Caitlin Dowling

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Caitlin Dowling

Caitlin is a content marketing manager who loves telling small business success stories. When she’s not tweeting at industry influencers, you can find her crafting pickles and exploring San Francisco.

August 15, 2018

Open Enrollment Cheat Sheet – A Glossary of Terms You Need to Know

Do you remember scrambling to finish required summer reading before heading back to school? Whether or not you read the requirements from cover to cover, you may know (or have *heard*) a thing or two about CliffsNotes. In summary, this nifty site delivers a refresh on book terms, characters and key events. As open enrollment […]

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August 14, 2018

5 No-Sweat Ways to Manage the Last-Minute Summer PTO Rush

Year over year, employees are earning—and taking—more and more time off, much of that during the prime summer vacation months. With more people stepping out of the office from May through September than ever before, how do you ensure that you’re still meeting your goals in spite of the summer PTO rush? We have a […]

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how to give feedback

August 6, 2018

5 Tips for Delivering Feedback Effectively

When it comes to researching workplace best practices, one theme that continuously tops our list is clear communication. At face value, communication in the office sounds simple. Coworkers chat day in and day out, ping one and other on Slack, send emails back and forth, so what’s the big deal? Communicating at work is easy! […]

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August 2, 2018

3 Tips for Open Enrollment Success

As the beautiful summer weeks begin to Sunset and Autumn quickly approaches, the season for open enrollment comes right along with the foliage. While open enrollment can occur at any time of year (according to the employer’s discretion), most companies host their window for health benefits plan modifications before the end of the calendar year. […]

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Marriage as a qualifying life event

August 1, 2018

What’s a Qualifying Life Event?

As open enrollment season quickly approaches, there’s a lot on the minds of your employees. New plans, dates, deadlines, out of pocket expenses and other unfamiliar jargon are all up for reexamination. Benefits enrollment can be an overwhelming process, but it doesn’t have to be. To help your employees through a smooth enrollment process, provide them […]

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July 24, 2018

5 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Launching an Employee Learning and Development Program

In today’s work environment, equipping your employees with the skills they need to succeed at your company and in subsequent career steps is the key to numerous positive outcomes. First and foremost, when employees embrace a learning mindset, it’s more likely that they won’t tire of their jobs and roles. A learning mindset is the […]

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June 15, 2018

Building an Employee Engagement Survey

When it comes to retaining your top performers, staying in close touch with workplace feedback makes all the difference. Key to collecting this input is running an employee engagement survey. Employers who make an effort to collect and encourage employee feedback outperform those that don’t — by as much as 21% according to Gallup. The […]

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What is Employer Branding?

June 6, 2018

What is Employer Branding?

As technology continues to transform and expedite the way we work, the job market for relevant, adaptable skills is evolving at a parallel clip. However, modern employers are struggling to keep up with that pace when it comes to retaining and hiring great candidates. In fact, there are now officially more job openings than unemployed […]

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7 simple activities to engage your employees

May 30, 2018

What Employee Engagement Looks Like (And How to Grow It)

As summer quickly approaches, employees have a ton on their mind (both in and out of work). As a manager, it can be challenging to keep your teams productively humming among all the distractions. Understanding the ins and outs of employee engagement activities can make all the difference for driving a successful next few months. […]

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how to write new hire welcome email

May 18, 2018

What Goes In a New Hire Welcome Email [Template]

Growing your team is an exciting time for the business. You’re adding talent, striving for bigger goals, and building even greater camaraderie. But it can also be a stressful time if you don’t have the right tools in place to welcome a new employee. In order to commence a stellar onboarding process, it’s important that […]

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May 17, 2018

How to Drive Employee Engagement

Whether you’re entering a new day, new week, new month, year or business quarter, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as having a “tabula rasa”. The opportunity to move forward with a blank canvas and reflect on both your business achievements and areas if opportunity only comes as often as you’d like it to, so why […]

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May 15, 2018

How to Ask the Right Employee Engagement Survey Questions [A Guide]

Nebulous. Impossible to measure. Hard to influence. These are a few ways some employers think about managing employee engagement. But it shouldn’t be this way. An engaged workforce is consistently linked to profit, customer satisfaction and employee retention rates. In fact, Gallup reports that subtle differences in employee engagement can result in 21% greater profitability. Understanding […]

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