The 6 Best Things You Can Do for Your Employees this Holiday Season

Thinking of what to give your employees this Holiday Season?  Want something that will be appreciated, keep you happy, and boost the bottom line?  If so, you might want to go beyond the gift certificate, club membership or bonus approach.  While thoughtful, and useful, these gifts can be fleeting in impact.  What they’ll really appreciate…

No Buy-In, No Change: 9 Global Fundamentals of Change Management

I recently returned from a Brains On the Beach, or BoB, event in Shanghai. BoB is a program which brings together some of the brightest minds from learning and development, consulting, coaching and marketing from around the globe to compete in formulating a solution for a real client with a real problem in 2 days.…

5 Ways to NOT Be The Reason Why Your Good Employees Leave

Have you ever lost a star performer to a competitor or another company? If yes, then you know the pain. Should you write this off to circumstances beyond your control? Definitely not. Fully 94% of employees leave because of a poor relationship with their direct manager…and not because of the pull of a better offer…

more employee engagement vancouver

The Ultra High Cost of Employee Disengagement: 10 Facts

The differences between a happy employee and a disengaged one are vast. Despite the differences in attitude, performance and value to the company, many HR professionals (and their bosses) struggle to justify the expense of programs targeted at improving employee engagement. Perhaps they’re just not up to date on the stats. What other reason could…

happiness boosts workplace productivity, work place productivity

The Goods: How to Increase Workplace Productivity (Hint: Happiness)

The chorus is growing. Happy people are more creative and productive. Recent work by noted psychologist and organizational expert Daniel Gilbert adds yet more heft.  The problem is that many managers believe that you have to keep people “on their toes,” perhaps even anxious about their job to make them more productive. Fact is that…