What will you be reading in 2018?

I read a great deal. Articles, news stories, periodicals, newsletters, and blogs are the methods of my learning and the fodder for my own blog posts. I also read books. I try to read a variety of books, not just business or HR books. I am of the school of thought that the more widely …

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Problems with your company culture? Look in the mirror!

Have your employees been leaving? Have your Glassdoor ratings not been where you would like them to be? Employee productivity not where you would like it to be? It is very likely you have a culture problem. Who is to blame? Who creates the culture? Every organization has a culture. Some have a good culture …

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How a long-lived marriage is like a great employee relationship

Yesterday on December 18, 2016 my wife and I achieved our 45th wedding anniversary. We are planning a celebration for a warmer time of year. In thinking about it though, I noted that there are many similarities between a good marriage and having a good employment relationship. See if you agree. Have to grow together …

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How a Purpose-Driven Brand Can Motivate Employees

When it comes to a job, sometimes employees are just in it for the paycheck, the time off and the benefits. After all, we all need to sustain ourselves in our daily lives, as well as provide for our families. But some people are in it for more. With many studies showing people as being …

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Making your employees feel proud to be an employee

Sitting in my office I heard my wife exclaim from her office “That’s wonderful!” Naturally I was curious and asked her “What was wonderful?” She said she had just received the company newsletter and it contained a story that she said told about something the company did that was “just so cool.” Company cool The …

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Worried about being a “bossy women”? Get over it!

As I was flipping through some of my news feeds I came across an article entitled Women Scared To Appear Bossy, Assertive. It was a Déjà vu experience for me. I attended a seminar yesterday and sat at a table with six women, a CFO, an attorney, 3 HR managers and a counselor. As I …

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Why Office Setup Plays a Large Role in Employee Happiness

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org By the end of the 1960s, human resource professionals had already discovered the link between office design and the productivity of employees. Soon after that, it was apparent that workplace happiness played a direct role in worker retention. With people spending one-third or more …

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