Sunday, August 25, 2019
As a busy human resource professional, planning events can be daunting or overwhelming especially if given limited time. This 10-key strategic approach, which incorporates asking the five W’s (What, When, Who, Where, Why), will harvest relevant information and maximize the likelihood of a successful outcome.
Published in Summer 2017
One of Garth Brooks' best know hits is “Friends in Low Places.” It is an easy tune to sing, especially with friends. Last year, I attended a Garth Brooks concert. Although I’ve attended concerts from other genres, this was only my second country music concert.
Published in Summer 2017
Nearly four out of five employers offer health improvement programs including incentives or education on eating right, being active, reducing stress and being aware of health status. But employees aren’t often benefiting from these wellness efforts. On average, employers award nearly $700 in wellness incentives to each employee, but the majority don’t use the full amount.
Published in Summer 2017
Human resources is a profession with daily challenges, unique situations and tricky interactions to navigate. But through it all, there is one thing in which HR can always rely – a trait we should hone and use to its utmost potential because it is the gateway to innovation and problem solving: curiosity.
Published in Summer 2017
When it comes to increasing the productivity of teams, we need to stop thinking of people as if they are balloons. This is especially true of top performers, those wonderful go-to workers we approach for those tasks that just come up. You know they’re talented, so why can’t they take on some additional work? No reason whatsoever, and, as a result, they’re given more and more tasks to perform.
Published in Summer 2017
When Tim Lambert arrived on site in Orlando as a volunteer greeter for the HR Florida State Conference and Expo, little did he know his conference experience would be like no other.
Published in Fall 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016 10:11

4 Steps to Workplace Civility

By the time George Washington WAS 16, he had copied down 110 rules for “civil and decent behavior” that he learned from a Jesuit textbook. Some of the rules included always showing respect to others, standing when others stand, and not speaking when others are speaking.
Published in Fall 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016 10:03

10 Cultural Dimensions Affecting Everyone

In Today's increasingly global work environment, multi-national companies emphasize developing their employees’ cultural intelligence: the ability to understand and adapt to various cultural influences.
Published in Fall 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:58

5 Insidious Impacts of a Mis-Hire

The world's innovators are calling for reinvention and transformation of HR departments. Given that the majority of hiring responsibilities fall within HR and it is—in most cases—the entry into companies, reinventing HR must start with transforming the way leaders think about and behave about hiring.
Published in Fall 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016 09:53

4 Steps to Creating Business Strategies

Business owners and managers regularly ask the human resources team (sometimes a team of one), “what do we have to do in this situation?” or “how do we handle that problem?” Too often, those of us in HR think only about compliance with the many federal, state, ...
Published in Fall 2016
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