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Rewarding Your Employees: Try This New Method

Earning recognition for a job well done can give any employee a shot in the arm. When a boss or colleague shows appreciation, it ignites the drive and motivation for continued success. On a broader level, there’s believed to be a strong correlation between company reward programs and employee engagement.   Creating a fully engaged […]

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Employee Engagement

You Don’t Have to Hate Your Job (Really!)

By Laurie Street The Motley Fool isn’t the only company that has built a fantastic culture, but sadly there aren’t enough of us. Countless studies show that employees are lacking engaging and healthy work environments. An interesting New York Times piece, Why You Hate Work, digs deeper into these disadvantages, mentioning faults that stem from the […]

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We’ll Send You on a Fool’s Errand — In a Good Way!

By Laurie Street Whether it’s checking off a grocery list or paying the bills, everyone knows the definition of “errand” all too well. Here at the Fool, we’re familiar with a different kind of chore called “Fool’s Errand,” and it’s definitely not your typical mundane task. The Fool’s Errand is a special prize — two weeks […]

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Glassdoor Names Us the Best Medium-Sized Company To Work For In the US

The Motley Fool, founded in Alexandria with the purpose of helping the world invest better, has been given top honor today as the best medium-sized company to work for in 2014 by Glassdoor.com. The Motley Fool beat out companies from across the country. SmartBear Software (#2) and Travelzoo (#3) round out the top three of […]

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CEO Tom Gardner Talks Conscious Capitalism

Tom Gardner was interviewed by Professor R. Edward Freeman of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business as part of a Coursera class called “New Models of Business in Society.” Watch him talk about how The Fool aims to be different from Wall Street and disrupt financial advice, unique ways we increase employee engagement, how we […]

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Tom Gardner Is One Of The Highest-Rated CEOs in DC!

Glassdoor.com ratings confirmed what we have known for a long time: Our CEO, Tom Gardner, is much loved by Fools. According to Glassdoor, Tom is in a three-way tie for highest-rated CEO in the DC area, with a 100% approval rating. Fool on, Tom!

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Cool Office

Match Office Perks to Your Culture

Recently I’ve noticed a few articles popping up claiming that cool offices and no vacation policy are somehow a myth, a scam, a sneaky way for The Man to keep you down.  Here was the first line of one recent article: “Don’t be fooled by the perks at all those Silicon Valley (and Alley) offices […]

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Employee Benefits

Inexpensive Employee Benefits: Boost Your Culture for $3 per Employee

By Tamsin Green Office Dynamo A great office culture doesn’t require millions of dollars (or a slide in the middle of the office). What it does require is a focus on the employee and a commitment to infusing fun into the work day. Here are a few ways to brighten employees’ days for minimal cost. […]

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