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Seeking employee experience resources? WeSpire’s research, insights, and blog covers trends at global companies who are taking action on sustainability, inclusivity, justice, and more—because it’s good for consumers, good for society, and good for the world. Explore below.

Below you will find a wealth of employee experience resources for professionals of all kinds. The case studies, webinars, white papers, insights, and blog posts cover the latest topics in employee engagement, sustainabilitywellbeing, social impact, inclusive culture, leadership, behavior design, and purpose.

Effectively managing your employees’ experience means you’re ensuring that their day-to-day interactions — and the contexts that influence those interactions — enable them to be engaged and successful. WeSpire’s decade of research will support your employee experience strategy and drive effective outcomes for both your employees and your organization. Want to see what WeSpire can do for your workforce? Explore below.

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Standing at the Gates of Hope

We all need a hope intervention, but how do we do it? There are a number of exercises, but one of the simplest is to answer three questions.

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Failure Can Save Your Life

In early September, I got back into a rowing shell for the first time in seventeen years. Only this time, instead of 7 other women

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Giving with WeSpire

WeSpire delivers custom corporate philanthropy and giving capabilities designed to encourage employees to make donations and request matches.

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How Far Should CEOs Go

I have chosen as a CEO to make my opinions clear to my employees and to many others as well. But I have drawn a line at sharing my opinions with our users.

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WeSpire’s Behavioral Project Library

The Behavioral Project Library is the first solution of its kind, offering 350+ prebuilt employee engagement programs in areas that align with corporate initiatives.

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Dream Big and Start Small

In behavior change, one of the most important lessons is to set “right-sized” goals. One recipe for success? Dream big and start small.

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The Challenges of Being First

The “firsts” in our lives matter. They have an outsized impact on progress. Who in your life is trying to be the first at something?

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Commit to a Time to Vote

The ability to vote in the U.S. has been a hard fought battle for many and barriers continue to emerge. This year give employees time to vote.

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Reach Equity and Diversity Goals

Creating more inclusive cultures has been a high-priority topic for many companies—but are we hitting the diversity goals we set out to tackle?

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Reduce Carbon Emissions

Through employee engagement programs focused on reducing carbon emissions, WeSpire’s customers are leading a more sustainable future.

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Permission to Pause

A purposeful pause is a known practice for restoring balance. As we wind down summer and gear up for the rest of 2020, you have permission to pause.

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The Criticality of Consistency

No one says that achieving consistency is easy. When an inconsistency emerges, leaders simply need to work to fix it and underscore their support.

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Engaging the Hybrid Workforce

This year brought on the world’s biggest remote working wave, speeding up the future of the hybrid workforce. Watch this webinar to learn how to drive employee engagement in this new era of hybrid work.

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Just Go

Ask yourself: “If I died today, what would I regret?” Write down what comes to mind, if anything. Then, just go.

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The Power of a Porch

This pandemic has illustrated quite dramatically for me the power of a porch. Most importantly, they enable what matters to us when much else is stripped from our lives: connection and community.

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Campaign for an Antiracist Workplace

To create an equitable workplace, employees need to be conscious about race and racism and take daily actions to end injustice. In this recording, learn how to move forward into inclusivity and racial equity.

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Action is the Only Option

Yes, words help to inspire action, but ultimately what matters is what you do. And when you do something and share it, your actions inspire others.

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Go Ahead, Launch!

Harboring an idea for a new business? Just handed the circumstances to take the leap? Right now, the world needs brave people like you. Go ahead and launch.

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Slaying the Naysayers

Whenever anyone does something innovative, new, or different, the naysayers are everywhere. Thankfully, they have little power over us.

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Making the Case for Optimism

As hard as it is right now, don’t be afraid to channel your optimism and do what you can do to prepare for or lean into that scenario now.

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Just Win the Day

It’s good to have a plan, but it’s also good to avoid getting fixated on one version of success. Plan everyday to reinforce who you are.

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Celebrate Earth Day Digitally

Seeking best practices for digital engagement in sustainability? Want to celebrate Earth Day digitally? Watch this webinar to learn more.

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How to Help During COVID-19

Communities are setting up funds to help those out of work, who are food insecure, who lack child care. Now is the time to dig deep and help.

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Purpose. What Is It?

Purpose has three core categories: personal, social, and societal. Each is equally important and purpose-driven businesses must consider all three.

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Do You Know Your Isms?

What are our unwritten “Isms” or expectations for behavior? What are our examples of “do this, not that.” What messages do we send?

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How to Cultivate Courage

In this era, moral courage might be one of the most critical leadership skills. But is one just born courageous or can you cultivate courage?

The Power of Praise

Praise is a powerful motivator at work, at all levels. HBR has cited recognition as the most impactful driver of employee engagement.

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Leading with a Ten Year Clock

In the next ten years, how should we lead? I’ve observed some patterns among these leaders that provide optimism, hope, and a roadmap.

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An Unbalanced Life Worth Living

I swore I would never write about work-life balance. My reasons were in part to avoid perpetuating the gender stereotype. I find it’s a topic

Are You What Your People Eat?

A small change to how people eat will will prevent an estimated 445 million pounds of CO2 emissions, save 16.6 billion gallons of water, and save more than 15 million animals’ lives by 2023.

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