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Ted Kitterman

Ted Kitterman

Ted Kitterman is a content manager for Great Place to Work®. Ted has experience covering the workplace, business communications, public relations, internal communications, work culture, employee well-being, brand purpose and more. His work shines a light on the unparalleled data and insights offered by Great Place to Work’s decades of research, helping the company share its vision of a great place to work For All™.

Most recent articles

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Ascent Resources’ Cheri Shepard on HR’s Role as a Problem Solver
The HR leader at the Oklahoma-based mining company shares career lessons and workplace strategies. How can HR build value and influence withing the C-suite? Cheri Shepard, vice president of Human Resources at Ascent Resources Management Services, LLC,...
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4 Ways Stronger Communication Builds Trust With Leaders at Great Workplaces
“Speaking” — one of the nine high-trust leadership behaviors — is about more than what you say, or how you say it. Communication is one of the primary functions of a leader at any level. That doesn’t mean you have to be a great “talker” with the...
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The Value of Human Connection at Work With Camden Property Trust’s Cindy Scharringhausen
This HR leader sees interpersonal connection as the most valuable asset for workplace culture — something that AI won’t replace anytime soon. After the pandemic, many leaders see the need to rebuild connections between colleagues and...
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Without Trust, Your Company Will Resist Rapid Innovation
Edelman’s latest Trust Barometer shows growing resistance to innovation. Here’s how you can measure if your workforce is ready for change. Don’t assume your audience is ready for something new, whether that audience is employees, consumers, or a mix of...
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7 Best Practices To Improve Employee Listening Efforts and Build Trust
Great Place To Work research shows that robust listening efforts can lead to important business outcomes, from stronger recruitment and retention to higher stock market returns. For companies looking to improve their workplace culture, there’s no...
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6 Workplace Culture Trends for 2024 Every Company Should Watch
Here’s what you should be getting ready for in the year ahead to create great workplaces where every employee can succeed. For companies trying to build great workplace cultures, 2024 promises a complex challenge. Artificial intelligence (AI) is...
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4 HR Measurement Mistakes That Lead to Unfair Promotions Practices
Here are some of the ways bias can upend your talent pipeline, even when you are trying to improve fairness and increase access for traditionally overlooked workers. How do employees feel about the path to promotion at your company? Measurement...
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What Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message of Nonviolence Means for Workplace Culture in 2024
Leaders should focus on systems, not individuals, in the face of rising backlash to diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEI&B) in the workplace. For Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2024, it’s important to lean into his true legacy:...
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Ally Financial Shares No. 1 Factor to Improve Psychological Safety in the Workplace
The Detroit-based bank, No. 71 on the 2023 Fortune Best Companies to Work For® List, shares tips for building belonging for all employees. You’re going to hear a lot more about psychological safety in 2024. After the Supreme Court struck down...
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The Power of Transparency with Navy Federal Credit Union’s Holly Kortright
The CHRO of one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® shares career lessons, podcast recommendations, and her take on the future of work. How is your organization preparing for the transformation promised by the rise of generative AI? Holly...
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Most Popular Articles of 2023: Talent Management, Parental Leave, & Workplace Wellness Trends
Here are the topics that resonated with readers this year. With 2023 coming to a close, leaders are already considering plans and strategies for 2024. The past year offers plenty of lessons to guide those efforts. A focus on productivity and...
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5 Mistakes That Undermine Employee Trust in an AI-Powered Workplace
Trust will be an ingredient for success in adopting AI across the organization. Consider these traps to avoid. The coming AI revolution will put your relationships with employees to the test, as evidenced by the missteps of one of the most successful...
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When Scaling a Global Workforce, Keep Your Message Focused and Simple
Leaders from companies on the 2023 Fortune World’s Best Workplaces shared tips for building and maintaining a strong culture across complex geographies. No matter what part of the world you live in, the recipe is the same for creating a great workplace...
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The AI Revolution at Work: Lessons from OpenAI's CEO Scramble
It was the threat from 700 of the company’s 770 employees to quit that brought ousted CEO Sam Altman back. OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT and Dall-E, has leapt to the front of the generative AI wave crashing into workplaces and companies around the...
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At Best Workplaces for Parents, Support From Managers Unlocks Generous Benefits
The top employers match best-in-class offerings from paid leave to childcare support, while also ensuring every employee has a manager that cares about them. Most companies, when looking to support working parents, start by evaluating their...
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The Impact of Communications on Culture with IAT Insurance Group’s Caryn Best
Career advice, lessons learned on the job, and more from a culture champion at one of the Fortune Best Workplaces in Finance & Insurance™ in 2023. Anyone can be the culture leader that every workplace needs to start building high-trust...
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6 Tips for Adopting a Four-Day Workweek
Rimini Street, a global software and engineering services provider, shares how it tested and expanded a pilot program to its 2,000 global employees. Despite improved workplace experiences at the typical U.S. workplace, most companies have yet to crack...
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3 Tips for Stronger Employee Listening Strategies
The questions you ask employees about their experience at work could predict how well your business performs this year. Employee listening is the central pillar of a healthy workplace and thriving culture — so why are so many companies getting it...
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To Support Transgender Employees, Make Allyship a Management Skill
LinkedIn career expert and senior director Andrew McCaskill shares tips on how allies can help support transgender colleagues. What can companies and individual employees do to make the workplace better for transgender employees? Employees who want to...
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4 Ways To Improve Communication With Frontline Workers
Industrial gases firm Messer shares tips for keeping employees informed without distracting them from essential work. How you communicate with employees has a profound impact on workplace culture. For Messer Americas, an industrial and medical gases...
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World’s Best Workplaces Make Strong Case for Building Trust With Workers
Here's how they best companies in the world create winning workplace cultures. The basic elements of a positive employee experience don’t change depending on where in the world you live. Employees in Latin America need the same things from their...
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Meaningful Work, Flexibility Top Wish List for Veterans Entering the Workplace
Here's how you should focus efforts to recruit and support veterans and current service members and their families. Military veterans, reservists, and members of the National Guard can be valuable additions to your workforce, bringing their can-do...
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Amid Global Conflict and Crisis, Leaders Must Recommit to Employee Listening
Here’s how to care for employees struggling with news from Israel, Gaza, and Ukraine. How should your organization and your leaders engage with employees on global political news? The ongoing war in Ukraine was replaced in the headlines after Hamas...
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How the ‘Four Equities’ Offer a Powerful DEIB Framework
Wondering how equitable your organization is? Here’s a diagnostic that can reveal opportunities. Diverse, inclusive organizations aren’t just better for employees — they have stronger business performance and higher stock market returns. Leaders...
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Increased Flexibility Helps Women at Work, But Workplace Trust Helps Even More
While women's experience at a typical U.S. workplace has improved, gaps remain between the average employee experience and what workers find at the Fortune Best Workplaces for Women. The typical workplace is getting better for women, but there is still...
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To Stay Competitive, Business Leaders Must Learn a New Management Style
Accenture’s Ellyn Shook and UKG’s Pat Wadors offer a new blueprint for leadership. There is no question: This is a moment for extraordinary and courageous leadership. Edelman’s 2023 Trust Barometer revealed the precarious situation for economies...
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Cisco's Tips for Showing Leaders How to Connect with Employees
Before jumping into a listening session or a 1:1 meeting, here’s how to ensure leaders are ready to engage, and connect with employees. How can companies take steps to help leaders make connections across the organization and increase the diversity of...
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How the Best Employee Recognition Programs Build on Company Values
How to structure recognition to support your most pressing business goals. Employee recognition is great for employee morale, retention, and overall performance. However, it’s a mistake to just roll out a program that offers employees rewards like...
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How Atlassian’s Peer Recognition Program Reinforces Its Culture
The Kudos program is crucial for building connection and camaraderie for the company’s distributed workforce. Employee recognition is an essential element of great workplaces. Scaling these efforts can pose a quandary for companies with complex...
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Facing a Tough Economy, Best Workplaces in Europe Offer Flexibility, Well-being
Employees at winning companies were more likely to report fair pay, well-being, and opportunities for professional development. As Europe continues to feel the pain of high energy prices and weak growth, the numbers tell a strange story. Economic...