Future Friday: It appears to be all about collaboration

I think most of us know that collaboration in the workplace produces better results than no collaboration. That is why so many software applications have been developed to enhance the collaborative effort. New research, however, shows us that it is not just the collaboration effort, it is also who is participating in the collaboration. So …

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How to Manage Work Relationships Between Millennials and Gen Z: A guest post

Today’s post is by Lucy Benton, a young writer, living among the population about which she writes. I think you will find this post interesting. Work is a dynamic place, uniting a lot of people working together as a team. They have different backgrounds, experience, characters. Moreover, they represent different generations and have different views …

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Five great reads to improve HR

Wednesday is always a good day to take a look at some writing other than mine that others have found interesting. So here are five selections that will educate you and improve you. Selection One Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way.¬†Julianne Pepitone wrote in CNN Tech “Susan Fowler, …

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Future Friday: The Human Condition

I was reading a piece by Dan Schawbel, a favorite writer of mine, where he was talking about 10 trends for 2017. (I could gripe that we are just into November and we are already getting 2017 articles, but hey Christmas decorations are already up as well.) In his article in Forbes Schawbel says that …

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Day Two of SHRM Atlanta

Day two of the SHRM Atlanta conference has continued to be interesting. Affordable Care Act My first session was on the ACA. Scary, scary, scary. Mike Penska gave us a different take on the subject. Rather than just talk about the regulations he talked about the importance of the metrics in the ACA world. He …

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Hired for Apptitude Fired for Attitude

There was a very interesting piece that appeared in the Atlanta Business Chronicle written by Melvin Everson who is the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development for the state of Georgia. His premise is that people get hired for apptitude, or their hard skills, and get fired for attitude. He said he …

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Generational Diversity: Peace or War?

It is no big secret that there are FOUR generations of workers in today’s workforce. This diverse group of people include what are called the TRADITIONALS (born pre-1945 and rapidly decreasing); the BABY BOOMERS (born 1946 to 1964, many of whom were retired and would be today except for the sucky economy); GENERATION X (born …

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Key Outcomes for Employee Communication

A lot of verbiage is spent on what makes for good employee communication. Many people put a lot of time into thinking about the “hows” to do employee communication. But you need to think about the “outcomes” of your communication. Before we get to outcomes however, let’s review some of the¬†building blocks of employee communication. …

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The Opportunity for Learning

As a Baby Boomer I profess a level of ignorance about what “motivates” younger generations. But because I am in Human Resources and I am a generally curious fellow I probably know more than many of my generational peers. Also, I make sure I “follow” a good number of younger bloggers. (I must admit it …

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