Employee Experience Guides

Discover what makes an engaged employee experience. Get actionable strategies to improve team engagement with our guides below.

Looking to create an amazing experience for your employees? Start here.

Employee Engagement

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Engagement

Why does company culture and employee engagement matter? Having a people-first first approach, engaging teams holistically with your organization's mission, hosting programs to help them grow, and recognizing hard work builds job satisfaction and boosts business.

What you'll learn:

  • How to create a human-centric employee experience
  • How to motivate your team and managers
  • What metrics to dive into when evaluating your engagement opportunities
Employee Retention

Key Strategies for Employee Retention

Developing an employee engagement strategy not only reduces employee turnover and motivates your team, but it sames you time and money in the long run. Hiring and recruiting takes time and resources, and investing in your people ensures a more loyal and healthier employee lifecycle.

What you'll learn:

  • What causes employee turnover and actionable solutions
  • Why Employee Retention matters for your business
  • How to create a holistic employee retention strategy
  • Tools to implement to execute your employee retention strategy
Virtual Team Engagement

The Ultimate Guide for Engaging Virtual Teams

If you're leading a remote team, you know that keeping your people engaged and motivated is crucial to a successful workday. But virtual teams often struggle to communicate effectively and feel connected to their company culture. This resource is the ultimate guide to keeping your remote team engaged and inspired.

What you'll learn:

  • How to improve communication with a virtual team
  • How to use employee feedback to drive employee engagement
  • Leadership tips and strategies for remote teamwork
Employee Recognition

How Best-In-Class Companies Make Employees Feel Valued

What's the secret to creating a happy, productive workplace? It's simple: employee recognition. When employees feel valued and appreciated for the work they do, they’re more likely to feel productive and motivated. In turn, focusing on valuing employees has a powerful impact on employee retention, satisfaction, and engagement.

What you'll learn:

  • Why valuing employees is important (and how it helps your business)
  • How to create an environment where employees feel valued
  • Ways to reward employees for their hard work

Company Culture

How To Build A Positive Company Culture

If you've ever experienced an unhealthy company culture, you know it leads to job dissatisfaction, employee turnover, disengaged employees, and more. Prioritizing development of a healthy, positive company culture reduces turnover costs and improves job satisfaction.

What you'll learn:

  • What is company culture
  • How does a good company culture benefit your team and organization
  • Steps to create a good company culture
Company Core Values

Essential Guide to Company Core Values

Core values guide an organization's mission and help to promote a culture that is focused, healthy, and recognized at every level. Defining your core values early on helps to build a foundation for employee happiness, satisfaction, and long-term retention.

What you'll learn:

  • What are core values
  • How does developing core values contribute to overall company culture and employee retention
  • Steps to create your organization's core values
Guide to Performance Incentives

A Complete Guide to Motivating Your Employees Through Performance Incentives

Finding meaningful ways to incentivize and reward employees is especially important as we face the rise of hybrid work and remote work environments. If you want your team to feel valued and appreciated, a strategy for ongoing employee recognition is key. That’s where performance incentives come in.

What you'll learn:

  • What employee performance incentives are
  • What great incentives look like
  • How to create a performance incentive strategy for your employees
Guide to DEI Initiatives

The Complete Guide to DEI Initiatives

The benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace provide a legitimate competitive advantage and create a culture of wellness. Navigating DEI in corporate spaces can prove difficult without the right set of tools to guide an effective strategy. This guide is a complete reference for your organization's long-term DEI strategy.

What you'll learn:

  • How to define DEI
  • The benefits of DEI initiatives in the workplace
  • 5 steps to foster DEI in your organization

Gifts for Team Building

An Essential Guide to Gifts for Team Building

Whether your organization is big or small, you never want your employees to feel like they're just at work to collect a paycheck. Aside from a pay increase, one of the most important things for employees is the need to feel noticed. In this guide, you'll find out how the right gifts can help you foster a strong culture of team bonding while boosting overall morale.

What you'll learn:

  • The importance of employee gifting
  • How any gift, big or small, has a major impact on employee sentiment and productivity
  • Which gifts are in demand right now and where to find them!

Workplace Health and Wellness

Your Ultimate Guide to Workplace Health and Wellness

In the U.S., one in five adults suffer from mental health challenges each year, costing companies 200 million lost workdays, along with $200 billion (CDC). If your organization is committed to ensuring the mental health and overall wellness of your team members, consider this guide your north star!

What you'll learn:

  • Practical definitions of workplace health and wellness
  • How to define the different categories of workplace wellness
  • Ideas, tips, and best practices for creating an incredible workplace wellness program

Corporate Social Responsibility

Making an Impact: The Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

For business success, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is key. But it's not just about making immediate changes; CSR means committing to a future of work that's constantly improving. Businesses that practice corporate social responsibility aim to improve their communities, the economy, or the environment. In this guide, you'll learn:

  • What CSR is and which types of CSR exist
  • How the benefits of CSR will impact your business
  • Common mistakes to avoid when becoming a socially responsible business
Learning and Development

The Complete Guide to a Successful Learning and Development Strategy

A powerful learning and development program is critical for helping to fill in your current skills gap and train the talent you’ll need to be successful in the future. In this guide, you'll learn:

  • What a learning and development strategy is
  • The benefits of a learning and development strategy
  • Ways to gamify and incentivize learning and development
  • How to implement your own learning and development program
Surveys and Employee Feedback

Surveys 101: Asking the Right Questions to Maximize Employee Feedback

Employees are the heart and soul of an organization, and valuing their opinions can have a huge payoff. Whether gathering feedback on company policies or taking a pulse on company culture, listening to your employees’ feedback is crucial for employee retention and growth. In this guide, you'll learn:

  • Why employee feedback is critical and how to gather it effectively
  • Which questions to ask in your employee surveys
  • Which survey techniques to use across each level of your organization for best results

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"We put Cooleaf in place shortly before the pandemic and it was a little bit of a loss when we weren’t able to get together physically. But with Cooleaf we were able to use it as a lifeline to keep people together, so when we were given the opportunity to work with Make-a-Wish, our employees were excited. We had a high participation rate and we’re really happy we were able to fundraise for the Make a Wish Foundation."

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Cindy Boyles
CHRO at Georgia's Own Credit Union