Keep Your Top Performers With These Five Tips

By on September 20, 2018

Top performers have options in this job market and while compensation plays a factor in keeping your top performers, it is not the only thing you could or should be doing. In fact, the lack of career advancement and professional opportunities is the primary reason employees give for leaving a company. Keep Your Superstars Engaged and Retained Give them responsibility: High performers will...

Football Tips for Talent Acquisition

By on September 15, 2018

The kick-off to the regular Sunday night football season began on Sept. 9th with the Chicago Bears playing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. It is the 100th season of football for the Packers and the game was played out as a tale of two halves with an epic comeback by Aaron Rodgers and team to win the game, 24-23. So, what does football have to do with talent acquisition and in particular,...

5 Things Your Managers Should Do to Keep Your Employees

By on September 4, 2018

A good manager can make or break your experience at an organization. I bet if you thought back on all of the positions you’ve held, you stayed longer at the ones where you liked your boss.   So it’s just silly when organizations blame their employee attrition on compensation alone. That just seems like a cop-out and isn’t doing your organization any favors. According to a Gallup poll, at...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): Okay, Now What?

By on August 27, 2018

Part 2   In Part I of my blog on brainstorming, I shared some of the rather disappointing science behind traditional brainstorming. Reading that blog, you might think that it’s time to give up brainstorming sessions, but wait! With just a few adjustments, you can still have productive idea-generating sessions and achieve the “burstiness” so many teams strive for. So without further ado,...

Don’t Lose Your New Hire Before They Start

By on July 16, 2018

The top choice to fill your vacant marketing director position just accepted your job offer. You can finally relax and take a breath because your job is done. Or is it? An often overlooked step in onboarding is the critical time frame from the moment someone accepts the position to their first day. Sometimes called preboarding, this is a crucial aspect to make sure that your new hire actually...

If I Only Had a Brain(storm): A Look at Brainstorming in the Workplace

By on July 12, 2018

Part I Many organizations use brainstorming when they are stuck or looking to access new and unorthodox ideas. Some organizations even have official brainstorm meetings, complete with a moderator, whiteboards, snacks and rules like: · No idea is a bad idea · No judging of ideas · Crazy ideas are encouraged · The more ideas the better One Small Problem After nearly 70 years, what have we learned...

Help Your Employees Recognize and Appreciate Each Other

By on June 27, 2018

It’s likely that you remember the most recent criticism you received more clearly than the last praise you received. Industry leader, Chester Elton discusses the need for more recognition than criticism and why it’s important that recognition comes not only from leadership and management but also from peers. The benefits of peer recognition Peer recognition can improve employee satisfaction,...

Sharing Fridays and the Culture of Learning

By on June 22, 2018

To stay competitive, modern organizations need a way to educate their employees. Ongoing education improves employee retention and strengthens a company over time. Sharing Fridays is one way we do this at CKR Interactive.   What is Sharing Fridays? Sharing Fridays is a weekly meeting where the team shares: tools and resources tips and ideas for process improvements team accolades...

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