How Great Workplaces Say Thanks

Posted by Tabitha Russell on March 14 2014

By Tabitha Russell While some companies dote on their workers on Employee Appreciation Day, celebrating what makes their success possible (their people), great workplaces make their employees feel valued every day, and not just for their financial contributions to the busin

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Tea Time—and Time for Great Workplaces

Posted by Ed Frauenheim on March 07 2014

By Ed Frauenheim You’ve heard the old phrase, “what does that have to do with the price of tea in China?” I’d like to riff off that question. “What does the great workplace movement have to do with global sales of tea?” Add a comment

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Great Rated! and the Improving Employment Deal

Posted by Ed Frauenheim on March 04 2014

By Ed Frauenheim What a difference a few decades make. Momentum is building toward a universal expectation that workplaces are characterized by trust, pride and camaraderie. But things were heading in the wrong direction when Robert Levering effectively launched the Great

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Great Rated!, Me and You

Posted by Ed Frauenheim on February 25 2014

By Ed Frauenheim I'm the newest member of the Great Rated! team, but I may be the most jazzed up about the organization and its potential. Put simply, I believe Great Rated! is a way for people to change the world by demanding better workplaces. Sound grandiose? Pie in the

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Finding Meaning in Your Job

Posted by Jessica Rohman on February 21 2014

By Jessica Rohman Connecting people to something larger than themselves is one of the key components of a great workplace. I recently read this article: The #1 Feature of a Meaningless Job, and was interested to learn that “For decades, Americans have ranked purpose as th

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Looking for a Job for the Long Haul? Get Hired by the Best

Posted by Michelle V. Rafter on February 17 2014

By Michelle V. Rafter Employees who join companies they identify as great workplaces tend to stick. The average annual turnover at organizations on the 2014 100 Best Companies list is 11 percent, half of the national average. Put another way, for every 1,000 people working

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