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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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How To Ensure LGBTQ+ Employees Can Be Themselves at Work
High-trust workplaces can be successful in creating safe spaces for employees to show up as their full selves. Here are three experiences that can make a difference.    It is hard for marginalized workers like LGBTQ+ employees to feel seen...
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How Caring Leaders Create High Performance Workplaces
Caring — one of the nine high-trust leadership behaviors — happens when leaders take time to learn about employees’ lives beyond the workplace and invest in their success. Whether or not he ever actually said it, Theodore Roosevelt’s apocryphal quote...
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What Employers Can Do to Help Refugees Thrive in the Workplace
Here’s how you can give these hardworking employees the best chance to succeed. What does it look like to welcome refugees into the workplace? If your company isn’t connecting with the more than 108 million people around the world who have been...
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How the 100 Best Companies Are Training Their Workforce for AI
Here’s how to ensure all employees have an opportunity to learn the latest technology and help co-create your AI future. Are your workers ready for the generative AI revolution? Data from LinkedIn shows that four in five U.S. employees want more...
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Whether Remote, Onsite, or Hybrid, Here’s What Really Matters at the Best Workplaces in New York, Chicago, Texas, and the Bay Area
Where you work matters less than who you work for. The debate over remote and hybrid work continues as companies like Nike blame a lack of in-person collaboration for lackluster business performance. Proponents of remote work argue more flexible...
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How Great Companies Are Offering Flexible Work Options, Driving Retention and Engagement
Research shows that when employees can choose between remote, in-person, or hybrid work, they are more likely to want to stay and more likely to be engaged. Remote work isn’t feasible for every organization — and many employees would prefer to go to a...
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How Intuit Builds Awareness and Belonging With Annual Trans+ Summit
Here’s how the global financial tech company, No. 23 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List, is breaking down barriers for transgender and nonbinary employees. Transgender and nonbinary employees have a harder time finding acceptance at...
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What Companies Are Missing About LGBTQ+ Experiences at Work
As companies recognize Pride month, here’s why you should consider disaggregating your people data, rather than engaging all LGBTQ employees the same way. As companies celebrate Pride month and recognize LGBTQ+ employees, leaders should consider how...
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How Embracing Innovation Drives Inclusion for Asian American and Pacific Islander Employees
As API Heritage Month comes to an end, here’s how you can continue to build belonging and offer growth opportunities for API employees all year round. To help Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) employees move beyond the so-called “bamboo...
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How Hilcorp’s Transparency Empowers Every Employee and Builds Trust
The energy company, ranked No. 80 on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, takes extraordinary measures to allow employees to act like owners of the business. Most companies will say they value employees with an entrepreneurial mindset. That...
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How Neurodivergent Masking Is Driving Employee Burnout
New data suggests that burnout is again on the rise. Ignoring the needs of neurodivergent employees offers a compelling explanation. Burnout is on the rise again in 2024, and managers are missing the signs. A new survey from The Harris Poll and The...
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Mr. Cooper Group’s Kelly Ann Doherty on the Importance of Flexibility at Work
The chief administrative officer for the No. 44 company on the Fortune Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ List in 2023 shares her insights. What are the ways companies can increase flexible work options for employees? The COVID...
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For All Summit Recap: Embracing Grit Amid the AI Revolution
Over 1,600 attendees joined the second day of the For All Summit to explore how the workplace is changing and what strategies build much-needed resilience. What is the common denominator among the highest achievers in our society? Angela Duckworth,...
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For All Summit Recap: Leaders Must Change To Meet The Challenges of the Future
More than 1,600 attendees joined Great Place To Work® in New Orleans to learn and develop strategies to build vital and thriving workplace cultures. It’s never been more important to offer a great workplace culture. Amid the rise of AI and a...
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How Return-to-Office Mandates Pose Risks to Productivity, Well-Being, and Retention
A new report from Great Place To Work examines the risks and opportunities created by flexible work policies. Where an employee works doesn’t matter as much as the influence they have over the decision of where they work. That’s the biggest takeaway...
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How Leaders at Great Workplaces Develop and Grow Talent
Developing — one of the nine high-trust leadership behaviors — requires leaders to find the potential in employees that they might not see for themselves. Companies desperately need to reskill employees as technology like AI promises to revolutionize...
Case Studies
How ECI Software Solutions Used Surveys To Revitalize Its Onboarding Program
The global tech company used Great Place To Work’s survey to improve the employee experience, driving higher retention and engagement. When looking at its employee survey results in 2022, ECI Software Solutions saw it had a problem. Employee exit...
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Why Companies Focused on Sustainability Should Focus on the Employee Experience
High-trust workplaces will be the most successful at meeting ESG goals. Here’s how you can engage your workforce. Sustainability has become a global business imperative. Nine in 10 (90%) global institutional investors revise their investments when...
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CEOs from the Fortune 100 Best Focus on Trust, Double Down on DEIB
Leaders from Hilton, Delta Air Lines, and Edward Jones joined Great Place To Work CEO Michael C. Bush in a panel discussion with Fortune’s Alan Murray. What is the value of workplace culture? Ask Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, No. 1 on...
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When Employees Thrive, Companies More Than Triple Their Stock Market Performance
Here’s what investors should consider about the employee experience. Companies that make the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List consistently outperform the market by a factor of 3.68, according to FTSE Russell, the global index...
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5 Ways Workplace Culture Drives Business Profitability
The employee experience is one of the strongest predictors of long-term business results. Here’s why. When you invest in workplace culture, your business is more profitable. Employees with consistently positive experiences in the workplace are more...
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New Western’s Rahul Yodh on the Importance of Culture for Recruiters
The vice president of talent acquisition at No. 23 on the Fortune Best Workplaces in Real Estate list in 2023 talks about flexibility, AI, and the power of curiosity. For talent acquisition pros and recruiters, the value of workplace culture is...
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How Best Workplaces Are Creating More Well-Being for Employees in 2024
Consider these practices to help every employee in your organization thrive. In the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, employee well-being became a top priority for company leaders. Yet, despite years of investment, measures of well-being in the...
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How Walmart Became One of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
The retail giant has been investing in its employees, with more workers reporting a positive experience. Walmart has made the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List this year, an achievement that caps a remarkable journey to transform...
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5 Ways That Giving Thanks and Recognition Builds Trust With Employees
Thanking — one of the nine high-trust leadership behaviors — requires leaders to learn about the people on their team and recognize their efforts in unique and creative ways. Many companies have an employee recognition program, or an award that gets...
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What Every Company Can Do to Improve Employee Well-Being Today
You don’t need a massive budget to ensure your workers are on the path to greater well-being. It’s a myth that small and medium-sized companies can’t offer the same employee well-being as larger organizations. Even with a one-person HR staff, there...
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How a Lack of Microskills Keeps Employees From Accelerating Their Careers
Here are the tools and behaviors that unlock mentorship programs and other efforts to build a stronger talent pipeline. What are the barriers that keep some employees in entry-level positions while their peers accelerate into leadership roles? Careers...
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5 Workplace Well-Being Lessons From Toddlers
Employees in the workplace could learn a thing or two from their youngest family members. By Ted Kitterman When Dr. Hasan Merali explained that my toddler has more well-being than me, my first reaction was to laugh. My 16-month-old son is a walking...
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What Employers Should Know About Threats to IVF and Fertility Care
Here are the messages employees might be looking to hear from the companies they work for amid a shifting legal landscape. When an Alabama Supreme Court ruling found that frozen embryos qualify as people under the law, fertility care was disrupted with...