Posts Categorized: The Better Workplace

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

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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 »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

6 Ways To Be The Co-Worker That Everybody Loves

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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 »

The Good And The Bad Of Open Workspaces

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Remember when working meant sitting in cubicles all day and having that corner office was a sign of status? For some of us, it might still mean that. But since open floor plans were introduced in the 60’s, 70% of U.S offices have shifted to having open workspaces, according to a 2010 International Facilities Management… Read more »

How to Use Pre-Boarding to Boost Employee Engagement and Retention

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A guest post by Andrew Crebar, co-founder of Sapling! Millennials became the biggest working demographic in 2015, and by 2020, 40% of the workforce is expected to be freelancers. With these statistics, it’s not surprising that early engagement and retention of employees have become one of the top strategic priorities for people teams. These changes are letting… Read more »