or Wrong: The Pros & Cons

What is employee engagement and why does everyone keep talking about it?

Companies that have high levels of employee engagement attract twice as much revenue as their low engagement competitors according to a Hay Group study. Gallup, a management consulting company, suggests that high engagement workforces outperform their contemporaries by 202% on average, and to achieve these benefits US employers are spending upwards of $720 million a… Continue reading What is employee engagement and why does everyone keep talking about it?

How often should I check in with my employees?

Team leadership and HR management, we have a problem! Employee engagement scores continue to dwindle, feedback loops have ground to a halt. Nevertheless, feedback, while critical to performance, remains tricky. Too much and you risk the distrust and disenfranchisement resultant from micromanagement, too little and employees feel a lack of care for themselves and detachment… Continue reading How often should I check in with my employees?