Vital Role Of HR And Management In Improving Employee Onboarding: A Guest Post

Today’s post was written by Samantha Kaylee Image Source Employees are the biggest asset of any enterprise; that’s why they are always searching for new and competitive employees. However, hiring and retaining talent is quite tricky these days. Once the HR team completes the recruiting process, the next and the most crucial step is employee …

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From the archive Seven ways working for a good company is like having a good marriage

Today my wife and I have been married 47 years. Three years ago I published this post and I thought it was still apropos, so I am republishing it. Today is my wedding anniversary! Now you may think was does this have to do with anything in HR? As I have reflected on my marriage …

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From the archive: A Christmas lesson from Dickens

I have published this before, but as I reread A Christmas Carol each year I think the lessons should be repeated all the time.  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 so much. We …

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Have you ever thought of adding games to the company culture?

Employee engagement is all the rage in companies. It is critically important. This guest post by Fredrick Cameron talks about how engagement can be enhanced by using games.  How do you engage your employees at the office? How do you keep them motivated in an conventional environment that doesn’t always provide challenges? Working a 9 …

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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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Work perks that help attract and retain employees: An Infographic

I was offered the opportunity to publish this infographic on research conducted by Quill.com. I thought it was interesting. I hope you do to. You’ve placed the digital and print ads, sorted through resumes, done the interviews, and made the offer to what you believe is the best employee for the job. All that’s great, …

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From the Archive: Knowlegdge Worker Productivity and Engagement: Drucker and Pink

Originally posted about five years ago this post shows that the questions surrounding employee engagement have been around for quite awhile.  In his book, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, management guru Peter Drucker talked about what it takes for knowledge workers to be productive. He said there were six major factors. These included: Asking the …

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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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How often should you take the pulse of your employee engagement?

Employee engagement is recognized as critical to the success of a company. Many companies annually conduct a survey to measure engagement or employee satisfaction. What if measuring engagement once a year was not often enough? How often should you take the pulse of your employee engagement heart beat? Advantages and disadvantages with an annual survey …

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Are old ways of treating employees coming back?

I used to work for a company that treated its employees well. We had profit sharing and everyone got a ham at Christmas time along with a bonus check. I don’t know if they still do that or not, but I would like to think they do. I read an article the other day that …

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