Future Friday: Supermobility

We have all heard about the ever increasing importance of mobile devices in the workplace. The issue of BYOD (Bring your own device) policies is a present and growing issue for many companies. The issues surrounding mobile devices are going to get larger and more complex due to supermobility. Supermobility In a post by Tim …

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Do Service Awards Still Matter?

This is a sponsored blog post written by Jenny Watkins of the Terryberry Company.    I read an article the other day on service awards, and if I’m being honest, it kind of ticked me off.  The author starts out: “No worker has ever received an engraved plaque that read ‘Thanks for keeping your seat …

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If you have not updated your handbook this year you are way behind

Let’s face it we all know that the employee handbook is a valuable document to every employer there is. We also know that it is a document that, due to neglect, can get your company in trouble. If you have not updated your handbook your are behind the times. New issues There are a number …

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Does LOVE Work as an Employee Relations Method?

  At the SHRM- Atlanta December meeting the speaker talked about the concept of LOVE as an effective employee relations strategy. He mentioned that with the emphasis in most businesses on the bottomline many managers are skeptical of such an approach. At the outset you could count me among them. After listening to him I …

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Three Great Tips to Make Others Feel More Important

As a manager or an HR professional it is often important to connect with employees as well as you can. Making people feel important is one good way to make that connection. Here are three great tips for making others feel important. Tip #1Take Notes These tips come from 7 Tips for Making Other People …

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Lack of awareness can reduce employee morale

How many times have you been walking and bump into someone you were not even aware was there? Or like my friend Todd, have someone walk into him? I had just that happen to me the other day at a networking event I was attending. I was standing there drinking a glass of wine when …

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Take Time for Conversation

  I read this line in a book about the future. The line was actually about providing space and time for creative conversation. I thought about that in other contexts and then came across Seth Godin’s blog post Never Enough. He said “There’s never enough time to be as patient as we need to be. …

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Tell Your Employees You Want Them Back

  “In America on average, nearly 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. 900,000 are arrested each year for DUI/DWI and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders.” As you wish your employees a Happy New Year on New Year’s Eve keep this “sobering” statistic in mind. Remind them you would like to …

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Five for Friday Just Before Christmas

  Here are five posts to end your week with, at least those who have not started their Christmas holiday yet. This first one is not actually about HR. But it does have implications for HR from a training standpoint or even personal development. Buying The College Experience Direct From The Professor by Kecia Lynn …

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10 Essential Skills for Managers Including HR.

  I am reading a book by Terry J. Fadem entitled The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers. Although I am just partially through it I have already gleaned some good information. Fadem has written the book for managers, but I think it has great applicability to HR as well. So here …

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