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Kayla Naab

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Kayla Naab (she/her) is a branding & content consultant and business journalist. She is also a remote work advocate who cares about workplace inclusivity and culture. When she isn’t doing digital things, Kayla can be found road tripping the US, taking nature photos, and making art.

Do you want the good news or the bad news? The bad news is that 70% of employees in the US are disengaged at work. The Engagement Institute also reports that disengaged employees are costing US companies over $500B annually. Meanwhile, companies with high engagement are 21% more profitable, and highly engaged employees are 87% less likely to leave. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to reengage disengaged…

One of the hardest parts of being stuck at home is feeling unstuck, and enjoying yourself the way you did before. To help you with that, we compiled a list of games, activities, and fun things you can do at home to stay connected to your family, friends, and neighbors while following the guidelines of social distancing. The best part is, you can keep doing these things even when the lockdown is over. Play Collaborative…

What happens when you delight one of your customers? Likely, that happy customer will tell a few friends (up to 11, to be exact), make an effort to repurchase from you, and become an ambassador for your awesome brand. If you disappointed that customer instead, they would tell more like 15-20 friends about their terrible experience, work with your competitor next time, and would be likely to publish a negative review. The worst part is,…

As the “future of work” is as uncertain as ever, we can only take educated guesses at what employees want and how to keep them happy. In this article, we’ll be exploring the best and worst Glassdoor reviews we could find to see if we can crack the code on what 2020 teams are hoping to find at work. Employees are evolutionary Technology and culture both evolve too fast for us to see it happen.…

The parts make up the whole.At least, that’s what they tell you when you take a group acting class.Movies, TV shows, and stage productions are not objects, stagnating in history. They’re moving, breathing organisms built by a team of people who are committed, skilled, and cooperative. Your company is that way and so are the projects you engage in. That’s why you need a different kind of team building exercise—the cooperative kind. In team building,…

HR changes on a dime—it always has. There’s a misconception that HR practices are outdated or under-updated and in ways, that can be true. However, you know better and so do we. HR is at the mercy of constant technological change and a constant flux in the way job seekers browse and candidates apply. Work and life are so inextricably linked, in fact, that HR generalists must be adaptive to net-new expectations of the work-life…

87% of HR leaders have slated employee longevity and retention as a high or critical priority for the next five years. Are you among them? Longevity is more important than ever as job seekers and passive candidates become even more selective about where they want to work. As we’ve consistently studied the negative impact of employee turnover, it’s no surprise that we’ve collectively reduced our focus on guerrilla recruitment, in favor of a finessed and…

How do we quantify the value of human resources? As our leaders make business decisions and invest budget in the various functions of the company, why is People Ops so important to reinvest in and keep top of mind? People experts see the value in lowering their employer turnover rate and maintaining morale, but how does that impact revenue and other bottom-line goals? While the historic functions of HR are cemented in quantifiable value—the legal…

When a new term or phrase emerges into the business sphere, we can be quick to assume it’s fleeting. New trends, buzzwords, and best practices emerge overnight and we’re left to wonder what’s real. We invented, over-adopted, and grew sick of vague phrasing like “disrupting the industry” or “crushing it” while stressing over the potential impact of new concepts like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Many things that create a buzz are just that,…

Whoa, recruitment is tough. Once upon a time, recruiting job applicants was a more streamlined process: Post the job, wait for the flood of interest, cull resumes, and begin screening the most qualified few. This process was already rigorous and unpredictable. However, an ever-changing landscape of work and business, the increased influence of technology, and an astonishingly fluid economy at-large have made things more challenging. HR in 2020 is going to be very, very different. A…