Entries by Diane Scheidler

25 New Ideas to Celebrate Employee Appreciation Week

Here at Achievers, we spend a lot of our time evangelizing about the importance of acknowledging your team on a daily, ongoing basis. We still love annual celebrations, though, because “positive emotions …actually help us to think better.” In the spirit of pure creativity and the fine art of recognizing each other’s diverse talents, here are 25 fresh ideas for your 2019 Employee Appreciation Week:

Focus on Empowerment

1. Make everyone’s schedules flexible for the week

People will appreciate being able to get some errands accomplished, and you may decide that all the benefits mean you should make the change permanent.→ Read More

7 Ways to Create an Unbeatable Employee Experience

What do your employees say about their experience with your company? Have you asked them lately? When you have a job opening, do you have top candidates reaching out to you for consideration? A Bersin survey finds that “Nearly 80 percent of executives rated employee experience very important (42 percent) or important (38 percent), but only 22 percent reported that their companies were excellent at building a differentiated employee experience.” Furthermore, 59 percent of these respondents reported that they are not fully ready to address the challenge of creating a great employee experience.→ Read More

How to Engage Employees During the Holidays

The holiday season brings with it an elevated level of fun and excitement. Unfortunately, the holidays can be chaotic and stressful. All this excitement – and stress – can infiltrate your workplace and hinder morale, decrease productivity, and derail employee engagement. The holiday decorations, parties, and gift exchanges can all be quite overwhelming and easily distract your team.

Through all the hustle and bustle of this time of years, you can still find ways to reduce stress, boost employee engagement, and keep your team on track.→ Read More

4 Ways to Create a Mission-Based Culture Where Employees Will Thrive

A company’s mission statement is the driving force behind its company culture. It’s what ignites passion and motivation in employees.

At Achievers, our mission is simple: to change the way the world works. We aspire to do that by aligning everyone with business goals and company values, driven by recognizing shared victories every day. In short, we aim to make success a way of life.

Creating a mission-based culture is crucial for employee — and ultimately, company — success. In fact, according to our latest report, 76 percent of North American employees cited a positive corporate culture as the single most important quality in an employer.→ Read More