Monthly Archives: September 2016

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn’s Employee Appreciation Program

September 28, 2016 | 307 views

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn's Employee Appreciation Program

What You Can Learn From LinkedIn’s Employee Appreciation Program

LinkedIn rocked the world of Human Resources when they announced a rather substantial employee appreciation program – giving away shares of the company to all of their employees.

 

CEO, Jeff Weiner, declined his annual “equity package.” Instead, he opted to put the $14 million stock bonus in a fund to be distributed to his 9,200 employees. Once divided across his team, each employee received a rather substantial thank you gift.

 

The reason?

 

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Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

September 21, 2016 | 327 views

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Is Pokemon Go Taking Over Your Business?

Have you noticed your employee’s noses getting more and more glued to their smartphone screens? Have you heard rumors about searching for Pikachu in the office? If so, you might have a few Pokemon Go players on your team.

 

Pokemon Go is a seemingly innocent game. It is an augmented reality game, which turns the real world into a hunting ground for virtual Pokemon. Since its launch, it has attracted the attention of millions of people. If it’s attracting the attention of your team in front of customers, you have a problem that cannot be ignored.

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How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

September 14, 2016 | 410 views

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

How to Create More Buy-In Among Your Volunteers

What is your organization’s culture like? Do you have a core set of strong volunteers who set an example for the newbies? Or is there constant turnover?

 

Having turnover is a problem – especially in non-profits where finding volunteers is a constant struggle. To turn this type of culture around, it’s important to create buy-in.

 

Buy-in makes your volunteers feel invested in your organization’s success. It gives them a reason to show up and a reason to continue – even when the work is less than exciting. Here are a few ways to create that buy-in so your nonprofit can retain your best volunteers.

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Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

September 7, 2016 | 325 views

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Are You Encouraging Paternity Leave?

Consider this: What would you do if one of your male employees approached you about paternity leave? Would you respond favorably if a male asked for a flexible work schedule to care for his child?

 

Although many men are choosing jobs that offer flexible options for this very reason, a Bain & Company study found that these requests are being denied.

 

The Proof is in the Numbers

 

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