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Disneyland shows an HR veteran how employee engagement increases customer loyalty

What every company, manager, and employee can learn from Disney. Lessons on employee engagement, corporate culture, and attention to detail which have stood the test of time and live up to being the Happiest Place on Earth.

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How Disney reinforces why best friends at work are important

Disney

HRNasty, first-time visit to Disneyland with work colleagues on a PTO day.

Disney, best friends, and engaged employees

A recent trip to Disney inspired the next two posts

Part 1: Do you have a best friend at work

Part 2: How Disney customers benefit when employees are engaged at work.

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Your first job interview part 2

first job interview

How to ace your first job interview

Getting ready for your first job interview experience?

Your first job interview experience is coming up. Don’t worry, HRN here to spit some knowledge so you know what to expect. More importantly, I am here to explain how to act so you can elevate your interview game.

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Ace your first job interview part 1

First Interview

Do you know what to expect with your first job interview?

The dreaded first job interview

Your first job interview is like any other experience when meeting another person. First encounters range from “Get me the f*&$ out of here” to “I nailed it.” We have all had interviews and first dates where we felt the above or somewhere in between.

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How your manager is setting you up for failure. How to encourage them to tell us what we NEED to hear.

manager feedback

Is your manager telling you want to hear or what you need to hear?

Is your manager doing you any favors? 

Manager feedback is critical to our careers. If you have heard any of the following in the last month from your manager, don’t assume you are knocking it out of the park and up for a raise.

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Why you should interview your personal friends when they apply at your company

I am not going to interview my friend!

You just referred a friend of yours to apply for a job at your company

  • Friend comes in for an interview and your manager likes your referral
  • Hiring manager asks you to personally interview your friend
  • You respond with “I can’t interview them,
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ESPP explained in layman’s terms (employee stock purchase plan)

Employee Stock Option Plan

Take responsibility for your career and your retirement

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

I just read a stat that stated that the average American household has less than $5000.00 in savings for retirement. With the start of a brand new year, I thought it might be a good time to help folks with new years resolutions and think about increasing the nest egg.

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How parents can turn the Christmas experience into interview training

Interview Skills

Kids that were not prepared for the big interview with the CEO of Christmas

Season of Birth Control

As we move into the Holiday season, I find I really enjoy this time of year. I am able to break out my heavy sweaters and overcoats that I only have the opportunity to sport in the coldest of weather. 

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The company Christmas tree AKA Ornament Hanger

They don’t make em’ like this anymore

Company Christmas tree breaks the rules

Just because I work in HR doesn’t mean I have to follow all the rules. I prefer guidelines and today’s post is a glimpse into how Johnny Law, the HR deputy tries to keep a light attitude in the office and still keep order.

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Thank you, site re-design and audio downloads

HRNasty wants to say “Thank You”

Thank you for your support. If you are a long time reader, you have noticed a new site design. It has been about 8 years since this blog first started and it’s about time for an update. When I first started this blog, I wanted a very underground look. A gritty, Banksy-esque,

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Top 5 unintended messages that crush careers. It’s not what you say, it is what is heard that matters

Intent vs. impact

Effective communication (in Corporate America)

As a guy working in HR, effective communication matters. I need to be careful with what I do and say. As much as the rules and policies apply to everyone, they apply more to the people in HR. When the team that is supposed to make sure company policy is maintained is breaking the rules,

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