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The Denver Post recently announced the results of its second annual Top Workplaces program. The rankings are based on over 32,000 employee surveys from 183 employers in the Denver area.

Employees scored employers on a wide range of areas, including appreciation of workers, company direction, confidence in senior leadership, workplace values and ethics, encouragement of ideas, competence of management, and pay and benefits.[…] Continue Reading »

The world can be a dangerous place, and no one is invulnerable against an unexpected injury or illness. Unfortunately, many workers don’t take measures to ensure that they can cope financially in the event that they can’t work for several months or longer. For some, gaining peace of mind is simply a matter of having a conversation with their human resources department to learn about the disability insurance available.[…] Continue Reading »

This guest post is by Alexandra Levit, author of “Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success.”

Today, it’s fashionable to say that you’re going to become an entrepreneur, that you’ll shun the corporate world to go out and start a business according to your own values and your own rules.[…] Continue Reading »

With more than a million Wal-Mart Stores employees nationwide, the company’s Lisa Thurber and her team are tasked with communicating with this massive workforce in a two-day dialogue.

At our BlogWell conference, Thurber took us behind the scenes of how they’re doing this with employee community, a forum that has more than 1.2 million users. A few of her take-aways:

Status update: Adam Gaub is going for a jog… with 157 of his closest co-workers.

This type of post may become more common on Facebook as businesses attempt to capitalize on the ever-increasing popularity of social media as a communication tool to engage employees in health and wellness programs.

Several health care leaders speaking at a Wednesday session of the three-day National Business Group on Health National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital said they see social media as a growing way to involve employees in employer-promoted wellness activities.[…] Continue Reading »