Employee engagement Employee engagement takes many forms. It surprises me how often executives don’t capitalize on the many opportunities to maximize employee engagement that are available in an office for not much money or effort. I work for a small tech company that is in growth mode. Consequently, we are doubling our square footage and moving […]
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Gender equality and diversity at the leadership level A recent blog, posted on the Economist’s Executive Education Navigator / Economist’s Executive Education Blog, addressed the topic of gender equality in the workplace which I found fascinating. The article made some great points which I felt compelled to write about based on past experience on this particular […]
Building team trust is difficult. Sometimes individuals on our teams don’t seem to want to build a relationship with us as managers. Some folks may have had a bad experience with management in the past and others may look at the job as just a “Jay.Oh.Be”. They don’t come to work with the mindset to build […]
The mentor program of all mentor programs Last week I posted on the topic of why I believe most mentor programs fail. I would be remiss and irresponsible if all I did was bitch on any topic and not provide a solution. This week’s post is the coup de gras, or the “blow of mercy to end the […]
Are mentor programs failing us? I believe that one of the best things that any of us can do for our careers is to find, and work with a mentor. Mentors have been there and done that, and with a mentor by our side, we don’t have to re-invent the wheel. Good mentors will introduce […]
This months #HBR takes a look at why no one likes HR. If you are an HR professional, I would consider this entire issue a must read front to back. This is V.2 to the 10 year old Fast Company article “Why we hate HR” and I add a few thoughts of my own.
Trust in Leadership Do your employees trust the leadership team? Last week I shared my beliefs on why I think employees should fill out employee job satisfaction surveys and this is part deux on the same topic. When employees do not want to fill out employee surveys, it is NOT because they don’t see the value in the […]
Employee surveys The topic of employee surveys is always a controversial topic. Management wants to hear employee opinions and employees want to do the right thing but are afraid their answers can be tracked. If you have read this blog, you know that I am always thinking about corporate culture. Part of this is because […]
Diversity starts with leadership Every company says they promote diversity and every company says that employees are their most important assets. I just went through the job search process and I wanted to share my recent diversity experiences. Diversity doesn’t always come across the way you think it is and it surprised me in my recent […]
Employees remember two things in their career. The day they were hired and the day they were laid off. HR veteran HRNasty provides insight on the impact of a lay off and advice on how to conduct the lay off with respect.