Your Employee Survey Won’t Tell You $^&%

Marisa Keegan Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Marisa Keegan

Companies love throwing surveys at their employees but it’s my guess that 95% of employee surveys aren’t even useful. I was recently helping a small business streamline their employee engagement initiatives and was on-site reviewing a specific survey they were using to gauge how their employees were holding up on each of their client projects. The questions, timing, and methodology …

Pimp My Office

Marisa Keegan Culture, Innovation, Marisa Keegan

I saw this post about the tree house Red Frog has in their office and I thought, “S*#t that’s awesome”. Having slides, play areas, toys, and amazingly designed offices is certainly the trend these days amongst companies that are serious about creating great places to work and there is good reason for it. Investing in an awesome office space draws …

Who Invited Captain Honesty?!

Marisa Keegan Marisa Keegan, Recruiting

I’m noticing a new and interesting trend amongst job seekers and quite frankly, it’s making me crazy. CRAZY! Let me enlighten you with an example cover letter: “Dear Company, I know your website clearly states that you are looking for a Senior Something to come in and run an entire division of your company. And that this position requires 15 …

Afraid… of Me?!

Marisa Keegan Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, Marisa Keegan

At this point it’s not new news that fear in the workplace can cripple productivity and ruin your culture, but are you creating fear without even knowing it? My friend Louisa called me yesterday at 2pm in a mini-tizzy because her boss’s boss had come over to her desk and requested a meeting with her for the next day. She …

Going Above and Beyond for Employees

Marisa Keegan Engagement and Satisfaction, Marisa Keegan

I’d been at my new job for three days when I got a call that my uncle had died. Now technically, he wasn’t my uncle and wouldn’t have been for another 9 days but he’d been dating my aunt for as long as I could remember. Even though most employee handbooks wouldn’t consider him a close enough relative for bereavement leave, …