About

Tim is president and co-founder of Axero Solutions, a leading intranet software vendor. He's also a bestselling author of Who the Hell Wants to Work for You? Mastering Employee Engagement. Tim’s been featured in Fortune, Forbes, TIME, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Today, and other leading publications.

Axero
President & Co-founder
San Diego, California United States
The consequences of mutual distrust between employees and HR are unfortunate for the company and sometimes tragic for the individual. We would all be so much better off if we could somehow mend the fences between the two. Any ideas? What if we just let...
Intranet software drives productivity, allowing staff to exchange information and manage projects. Here are 21 intranet benefits and how they can deliver results.
When equipped with these 10 business communication tools, you are better positioned to improve efficiency, engagement, and knowledge sharing in the workplace.
When it comes to project management, it’s the execution, not so much the planning, where confusion arises. With the proper tools to support goals and the right platform to organize tasks, you’ll see projects progress at an exceptional rate while liftin...
Want to hear a startling statistic? The average worker spends 28% of the workweek managing emails and 20% finding internal information or people. Your document management system will either save your business from this productivity-crushing vortex or p...
Social media revolutionized our world. It can also revolutionize your business. Providing staff with social tools that streamline and connect will boost engagement, morale, and your business’ overall productivity. I’ve outlined essential tools, tactics...
You can always improve your company intranet. Here are 36 intranet ideas for creating a better intranet solution. Do these, and your employees will thank you.
Office politics is a tale as old as time. Despite rapid advancements in the business landscape, politics at work hasn’t changed because it comes down to human dynamics. Therefore, this is a game worth knowing to achieve objectives and influence change....
Whether you’re a boss or an employee… scratch that. No matter who you are, every human negotiates on a daily basis. For such a common occurrence, we don’t recognize its power. How you navigate these types of conversations could sway big decisions in yo...
At our core, humans are emotional, irrational beings. And guess what? So is your boss. Use this to your advantage. I’ve compiled specific approaches you should take when pitching an idea, asking a question, or simply communicating…whether it’s a heated...
If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of you. Likewise, if you don’t create a supportive environment, your staff will leave you. A positive reputation attracts strong talent and eliminates constant onboarding – a timely and expensi...
How did the fastest growing U.S. mortgage company get more views on their intranet than their public website? Learn how Movement Mortgage used Communifire to boost engagement and productivity within a year.
The HR department should be the resource for your people. Why, then, has it historically been detested by many employees? The biggest problem is their approach. How your HR department addresses issues or questions will determine their relationships wit...
A stay interview is the shortest path to the root cause of employee turnover. It can also serve as a testing ground for a possible solution and is part of the solution itself. If you have never done a stay interview, you might like to see some examples...
Are good people quitting your team? Is your workload increasing, despite your best efforts to delegate? Ultimately, keeping and engaging employees is a manager’s first call of duty. If people quit—physically or mentally—you have to do all the work your...
Setting a personal example can work miracles for your team. If you get your own ego out of the way, your team should follow suit. Soon, everyone will put petty squabbles aside and focus on the project. People will build each other up, and everybody wil...
If you thought disengagement stats were bad, wait ‘til you hear this. Seventy-five percent of employees have admitted to stealing from their employer at least once. Employee theft is responsible for 33 percent of all business bankruptcies in the US and...
See your workforce through dozens of eye-opening stats comparing Millennials to Boomers and Xers. Is generational gap a real workplace issue or a made up one? Are so-called Millennials living up to all the hype? Let’s look at six Millennial stereotypes...
Do you want your employees to work hard, burn out, and quit their jobs? Or take it easy, underperform, and remain loyal? Hmm… Is there a third option?
Engagement highs and lows happen more often than every few years. In fact, you’re likely to hit several in the course of a single assignment. Project fatigue is much more common than hard-core disengagement. It is also harder to spot. Most employee sur...
The new job “honeymoon” phase can last from a few hours to a couple of years. It is the time when the employee feels successful for having landed the job. He is impressed with his new colleagues and feels like he’s learning a lot. The honeymoon itself...
I know some of you have been thinking about gifting my book, Who the Hell Wants to Work for You? Mastering Employee Engagement, to your boss, your former boss, or your soon-to-be former boss. It’s also a great gift—and a great conversation starter—for...
Employees who have been with your company for ten or more years are the highest contributing members of your team, yet they are also at the highest risk of disengagement. Here’s what burnout among this group means to your business and what you can do t...
As healthcare gobbles up an ever-increasing portion of our economy, more of us try to solve its many problems. I’ve heard from a number of medical professionals who responded to The Biggest Challenge at Work. I’ve included some of their concerns in the...
We spend so much of our lives planning and striving for success. But what happens when we get what we want? Do we know what enough looks like? Do we have a plan for dealing with success?
In the last post, How to Engage Remote Employees, we talked about all the things a manager can do to keep a virtual team going. As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to do...
Axero has been a virtual company ever since Vivek Thakur and I started it back in 2008. Vivek lives in New Delhi, India. I live in San Diego, California. And our employees are everywhere in between. So, how do we keep our company together and growing a...
Most managers agree that employee engagement is huge. Or do they? Are they willing to walk away from an impressive resume because the passion is not there? Do they put their time into inspiring employees or turn it over to HR? We’re so used to seeing d...