Company culture plays a big role in employee satisfaction and retention. Some companies embrace a work hard, play hard ideology, others embrace giving back to the communities in which they are located. Deloitte, Salesforce, Stryker and others listed in the March 2015 Fortune article by Benjamin Snyder (@WriterSnyder) pay their employees for their time while they give back. Employees are encouraged to get into the community and share their talents. They do good works for others, they can feel good about their achievements and proud of their company for supporting their efforts. This is a triple win! Many groups enjoy rolling up their sleeves and spending time with their colleagues to volunteer. At CEI, we have created short, impactful programs[…]

If you haven’t reserved any venues for your company’s employee holiday party yet, it’s not too late.  According to Bizbash Magazine, after the recession hit, companies have been more interested in encouraging their staff to meet one another by participating in fun team activities, as opposed to the formal sit-down dinners of the past.  CEI can confirm this trend as the company has seen interest in team building activities spike in recent years.  The company has over 125 fun events, and two in particular are highlighted below: Murder, Mystery and Intrigue – Murder, Mystery, and Intrigue is an interactive and improvisational game.  It’s an opportunity for employees to put their Sherlock Holmes investigative skills to the test while actors in costumes[…]