Recognizing the Impact of eCards

Posted on November 13, 2015 by RSW

When you think about employee recognition, an eCard may not be the first thing that comes mind. After all, the best kind of recognition is usually delivered in person. But that doesn’t mean you can’t supplement your efforts with eCards and make a real impact. Hilton Worldwide knows this. With more than 325,000 Team Members… Learn more

Four Signs that Mobile Learning is on the Rise

Posted on July 15, 2015 by RSW

Online professional development is about to undergo enormous changes thanks to our demand for mobile devices. By the end of 2015, Gartner projects that 320 million tablets will have been sold. For businesses trying to make learning more effective, this is good news: Employees love using their mobile devices and making required training available on… Learn more

The Marriage Equality Ruling and Workplace Diversity

Posted on July 2, 2015 by RSW

Looking back at the Supreme Court ruling from earlier this year, it’s clear that marriage equality has a connection to the topic of workforce diversity and inclusion, something that’s top-of-mind for many of today’s most successful companies. Within the context of the workplace, these companies understand that the issue is not just a social one…. Learn more

Is BYOD Right for Your Workplace?

Posted on May 18, 2015 by RSW

How are you reading this article right now? If you’re using your own personal smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you may be part of a growing trend called BYOD. BYOD, or “bring your own device,” allows employees to use their personal mobile devices for professional purposes. It’s a rapidly growing trend with several benefits and challenges… Learn more

Five Ways to Use Your Environment for Communicating with Employees

Posted on May 4, 2015 by RSW

Sometimes you can add new life to employee communications by simply considering where they’ll be seen, and adding a little creative thinking. Using wellness communications as examples, here are five easy ways to add a sense of surprise to your next communications plan. Floor Clings Promoting a fun walk or trying to get employees to… Learn more

15 Simple Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Posted on March 5, 2015 by RSW

Original blog post was written for Employee Appreciation Day (March 6, 2015). Here are some easy, low-and-no cost ideas to help leaders celebrate their teams and give them the appreciation they deserve. 1. Crack the Code Write a brief letter of praise to each employee in code. For example, type the messages using the key… Learn more

The Evolution of Employee Motivation

Posted on February 26, 2015 by RSW

In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, author Daniel Pink outlines the evolution of motivation, and offers tips that can be used to motivate today’s employees. Don’t have time to read the whole book? No problem. We’ve included the highlights below. Motivation 1.0 In the earliest days of history, humankind was motivated by… Learn more

Random Acts of Kindness Week: 10 Ideas for Your Workplace

Posted on February 9, 2015 by RSW

Original blog post was written for Random Acts of Kindness Week (February 9-15, 2015). Random Acts of Kindness Week is a full week dedicated to doing good and making others feel good. Below, you’ll find 10 ideas to help your company give back, recognize employees, and discover the power of kindness. 1. High notes Write… Learn more

How to Cultivate Creativity in the Workplace

Posted on February 2, 2015 by RSW

How important is creativity to your company? In a recent poll, almost sixty percent of CEOs called creativity the most important quality for leadership, while 52 percent chose integrity and 35 percent selected global thinking. But what if your business isn’t creative in nature? No problem. Here are four ways to help creativity bloom, no… Learn more

This is the Year of the Marketing Video

Posted on January 13, 2015 by RSW

Video as a marketing tool is bigger than ever. In fact, video ad revenue is expected to grow almost 20 percent through 2016. That’s more than any other medium except for mobile. With that in mind, here are three things to keep in mind as you create your next one-minute masterpiece. Work video into your… Learn more

Seven Marketing Stats You’ll Need for 2015

Posted on December 15, 2014 by RSW

As quickly as 2014 flew by, changes in marketing ideas, strategies, and technologies are moving even faster. You may be looking at mobile, content marketing, or analytics. You may be selling to customers, employees, or someone else. Whatever your approach, here are a few stats to help you keep up.

Employee Volunteerism: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Posted on November 24, 2014 by RSW

Many companies are drawn to the idea of giving back to the community. But cause-related activities don’t just benefit the needy. They are also good for your team. Here are three ways volunteering helps you build a great company. Volunteerism is Good for Your Employees. In his 2009 book Drive, author Daniel Pink says, “Humans,… Learn more

Employee Engagement for Millennials: Three Things You Should Know

Posted on November 5, 2014 by RSW

There’s no shortage of opinions on Millennials, but let’s start with a fact: They will outnumber Baby Boomers in the workforce by 2015. You read that right. This generation, born between 1980 and 2000, will also make up 75% of employees by 2025. Because it’s clearly time for leaders to learn how to engage Millennials,… Learn more

Small Budget, Big Impact: 10 Employee Recognition Ideas

Posted on October 1, 2014 by RSW

Today, most leaders understand that recognizing employees really pays off in terms of engagement, productivity, retention, and creating a place where people generally feel good about going to work. To add to our original list of 20 low-cost recognition ideas, here are 10 more creative, budget-conscious ways to make someone’s day. 1. Rock their world… Learn more

Three Things we Learned About the Web from User Experience Experts

Posted on September 15, 2014 by RSW

The Big (D)esign Conference recently brought many respected user experience pros from all over the country to the Dallas area. Although we walked away with lots of good insights worth sharing, we’ve taken three of the more memorable ones and given you the highlights below. 1. When you create teams for online projects, push for… Learn more