Employee Retention: The Key to Meaningful Work is Psychological Safety and Civility

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at WorkHuman (formerly known as Globoforce). They help organizations energize their cultures and unlock employees’ passion and potential with the fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance management platform. Enjoy the article!) Employee retention continues to be a major concern for organizations. With unemployment at…

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Amp Up Your Employment Brand Like Domino’s…Or Maybe Not…

When it comes to attracting candidates to your employment brand, purpose matters. Candidates are increasingly seeking a sense of purpose in their work, so it makes sense to embed purpose in your values through connection to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) themes.  Companies like Unilever have gone all in on this approach and even mandated executives…

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There Is More To a Job Than the Work

I recently ran across an article titled, “The CareerBliss 2019 Happiest and Unhappiest Cities to Work”. I know, I know, it’s a total clickbait title. But I must admit there can be some value even in clickbait titles, so I checked it out. While the actual list didn’t surprise me, my takeaway from the article…

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Looking for HR information on conducting workplace investigations? You’ve hit the MOTHER LODE!

Image Credit: Photofunia.com (https://photofunia.com/results/5da05f89089f7acb5a8b4590) Back in the early Summer of 2017, most of the experts — the pundits, if you will — were predicting that American businesses were not going to spend as much in 2018 on advice from employment law attorneys. Then, in September 2017, along came a guy named Harvey Weinstein. The rest…

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Use the Right Technology Tool For the Job

The word “hack” is often used instead of tips. For example, here’s a blog post on “100 Incredible Life Hacks that Make Life So Much Easier”. The first one is “Tie a small piece of fabric to your luggage. Saves a lot of time to check if it’s your bag or not.” I like to…

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LEADERSHIP SIGNALS WEEK: Tilman Fertitta On Business Over Politics…

Capitalist Note: It's "Leadership Signals Week" here at the HR Capitalist, where I talk about things I've seen leaders communicate over the last couple of weeks that speak volumes about what they want their followers to think. Communication matters if you're a leader. It's the most visible sign of what you believe, and it drives the…

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Ethical Leadership for Sustainable Wellbeing

Guest post from Dr. Ian Hesketh and Sir Cary Cooper:Which style of leadership behaviour is the most effective has been the challenge for most executives for many years. Trying to meet the challenges of modern-day working practices and the demands of a 24hr global demand under increasing constraints is a real conundrum. Ethical Leadershipis proven…

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And here is a retaliation claim that may make it all the way to a jury to decide

Image Credit: Photofunia.com (https://photofunia.com/results/5d9aa283089f7ad4978b458c) Earlier this week, I detailed several feeble retaliation claims that a federal court easily brushed aside. Today, I’ll talk about another retaliation claim that almost suffered a similar fate until one of the most conservative federal appellate courts in the country breathed new life into it. Let’s cue the music and…

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7 Career Lessons Learned from Attending a NASA Social

Over the summer, Mr. Bartender and I attended NASA’s Ascent Abort flight test. The Ascent Abort flight test was a simulation designed to ensure that NASA can maintain astronaut safety in case of an emergency. The test flight was done as part of the preparations for next year’s Artemis launch. We’ve lived in Florida a…

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