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Creating culture in the social media free era

Posted by Giavanna Whitney on Jun 6, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Let’s flashback to a time when social media didn’t exist, a time when the internet was just starting out and a new concept to most everyone.

Would you know how to create innovative and positive culture in that type of work environment?

As a 20-something millennial, I couldn’t imagine trying to create a company or company culture in a social media free world. So, I took a lesson from an expert, Mr. Blake Whitney, co-founder and first president of WebMD.

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Topics: Culture, ampt webinar series, Blake Whitney, WebMD, Giavanna Whitney

Creating a Rockstar Culture with Attitude and Skill

Posted by Giavanna Whitney on May 30, 2017 11:30:45 AM


In order to create that rock star culture every company is itching for, you need a healthy balance of two things: attitude and skill. When it comes to company culture it’s never one or the other. Think of it as a relationship, it’s 50/50.

50% skill and 50% attitude.

When it comes to skill, employers need to make sure that they’re hiring employees that have the skills that they’re looking for but also have the right mindset.

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Topics: Recognition, Culture, values, skill building, core competency

Solving the Employee Engagement Crisis

Posted by Shannon Wooten on Apr 25, 2017 10:08:00 AM
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Topics: employee recognition, Recognition, Engagement, Employee Retention, General, employee engagement

Take the time to care

Posted by Patrick Jackman on Apr 24, 2017 7:05:37 PM


EDITOR'S NOTE: Guest blogger, Patrick Jackman is the Chief Operating Officer at Together Clinic, a digital health startup focused on proactive patient monitoring and chronic care management. For more information, please feel free to check out www.togetherclinic.comor head over to their blog at

Every day, we are tasked with hundreds of things to do. From work to family to friends and to hobbies, it’s certainly easy to feel like there isn’t enough time to give everything ample attention. Yet, it’s something that we all wish we could do.

How can we begin to manage it all? That answer is simple: focus on what matters most.  

However, ascertaining what matters is much easier said than done.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Employees, Primary Caregivers, Care

This 5 second attitude shift will make your day.

Posted by Giavanna Whitney on Apr 20, 2017 2:41:58 PM

I woke up this morning and had a feeling that it was going to be a bad day. It’s gloomy, gray, and chilly out. The sun isn’t shining. The birds aren’t chirping. The coffee isn’t strong enough.

I’m sure you can imagine my frustration when I got to the front door of the office at 8:58 this morning and I had to face the fact that I was no longer curled up in my warm bed. UGH.

I felt like I had the typical lazy college kid mentality: Can I just work from my bed, please? (more like Netflix in bed). I walked into the office with a negative attitude, I felt unmotivated and annoyed.

That was until I opened the door and stepped inside.

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Topics: Leadership, attitudes, Work doesn't have to suck, Happy at work

I learned these three hard truths about managing others in a large company

Posted by Craig Spilker on Apr 6, 2017 10:02:45 AM

I worked at a very large, internationally held insurance company when I was 25.  When I say "very large", it fits the description of large company by our U.S. Census Bureau.  So large, in fact, I would regularly get lost.....on my own floor.

There are many benefits to working for a large company.  Many.  There are also many detractors from working for a large company.  Many. 


But it wasn't until I was promoted to supervisor that I realized what the real differences were at a company of that size.  They were felt immediately and none was more evident than my very first day as supervisor.

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Topics: Leadership, Management, General, Large Company, Team

Why Recognition Matters Infographic

Posted by Shannon Wooten on Mar 24, 2017 9:13:22 AM

Lack of recognition is one of the largest drivers of poor engagement scores.  In fact, according to Gallup, employees who aren't regularly recognized, are twice as likely to leave their current positions in the next year.

That's why we took the time to ask our valued AMPT users what impact recognition on our platform is having in their workplaces.  The results are below in our most recent Infographic.

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Topics: employee recognition, infographic, AMPT, ROI, Impact

Why you're Spending your Employee Engagement Dollars all Wrong

Posted by Craig Spilker on Mar 23, 2017 8:55:00 AM

I genuinely had a spit take this morning when I read the most recent research done by Bersin & Associates about how much is spent on engaging employees in the workplace.

Ready.  Hold your coffee.

*Does my best Dr. Evil voice*  $720 million.  That's $720,000,000 for you mathematicians.  

For some of you, that might not seem like that much.  In fact, the same Bersin & Associates report predicts that this represents one-half of the current total market potential.  That's right, $1.5 billion total market value. Now, as someone who works in the field of Employee Engagement, those seem like numbers that signal potential, so why do I feel so down?  

Because we're spending these dollars the wrong way and the worst part is: you'll probably continue to do so.

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Topics: employee recognition, Engagement, employee experience, employee engagement, human capital

Keep Calm and March Madness On

Posted by Giavanna Whitney on Mar 21, 2017 9:57:07 AM

Being a part of an athletic team is a lot like working with your co-workers. You’re able to bounce ideas off one another, find motivation, strength, and grow as one. March Madness is finally here. Since everyone has already built a winning bracket (or at least you hope) I’d like to share some of my favorite basketball quotes with you.

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Topics: Leadership resources, Leadership, General, March Madness

The AMPT Business Buzzword Challenge 2017

Posted by Craig Spilker on Mar 16, 2017 8:40:00 AM

In the spirit of the March Madness that started this morning, we are offering you a chance to choose the winner (or loser) of the most overused business terms. We all use them (some a little more than others) but nothing is more fun than a mock bracket to choose our favorite.

All you have to do is select the first round "winners" below.  The first round voting will last through this weekend and next Tuesday we will reveal the winners.

Make sure to check back each Thursday through the duration of the basketball tourney to vote and see how your pick progresses.  


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Topics: Business, March Madness, Buzzword

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