September 22 marks the first day of Fall, which means the cold weather is just around the corner. In fact, The 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac tells us all that we should prepare for a “Season of Shivers”, because the 2021-2022 winter season “will be punctuated by positively bone-chilling, below-average temperatures across most of the United States.” In fact, Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac warns, “This coming winter could well be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years.”
With kids heading back to school, Broadway shows resuming in NYC and the NFL welcoming fans back to stadiums, September is a month chock-full of milestones. Since our longtime partner, MCM, recently celebrated their very own milestone – a 45th anniversary, we thought it would be the perfect choice for our September Brand of the Month!
There’s a quote going around the internet that says, “The whole world is short staffed. Be kind to those that showed up.” From restaurant waitstaff to retail cashiers, it seems a large population of the American workforce is on a simultaneous vacation. Without going into the who, why’s and what’s of the current problem, let’s instead evaluate how we can in fact “be kind” to those who are coming to work.
Um, does anyone else feel like this summer is flying by? Hard to believe it’s already August! That means, it is almost time for the kids to head back to school! While some parents may be rejoicing (sorry kids), others might be anticipating the hefty expenses that come with the new school year, such as new clothes, school supplies and a new backpack!
Returning to the Office After More Than a Year at Home: How Will Retention and Engagement Be Impacted?
It’s been 16 months since you sat in a conference room…16 months since the water cooler has been replenished with a fresh bottle of water…16 months since you’ve eaten in a cafeteria…16 months since the halls of your office suite were bustling…16 months since you’ve sat in traffic on your morning commute, 16 months since you stood on a train platform with your Starbucks coffee…and now, you’re ready to get back to it.
Well…your employees may not feel so ready.
Looking for ways to keep your employees engaged and motivated this Summer? Spark their interest with our July Brand of the Month Solo Stove! Solo Stove offers Portable, durable, Stainless Steel wood-burning stoves and fire pits designed with efficient airflow. Read More
Rewarding the Road Warrior: What Businesses Can Do to Recognize Employees Who Are ‘On the Road Again’
“On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again…”
Or can they?
The debate continues over whether business travel, which was almost completed halted by the pandemic, will ever resume.
The Summer sun and warm weather have arrived. For those looking for a great way to enjoy the outdoors, stay in shape and have some fun, we recommend checking out our Brand of the Month, Solé Bikes.
You may not know this, but May is National Barbecue Month. So, we figured we would take the opportunity to applaud our BBQ-related brand partners and thank them for the delicious meals and family gatherings they facilitated over the years…particularly during the last 14 months.
The pandemic brought on a global surge in working from home and at home fitness. Whether it was for a home office or a home gym, the need for great music, top-notch audio quality, superb noise cancellation, and dependable wireless performance became paramount for everyone. For this reason, we’ve selected Master & Dynamic as the May Brand of the Month.