Entries by Elyssa Thome

Thank you for making ACE 2013 our most successful event yet!

ace2013ACE 2013 is barely over and we’re already on to the next adventure (come see us at #HRTechConf if you’re here), but we wanted to take a moment to share some of the wonderful experiences we had. Again this year, the Achievers Customer Experience brought together our valued customers, industry analysts, and thought leaders to share the future of Employee Success™ and insights on how to recruit, retain and inspire the great people that drive our organizations’ success.

Thank you to all of our speakers for providing such great content!→ Read More

Inspiring Employee Success: ACE 2013 Day 1

cupcakesAchievers Customer Experience 2013 kicked off yesterday with inspiring stories and insight of engagement, innovation, and success!

The Achievers team welcomed nearly 500 smiling faces to our fourth annual event, making ACE 2013 the largest conference focused on employee engagement in North America. The opening keynote from Achievers Founder Razor Suleman, CEO Pat Quirk, Chairman Craig Conway, and incredible guests Nora Costa of CVS, Hollie Delaney from Zappos.com, Vicky Stewart of Samsung, and Amy Grant from 3M set the tone with stories of passion in action, innovation, and the next generation of the Achievers platform.→ Read More

Ask Achievers: How can I capture employees’ bright ideas?

ask_achieversIn this week’s Ask Achievers, Dwayne Walker, CPA, CA, shares best practices for encouraging employee-inspired organizational improvements. Dwayne is the VP of finance at Achievers and loves the thrill, excitement, and dedication required to take a dynamic, growing company to the next level.

Dear Achievers,

Our team is full of talented individuals with stellar ideas for improving the business, but we haven’t been able to gather them in any organized way. We have a large organization and it is important to me that our employees feel that they are being heard, especially when they are moving the business forward.Read More

Stress is not the enemy! Use stress to your advantage at work.

leadershipStress is as common in the workplace as coffee breaks and lack of conference room space. We’ve been given tips for years on how to reduce stress: practice yoga or meditation, make lists, drink more coffee or water or tea. But it turns out we should be embracing stress, not fighting it.

In a recent TED Talk, psychologist Kelly McGonigal says stress is not the enemy we have made it out to be. In fact, according to a recent study, stress is only a risk to your health if you think stress is a risk to your health.→ Read More

[Webinar] ONE WEEK LEFT: The Happiness Advantage—Linking positive brains to performance

happinessAttitude is everything. Shawn Achor has the research to prove it and tips to help you live it.

Join us on September 11 as Shawn Achor, Founder and CEO of Good Think Inc., and Razor Suleman, Founder and Chief Evangelist of Achievers, reveal why happiness and Employee Success™ are the keys to driving brilliant employee performance, and most importantly, long-term business success.

By researching top performers at Harvard University, the world’s largest banks, and Fortune 500 companies, Shawn discovered patterns which create a happiness advantage for positive outliers—the highest performers at the company.→ Read More

Achievers named top recognition program provider by HRO Today

awardsResults are in and HRO Today named Achievers the top recognition program in its Baker’s Dozen rankings.  Thirteen recognition providers were ranked based on customer survey results, and Achievers was the top overall in recognition.

For the 2013 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings, feedback was collected from program subscribers of each of the services’ buyers in an online survey. In order to determine an overall ranking, results were analyzed across the three subcategories:  breadth, deal sizes, and quality.

Visit the HRO Today site for full rankings.→ Read More

Don’t lose that loving feeling. Engage employees beyond the honeymoon.

employee_engagementWe are most engaged in our jobs while they are shiny and new, according to Gallup. More than half of workers classify themselves as engaged in the first six months of a job. After the first six months, the results dip significantly and stay fairly stable even beyond the ten year mark.

With this information in hand, take advantage of the onboarding honeymoon window to set up your employees for continued success. Work to keep your team engaged for the long-haul and prevent them from losing that loving feeling.→ Read More

Purpose over perks: SF panel takes on office culture

The San Francisco Bay Area takes office culture seriously, with office chefs, baristas, masseuses and kegs spreading far beyond the Google campus. The Bold Italic and General Assembly cohosted a panel with leading culture creators from eBay, Airbnb, Square, Whisk, and Coalesse to discuss how to create effective office culture in this competitive environment.

The lively discussion centered around these increasingly ubiquitous perks and their real impact on engagement and productivity in the workplace. In all, the panelists agreed with moderator Josh Levine, brand strategist and principal at Great Monday: “It’s not that you love your job.→ Read More

Webinar recap: 6 steps to creating a culture of engagement

In last week’s webinar, “Creating a Culture of Employee Engagement,” we heard from Christopher Rice and Mary Ann Masarech, two authors of The Engagement Equation: Leadership Strategies for an Inspired Workforce. This Human Resources Executive webinar, sponsored by Achievers, delivered actionable advice for creating a corporate culture that enables engagement.

[Infographic] Recognition to the rescue!

NEWS ALERT! An evil villain is roaming our workplaces. Employees are fleeing in droves as this evil-doer pilfers profits and steal souls. Who is this masked marauder? Why, none other than the longtime foe of productive workplaces everywhere: DISENGAGEMENT. But never fear—a hero is waiting in the wings! Recognition is the super hero today’s workplaces need. Let us join forces and do battle, starting now!

Employee Success = Business Success (and our new blog)

Welcome to Employee Success! At Achievers we’re changing the way the world works, so we thought we’d change the way our blog works, too. So what is Employee Success? In the broad sense, Employee Success is the product of performance and engagement. More specifically, the Employee Success blog is intended to be a resource for HR professionals.