The Year in Employee Engagement

By on December 11, 2019

For me, 2019 will be the year that employee engagement became a true “buzzword” in our industry. (Many reading this will remember when this happened to the term “employer branding” about a decade ago). Even if the term employee engagement is misunderstood or poorly defined, I think it’s a good thing that companies are putting a more authentic, measured focus on engagement. Smart organizations...

Departing Employees: Regret, Learn and Be Better

By on September 25, 2019

For better or worse, I don’t think there are many jobs in the corporate world where you come in, do your work and go home. I guess that says a lot about our culture and our attitude toward work, but if there’s an upside, it’s because of the emotional effort, engagement and investment that’s required, you end up forging deep relationships with the people you work with. I always bristle at the...

How to Bring the Power of Agency to Your Workplace

By on August 27, 2019

I am working my way through the exceptional: The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms by Dr. Paul Napper, Psy.D. and Anthony Rao, Ph.D,. The main hypothesis of the book is that a lot of the negative feelings we have today: being overwhelmed, always needing to be “on,” anxiety and lack of real connectedness are due...

Employee Satisfaction vs. Employee Engagement

By on May 7, 2019

What’s the Difference and Why You Should Care I bet if you work in HR or Talent Acquisition you’re probably a little sick of hearing about employee engagement. Or maybe your CEO said to you, “Hey, I just read this article about employee engagement. Don’t our employees read the mission and guiding principles sign we have in the lobby? We need more employee engagement now! Do something!” I’m...

Your Onboarding Checklist

By on April 4, 2019

Onboarding is one of those topics that seems to go through waves in popularity in the HR community, and right now I think we’re riding a crest. This makes a lot of sense to me, as you don’t have to go very far to find some impressive statistics on the importance of a solid onboarding program. Most of the studies I’ve seen have centered around three key benefits: Effective onboarding increases...

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