Posts Tagged: gifts

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 »

22 Holiday Gift Ideas Your Government Colleagues Will Love

It’s that most wonderful time of the year when you think about holiday gifts that will make your favorite coworkers feel appreciated—and then draw a complete blank on the perfect gift to give them. Giving gifts to government colleagues isn’t as straightforward as what to buy Aunt Mabel (a scarf). At the federal level, strict rules govern gifts… Read more »

Lead With Technology, Not Trinkets

RIM, the maker of the Blackberry, continues to flounder, and many organizations are rightfully moving their mobility solutions to the ever more capable iPhone and Android platforms. Changing the device has the potential to bring the latest technology to the organization, but the risk is that the device is viewed as a “toy” to hand… Read more »

Government Books: Gifts You Can Open Again and Again

In this busy holiday season many are looking to simplify their lives and give more meaningful gifts. With many of us pitching in to buy retirement gifts for our fellow govies who are taking early out offers and the continued salary freeze for government salaries, our gift-giving budgets are tight. So if you are looking… Read more »

Learning is lovely: 12 days of Learning Pool gifts

Starting today, Thursday 1st December until Friday 16th December, we will be giving at least one gift a day away to members of the Learning Pool community as part of our annual 12 days of Christmas festivities. We’re celebrating how lovely learning can be and giving away a range of free resources to help you… Read more »