How to Make Employees Happy, Productive, and Want to Stick Around

How do you make your employees happy and productive? And what causes them to actually want to stay with your company? It is easier said than done. Some people think employee happiness is overrated (do you?). “Being happy at work isn’t just good for the employees. It’s good for the company, too. After all, a […]

How Does Casual Communication Improve your Team

When you’re communicating with your distributed team, it’s so easy to just start talking about deliverables and things you need ASAP. Things that are due right away. Things that you need to work on. You miss out on the water cooler talk. It’s easy to have those conversations when you’re next to each other as […]

Do You Need a Dedicated Scrum Master?

Maybe we should first address what a SM does exactly. Summarized by Scrum Hub, a Scrum Master is responsible for… Facilitating (not participating in) the daily standup Helping the team maintain their burndown chart Setting up retrospectives, sprint reviews or sprint planning sessions Shielding the team from interruptions during the sprint Removing obstacles that affect […]

Are You a Good Leader According to This TED Talk?

The poet Stephen Crane once wrote: A man said the the universe “Sir, I exist!” “However,” replied the universe, “The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation.” So much of life—especially as an employee—is spent wishing for someone in authority over you not only to acknowledge that “I exist!” but also to feel […]

What is the Essential Ingredient for Employee Happiness?

A couple weeks ago, Seth Godin wrote a blog post about empathy. (If you don’t subscribe to Godin’s blog, you should. His posts are brief, insightful, and one of the best things I find in my inbox every day.) Since the post is so short, I figured I’d just paste it right here for you: […]

Tips for Retaining Employees: Infographic

Sources: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/labor/report/2012/11/16/44464/there-are-significant-business-costs-to-replacing-employees/ http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/turnover-and-retention http://www.jdapsi.com/client/articles/coh

5 Steps to Maximize your Company’s Corporate Social Impact

These days, it’s highly understood that doing good is good for business. Many businesses engage in corporate social responsibility programs for different reasons, but whatever the motivations may be, statistics have proven CSR to be a good choice.  The CECP’s Giving in Numbers survey found the following to be true of socially responsible companies: Among companies […]

5 Tips For Finding Software Talent

Long-term business success isn’t easy in today’s software developer shortage, but what’s a company to do when it can’t find the right talent fit? Teams continue to suffer from the shortage, especially in mobile where agility and speediness are required to get ahead of competitors. The temptation to make a bad hire persists, but companies should still look for more […]