Getting your story Splained: A #SHRM2018 Vendor Profile

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Alfredo Castro, a master storyteller. Alfredo will be telling how to use storytelling to improve our business results. Just the other day I had the good fortune to talk to Mark Smith, who has a company that helps companies do a better job of …

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How to Maintain and Engage Your Millennial Workforce

This post is from my friends at Socialmonsters.org. Although this article talks about younger workers many of the things mentioned in this post also apply to other workers in all age groups. Forty-six percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2020. This may be an unsettling thought for some employers and businesses. …

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Problems with your company culture? Look in the mirror!

Have your employees been leaving? Have your Glassdoor ratings not been where you would like them to be? Employee productivity not where you would like it to be? It is very likely you have a culture problem. Who is to blame? Who creates the culture? Every organization has a culture. Some have a good culture …

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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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An important study on the Future of Work

I am away this week at an IBM #NewWaytoWork conference as an invited “Influencer” for my work writing about the future. For this week I am going to highlight a view posts that discuss some of the issues of mobility that we will be discussing at the conference. This post appeared in February of 2015. …

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3 Employee Perks That Make the Office a Better Place

Today’s post is brought to you from my friends at SocialMonsters.org When it comes to finding the best talent, employee perks are often one of the first things (behind pay) that potential candidates consider. Whether it’s offering the latest technology or having flexible vacation policies, candidates want to work somewhere that offers a unique set …

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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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Future Friday: Will your HR technology cost you employees?

I helped a client with a survey. One of the things that was clear from the responses was that the employees considered the HR technology to be “clunky”.  In fact many of them tried to use it and then gave up. They would resort to paper or email to get what they needed from HR. …

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Being a Workaholic is not the same as being engaged

How many of us know someone who proudly proclaims they are a workaholic? Perhaps some of you reading this post feel that way about yourself. Some claim it is because they are really engaged in their work. That may be true but a recent study showed that there is a difference between being engaged in …

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