In an era where employers are often struggling to attract top talent, there are several companies that have no difficulty attracting the cream of the crop. Glassdoor released its annual Best Places to Work list with many familiar faces. The … Read More
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Top 3 Companies in the U.S. to Work For – Part I – Google
Teenage Pregnancy – Part I
The Impact of Childhood Pregnancy on Education-Middle School Students In June 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. States will now have the option to decide whether … Read More
How 5 Top Companies Keep Employees Happy – Part III – Investing in Employees
We’ve previously discussed how belonging and recognition are important ways that Cisco, Hilton, Wegman’s, Salesforce, and NVIDIA strive to cultivate high levels of employee satisfaction. In this article we’ll discuss another important predictor of employee happiness – investing in employees. … Read More
Extra-Curricular Activities for High Schoolers, How Many?
How Many Extracurricular Activities Should a High School Student Participate In? Apart from the period between birth and two years old, the body undergoes more rapid development during adolescence than any other time in a person’s life. In high school, … Read More
How 5 Top Companies Keep Employees Happy – Part II – Recognition
After discussing how promoting involvement and belonging can influence employee satisfaction, we move to the second theme for our five companies. In this article, we illustrate how Cisco, Hilton, Wegman’s, Salesforce, and NVIDIA leverage employee recognition to promote happiness. Why … Read More
Extra-Curricular Activities for Middle Schoolers, How Many?
How Many Extracurricular Activities Should a Middle Schooler Participate In? As children reach middle school, this phase of their lives brings a new range of physical, emotional, and cognitive milestones. Many parents enroll their children in virtual classes to maximize … Read More
How 5 Top Companies Keep Employees Happy – Part I
Involvement & Belonging Have you ever wondered how the top companies keep employees happy and engaged? Let’s look at the top five companies rated highest for employee satisfaction and find out what they do right. This series will discuss three … Read More
Extra Curricular Activities – Part I – How Many?
Elementary School What is an extracurricular activity? An extracurricular activity encompasses many things outside the actual academic school classroom. This includes things like sports, student government, debate clubs, art and educational clubs and even community service programs. Extracurricular activities are … Read More
Performance Management – Part II – Best Practices
We recently discussed that performance management has been undergoing extensive changes in recent years, moving from a rigid and often ineffective process to one more centered on the employee with more consistent feedback. In this article, we’ll review problems with … Read More
Continuing Education for Teachers – Part II
Professional development plays a big role in the life of a teacher working in the United States. The average teacher is required to attend professional development courses prior to the beginning of each school year, frequently throughout the year, and … Read More