Happy hours have become a staple at many organizations, especially startups. While I believe they're well intentioned and usually seen as a way to help team members bond and blow off steam, I'm officially over them. In fact, I'd go so far as to recommend that companies considering completely replacing work-sponsored happy hours with something else this year! **cue audible gasp** Listen, I get it. I myself enjoy a good drink. That said, there are three big reasons I am recomme
While I love sharing my thoughts with you here, I'm so excited about the opportunity to share some of my insights with the community over at Fresh Brewed Tech, an online publication that features amazing founders, technologists, companies in San Diego. Each month I dig into the culture of a local San Diego company, getting to the bottom of their employee experience and how they're building intentional company culture.
Today my second feature launched - a peek into life at
At Want To Work There, we define employee experience as the hundreds of touch points throughout employment that collectively define how your employees feel about working at the organization. These touch points begin when a potential team members learns about the company and continue all the way through the exit interview. Some touch points are highly impactful (like getting paid consistently) while others have a smaller, yet important impact (like being asked to coffee by a f
Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace report, included the fact that 51% of all employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings. They also shared that when it comes to millennials, 6 in 10 are open to changing jobs and almost a quarter of them already changed jobs in the past year. I study this stuff constantly and even I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I read those stats! Unlike previous generations, millennials have unprecedented access
There are some company perks that have become standard at most companies, but I'm all about getting creative and finding new ones! A couple days back, Facebook kindly reminded me of a post from five years back, when I was still living in Chicago. If you've ever experienced that first REALLY sunny, summery day after a long winter, you know why this is such a big deal! There's a contagious energy across the city that is undeniable. It's like you've had a collective victory agai
Hi - I'm Jill. And I'm obsessed with what makes companies a great place to work. Recently, I was asked why I'm so utterly obsessed with this topic. Like many people's passions, I stumbled into mine. Well, more like I tumbled into it. It was 2009, the peak of the recession, and I had just graduated from college (Go Badgers!) Despite the bleak outlook of most of my peers, I was amped to start my first real job. With a little luck and a lot of perseverance, I ended up with a gre