Tip Tuesday: How to Make Employees’ Return To Work Stress Free

Help Your Employees Manage Their Reentry Anxiety by Althea Hoyle and Sarah Clayone As many states are giving the green light to reopen, employers are developing plans to bring employees back to work safely, giving careful thought to schedules, seating configurations, visitor policies, elevator usage, food delivery, and much more. While workforce reentry certainly includes […]

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 […]

TIP TUESDAY: Biggest Mistakes New HR Managers Make (part I)

(from SHRM online) Do you remember your first HR job? Whether it was three years ago or three decades ago, chances are that one of your strongest recollections is of a mistake you made. You might have trusted the wrong person, or made an error in judgment that affected a colleague or customer. That’s why […]


  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% more errors and are less productive than when temperatures are […]