Company Culture & Engagement

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...

Tips for Your Office Holiday Party
Tips for Your Office Holiday Party

To help keep your festivity on the safe side of the work-appropriate fence—you know, that’s the side without all the sexual harassment lawsuits, DUIs, or worker’s comp claims on it—we invite you to listen to our Holiday Parties podcast, hosted by our CEO, Paul Edwards...

A Special HR-Themed Festivus Airing Of Grievances
A Special HR-Themed Festivus Airing Of Grievances

Wouldn’t it be funny if you found an employee watching holiday movies in their office? No, of course that wouldn’t be funny! But it does happen. Here at CEDR, we sometimes need to take a break from being the HR Grinch and appreciate the humor. Enjoy this lighthearted,...

How to Eliminate Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions
How to Eliminate Implicit Bias In Employment Decisions

Implicit Bias is a hot topic these days, and one that could easily creep into the fabric of your company culture, whether you are aware of it or not (and probably not, hence the descriptor “implicit”). Most of us are aware of the many benefits that inclusion and...

5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad
5 Non-Monetary Benefits to Highlight in Your Next Job Ad

Happy employees make for a better, more productive workplace. It’s the type of thing that we all know implicitly, and yet a recent Gallup poll indicates that a majority of American employees still count themselves as “disengaged” from their jobs. But engaged employees...

How to Deal With Rumors in the Workplace
How to Deal With Rumors in the Workplace

Let’s start with a basic rule of thumb: Don’t allow rumors about anyone sleeping with anyone else in your business to go unaddressed.  Though this issue tends to affect one gender more than the other, the problems caused by gossip can certainly cut both ways. In this...

How to Work with Grieving Employees
How to Work with Grieving Employees

You will hear us talk a lot at CEDR about building a more “human” workplace. Where this phrase might seem synonymous with offering fun activities to increase employee engagement, the concept actually goes much deeper.  Humans are complicated creatures and, in order to...