May 2012 Posts

Re-engage Your Workforce

Unemployment rates are the lowest they have been in three years! This is great news for both companies and employees. The United States Unemployment Rate for April 2012 was 8.1, the lowest it has been since January 2009, and has […]

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Passive Recruiting: Do Your Hiring Practices Create Brand Ambassadors?

Active recruiting for top talent is only one part of the equation. Perhaps even more powerful is the passive recruiting that’s happening all the time at your company. Engaged employees speak well of the company, both in person and online. […]

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Monday Zen: Is It a Hell Yes?

Before you commit to anything, ask yourself this: Is it a hell yes? If you don’t instantly respond in the affirmative, then whatever you’re considering is a hell no. That means there’s no reason to dither about the pros and […]

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Summer Fun?

May arrived well before I was ready. It hit me like a ton of bricks. My college boys were coming home for the summer! What happened to all that “free” time I was going to have to do some things […]

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5 Tips for Social Business Adoption: How SAS Succeeded

Here’s a great article found through CIO.com on a large corporation (SAS) that saw the need to incorporate social media into their internal communications platform. Find out how they did it and how your company can do the same using […]

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Values Based Culture: Values Can Make Employees Feel Like They Make a Difference in the Workplace

When developing your company’s values, much of the subject matter will deal with the ways and means your organization turns a profit. This is fairly common and always a good idea to get on paper so people understand your company’s […]

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Monday Zen: Do One Thing You’re Really Bad At

You seem like somebody who has it all together. You’re probably excelling in your career, keeping yourself in reasonably good physical shape, managing your finances intelligently. So go out and find something you’re really bad at. Something that is just […]

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I Didn’t See Anything About Lockjaw When I Skimmed the Waiver

My parents shook their heads with confusion when I signed up for Muddy Buddy. They were a little more concerned when I signed up for Warrior Dash. But this year, when I announced I was registered for Tough Mudder, they […]

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Employee Engagement: Now More Than Ever

The past few years have seen article after article about the economy and the fragile state of employment. Recently however, a study by Randstad, a staffing and HR services company, revealed some data that represents a move in a positive […]

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The Pros and Cons of Organizational Change

Not only is change in business inevitable, it’s also unavoidable. Even a company that brags about still producing their products “just like the old days” has many different processes and procedures that surround that product’s creation and distribution. But with […]

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