Posts By Paul White

5 Ways to Tell if Your Workplace is Toxic (and What to Do About It)

“Toxic workplaces” have become a hot topic of conversation in the world of work. And almost everyone has a story to tell about a bad boss, a crazy colleague or just a terrible place to work. But how do you tell if your workplace is really toxic, a worse-than-normal place to work, or just a… Read more »

What Employees Don’t Like About the Holidays

One thing I have observed (and learned through personal experience) is that a key component for having a relatively successful holiday celebration is to (ahead of time, and repeatedly) communicate clearly to staff about what they should expect (and not expect, if this year is different from prior years). Unmet expectations are the source of… Read more »

Why Most Employee Recognition Programs Don’t Work

The word is out on the street — the vast majority of employee recognition programs aren’t working. In interacting with HR professionals and corporate trainers across the country, the report from both professionals and front-line workers is that employee recognition is generally not having a positive impact on employees or workplace morale.