October 31, 2019

Baby Sharks, Home-Run Dance Parties, and Gov’t Contracting? Lessons on Culture from a World Series Champion

by Peter Fedders, Employee Happiness Associate All Major League Baseball clubs use analytics these days, and none more than the Houston Astros. The Astros fired most of their scouts and replaced them with data- and video-based analysts. And it worked…
January 16, 2019

5 Ways Contractors Can Manage a Government Shutdown

800,000: that’s how many Federal workers are currently subject to the government shutdown. It’s often identified as a quarter of the federal employee workforce. According to some estimates, there are 3.7m contractors. A quarter of that is 925,000 — as many as…
November 8, 2018

TCG Takes to the Streets at the “Out of Darkness Walk” with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. For every suicide death, there have been 25 attempts. Around 45,000 people commit suicide each year — roughly 123 suicides a day. With these alarming statistics, it’s no wonder…
November 1, 2018

Creating A Happy Remote Workplace

by Daniel Turner TCG was built on the idea that telecommuting is more productive and leads to happier employees than a typical office-set workforce. However, building a remote workforce that keeps employees happy is fraught with challenges. In August’s edition of the…
January 25, 2017

Employee Benefits for Real People Living in the Real World

Good news: The economy is getting better. As of November 2016, unemployment is down to 4.6% nationwide, and 3.7% in the DC metro area – where it was before the Great Recession. This also means that job candidates can be…
October 7, 2016

Building a Culture of Transparency and Trust in Corporations

Horror movies trade in darkness and fog because there is something about the unknown that triggers anxiety and distrust. These instincts apply to every aspect of our lives, from Presidential candidates releasing personal information like emails and tax returns, to…