All Posts by Samantha Strader

How to Make the Most of Your Employees’ In-Office Days

Disney, Starbucks, Twitter – many major companies are making headlines lately for asking their employees to come back to the office most or all days of the week. It’s a risky move, considering mos…
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Communicating About Layoffs In A Post-Pandemic World – What’s Different?

Layoffs. It’s a word no one likes to hear. But with ongoing news of cuts at Meta, Twitter, Amazon and more, it’s a hard one to avoid. It’s also not just tech companies being impacted – many in…
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The Workplace Word: Is Your Company Prepared for the Return to Office?

As we each packed up our belongings and prepared to work from home at the start of the pandemic, I remember thinking: we’ll be back in the office in a week. Then I thought: a month, tops. Then: by t…
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The Workplace Word: 4 Ways to Fight “The Great Resignation”

If your organization has been struggling to attract and retain employees since the pandemic started, you’re not alone: 4.3 million workers quit their jobs in August, making it the fifth month in a r…
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Padilla’s Natalie Smith Recognized with PRSA Richmond’s Highest Honor

We are so proud that our very own Natalie Smith, APR, has been named this year’s recipient of PRSA Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson Award of Excellence in Public Relations. This annual award, which is…
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The Workplace Word: 3 Relationships that Drive Employee Engagement

Last month I celebrated 11 years with Padilla. What started out as a summer internship just after graduating college became the place that has shaped my career for over a decade. And whenever anyone a…
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