employee engagement

What Type of Engaged Leader Are You?

May 14, 2015

Are you a Plugged-In Leader or an Otherwise Occupied Leader? To find out, go on over to Smartblog on Leadership and read my May post, Are you the wrong type of “engaged” leader? A hint: while researching the meaning of “employee engagement” and “engaged” employees, I discovered an intriguing nuance in the definition of “to […]

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Are Loose Cannons Driving Down Your Employee Engagement Scores?

March 30, 2015

Have you ever worked with a “loose cannon”? This high-energy person moves ahead too quickly without checking facts. Loose cannons mean well, but their unpredictability causes collateral damage.   Typically, loose cannon employees are seen as a liability—and management is often looking for ways to help them “find new employment opportunities.” Frankly, I’ve not had a lot […]

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Are These 5 Signs of Trust Evident in Your Workplace?

February 26, 2015

Welcome to Trust-Building Thursday, a new series on The People Equation. Each month, we’ll explore trust in the workplace and offer practical tips for building trust with your boss, colleagues, peers and team members. You can see other installments of the series here. Do you work with people who trust you? Do they trust others? […]

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6 Truths about Training and Development

February 23, 2015

Helping people learn new things is super-fun. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always gratifying. For over two decades, I was a corporate trainer, conducting in-person learning programs and later, webinars, to a wide array of employees. I’ve facilitated programs in warehouses, stuffy conference rooms, outdoors, and with simultaneous translation to groups of non-English speakers. […]

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Employment Life Cycle and HR Social Trends – HR Answers

January 26, 2015

As a content expert for HR Answers, I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends in human resources and leadership development. This month, I did a summary of intriguing social sharing trends in the HR field, plus I wrote a few articles related to the employment life cycle. First up is 3 Trends in […]

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Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

January 19, 2015

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business. And business leaders – you […]

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New Leadership Articles at HR Answers

January 5, 2015

Answers.com has added a “leadership” category to my HR Answers page. As you might imagine, this is exciting news because it’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. So for December, I jumped right in and wrote two leadership articles. The first is 7 Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Team which outlines […]

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Human Resources Today – Resources for the People Side of Business

December 16, 2014

A new site just launched called Human Resources Today.  Human Resources Today curates content from many sources on the web regarding the people side of HR: employee engagement, leadership, corporate culture, employee retention and workplace communication. Independent blogs like Sharlyn Lauby’s HR Bartender, Steve Roesler’s All Things Workplace and Robin Schooling’s HR Schoolhouse are featured, along with […]

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Trust in Leadership Affects Employee Retention #EWS2014

December 8, 2014

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study.  All opinions are mine. This is the final in a series on Spherion’s research project, the Emerging Workforce Study 2014. Over the past 15 years, Spherion has surveyed employees […]

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3 Important Elements of the Employment Life Cycle #EWS2014

November 24, 2014

I’m a sponsored blog partner with Spherion (a staffing and recruiting organization) and am participating in the release of findings from Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study.  All opinions are mine. My first in this blog series, Employee Engagement and Company Mission: What’s the Connection?, covered the first three elements of the employment life cycle: attraction, recruitment […]

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