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Roula Amire

Roula Amire

Roula Amire is the content director of Great Place to Work®. Roula has 20 years of experience as a journalist and leading company culture and corporate communications content. She has written extensively about employee engagement, well-being, purpose, and other aspects of workplace culture. Her expertise in storytelling, content strategy, writing and editing help elevate the mission of Great Place to Work.

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Most recent articles

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Accenture's Yolanda Friend on How to Create Inclusive Workplaces
“We know how important it is to look beyond the numbers. To really understand what representation, what inclusion, what belonging really means to our people. And that's where active listening is really important to understand the employee experience....
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Synchrony’s Michael Matthews on Vulnerability in Leadership
“It’s expected for us as leaders to be able to deal with and support and engage with our employees and our teams being vulnerable, because the culture that we work in now—that's more accepted.” Michael Matthews, chief diversity and corporate...
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Cadence’s Tina Jones on the Power of Inclusion Groups & Top HR Skills
“Being comfortable with numbers, analytics, and data is becoming more and more important to being an HR leader. You have to speak from a place of data to be credible and to have influence.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Tina Jones, senior...
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Cisco’s Kelly Jones on Making Hybrid Work Successful
“People need flexibility and choice. It's crucial to employee engagement, particularly during times of change, which we're all kind of living in all the time.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Kelly Jones, chief people officer at Cisco, shares...
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The Great Transformation Is as 'Close to a Blueprint For the Future of Work as Anything We've Seen'
Great Place To Work’s bold, three-year initiative unlocks new ways to hire, promote, and retain employees to build more resilient, innovative, and productive workplaces. By Roula Amire The only constant in the workplace has been unprecedented...
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Want a Better Workplace Experience? Switch Companies, Not Industries
The 2023 Best Workplaces™ by industry offer a more equitable and meaningful experience for their people no matter what industry they’re in.    Would you leave your job and switch industries if that meant you’d finally look forward to going to...
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Stanford’s BJ Fogg on Behavior Change and How to Listen Better at Work
On this episode of the Better podcast, Dr. BJ Fogg, founder and director of Stanford's Behavior Design Lab, and author of The New York Times bestseller, “Tiny Habits,” talks about how to change behavior in the workplace. He applies his behavior model...
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Fun Drives High Levels of Well-being at the Best Workplaces for Millennials
The state of employee well-being hasn’t been particularly rosy the past few years, and it continues to worsen, particularly among young professionals who report high levels of workplace stress and burn out. Fortunately, the power of great cultures...
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BetterUp's Alexi Robichaux on the Power of Special Recognition at Work
“Recognition is the most powerful driver of discretionary energy and effort.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Alexi Robichaux, co-founder and CEO of BetterUp, talks about the power of inner work, the most powerful way to recognize your people,...
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High-trust Cultures at the Best Workplaces in Chicago, Texas, New York, and Bay Area Fuel Productivity and Agility
Trust that management will lay people off only as a last resort pays off in remarkable ways.    It’s hard to give your all at work when you’re worried that you’re next on the chopping block.  Stress and fear around layoffs has had a negative...
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Deloitte's Jen Fisher on Workplace Burnout, Mental Health, and Loneliness
“If you employ human beings, you have to care for their well-being. It's not a nice to have, it’s not a good to have, it's nonnegotiable. It is a baseline requirement for today's workforce.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Jen Fisher, chief...
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Is ChatGPT the Answer to a More Equitable Workplace?
A look at how generative artificial intelligence (AI) affects recruitment, talent development, and other HR duties.   ChatGPT is inescapable, developing rapidly, and gaining steam as its impact on how we do our jobs unfolds in real time. The...
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Tim Richmond & Michael C. Bush on Leadership Blind Spots
 On this episode of the Better podcast, we hear Tim Richmond, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer at AbbVie, and Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work®, talk about blind spots many leaders have around culture and engaging employees. They...
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Vinita Clements on the Importance of Belonging at Work
“We no longer can be concerned only with work experience. We have to be concerned with the life experience of our associates.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Vinita Clements,  EVP, CHRO of Nationwide, talks about the importance of...
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Laura Fuentes on the Power of a Fully Human Experience at Work
“People are looking for a human experience at work. They don't want life to fit into a good job. They want work to fit into a good life.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Laura Fuentes, executive vice president and chief human resource officer at...
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Rick Jackson on How to Engage Frontline Workers
“I’m a huge proponent of work-life balance. We shouldn't have to be constantly switched on all day. It's not appropriate.” You’d be hard pressed to find a company that’s more international than DHL Express, No. 1 on the World’s Best Workplaces™ list...
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Race in the Workplace: What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Say Today?
How has race in the workplace changed in the 60 years since Dr. King’s famous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, what progress have we made? What needs to change?   Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to reflect on the state of racial...
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Pat Wadors on Why Pay Equity Doesn’t Mean Equal Pay
“I don't want to cut a check every year to close a gap. I think that is a symptom of a bad system. I want to fix my system.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Pat Wadors, chief people officer at UKG, talks about misconceptions around pay equity,...
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The Top 3 Ways To Retain and Support Working Parents
Parental leave, work-life balance, and meaningful work engage working parents and drive high retention rates. There’s a lot of joy when you become a parent, but the stress of taking time off weighs on many new moms and dads. Many don’t have access to...
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Brian Doubles on the New Way To Lead
“The new leadership model has to be about measuring outcomes.” On this episode of the Better podcast, Brian Doubles, president and CEO of Synchrony, talks about the new leadership model, the benefits of eliminating college degree requirements, hybrid...
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9 Reasons Why Elon Musk Shutting Down Twitter ERGs Was a Big Mistake
Employee Resource Groups are key to creating more inclusive, successful organizations. Here’s what you should know. What a difference a new leader can make. Case in point: Twitter. We all know what’s happened since Elon Musk took over the social...
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4 Ways to Create Workplaces Women Won’t Want to Leave
If you want to recruit and retain this important demographic, follow in the footsteps of the Best Workplaces for Women. The majority of women in today’s workforce are recruitable. Fifty-four percent of working women say they are open to a new job in...
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How the Best Workplaces in Europe Prioritize Employees
The overall drop in employee engagement in the region wasn’t reflected in data from these special companies. The once black-and-white lines of our work and personal lives have blurred into a permanent shade of grey. Two years after a global pandemic...
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Why Job Seekers Should Look for Great Workplaces, Not Industries
The company we work for, not the industry we work in, creates our workplace experience — for better or worse. These great workplaces prove you can be great in any industry. It’s easy to blame our workplace woes on the industry we work in with a...
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Why Arianna Huffington Wants Us To Stop Saying ‘Work-Life Balance’
The founder of Thrive Global urges employers to publicly commit to mental health support and swap work-life balance for ‘work-life integration.’ Arianna Huffington has championed well-being for many years through her bestselling books “Thrive” and...
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The Top 5 Things Millennials Want in the Workplace in 2022
How to increase the odds Gen Y will stay—and thrive—at your organization. Purpose is on the minds of many. It can bring great satisfaction to your work or drive you to look for a new job. Organizations on this year’s Best Workplaces for Millennials™...
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What Care Actually Looks Like at One of the 100 Best Companies
A leader in people companies that care, Camden Property Trust puts people first, and that results in higher profits and retention—and a company employees love. Care in the workplace is not a line item buried in an initiative. It lives and breathes in...
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Purpose Triples Retention at Best Regional Workplaces
The Best Workplaces in Chicago, Texas, New York, and the Bay Area reap strong productivity, retention, and recruitment benefits by prioritizing meaning, equality, and support.Healthy rivalries between U.S. regions are as old as time. Which coast has the...
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Purpose at Work Predicts if Employees Will Stay or Quit Their Jobs
Purpose at work is when employees can meaningfully connect to their work, their team, and their company's purpose. When that happens, retention, employee well-being, and stock market returns improve. Senior leaders struggling with retention issues and...
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Bolt’s 4-day Workweek Boosts Employee Happiness and Well-being
Bolt's 4-day workweek experiment was eye-opening. Morale, productivity, retention and recruitment are all up—way up—for the tech startup following its decision to work fewer days. The four-day workweek is gaining steam. Kickstarter is testing it...