I was a Millennial in the 70’s and the 80’s

I have been doing some preparation work for a panel discussion that I will be moderating in May at Thrive2016. The panel will be discussing, the still very hot topic, of Millennials. In this case we will be talking about developing leadership skills in Millennial employees. As I went through my research I came to …

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Respect is Key to Retention

How many times have you puzzled over what are the key things you need to do to insure that you keep your employees as the economy improves? Article after article has told us that up to 75% of our employees are poised to leave as more jobs become available. We have wondered what we need …

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The Key to a Successful Team: Lessons for HR

Today I am taking a page from the Kris Dunn’s playbook. He often turns to sports for great lessons in human resources. Last night as I settled in to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Pirates, I turned on the TV to discover that the game was going to be delayed due to rain. The station was playing interviews …

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Employee Birthdays: Recognition or No?

Today is my birthday! No I am not fishing for birthday wishes.. well maybe a few LOL. But as I got to my birthday it made me think about how companies recognize employee birthdays, if indeed they do. So I did some Internet searching and came across several articles about celebrating birthdays. One such post …

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Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About HR

As I was sitting down to get a late start on my post of the day Mike Grindell, the Chief Administrative Officer at 22Squared, tweeted a link to a Wall Street Journal article call Four Questions Every CEO Should Ask About IT. After having read it the proverbial light bulb went off and I had …

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The Language of HR: Are Employees Transactions or Interactions?

The language we use affects how we think. At least that is the theory, as you can read in this article entitled Does Your Language Shape How You Think? There is a theory known as linguistic realtivity, also known as the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, or Whorfianism. According to Wikipedia “The principle of linguistic relativity holds that …

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Can Tips on Customer Loyalty Work On Employees Too?

There is an article, written by Micah Solomon,  in the online version of Entreprenuer entitled Seven Tips for Building Customer Loyalty. As I was reading it I started to think that these same tips maybe useful in building employee loyalty. So here they are. Tell me what you think. Tip 1. Anticipate Customer Wishes. Solomon …

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