TIP TUESDAY: How to Help Your Employees Appreciate Each Other

Friday, March 6 was Employee Appreciation Day, which most people assume is about leaders and managers appreciating employees – and it is. But here’s a recent statistic from the Society of Human Resources Managers: peer-to-peer appreciation is nearly 36 percent more likely to have a positive impact on a company’s financial results than manager-to-employee appreciation […]

WEDNESDAY WORKFACT: Employee Appreciation Day

Researchers understand the real impact appreciation has on the workforce. We know that lack of appreciation is the number one reason people leave jobs (78%); and that appreciation is the number one thing (37%) people say causes them to do great work. Her are just some pf the many statistics about how important appreciation is […]

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The History of Employee Appreciation Day

This nationally recognized day is relatively new. In 1995, Bob Nelson, a founding Recognition Professional International board member, together with his publishing company, Workman Publishing, created National Employee Appreciation Day. It began, perhaps, as a response to Boss’s Day, where employees were reminded of the importance of recognizing and appreciating all their bosses have done […]

Wednesday Workfacts: Like You Didn’t Already Know These Facts!

We’re two decades into the 21st century, and the way we do work has changed substantially from previous decades. In the past, limited technology meant that what we did was more directly tied into a wage-per-item concept of work. What you made or did determined your wage in a direct way. Manufacturing, agriculture, and the […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: Why Wednesday is Best Day to Take Off Work

This Is the Best Day to Take Off Work ”And It’s Not Friday Jen McCaffery Not taking a long weekend might be better for your health in the long run. Summer may have you envisioning long weekends, but when it comes to truly recharging, science says there’s a better day to take off than Friday. […]

TIP TUESDAY: Adjusting to Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins this Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 am, but it’s much easier to set our clocks back an hour than it is to move the hands up an hour. We’d much rather gain an hour of sleep at night vs. lose an hour. But it’s not just the amount of sleep […]

TIP TUESDAY: Keeping Employees Motivated Through the Summertime Slump

Credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock When you’re in school, summer is time for relaxation, vacation and freedom from responsibilities. However, in the working world, there’s no such thing as “summer break.” Sure, you may plan a trip to somewhere exotic or hit the beach for a long weekend, but you no longer have the entire summer to wake […]

TIP TUESDAY: Five Top Priorities of an HR Department of 1

By James Davis, Editor, HR Daily Advisor   HR Management & Compliance Among organizations in and around the United States, 30% have only one HR professional. That represents a great number of individuals who single-handedly manage every HR aspect for their organization. At this year’s SHRM expo, the author of this article attended the session […]


While we may think everything is coming up roses in organizations all across the country, the simple fact is that many employees–in all sorts of companies, in every industry–are not happy at all. And they’re taking out all this unhappiness on their employers. Every year, XYZ University compiles a list of not-so-pleasant workplace truths. Here […]

WORKFACT WEDNESDAY: Interesting Facts About Working

Excerpted from an article by Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer at FactRetriever People who don’t take office politics seriously are more successful and efficient at work. Employees who have more control over the layout and design of their workspace are healthier and happier in the office. When office temperatures are low (68 degrees), employees make 44% […]