Company Culture & Engagement

If You Were Given an Elephant (and Other Interview Questions)
If You Were Given an Elephant (and Other Interview Questions)

Learn how to interview better and you will get better employees. That said, some interview questions are stranger than others – and whether they’re useful depends on your strategy. What would YOU do if you were given an elephant you couldn’t refuse?

One-on-One Meetings Are a Manager’s Most Powerful Engagement Tool
One-on-One Meetings Are a Manager’s Most Powerful Engagement Tool

This article is one of a series in which we make the argument that small-to-medium-sized employers need to adapt and adopt some of the HR habits of their larger competitors.  When we say “larger competitors,” we don’t necessarily mean big companies that are vying for...

Is It Poor Performance or a Crisis?
Is It Poor Performance or a Crisis?

Those in the healthcare industry are bound to be ahead of the curve in understanding that mental illness is not a character defect and can be a serious health condition that requires intervention. Despite having a good comprehension of the importance of good mental...

The Happy Secret to a Better Work Life
The Happy Secret to a Better Work Life

If you’re like most people, you think that happiness comes from success. The more successful you are at work, the happier you are. But what if it’s the opposite? What if success comes from being happy? That’s the idea of “positive psychology” that psychologist Shawn...

Work Less, Reap Rewards? The Formula Won’t Quite Work…
Work Less, Reap Rewards? The Formula Won’t Quite Work…

Google is known for creating a working environment where people put in 80 hour weeks, so I'm wondering why Larry Page, Google CEO, is on the record (via Business Insider’s report) promoting the idea that working less could pay off double. He presents a couple of...

Fight the Summer Slump: 10 Tips to Boost Office Morale
Fight the Summer Slump: 10 Tips to Boost Office Morale

It’s been summer for a WHILE now. Your practice might still be humming, but the plants in the window are looking wilted, and so is your team. One employee is thinking about her vacation plans more than the patients, and another is clocking out early to hit the pool....

Millennials in the Workplace: A CEDR Infographic
Millennials in the Workplace: A CEDR Infographic

If your practice isn’t powered by Millennials yet – the generation of workers born (roughly) between 1981 and 1996 – it soon will be. Check out CEDR’s latest infographic: The Millennial-Powered Workforce. Millennials (also known as Generation Y) have taken some flak...

Employee Appreciation: It’s the Gravy
Employee Appreciation: It’s the Gravy

With Thanksgiving almost here, I think there’s a natural theme for this article: turkey and gravy. Then again, maybe I meant to talk about gratitude and appreciation – specifically, employee appreciation – for our teams as a whole, and for each and every employee on...

Down with Stress! Increase Your Work Happiness
Down with Stress! Increase Your Work Happiness

You may be thinking, “Yeah, sure, it’s easy to SAY I’m going to do better this year, but how can I achieve it? What’s the best way to ensure that I’m successful in 2015?” Unless you already dance into the office each day, prioritizing work happiness and learning how...

Happy HR-Appropriate Halloween!
Happy HR-Appropriate Halloween!

Halloween decorations and costumes are a major source of fun for many people. For some, going all-out with these things is the best part of the holiday. As your trusty HR advisors, we have to do that thing where we remind you that there are some precautions you need...