Aspire’s Next Chapter

It’s been a very rewarding 3 years at Aspire. We’ve evolved as a company, but the mission has always been the same – to help companies build a better workplace. Since our inception, we have explored many ways to grow. We’ve raised over $1M of investment, grew annual gross revenue to over $1M, and worked… Read more »

6 Ways to Manage Your Workplace Weight Gain

Most Americans spend the majority of their waking hours at work, which may translate to sitting at a desk, eating out, and snacking often. Corporate culture doesn’t naturally lend itself to healthy behaviors. In fact, a 2016 CareerBuilder survey reported that 44 percent of US workers say they’ve gained weight at their current job. High stress… Read more »

New Year, New Rules – 3 ways to keep your millennials in 2017

  The treadmills are full, the produce aisle is barren, and you swear this year will be the year the pounds finally stay off. It must be January! As Americans make (and break) New Years Resolutions this month, among the health pledges and half marathon fees and juice cleanses are a few folks upgrading to LinkedIn Premium and polishing… Read more »

4 Team-building Board Games to Bring Out For Game Night

Team building activities are some of the best ways of bringing employees closer together and fostering unity. Meals, sports events, yoga classes — these are all amazing ways to build teamwork and communication, but what if you’re on a budget? Board games are another great way to do so, especially if you’re a relatively small company and don’t want… Read more »

4 Key Points to Nailing Employee Recognition

Some of the biggest and most influential forces in a company are one’s peers. After all, a culture where values and beliefs are shared and people support and encourage each other is one that functions as a close-knit community. Employee recognition is crucial to having an engaging workforce; plus, it also often leads to employee retention, so investing… Read more »

Multi-tasking? It’s Not Possible

A management professor back in college once told my class, “There’s no such thing as multi-tasking, you’re only doing two things terribly instead of one.” While this might be a little too harsh, there’s some degree of truth to this. The human brain really isn’t built for multi-tasking. Research shows that multi-tasking is really just… Read more »

How to Make Working Remotely Work

More people work remotely now than ever before. In fact, almost a quarter of U.S. workers telecommute at least a few hours every week. It’s a fast-growing trend that top companies have caught on to. And for good reason — studies have shown that with telecommuting comes significant productivity increases. The only problem is that it’s hard… Read more »

Early Mornings Are The Key To Success

Whether you love waking up to see the sunrise, or can’t get going until you’ve had your cup of coffee, we all start our mornings one way or another. It might be by going for a run, packing lunches for your kids, or diving into your inbox. But the fact is, some of the most successful people we know are… Read more »

5 Traits That All Great Leaders Have

Some people are born leaders. Others learn through experience and hard work how to be a leader. But regardless of how you become a leader. there’s always ways to enhance your leadership skills. The best leaders in the workplace all share some traits that consistently lead them to success. Here are a few traits that we commonly… Read more »

6 Ways To Be The Co-Worker That Everybody Loves

Every workplace has all sorts of people working there, whether it’s the friend, the food thief, or the overachiever. And more often than not, though you might enjoy their company, at times they can drive you crazy. No one purposely wants to make their co-workers’ lives harder (at least we hope not), and besides, this study reports that those… Read more »