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How to Host an Orientation Day Scavenger Hunt for New Hires

Orientation day can be a deal-breaker for your new employees. How this day goes can tell them if they made the right...

How to Make the Most of Your Next Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...

How to Finally Make Your Office Parties Fun This Year

Office holiday parties can be one of two things. They can be boring and painful for everyone involved. Or, they can be...

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How to onboard a virtual team through Bootscamp

Apr 14, 2021

What is virtual onboarding? Hiring in this current climate can be both difficult and unfamiliar, with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic still sweeping through the global workforce. Today, it is more important than ever to be able to onboard new employees safely, quickly, and efficiently.  An effective onboarding program boosts productivity, engagement, and retention. […]

How Remote Employees Can Use Their Mobile Device to Stay Organized

How Remote Employees Can Use Their Mobile Device to Stay Organized

Mar 19, 2020

  Working remotely is very different from the office lifestyle. Many employees are experiencing a transition to this style of work with the recent outbreak of COVID-19 mentioned in recent news. Although you may be doing the same type of work, completing tasks from home can bring about new challenges that can affect your productivity […]

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Pre-Boarding or Pre-Boring? You Decide.

Feb 11, 2020

How to make sure the time between an employment offer and a first day reflects as well as possible on you and your company.   Most employers understand that onboarding – the first few days of a new employee’s tenure at a company – is a critical time when the employer and employee develop the […]

Employee offboarding: Meet Onboarding’s Cousin

Employee offboarding: Meet Onboarding’s Cousin

Jan 22, 2020

5 ways to improve a critical and, often, overlooked process.   Most people are familiar with the importance of having successful onboarding programs and the central role they play in the overall success and health of an organization. Equally as important but far less discussed is onboarding’s cousin, offboarding; that is, the procedures in place […]

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Recess at the Office?

Dec 10, 2019

The Surprising Science on the Connection Between Movement and Productivity at Work   In one recent study, shockingly, half of workers admitted to falling asleep on the job. While cat naps at work might be encouraged by certain companies, almost 80 percent of workers feel falling asleep on the clock is unacceptable. Why are workers […]

Four Tips to Keep Employee Burnout at Bay

Four Tips to Keep Employee Burnout at Bay

Nov 18, 2019

What the ‘Burnout Generation’ means for the future of work   Burnout, especially among millennials, has been a hot topic for a while and was center stage in a recent essay from Buzzfeed’s Anne Petersen that went viral. For those who missed the essay, Petersen discusses her and her peers’ relationship with burnout. As she […]

The Importance of Onboarding to Employee Retention

The Importance of Onboarding to Employee Retention

Nov 8, 2019

How Some Companies are Getting Creative…   What began in the 1970s as organizational socialization – the period of learning and adjusting to a new role – is now known as onboarding. Over the years we have seen the process of onboarding expand from simple new hire paperwork and other transactional items into more of […]

Are you Ready for Serious Fun…..Announcing BOOTSCAMP

Are you Ready for Serious Fun…..Announcing BOOTSCAMP

Nov 5, 2019

In studies, an overwhelming majority of executives say that a healthy corporate culture is essential to a company’s profitability and existence. In a tight labor market, it is more important than ever for companies to showcase their cultures to new employees from day one. A good onboarding experience can lead to better satisfaction and ultimately, […]

Boo! The Costs to Employers of a Haunting Trend in Hiring

Boo! The Costs to Employers of a Haunting Trend in Hiring

Oct 28, 2019

How you can help keep ghosting from haunting your business   The unemployment rate continues to hold steady at historic lows. This might be great for workers, but it’s tough on employers. Companies are left with open positions for weeks, even months at a time, and this makes reaching growth and other goals difficult, if […]

Strayboots Celebrates Dogtober by Donating to Animal Welfare Organization

Strayboots Celebrates Dogtober by Donating to Animal Welfare Organization

Oct 21, 2019

Celebrating “Dogtober”     As “Dogtober” comes to a close, we are enjoying celebrating the animals who have changed our lives here at Strayboots. But we also want to take the opportunity to recognize and shed light on the many less fortunate animals. Here is how we plan to help:   This November and December, […]

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