Category: Employee Engagement

  • What are you passionate about?

    People ask me all the time, what separates an average candidate from an exceptional candidate? For people in transition, I am commonly asked about factors relating to job search success. I am not sure I fully have an answer, but I found an article that offered a...

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  • Causing (Okay - Predicting) Turnover?

    Each week, I check http://www.ere.net/ for articles. There is usually at least one article that sticks out as important to read or post (we post on our website (...

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  • Talent Management Needs More Attention

    One of the first studies I read to start 2012 was conducted by Manpower.  It stated that most employees say that their job is unrewarding and saps their energy.  This followed Manpower's study published in January 2011 that found 84% of their study's participants planned...

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  • Strategic Talent Management: Take Action!

    As you know from past posts, I am a fan of ERE.net's articles.  Toward the end of last year, there was a wonderful article entitled Why Not Start the New Year by Doing Something Strategic in Talent...

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  • We Want You! (Now Get To Work!)

    This coming Friday (November 18, 2011), I will be speaking at the MnCUPA-HR (Minnesota College and University Professional Association for Human Resources) fall conference.  The conference title is, HR as Business Partner:...

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  • Reading Piles!

    E-mails, magazines, books, etc.  We all have too much to read - but great intentions.  We put things in piles - with great hope of reaching the bottom some day.  As mentioned in an earlier post, I read HR Magazine (SHRM's publication) in 5 minute increments - usually...

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  • The way toward employee engagement can be so simple!

    Harvey Mackay, the well known author and writer, has a very simple title on his weekly column (November 21, 2010). It merely says, "Say thanks to your employees." Such simple words, but so rarely followed! Mr. Mackay quotes Don MacPherson, President and...

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  • 4 Short Articles; 1 Comprehensive Story

    I read HR Magazine in short bursts - usually when I am 5+ minutes early for an appointment. It takes a month to read the monthly publication at this rate. In today's world, we rarely sit down and read any publication cover to cover. Personally, I like short articles that...

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  • Confusing News on the Economy and Engagement

    It can be on the same day; it can be reported within the same publication (but of course from different sources). The news on the economy is confusing at best and certainly conflicting. The same can be said of the news and resulting implications of employee...

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  • Recovery and its Implications

    This is the theme of discussions and conferences Earlier this week, Human Resource Professionals of Minnesota held their spring conference. The focus/title was Post Recession Strategies: Regroup - Retain - Recruit. On April 16th, the University...

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