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Goal Setting & Tracking: Three Not-So-Obvious Benefits

Today we are talking about goals. Researchers study them, businesses are judged by them and everyone sets them. They can be short term or long term, simple or complex, shared or private. Not only do goals give us something to work towards, but our professional success is defined in part by whether or not we …

Hello from HighGround! Meet Gina Slesar

How well do you know the people behind HighGround? We’re excited to kick off a new blog series today to give you a glimpse into the people we’re proud to work alongside every day. Today we cornered Gina Slesar for her thoughts on working at HighGround. She certainly knows her way around the office, having …

News You Might Have Missed – January

We’re back with the first installment of our industry news recap.  Check out a few of the articles that caught our eye in January. Employee Engagement and Employee Productivity Aren’t the Same Thing — Here’s How to Boost Both Are you an Emily or Jared? Learn the difference between engagement and productivity, and how to …

4 Tips for Managing Millennials in the Workplace

The era of Millennial management has arrived Most employees show up on their first day of work expecting a boss who’s older and wiser than them, but this is becoming less of the norm. Millennials are quickly moving up the corporate ladder and managing each other, leaving organizations to navigate this new dynamic. Here’s how …

Navigating Engagement and Performance Management in the Finance Sector

Organizations in the financial sector face more scrutiny, regulations and oversight than those in any other industry. The parameters around these businesses tightened even more after the 2008 financial crisis, and companies were forced to implement more transparent processes and develop a more accountable workforce. As a result, banks, hedge funds, trading firms and insurance …

Make Everyday Employee Appreciation Day

Today is Employee Appreciation Day – an unofficial annual observance celebrated every year since 1995. If I thought for a second our team would wear these t-shirts, I’d order them lightening fast on Amazon Prime. I won’t torture them in that way, but I do think they are a big deal. I couldn’t imagine operating …

What We Learned at HR Tech 2016

It was a whirlwind week at HR Tech October 4-6 here in Chicago. We had the opportunity to attend sessions, hear about the trends affecting the HR space and connect with attendees. Here’s what we learned: Competition is Tight to be the Next Big Thing The conference kicked off Tuesday afternoon with the “Next Great HR …

10 Must-Dos at HR Tech Chicago

HR Tech is less than one month away. We’re excited to host so many industry leaders, experts, solution providers and partners in our hometown. We’re also looking forward to three days of networking, attending thought-provoking sessions and taking in everything the event has to offer. Of course, a trip to Chicago isn’t complete without taking …

Are 2016 Workforce Predictions Coming True?

Every year it gets worse. This week I went into my local chain craft store for some Fourth of July décor (who doesn’t love tiny American flags and red, white and blue glow sticks, am I right?). Only on my way to the aisle I walked past Christmas ornaments. Yes, folks, Santa and his reindeer …

Treat Your Employees Like Customers

Last week at the Bersin by Deloitte IMPACT conference, Echo Global Logistics’ CEO Doug Waggoner and SVP of Talent Cheryl Johnson shared their story of creating a strong company culture through treating their employees the same as their valuable customers. Read more about their approach below: Excellent customer service is a primary factor behind Echo’s …