Don’t Lose Your New Hire Before They Start

By on July 16, 2018

The top choice to fill your vacant marketing director position just accepted your job offer. You can finally relax and take a breath because your job is done. Or is it? An often overlooked step in onboarding is the critical time frame from the moment someone accepts the position to their first day. Sometimes called preboarding, this is a crucial aspect to make sure that your new hire actually...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): A Look at Brainstorming in the Workplace

By on July 12, 2018

Part I Many organizations use brainstorming when they are stuck or looking to access new and unorthodox ideas. Some organizations even have official brainstorm meetings, complete with a moderator, whiteboards, snacks and rules like: · No idea is a bad idea · No judging of ideas · Crazy ideas are encouraged · The more ideas the better One Small Problem After nearly 70 years, what have we learned...

Help Your Employees Recognize and Appreciate Each Other

By on June 27, 2018

It’s likely that you remember the most recent criticism you received more clearly than the last praise you received. Industry leader, Chester Elton discusses the need for more recognition than criticism and why it’s important that recognition comes not only from leadership and management but also from peers. The benefits of peer recognition Peer recognition can improve employee satisfaction,...

Sharing Fridays and the Culture of Learning

By on June 22, 2018

To stay competitive, modern organizations need a way to educate their employees. Ongoing education improves employee retention and strengthens a company over time. Sharing Fridays is one way we do this at CKR Interactive.   What is Sharing Fridays? Sharing Fridays is a weekly meeting where the team shares: tools and resources tips and ideas for process improvements team accolades...

Pro-tips for the Programmatic Recruiter

By on June 14, 2018

In the recruitment marketing world, the landscape is always evolving. To ensure that our agency is always ahead of the latest trends, our teams travel all over the country to learn from industry leaders, peers and our clients. In early June, we traveled to Minneapolis, Minn. where we learned that their African delis are on-point, Prince is and will always be beloved, and programmatic media has...

Job vs. Career: Part One

By on May 30, 2018

Have you ever been to a BBQ (or other social event), with acquaintances, and been asked this question: “What do you do?”? How do you answer? You could answer with your hobbies, but most people know to answer with their current vocation. Please note, that no normal person asks “What is your career?”. That’s intimidating, assumptive, but also sounds awkward … in my opinion. This blog is going to...

Who You Work With is Just as Important as What You Do – An Open Letter to my Co-workers

By on May 18, 2018

Many of us spend more time with our co-workers during the week than we do with our own families. Sometimes, we have more conversations with them than we do with our own significant other. As co-workers, we’re committed to the same mission, vision and goals. We advise each other, listen to each other’s advice, plan, brainstorm and share the successes and failures of our work. This is why it’s so...

Every Interaction Counts

By on May 14, 2018

Relationships are everything. Knowing this, CKR treats all interactions with our clients with the utmost importance, and this includes — and is especially true of — our billing process. This starts by taking the time to get to know the person responsible for paying our invoices because we want to make sure we know the best way to work with each of our clients. After all, a good experience for...

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