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Tag: Human Resources

  • Is your post survey action planning a never ending game of Whac-a-Mole?

    Is your post survey action planning a never ending game of Whac-a-Mole?

    Have you ever felt like your organization works really hard to address one employee engagement concern, only then to have another topic come up on the next engagement survey? Or maybe your Human Resources or executive teams take action to address a specific issue, but scores on the engagement survey do not improve. These scenarios […]

  • Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

    Leading Through Layoffs: How to Support Remaining Employees with a Listening EAR (Empathy, Action, Reprioritization)

    Many of my clients have made, or are facing, the tough decision to downsize. My clients’ experience reflects the current state of the labor market. Forbes reports that layoffs are up 46% from August and 68% compared to the same time last year. Layoffs are often a recourse to downturns in profitability and critical business […]

  • Employee Experience vs. Expectations: How to Make Sure Your Organization is Upholding its End of the Bargain

    Employee Experience vs. Expectations: How to Make Sure Your Organization is Upholding its End of the Bargain

    Many employees leave an organization within a year of being hired because the job doesn’t meet their expectations.Take a moment and reflect on the last time you were applying for a new job. Think about why you applied to that role. What made you seek out that opportunity?In most cases, people apply to opportunities that […]

  • Should change be “easy”? (Because it’s usually not!)

    Should change be “easy”? (Because it’s usually not!)

    I’ve recently been a part of an ongoing debate about the nature of change. At the core of this conversation is the question: should change within our organization be easy? While very few would disagree that successful organizations need to be adaptable and nimble to stay competitive, ideas around what and how change should occur […]

  • What Kindergarten Taught Me about Employee Engagement

    What Kindergarten Taught Me about Employee Engagement

    With the school year coming to a close, I have been reflecting on the past year and how my kids have grown. This year marked the milestone of sending my oldest to public school and with that came the anxiety of putting my kindergartener on a bus. This would be the first time I didn’t […]

  • Finding Your Genius

    Finding Your Genius

    A few years ago I was researching reasons for non-performance–why most people get stuck and never realize their full potential. I came across a TED talk by Dr. Gay Hendricks. The focus of his talk was focused more on how people self-sabotage relationships due to an inability to cope with success. Whether a professional athlete […]

  • Valuing People and Effectiveness – Maintaining a Balance

    Valuing People and Effectiveness – Maintaining a Balance

    In analyzing our 2014 trend data from 1,150 organizations, we see that organizations continue to be better at getting results than valuing people. In our 18 years of research, we know that successful organizations are good at both: you have to value people by creating an inspiring mission, providing recognition, and giving people the opportunity […]

  • To Survey or Not to Survey, That is the Question…

    To Survey or Not to Survey, That is the Question…

    To survey, or not to survey; that seems to be the question every year as budgets are slashed and organizations are looking for ways to save money and drive bottom line growth. I always find this dilemma typically exists only in those organizations where the voice of the employee is not equal to the voice […]

  • Help your employees manage their workload by asking these four questions…

    Help your employees manage their workload by asking these four questions…

    It is not uncommon for employees to raise concerns about their workload, but, as a manager, how do you really know when a plate is too full? Start by talking with employees about what might be getting in their way of getting work done: -Are priorities clear? -Do they have the skills or resources to […]

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