Employee Engagement Will Remain a Top Concern in 2018

I was recently in a meeting with human resources professionals where the subject of employee engagement came up. And it’s obvious after that conversation, the term “employee engagement” has officially jumped the shark. So, you might be asking yourself, “Then why are you writing about employee engagement?” It’s a great question. The answer is because,…

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Are External Forces Changing Organizational Values

I want to share with you this high-level thought. I don’t know that I have all of the answers here, but I think as business professionals, there might come a time when we’re asked to weigh in on the concept. I was at a conference earlier this year where there were several conversations about organizational…

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Onboarding Is Successful When Expectations Are Met

I think as a general rule, people are happy when their expectations are met. If Mr. Bartender and I go out to dinner, we expect a nice meal. When our expectations are met, we’re happy. When they aren’t, we’re disappointed. Same happens with candidates. When they accept a job offer, they expect to like their…

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How to Spend the Last Two Weeks of the Year

When I worked in Corporate America, I often worked during the last two weeks of the year. At first, because I had to. Everyone else had more seniority and vacation time. Later in my career, I did it because I wanted to. The last two weeks of the year are so nice and quiet. Fewer…

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The Culture Series [Part 4] – Implementing an Inclusive Culture

In the second and third articles of the series, we talked about the four competencies that are key to the organization’s cultural identity. Once that happens, the work isn’t over. Future policies, procedures and strategies need to reflect how trends will impact the organization over time. For example, if the organization is planning to expand…

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