Invest in People, Not Perks

In this video series, thought leader and “futurist”, Jacob Morgan, explains that providing work perks like free snacks or yoga classes — while a nice bonus — are not equal to providing workers with an engaging culture. Through his research, Morgan has found that spending money on perks doesn’t solve employee engagement problems. Instead, transforming […]

Outdated Technology Hurts Employee Engagement

Whatever your field or industry, your people have jobs to do. (Even this guy, who tastes ice cream for a living.) So if your workers have to jump through hoops to access the tools they need to do those jobs, they will become frustrated — and eventually — disengaged. Workers who are disengaged from their […]

These 5 Companies are Doing Community Service Right

If you want to recruit (and keep) top talent in today’s competitive environment, offering a volunteer program to your workers is crucial. Donating corporate dollars or offering gift-matching just isn’t attractive enough to many workers. This is particularly true of millennials, who make up the largest generation in today’s workforce. In an interview with, […]

The Importance of Employee-Led Communities

Empowering employees to self-organize can make a big impact on engagement. (And by self-organize, I mean the organization of employee groups and committees — not unions. That’s an entirely different conversation that I am very unqualified to comment on.) Employee-led communities can be professional, social, or job-specific, and should be created and managed by members. […]

How to Measure Employee Engagement with Surveys

Surveying your workers is an obvious way to find out if they’re engaged in their jobs. But walking around the office and talking to people, or emailing your employees and saying, “Are you engaged?” isn’t going to get very accurate results. Even in regular meetings with managers, employees are less likely to be honest about […]

WXT Boston: Leaders from The Broad Institute and General Atlantic Talk Transformation

At Appirio’s third stop on the Worker Experience Tour, business leaders converged on 9OFS, a gorgeous venue in the heart of Beantown. The event was headlined by executives from The Broad Institute, General Atlantic, and Appirio, and also featured insights from Forrester Senior Analyst, TJ Keitt. Taking the Worker Experience from basic to bold Appirio’s […]

Are You Too Generous With Your Time at Work?

If I learned anything from my favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers, it was that it’s very important to be generous and helpful. And generosity isn’t just instilled in us as preschoolers; we’re told throughout our adult lives that to be a good teammate/parent/leader, we must give our time liberally, and put others’ needs before our own. […]

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