Employer Reputation

One Important Question to Ask Your Team

Go ask each of your team members:  Walk me through what makes a good work day for you.*

This simple request will get to the heart of what’s important to your team from a culture experience – and it’s surprisingly more effective than “Do you like working here?”

Then show that you care about the answer:

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3 Insights to Support Low-Income Employees

I used to run a moving company and many of my crew members came from a low-income background.

Back in 2003 I read Ruby Payne’s book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty.  This book was immensely helpful in shedding light on some of the foundational mindset differences between economic classes.

Though it has been 14 years, here are Read more >

Compensation: Mitigate Money Stories

While money is fictitious paper, it’s reality as energy is undeniable.   It empowers Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.  Money spurs self-determination and autonomy. It provides a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. Money nurtures security, health and well-being.  It e Read more >

Why do they always ask for a raise?

Yes perhaps they ask because they could use more funds to make ends meet.

And yes, perhaps they ask because they’ve learned a new skill and are contributing now more than ever.

And yes, perhaps they ask because someone left (or was let go) and they’re doing the job of two.

But more often than not, they’re asking because they want y Read more >

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