Christina Pope

Christina Pope is a former journalist-turned-marketer who now works as a a Digital Communication Analyst and writer at Salt Lake City-based OC Tanner, the global leader of the employee recognition industry that it helped create. Contact her at

Articles by Christina Pope

HR Basics, HR Management

Maximizing Success For New Hires: How To Do Onboarding Right


At one time or another we were all the new kid at the office.

You likely don’t know anyone or your way around the cubicles. Where’s the bathroom again? You introduce yourself to everyone hoping to make a new connection — and fast.

You put on a smile, put your head down and work hard to prove that you are in fact worthy and capable of the job you just landed. And if it doesn’t get off to a great start, you likely won’t stay. Read more…

Talent Management

Millennials on the Job: All They Really Want Is a Little Appreciation

The recession has changed the attitude of many members of the Millennial generation when it comes to work.

Do Millennials care about “length of service” recognition?

I can hear you saying no. But you’re wrong.

A study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego  found Millennial employees have about the same level of organizational commitment as other generations.

And there’s even better news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A recent study found employees are staying longer with their current employer than they have in nearly 15 years. In 1998, employees stayed 3.6 years with a company before moving on. Now, they’re staying 4.6 years. Read more…