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CoAdvantage’s Definitive Guide to Workplace Culture, Part 1: What is it, and How Does it Impact You?

Workplace culture can be an abstract concept, but it’s something that has very tangible impacts. As a result, it’s important for business leaders to have a good grasp on the culture of the workplace and, if necessary, take specific actions to improve it. In this three-part series, we will look at what workplace culture is,[…]

Is (Internal) Bureaucracy Slowing your Business Down?

The Harvard Business Review conducted a massive survey of 7,000 readers on bureaucracy in 2017, and their findings were sobering: “‘Bureaucratic drag’ slows work down, wastes time, stifles innovation, and causes employees to focus too much on internal matters rather than their customers. Not surprisingly, the problem is much worse in larger companies. And it seems to[…]

How Do You Create True Leaders out of Ordinary Bosses?

Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.” Are the management staff in your organization leaders or bosses? The answer makes a difference to the bottom line. As with employees, some leaders are better than others; and much like top[…]

Rethinking the Annual Pay Raise

Is the traditional annual raise worth it? According to research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the top 8% of workers saw an average of 4.8% base pay increase, versus only 0.9% (or less) for the lowest performing 9% of workers. But even a 5% raise isn’t necessarily much. The median household income[…]

The 2018 Human Resources Trends to Keep an Eye On

More than half of organizations will be hiring in 2018 – but still at a slowing rate. According to the LinkedIn 2017 Global Recruiting Trends Report, over half (56%) of recruiters say their hiring volume will increase in the next year. However, that represents a drop of 5 points over the past two years, and challenges remain.[…]

Three Strategies to Help Employers Address Workplace Bullying

The 2017 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) reveals that a fifth (19%) of American workers are bullied, and another 19% witness it. Perhaps even worse is the fact that employer and coworker reactions can compound the situation: 71% of U.S. employers and 60% of coworkers react to the bullying in ways[…]

How to Make Employee Appreciation Meaningful

We’ve previously written how employee appreciation is crucial to employee engagement, and recognition programs are one of the most common ways employers try to engage their people. But how do you make sure your employee appreciation efforts actually make employees feel appreciated? Genuinely care about your people. It helps if your appreciation program is rooted[…]

Compensation Strategy: Setting Rewarding AND Fair Rates

In our recent series on managing different kinds of workers – overachievers, under-performers, and everyone in between – we talked a lot about salaries. For one, we noted that it’s often appropriate to pay high performers more. That’s because top performers produce a disproportionate amount of the results for an organization (the top 5-8% of workers[…]