When You Do Good Things, Good Things Happen

Before Facebook and Twitter, there was Arkadium. CEO Jessica Rovello and her husband started Arkadium in 2001 as a gaming platform and have grown their business to 100 employees who provide interactive content for top-tier clients. Arkadium is committed to work/life balance for all of their employees and it shows through the way they’ve chosen to… Read More

Building a Scaleable Team from the Start: An Interview with Roger Morgan, CEO and Founder of pawTree

Natural pet nutrition provider and creator of the pawBox, pawTree, was founded by Roger Morgan in 2014 and has been doubling every year since. Roger started pawTree with a high-growth mindset and built the team and operations he needed to quickly scale, but the company culture is what sets them apart: pawTree culture is one… Read More

The Lowest-Cost Employee Engagement Program

Employee recognition lets workers know that their contributions are appreciated and valued, and they are because after all, great employees could be working for someone else. Think about the last time you praised an employee. Can you remember? Lack of recognition remains one of the top reasons employees quit. Praising and thanking employees for a… Read More

Five Steps to Delivering a Micro-Review

I’m a believer in formal annual reviews. They’re a crucial tool in a manager’s leadership and organizational development toolbox. Companies that toss them out in the name of “the new generation” are losing a major opportunity to shape team members’ professional trajectory. Day-to-day, an employee may not meet your expectations on particular job tasks and will… Read More

Performance Reviews Are Still Relevant

Much has been written recently about the evolution of the performance review.  To judge from the past several years’ discussion on the topic, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that performance reviews are a relic of the past, ready to be mothballed. I disagree with the notion that performance reviews are antiquated, and I… Read More