Posts Categorized: Retention

How Companies are Revamping “Traditional” Employee Benefits

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One of the best ways for employers to attract and retain employees is through offering a generous suite of benefits. Cash may still be king, but benefits are undeniably royalty. More and more employers are offering a unique portfolio of benefits to differentiate themselves from their competitors. The glitz and glam of the new age… Read more »

Can frequent feedback promote an efficient company culture?

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Millennials are all about instant gratification in their personal lives. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, even texting, all result in immediate responses — I like this, she shared that, you commented on that. Or, as I’m sure we’ve all said, “I posted that hours ago. Only three likes?!” We’ve known since the advent of Snapchat (the first… Read more »

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

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How many times have you done someone a favor, not because you actually wanted to, but because you respect and care about the person who asked you? If you’re anything like me, it’s a lot. Now, imagine if you had these kinds of relationships with your boss – or better yet, with your customers. How… Read more »

How can we keep our millennials?

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Some millennials plan to grow at their companies, picturing graduation from their entry-level cube to a corner office. Others have short tenures already in motion, using their cube as a launching pad to a new position, a new company, and maybe even a new industry. Can you influence how many of your millennials stay? You… Read more »

Resolved: Increase Retention in 2015

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What are your resolutions for 2015? Everyone has some personal ones (“do laundry before it becomes a living monster in my closet” or “quit eating the whole box of Oreos in one sitting”), but do you have any that are work-related? We’re betting you do – and that lots of people on your team do,… Read more »

Creating arbejdsglæde in your office

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If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of arbejdsglæde. You probably can’t even say arbejdsglæde. Actually, you probably have no idea what that little “æ” is! Arbejdsglæde is incredibly important for the U.S. workforce though – and our Nordic friends have a word to tell us what we’re missing. Arbejdsglæde — pronounced ah-bites-gleh-the… Read more »

Spotlight: From the Farmer

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We spent a brisk, fall morning touring the warehouse and getting to know the people at From the Farmer, a local startup delivering farm-fresh food to the doorsteps of DC, MD and VA residents. Read on to learn how companies like yours are focusing on intentionally creating inclusive cultures. You can tell you’re in a… Read more »

What happens if we get rid of management?

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Just a little backstory for those of you who don’t know Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, The BFG (which is short for big friendly giant) in which the world’s only good giant pairs up with a young girl, Sophie, to convince the Queen of England to capture the child-eating giants in Giant Country. The BFG… Read more »

Why you should be investing in your employees

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About half of your employees are gazing out the window right now, dreaming of a job where their bosses applaud their efforts, where they can take the slide down to the 5th floor instead of the elevator, and where whole teams sign up for Tough Mudders on the company’s dollar. These day-dreams are many employees’… Read more »

Welcome!

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Welcome to Aspire’s blog, Building Better Workplaces! You’re probably here because you, like us, think there’s a little something you can do to make your workplace just a little happier, a bit more fulfilling, or a smidge more awesome. Together, we will look for that something through posts about the big stuff and the little… Read more »