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Scavenger hunts are great fun. They have been since we were kids, searching through the briars and the brambles for those elusive goodies...
Office holiday parties can be one of two things. They can be boring and painful for everyone involved. Or, they can be...
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” a familiar rhyme taught to Americans in grade school, celebrates Columbus’ ‘discovery’ of America (and the opening up of the New World for European exploration and colonization). But in recent years, many have pointed out that this truth is anything but clear-cut. This has led to several […]
Athletics, the NFL and Fantasy Football can be Good for Business NFL Season is well underway; last night’s game is a favorite subject for water cooler talk, and employees are tabbing between work spreadsheets and the latest midweek predictions on ESPN. While, to some employers, this may seem like an unwanted annual distraction that […]
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