Sonja Jacob

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Sonja Jacob

Sonja writes on company culture, employee engagement, and growth. With an M.A. in sociology and a background in business, she's fascinated by people, art, and social movements.

August 18, 2017

The 4 Traits of a Truly Engaged Employee

Engaged employees are more productive, less likely to leave their company, and boost business much more than their counterparts. In fact, according to research from Gallup, employees who were highly engaged with their company had 147% higher earnings per share than their competition. So what do you need to do to foster an engaged workforce […]

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April 5, 2017

7 Ways to Boost Employee Happiness

If you’re running a business, managing HR, or charged with almost any dimension of people operations, it’s more than likely you’ve encountered the term ’employee happiness’ at some point in your daily life. A quick Google search for the term yields over 21 million results – articles, slide decks, and other posts – so one thing is clear: People are […]

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July 12, 2016

The 7 Personality Types Every Startup Needs

When it comes to startups and small businesses, most tend to share these two characteristics:           They move fast.           They operate with few resources. Although there are many other characteristics of startups and small businesses, these two elements tend to make hiring a team challenging. After […]

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May 10, 2016

17 Realities of Start-up Life Entrepreneurs Need to Know About

Start-up life has been depicted in television shows like “Silicon Valley”, maligned in books like Disrupted by Dan Lyons, and misunderstood by media outlets for years. For small business owners and entrepreneurs on the front lines, these popular depictions of startup and small business life are light on facts and heavy on sensational storylines. What’s […]

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May 5, 2016

Onboarding Best Practices That Benefit New Hires and Your Business

You’ve interviewed tons of candidates and finally found the right person for the job. You extend an offer and she accepts. Your work is done, right? Wrong. In reality, recruiting a candidate is just one part of an effective onboarding program. If you want to set your new hire up for success on day one […]

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April 26, 2016

The Worst Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make

When you’re starting a small business, mistakes are inevitable. After all, getting a company off the ground takes a lot of hard work, hustle, and know-how. Problem is, most entrepreneurs don’t possess these skills when they’re just starting out. That means that in addition to having a great business idea, entrepreneurs must also deal with […]

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