Pingboard Blog

The Power of Understanding Every Personality on your Team

The grass is greener where you water it  A few years back, the so-called “two-year-itch” was rebranded for the workforce. Originally coined to diagnose marriages in choppy waters, it now described employees—mostly Millennials—who were already getting fed-up at work and were now ready to test the job market. Given our open-book culture, the sentiment makes sense: When we have unfettered…

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Announcing: Our New Podcast!

Welcome to a new podcast brought to you by Pingboard called, Flip Flops & People Ops! This is the show that teaches you how to build a better culture by putting your employees first. Every week, Christie Hoffman (one of our own employees!) will bring you new ideas and strategies to help your employees feel more connected, empowered, and engaged!

HR Versus People Ops: What You Need to Know

People operations, people ops, or even POPs—you’ve likely heard at least one of these three terms before. It’s just a new way to say human resources, right? Not exactly!  During the pandemic, companies learned a lot about flexibility, communication, and wellness, among other things, on the fly. As we slowly return to “normal” (well, more accurately, a “new normal”), it’s…

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9 Ways to Create an Engaging Employee Pre-boarding Process

It’s a happy moment for you and your team. The job candidate you’ve been interviewing has just signed the offer to work at your company! You feel relieved; you’ve been trying to fill that position for a while and no longer have to worry about your team being stretched so thin!  Now, it’s time for you to shift your focus…

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Why your company values should never be finished

It’s been a rough year. The uncertainties and chaos and heartbreak of 2020 forced many companies, including ours, to start talking about what we collectively believe in.  If you don’t have company values yet, it’s time to write them. If you do have them, it’s time to revisit them to make sure they align with supporting and bringing out the…

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Give Your People the Job Autonomy They Crave

Decades ago, the word “autonomy” was reserved for upper management. In traditional workplaces all over the world, it was hard to imagine that a regular employee would have any sort of independence or ownership of their projects. In the modern workplace, however, it’s hard to imagine a job without a certain degree of autonomy. Letting your people take charge of…

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Give your people job autonomy

Want to Improve Your Employee Engagement Scores? Find Ways to Foster Workplace Friendships

Have you thought about workplace friendships as part of your employee engagement strategy? Research increasingly shows that making and having work pals increases happiness, engagement, and job satisfaction. In fact, people who report having a “best friend at work” are seven times more likely to experience high workplace engagement. They’re also more productive and contribute to increased retention rates. And…

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Find Ways to Foster Workplace Friendships

Delighting New Hires in a Remote Onboarding World

We’re officially in a remote work world, and that means we’ve all got to develop solid virtual onboarding gameplans. Onboarding is obviously an important part of hiring and keeping awesome people—even more vital now when we can’t meet and welcome new hires face to face. Our amazing Pingboard team member, Christie, hosted a webinar to help you rethink, revisit, or…

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Delighting New Hires in a Remote Onboarding World

Remembering Names is Powerful: Tactics to never forget a name

The quickest way to make someone feel comfortable and appreciated is to know—and use—their name. This simple but powerful gesture assures people you value them as individuals, a foundation that’s critical for forming lasting work friendships. The Importance of Remembering Someone’s Name Think back to a time when someone you only met once or twice remembered your name—and said it…

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Remembering Names is Powerful: Tactics to never forget a name

Supporting Employee Networks is Crucial – Here’s How To Do It

A strong employee network impacts every level of your company. People who feel really connected to their coworkers are more engaged, collaborative, and satisfied at work. This guide offers ideas for strategies, activities, and events that encourage employees to connect. It also reviews the importance of employee networking and how to build networking into your organizational design. Read on or…

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Supporting Employee Networks is Crucial - Here’s How To Do It