#Nextchat: Designing the Employee Experience



Employee engagement levels in organizations worldwide have been in a downward spiral for decades. Turns out that creating a healthy, happy and productive workplace culture isn’t easy. Neither is defining it. What does the phrase “employee engagement” really mean? What are we measuring? It’s probably different for everyone, but most will agree that it’s about being emotionally committed to—and invested in—your work and your organization.

In his blog post “How to Design Employee Experience,” Ultimate Software’s co-chief executive officer and chief technology officer, Adam Rogers, says, “Despite substantial...


Great People Managers Create Better Workplaces

We’ve all heard the saying: people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers.

But in my experience, the problem is always bigger than one toxic individual. Unsatisfying work is a product of an unsatisfying workplace.

People leave their workplaces when they feel unappreciated, overburdened, excluded, unsafe or besieged by personal conflict. After a bad day at the office, 45 percent of employees who have been with their companies less than a year admitted to applying to new jobs, according to a 2018 study by the Work...


Creating Better Workplaces - Meet the #SHRM19 Bloggers




Creating better workplaces starts with a commitment to excellence. And there's no better place to begin or continue this commitment than the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition – #SHRM19.

HR's role sits uniquely at the intersection of people and business – and this positioning presents unique challenges and opportunities. Hot-button issues facing society have permeated our workplaces as technology and innovation continue to change how work gets done....


Workplace Wellness: Trends, Ideas & Tips For Companies #SHRM19


If I were to do a word cloud of all conversations taking place at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition, perhaps the no.1 word in that cloud would be:


Workplace Wellness. Employee wellness. Digital wellness. Mental wellness. Physical wellness. Financial wellness. Ergonomic wellness. Facility wellness. Spiritual wellness.

You get the idea. Companies are diving deep into the wellness wave...and for good reason! Let’s dive into some of the trends, ideas, and tips when it comes to workplace wellness for companies....


Employee Training & Development: Methods, Types & Ideas #SHRM19


The mantra of virtually every CEO is that “people are our most important asset.”

HR naturally aims to support this vision by developing people through an employee training and development program.

Sounds simple enough. But with 1,241 training and development companies listed in SHRM’s 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition vendor directory - each with a different approach to employee development - how is HR supposed to navigate through the waters to find the right way to train and develop people? ...


A #SHRM19 Interview with LifeGuides


This interview is with Mark Donohue, CEO & Founder of Life Guides.

Who is LifeGuides!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

Imagine that you are an HR professional, a longtime employee walks into your office clearly carrying a heavy burden and says my 4-year-old son Billy was just diagnosed with Leukemia. What do you say? What do you offer? What about the next employee who brings “My home burned...


A #SHRM19 Interview with Brinks Money

This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM19) interview is with Brink’s Money Paycard, a simple payroll solution. Below is a quick Q&A with Jonathan Ginsberg.

Who is Brink’s Money!? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at SHRM ‘19 in Las Vegas.

Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure, and there’s no company that understands that better than Brink’s. Utilizing decades of expertise in safeguarding money, we have designed convenient prepaid...


How to Design Employee Experience



By now, most employers are sick of hearing about employee engagement.

And for a good reason: Despite substantial investment and coverage, the nationwide employee engagement has remained relatively stagnant since Gallup began tracking it in 2000. But we all intuitively understand, and have troves of data to support, engagement’s impact on the bottom line. Where do we go next?

The secret lies in switching the focus from employee engagement to employee experience, which encompasses every aspect of the job, from available technology to relationships with colleagues. We measure engagement,...


Veterans At Work – “Think BIG, Start Small” #SHRM19



At today’s SHRM Foundation’s Veterans At Work event at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, heads were nodding and pens were moving swiftly on note pads which translated into valuable pages of copious notes by the sessions end.  This collaborative event had an extraordinary mission – Activating Veteran Employment. 

Why Is The Mission So Important?

Service members are separating from active duty in high rates, the Department of Defense estimates the numbers are between 230,000 to 250,000 annually.  Transitioning...