The NCAA college basketball tournaments, otherwise known as March Madness, are right around the corner. The “First Four” games are slated to kick off March 17–18, 2020, which is just the beginning of this 3-week event. If you’re concerned that your employees will be spending more time filling out their brackets instead of being productive, […]
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Sports and work often don’t mix well together. The best example of this may be the Super Bowl.
With March Madness almost over and the championships around the corner, people often wonder what impact sporting events like this have on their organization. How much productivity is lost? Is that a concern? Are there benefits?
March Madness is back and we’ve had a bit more madness this year. We saw the first 16 seed topple a 1 seed when UMBC shocked Virginia. Virginia’s early exit seemed to turn the South Region upside down, with upsets coming fast and furious. Eventually, upstart 11-seed Loyola University of Chicago stepped from the carnage, […]
In light of March Madness, it seems appropriate to think about your job interview techniques in terms of effective offensive and defensive moves. Best way to start? Put the ball in the job applicant’s court.
Are you looking for a way to engage your employees? The upcoming March Madness college basketball tournament may offer a great opportunity, as a new survey from staffing firm—OfficeTeam—finds that employees are mad about sporting events.
Employee engagement is a hot topic today. And understandably so: Gallup estimates employee disengagement costs the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion annually. It’s a fairly basic concept, and we all get it: Engaged employees are good for business—and perhaps most compellingly, bottom lines.
Recent statistics reveal that March Madness has become more popular than ever before, thanks in large part to the worldwide betting that takes place. Over 60 million people are expected to fill out brackets this year, with an estimated $10 million being put on the table. However, there is another cost which people may not […]
In February, one of my favorite televisions shows, Parks and Recreation, concluded its magnificent seven-season run. While it had typical struggles in the early going, it soon hit its stride and gave us a cast of interesting characters whom we got to see evolve from their first interaction with the Pawnee, Indiana, Parks Department all […]
by Dan Oswald The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicked off last week. It’s known as March Madness. Even if you’re not a college basketball fan, you may have filled out a bracket at home or for your office pool. More than 10 million people filled one out this year. Every year, my wife, our kids, […]