“You’re sharpening stones, walking on coals
To improve your business acumen…”
— R.E.M. (“Exhuming McCarthy”)
Look at me. Eyes right here. Watch my face, my arms and my hands as I talk. In fact, watch my entire physical demeanor. What … Read more
It always amazes me the stories I hear about people who are new to the world of work.
The guys with jeans around the back of their thighs, the girls not dressed much better, headphones plugged in while they eat … Read more
Merriam-Webster defines diversity as: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements and verity, especially the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization.
In the last … Read more
Promotions can be hard to achieve. While we would all like to be promoted, it can seem hard when you have worked at a firm for a long time and the prospect of promotion has never quite materialized. Or when … Read more
Trust in the workplace is more important than ever as it drains productivity and eventually leads to costly turnover
Many experts agree that trust is perhaps the most important element of a successful workplace. Companies whose employees trust them tend … Read more
Some of you may have already noticed that the battle for the best Tech Talent has already commenced and the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are hogging all the great candidates. So how do you compete and attract … Read more
Would it be surprising to know that in many cases the determination to hire someone happens within five minutes of meeting them? What happens when a charming applicant gives all the right answers? Many times, applicants are hired for their … Read more
As we all know, Congress is dysfunctional. But legislative activity at the state and local level is hot, particularly in the employment arena.
State and local governments across the U.S. have passed a spate of recent bills on myriad issues … Read more
Office break rooms are often riddled with “you can do it!” style posters. You know, the ones that have a picture of Sequoia trees in California with something about how long they took to grow. These are great posters with … Read more
Inner workplace support is an important characteristic that impacts the positive nature of your company culture. Once your workforce is given proper access to support, higher productivity flourishes naturally.
Support is something all humans want, need and crave. Support comes … Read more
BE DiFFERENT or be dead: the stand-out leaders’ mantra
NEVER has it been more important to carve out a distinctive and unique place for your organization in the market than it is today. The economy is unpredictable. Competition is intense … Read more
At the core of successful employee engagement is communication. You likely think I mean communication between manager and employee. Your thinking is spot on. The most common reason an employee leaves a job is the employee’s manager. And the most … Read more
Technology has given us the ability to stay connected 24/7 which is a blessing and also a curse. One of the downsides is that the lines between work and down time have become increasingly blurred. Many companies feel that employees … Read more
The first quarter of 2014 brought welcome optimism for some of the world’s major economies. On the face of things, it’s great news. However, businesses still face a battle to get back to the levels of pre 2008 performance and … Read more
Calvin Coolidge once said, “No man ever listened himself out of a job”. As an employee engagement specialist, this quote really resonates with me. Solid and effective communication in the workplace is undoubtedly how we can start to turn around … Read more
“If you want to have what others don’t, you must do what others won’t.” – Lisa Ryan
How often do you hear these types of conversations?
- John: “I’d love to go back to college and get my
Dating someone you work with is frequently cited by workforce experts as a very bad idea. Yet 40% of workers admitted they did so in a 2013 CareerBuilder survey – and we have no reason to believe that number has … Read more
Did you know that when an employee leaves their job, 67% of the time it’s not the job, it’s the boss? Of course you know the importance of keeping your best employees from becoming someone else’s top talent, but exactly … Read more