Lessons in Marketing for HR: From the Archive

As I sit here planning my fall schedule I have put on my calendar that I will be attending #DreamForce16 in October in San Francisco. I get a lot out of attending and I am looking forward to it again. I was reminded of this post from last year where I attended some off-campus sessions …

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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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Are Employee Service Awards really necessary today?

I was reading an article that gave examples of tax exempt benefits that your employees really want. One of these was recognition awards, including longevity awards for years of service. My first thought on reading this was “Really?” Survey says The article I was reading was in the online version of MySanAntonio. The author said …

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Finding the Balance Between Work and Exercise 

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. After a long day at work, it’s difficult to find time and motivation for exercise. But the truth is, the busier and more stressed you are, the more important fitness becomes. Exercise is a great stress reliever. It also releases endorphins, gives you energy, …

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Lessons in HR from Charles Dickens

I published this last year and the year before, but I liked it and I decided to repost it. I think the lessons are as valuable today.  One of my favorite books is A Christmas Carol. Most of us know it by the many movies that have been made, some well done, the others not …

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Team Building for a Creative Business Culture

Today’s post was written by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Every business has its own culture. As part of HR, you’re tasked with the resolution of conflicts within the company and other potentially stressful employee problems. But if you create a close knit team you can snuff out employee conflicts before they happen and create a …

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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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