Build Trust and Reduce Employee Attrition

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a sixteen year low, two important labor dynamics have emerged. First, wages are rising; businesses need to pay more to get the same job done. Second, employees are increasingly tempted to leave their current job for the prospect of a better one. Many managers believe that the solution to… Read More

Embracing Skinned Knees: an Interview with Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Desiree Vargas Wrigley learned a lot from her eight years as Founder and CEO of the successful crowdfunding platform GiveForward, and she’s bringing that experience to her latest venture, Pearachute. On this episode of The Best Team Wins Podcast, Desiree talks about her growth as a leader, building and maintaining a great company culture, embracing… Read More

Desiree Vargas Wrigley, Founder and CEO of Pearachute

Desiree Vargas Wrigley joins the podcast tomorrow to discuss the team and culture she’s building at her latest venture, Pearachute, how her leadership has changed over time, and much more.  Until then, read more about Desiree and the great things happening at Pearachute below. What’s your name? Desiree Vargas Wrigley What’s your title? CEO and Founder What… Read More

Three Tips for Engaging Your Millennial Employees

In my work with organizations of all sizes, from the four-person startup to the global Fortune 100 businesses, I’ve found there is one common theme which predicts an employee’s engagement. It’s not the pop-a-shot tournaments at lunch, the employee incentive plan, the fridge of unlimited La Croix® or the flexible work schedule. It’s much simpler;… Read More

How Accountability Improves Employee Retention

  High-growth companies experiencing high turnover rates can become desperate looking for solutions. They’ve outlined and communicated the company’s goals, and they’re publishing KPIs for the entire company to see.  And yet, in exit surveys from departing employees, a lack of enthusiasm keeps showing up. Departing workers say things like, “I know the company is… Read More