Hygge at the Office

If you’re into wellness you may have heard about a new trend called Hygge. According to the Oxford Dictionaries, Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)”. What is a seemingly simple word has…

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Should I get my boss a gift? Do I have to participate in my company gift exchange? We’re continuing our Holiday Office Guide. If your office is hosting a gift exchange or you’re answering questions about holiday gift etiquette, here’s your guide to keeping things appropriate: Should I get my boss a gift? Generally speaking…

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Oh, the holiday party. Everyone’s favorite time to make HR cringe. It’s week two of the Holiday Office Guide and we’re discussing answers to your favorite holiday party questions. Do I have to go? First of all, yes, it’s completely legal for companies to require you to attend an event outside of office hours, so…

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Coupons, deals, discounts! These three words might not be ones you normally think of when it comes to employee happiness… but science says, you might want to look closer. Discount science is an understudied topic, but we think it’s an important one! From keeping employees’ happy to saving them valuable time and money, the evidence…

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In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein allegations, you may have noticed your social feeds filling up with #metoo. This hashtag movement is raising awareness of sexual harassment, and as usual, we’re left asking the question… what does this mean for HR? What is HR’s response to #MeToo? It may not shock us to hear experiences…

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The Returnship

Have you seen the movie, “The Intern”? You know the one. Robert DeNiro comes out of retirement to work for a thriving start-up in the fashion industry run by Anne Hathaway. Funny, heart-warming, and inspiring, it’s a film that not only highlights the new “Lean In” culture with corporate feminism at its core, but also…

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In human resources, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our interview process in order to hire great talent. And by great talent we don’t just mean qualified candidates, but individuals who provide an addition to our culture that we’d either been looking for or didn’t even realize we were missing. But maybe the…

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You’ve probably seen the devastating affects of Hurricane Harvey. The category 4 hurricane reached Houston over the weekend and caused flooding and damage to the area, leading non-profit and disaster relief organizations to turn their attention to Texas. At PerkSpot, we love to see the different ways our clients are stepping into the gap and…

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The news of Charlottesville has shaken most of us to our core. As a result, it can be easy to lose sight of the efforts we’ve made for diversity and inclusion. The following stories do not take away from the effects of Charlottesville and the battle we must continue to fight. However, we think it’s…

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You’ve heard it before: office friendships can make a big difference when it comes to employee happiness and engagement. But what happens when friendships turn into cliques? On Ask a Manager, an HR blog/advice column, a reader writes about her experience with a former employee who didn’t seem to meet this manager’s understanding of a…

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