And the Winner of the HighGround Scholarship is…

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Congratulations to Jerry Chiang of UC Berkeley, who is the inaugural winner of the HighGround Scholarship! Earlier this year, we announced the HighGround scholarship to learn more about how today’s college students understand workplace culture. We asked applicants to share ideas for how companies can improve employee engagement , as well as how to sustain those that are already engaged. Well done. Employee Engagement employee engagement HighGround scholarship

Hello from HighGround! Meet Gina Slesar

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How well do you know the people behind HighGround? Today we cornered Gina Slesar for her thoughts on working at HighGround. How’d you get your start at HighGround? I joined HighGround in February 2015. I researched some local startups and found HighGround. I think what I love most about HighGround is our diversity, and how we use it to our advantage throughout the work we do. Tell us a bit about your everyday life at HighGround.

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HighGround is Hiring: Beyond the Job Description

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You might have noticed that HighGround is growing. Here are some questions you might have before applying to join our team: What’s it like working at HighGround? Our leadership team is committed to hiring people who are truly enthusiastic about and committed to making HighGround the industry leader. If you’re running away from another job rather than running toward HighGround, then we’ll probably take a pass. And this means our team is expanding too.

On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers

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However two HighGround leaders, Chief Customer & Technology Officer Anjoo Rai-Marchant and Chief Engagement Officer Andee Harris, recently shared their viewpoints on how gender equality in the workplace means women and men work to support one another to produce the best work. Anjoo and Andee’s advice is relevant and useful for all employees at HighGround – female and male. And in case you didn’t notice, those four women make up half of our leadership team here at HighGround.)

5 Questions with HighGround CEO Andee Harris

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Things have been in full swing over here at HighGround since CEO Andee Harris took the helm, so much so that we haven’t had time to stop and introduce her on the blog. Andee celebrated her two-year HighGround anniversary last month and was previously our Chief Engagement Officer. What are you really proud of at HighGround? Half of HighGround’s leadership team is comprised of women, and 40% of our software engineers are women as well. HighGround is hiring!

HighGround Hits the Road: Upcoming Events and Webinars

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We wanted to highlight a few of them here just in case you’re planning to attend as well and want to stop by (or login) and say hello. As always, you can stay up to date via the entire HighGround events calendar : Argyle’s 2017 Human Capital Leadership Forum. We’re once again sponsoring this event featuring academics and researchers from leading universities, as well as business and leadership thought leaders from the most successful and well-known companies in the country.

Hello from HighGround! Meet Adam Dahl

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We’re excited to bring back our newest blog series, Hello from HighGround! Read on for his take on the problems HighGround solves and what makes him a happy member of our team. How’d you get your start at HighGround? The belief and vision of HighGround – to facilitate exceptional workplace experiences where employees thrive and employers are known as a best place to work – really spoke to me. Tell us a bit about your everyday life at HighGround.

SHRM 2018 Recap: The Three Things We Love Most About Conferences

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Attending conferences like SHRM is an important way to do a gut check, so to speak, on our priorities from both a technical, product standpoint as well as in terms of what services we offer to clients. We came up with an idea in 2016 to feature adoptable rescue dogs at our conference booth as a means to both give back and stand out in a sea of much larger, well known technology providers. Kazoo highground events SHRMAnother SHRM conference has come and gone.

News You Might Have Missed

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. HighGround’s Director of People and Culture, Libby Rapin, shares some simple tips on how to appreciate your employees on a daily basis. Vote] HighGround is in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness. HighGround has been named a finalist in ChicagoInno’s Tech Madness Bracket, a friendly competition designed to generate awareness and excitement for companies in the Chicago tech space.

News You Might Have Missed – June 13

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well and HR industry news you might have missed. Intermedix Uses HighGround to Build Culture. Companies worry about engaging their current workforce but they might need to consider their future employees as well. HighGround Modernizes Goal Management with Enhanced Solution to Drive Greater Organizational Success. Did you know you can email subscribe to the HighGround blog?

News You Might Have Missed – August 8

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. HighGround founder and CEO, Vip Sandhir, shares his thoughts on employee engagement, the power of HR insights and the responsibility of executives to drive employee engagement strategies. HighGround was nominated as one of the coolest companies in Chicago and we hope you agree. if you do, follow this link to vote HighGround for the Reader’s Choice award.

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News You Might Have Missed – July 25

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well and HR industry news you might have missed. Is HighGround One of Chicago’s Coolest Companies? Follow this link to vote for HighGround as the Readers’ Choice award winner. Nix Hoodies, Add Maternity Leave, Says HighGround Exec. Women make up half of HighGround’s executive team but we’re a rarity in the tech scene.

News You Might Have Missed – June 27

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. At HighGround, we invest in our employees every day. Check out our new blog which highlights how Virtuoso uses HighGround to invest in theirs. Platforms like HighGround help recognize employees for referring successful new hires. The post News You Might Have Missed – June 27 appeared first on HighGround.

State of Meaningful Work: How to Evoke Meaning in the American Workforce [RESEARCH]

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What really matters is, well, feeling like it really matters. The results can be found in the HighGround Meaningful Work Study 2018. The post State of Meaningful Work: How to Evoke Meaning in the American Workforce [RESEARCH] appeared first on HighGround Why Meaningful Work Matters and How to Enable It . If you think you can’t be a top employer because you can’t pay the highest salaries and offer the most outrageous perks, you’re wrong.

10 Activities that Encourage Employees to Take the Lead in Their Development

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(Editor’s Note: This post is brought to you by HighGround , the employee development and engagement platform leader. Everyone is in charge of their career” – well, we’d all do it. Most organizations have a well-defined downward communication funnel. Companies need to have an equally well-defined upward communication process using both anonymous and face-to-face feedback.

The Big Question: Do You Have People Data?

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Solutions like HighGround offer visibility into three major areas: Performance Management – Organizations that move toward a frequent cadence of performance development get richer data. Engagement tools like HighGround also allow goal-setting and coaching so both the employee and manager can collaborate and shift priorities if necessary. Platforms like HighGround empower peer-to-peer, top-down and external recognition. appeared first on HighGround.

News You Might Have Missed – November 14

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. How HighGround is Working Toward a Workforce that’s 50 Percent Female. The post News You Might Have Missed – November 14 appeared first on HighGround. Six Communications Tips to Strengthen Your Company’s Culture. Check out these communication tips on how to better your company culture, like being intentional and establishing terminology.

10 Must-Dos at HRTech Chicago

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Of course, a trip to Chicago isn’t complete without taking in a few of the sights as well. On Tuesday, HighGround will be featured during the Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company session. Making the top three on our list is visiting the HighGround team at booth #854. You can set up an appointment with the HighGround team at HRTech here. The post 10 Must-Dos at HRTech Chicago appeared first on HighGround. HR Tech is less than one month away.

News You Might Have Missed – October 3

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Agile goal-setting through the HighGround platform has helped Patagonia create its transparent and collaborative culture. The post News You Might Have Missed – October 3 appeared first on HighGround. Three Considerations for Delivering Performance Feedback. Feedback in the workplace can be a slippery slope.

News You Might Have Missed – February 7

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Performance Management in HighGround Customers’ Own Words. Learn how HighGround customers designed new processes unique to their companies, cultures, mission and goals. The post News You Might Have Missed – February 7 appeared first on HighGround. What Arthur Blank’s Super Bowl Generosity Can Teach You About Boosting Employee Engagement.

Engagement Surveys: There is a Middle Path

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Well, now you’re not sure, because you no longer have benchmarking data against which to compare the current data. Engagement platforms like HighGround include survey functionality that delivers immediate results, is customizable and collects company benchmark data. Tools like HighGround set themselves apart by providing polling and pulse surveys as well, so engagement conversations are just that – conversations.

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DROP Everything: Pariveda Is Sharing Its Employee Development Secrets

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Well, a study by Millennial Branding found that 27% of Millennials left their job because their career goals weren’t aligned with their company, and 13% saw a lack of career opportunities. In the case of Pariveda, the HR team creates a sophisticated framework and brought it to life with HighGround. The post DROP Everything: Pariveda Is Sharing Its Employee Development Secrets appeared first on HighGround.

News You Might Have Missed – April 18

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well and HR industry news you might have missed. HighGround is Hiring: Beyond the Job Description . You might have noticed that HighGround is growing. The post News You Might Have Missed – April 18 appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every few weeks as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. And this means our team is expanding too.

Employee Engagement Tools Aren’t Just Plug-and-Play

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While selecting an actual engagement technology can be arduous, the work actually begins well before signing a contract with a vendor. Solutions like HighGround partner with stakeholders well before implementation begins, and oftentimes help guide the conversations mentioned above. You know your organization is constantly changing so the strategy and methods you use to engage your employees must continuously evolve as well.

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News You Might Have Missed

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. How Big Data Can Drive Employee Engagement. Using analytics to predict which employees are engaged and perhaps even more importantly, those who are not, is changing HR.

Three Ways External Feedback and Recognition Can Be a Career-Changer

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Many companies are well beyond assuming an employee’s contributions to an organization can be fully understood from an annual performance review alone. While savvy organizations use their employees’ collective brain power to understand the value of individuals, even smarter ones cast a wider net and ask external stakeholders to join the conversation as well. should have an easy way to provide feedback as well.

News You Might Have Missed – December 21

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Research has proven that experiential gifts are more well-received than traditional gifts. You might have heard of this company setting the standard for forward-thinking and well-accepted employee practices. Start Interviewing Well Before You Have Openings. The post News You Might Have Missed – December 21 appeared first on HighGround.

No More Hams. Revamp Your Recognition and Rewards Program.

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Well, it’s now a full-blown epidemic. If you find yourself nodding in agreement but are unsure of where to start, well, there’s hope. appeared first on HighGround. Raise your hand if you’ve ever received a ham, turkey or slightly inappropriate food-based reward from your company. How about an engraved pen? A generic gift card given to all employees?

A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due

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Recognition and rewards platforms like HighGround highlight daily successes such as new clients launched or business closed, so everyone in the company is aware of achievements that otherwise might go unnoticed. At HighGround, recognitions and rewards are tied to company-wide values, such as “Customer is King” or “Take Ownership.” The post A Must-Do: Give Credit Where It’s Due appeared first on HighGround.

News You Might Have Missed – May 16

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Vote for HighGround as Favorite New Product. If you agree, follow this link [link] and enter code Z402F to automatically vote for HighGround. The post News You Might Have Missed – May 16 appeared first on HighGround. Focus On These Three Things to Create Killer Employee Experiences.

News You Might Have Missed – April 18

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. Unveiling the HighGround Performance Management Data Study. Congrats to HighGround customers Allianz and Pure Insurance for making Fortune’s 40 Best Companies in Financial Services and showing how to positively focus on employee relationships. The post News You Might Have Missed – April 18 appeared first on HighGround.

News You Might Have Missed – May 30

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. If you agree, follow this link [link] and enter code Z402F to automatically vote for HighGround. The post News You Might Have Missed – May 30 appeared first on HighGround. You Just Had A Difficult Conversation at Work. Here’s What To Do Next. Everyone knows what it’s like to have a difficult conversation at work but what do you do next?

News You Might Have Missed – October 17

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. The post News You Might Have Missed – October 17 appeared first on HighGround. Remote Work: A Productive Perk Worth Keeping. Companies that scale back remote work policies to boost productivity have the wrong idea, our CEO Vip Sandhir tells CIO. Communications Tactics You Should Be Using Internally to Help Your Own Team.

News You Might Have Missed – March 21

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. On International Women’s Day, HighGround Leaders are Trailblazers. The post News You Might Have Missed – March 21 appeared first on HighGround. Q&A with HR Expert, Andee Harris. Finding the right talent is difficult. Many companies are using “returnships” to bring experienced employees back to the workplace. Are you utilizing employees on leave?

News You Might Have Missed – December 6

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HR industry news you might have missed. This article quotes HighGround’s Andee Harris discusses how Snap (recently rebranded from Snapchat) will need to focus on their keeping their culture intact, and perhaps improving it, in order to avoid a retention issue as they gear up for an IPO. The post News You Might Have Missed – December 6 appeared first on HighGround.

News You Might Have Missed

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well as HighGround in the news. The post News You Might Have Missed appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every month as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. A Brief History of Why Performance Management Fails to Improve Performance. If you dread your performance review each year, you’re not alone. In fact, people have been fearful of them for decades.

News You Might Have Missed – May 31

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Check out a few of the recent stories that caught our eye as well and HR industry news you might have missed. You’ll get the latest HighGround and industry news sent straight to your inbox. . The post News You Might Have Missed – May 31 appeared first on HighGround. Stay tuned every few weeks as we give you a rundown of the industry news you might have missed. If Managers Aren’t Engaged, Do You Think Workers Are?