First of all, hi! Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here and I can’t wait to connect, share, and grow with you all in the coming months. I’ve had numerous conversations recently about finding purpose in your work. It’s a hot topic (undoubtedly holding its spot in the future of work as 9 out 10 employees currently prioritize purpose over money… Keep Reading
Straddling the employee experience and the philanthropy budget
What is your company doing to give back? Corporations are increasingly realizing that CSR or corporate social responsibility is as much a priority as any other involvement that the business has with its customers and community. It’s not that companies themselves are reluctant to give back, but historically those initiatives have been either piecemeal or have really been thought of… Keep Reading
Leading Through Change
February was a big month. It was Black History Month, Lunar New Year, World Cancer Day, Valentine’s Day, Family Day, Pink Shirt Day, and Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week (in Ontario), among others. There’s been a whole lot of news to consume (some positive, and some devastating), there’s also been progress towards a return to “normal”, yet still a lot of… Keep Reading
Curiosity, Networks, and Purpose. Lessons from 2021.
I think I can speak for most when I say 2021 has been a wild ride. It seems like just a few months ago we were reflecting back on 2020 – a year that forever changed workplace dynamics. It’s been 12 months already since that time of reflection. 12 months of growing, learning, and adapting. Here are some of our… Keep Reading
Small Gestures. Big Impact.
If you’ve been following along on social, you probably saw a recent experience designed for a group as part of their offsite programming (we called this the Elves Workshop!). The leader of this group continues to impress us because not only does their company have a variety of donation matching and volunteer programs in place, she also makes a conscious… Keep Reading
Giveback to get better results with your team
Damn, it feels good to be a part of something. There’s a science behind it actually, and for much of the employee experience, it’s absent. Enter, WholeHearted. When you think back to the times when your employer has made a contribution to the community, it generally falls into one of two categories: My employer made a financial donation, or We… Keep Reading
Leaders Need to Communicate
While we saw many businesses make changes to their organizations to protect their cash flow through the pandemic, we’re now feeling the effects of first-time remote workplaces and it’s time to crown a new king: communication. Although some had already mastered the digital workplace, the concept is new for many companies who had to quickly adapt for the health and… Keep Reading
See ya later, branded merch.
There’s a time and a place for a branded company t-shirt, and it’s not in your gifting strategy or employee recognition program. Same with the funky, colourful branded socks, and the leftover branded water bottles from last year’s company conference. This stuff has all had it’s time, and yes – some employees will need branded shirts from time to time… Keep Reading
5 Questions with…
Employer brand is the difference between leaders who have a vision for the full life cycle of their employees. The Employer Brand Shop is a boutique recruitment marketing and employer brand agency located in Kitchener, Canada. Their team helps organizations around the world attract and engage talent using creative marketing strategies and strong employee value propositions (EVP). Defined by The… Keep Reading
The Art of Saying Thank You
There’s an art to saying thank you. “Experiencing gratitude serves our happiness. Expressing it reminds others how they matter.” – Adam Grant The good news is that you’re self-aware enough to know that you need to say thanks. That’s why you’re here. Saying ‘thank you’ should be nuanced and pointed. If done properly, it can take your relationships to places… Keep Reading
5 questions with…
Value-based statements with behavior-based feedback are what employees crave. Marc Petitpas is no stranger to team engagement. As a leader in Client Services, IT, Event Services, and more, he’s seen teams from all angles – whether it be from the lens of manager, to most recently, as President of a development firm – he believes teams need a thoughtful connection… Keep Reading