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Asking the age-old question: Should your company values stay the same?

In a perfect world, your company would start from day one with a firmly-rooted set of values. These values would be strong enough to sustain you through the first few stages of your business, and adaptable enough to apply as your […]

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The elements of a highly engaged employee

We often discuss the benefits of an engaged employee. And they are almost endless, as far as your company is concerned. A more engaged employee means increased productivity, creativity, collaboration and, in general, evolution of talent within the business. Employees also benefit […]

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Five ideas for engaging employees with wellness programs

Companies often launch employee wellness programs because of the health benefits, but these programs also can increase employee engagement. By activating the programs with initiatives that focus not just on the individual but help employees connect with their co-workers, build departmental […]

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Time management tip: Start with a jar and some rocks

Here we are, looking at twelve fresh new months. There’s no telling what you can get done in 2016. Just as a little New Year’s door prize, I want to offer one of my favorite time management analogies. I’ve heard […]

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An old story for the new year

For this blog, I want to tell one of my favorite old North Carolina stories. Now that Christmas is over and the endless possibilities of the new year stretch before us, this story is a good reminder that you never know […]

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A brief history of Internal Communications

In 1940, a small group of self-described “industry relations specialists” met in Burlington, Vermont to discuss a novel concept that was emerging in the business world. That concept? Employee communication. The conference of a little under 150 people were tackling a […]

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TRIBE TRIVIA: Top three turnoffs for job candidates

Question: In the interview process, what are the things most likely to give job candidates a negative impression of the company? Answer: In Tribe’s national research with job candidates, the top three negatives were: A hiring process that is impersonal or […]

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Internal communications trends: Three positive changes

The internal communications field has come a long way in the past decade or so. The Thanksgiving holiday has me thinking about what I’m thankful for in our business, and three positive changes come to mind. 1. Non-Desk: There’s a […]

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Who wants what: Life stages and the EVP

The employee value proposition helps employees see beyond compensation and benefits to the larger picture. Although there are other elements of the EVP that attract top talent and keep your best employees in place, it’s safe to say all employees care about […]

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After the interview: Building relationships through rejection

Whether you’re the one hiring or the one seeking a job, there can be an up side to rejection. Following job interviews, many companies don’t bother to communicate with the candidates who won’t be moving forward in the process. Often, […]

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