Putting the “Human” back in Human Resources

What do snowflakes and people have in common? Neither of us are alike! So how, in a "people" profession, is it possible to effectively engage individuals on a personal level while maintaining a credible vantage point from a more macroscopic corporate level? It's time...

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Communication fails for three reasons

I shared this answer on LinkedIn and it was chosen as a Best Answer. Here are the top three reasons why communication fails in an organization and how to fix it: Communication fails for three reasons: 1) Lack of clarity in the message of the presenter. 2) Lack of...

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Communication fails for three reasons

I shared this answer on LinkedIn and it was chosen as a Best Answer. Here are the top three reasons why communication fails in an organization and how to fix it: Communication fails for three reasons: 1) Lack of clarity in the message of the presenter. 2) Lack of...

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What makes a “promotion” a promotion?

These days, promotion opportunities are hard to come by. But when an organization does have the opportunity to give someone a boost up the corporate ladder, here are some guidelines to follow to make it meaningful to both the employer and the employee.   1. How...

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Your “Bad” Boss Is Hurting Your Bottom Line

Working Under Bad Bosses: Workers tend to disengage under bad bosses, losing motivation to complete work and build rapport with their supervisor. The Gallup Management Journal's semi-annual Employee Engagement Index reports that 54% of employees are not engaged, and...

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What are your biggest barriers to social media engagement?

Attention Business, Marketing and Human Resources professionals: Consider the following statistics: - "Users say they're more likely to buy if a business answers their questions on Twitter." (NYTimes.com) - 79% of the largest fortune 500 firms use Twitter, Facebook,...

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Best Practices for Employee File Management

There are two main purposes for maintaining physical employee files: For Legal Compliance For Employment and Employee Decisions An official personnel file is a compilation of communication and documents related to the job and employment details for an employee. The...

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