Its the beginning of the New Year and many companies may be getting ready to produce their employees' annual performance reviews, so I'm sure the topic of whether or not its worth the time has started to come up. There are a lot of different opinions out there as to whether or not companies… Continue reading Performance Review Time – Should You Keep Doing Them?
It’s sad to say…but everyday there is more and more bad news about what is going on around the world. If you’re like me, you are probably trying to avoid watching or reading the news anymore because it is so depressing. I would like to wake up one morning and hear that all of it has… Continue reading Be The Calm In The Storm Around You…
“Culture” is another one of those buzz words going around lately as companies strive to up their game or reinvent themselves. With the changes in the market after the economic crash of 2008 and the new generations entering the workplace now, the new goal is to make your workplace happier, healthier and higher performing….still all… Continue reading Culture: Do You Define It or Does It Create Itself?
Think about this… Are your employees showing up to work late consistently? Are they more “on edge” or angry all the time? Are they making more mistakes that usual? Are their “attitudes” now affecting how they handle your customers? Are they just getting through the day so they can go home? These are all RED… Continue reading Are Your Employees Planning a Mutiny?
Let’s face it – between “life” issues and work, we find many of today’s employees are disgruntled in one way or another. For some, the situation is temporary…for others, it becomes a daily attitude they display. But, does that mean you – as the Employer – should take the stance of either reprimanding them for… Continue reading Are Disgruntled Employees Really A “Lost Cause”?
There’s a lot of talk in the market about “Employee Engagement” and all these tactics and tools an organization can use to improve in this area, but the fact is – engaging your employees is much easier to do than you think and doesn’t cost a penny. The problem many companies – and even volunteer… Continue reading Engagement Isn’t Rocket Science Folks!
You’ve talked to or surveyed your employees to find out what they would like to see around the office that would make them feel more appreciated or part of the “team.” You researched different Employee Engagement programs to find out which ones could be implemented right away and at little to no cost to the… Continue reading Jumping on the “Employee Engagement” Bandwagon: Part 3
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to lead a session at #HRU’s first Chicago conference focused on Employee Engagement. (For upcoming dates in other U.S. cities, check them out here at: http://www.globalhru.com) Employee Engagement is the latest “buzz” phrase in HR with so many companies now realizing that they have to step up and do something… Continue reading Jumping on the “Employee Engagement” Bandwagon: Part 1
Today officially marked the first day that medical marijuana is now available for sale in the state of Illinois…so now that it is really a reality, what does that mean for employers? Will there be this huge influx of issues to address and deal with? How does this affect our workplace safety? Do we have… Continue reading Medical Marijuana: How Does It Affect Your Workplace?
Back in the days of the Personnel Department, the “pink slip” was a notice included with the employee’s paycheck notifying them that their employment had ended, either by termination or layoff. No one knows when this practice came into being, or how it was even labeled with the color pink. Even Peter Liebhold, a curator… Continue reading Bring Back The Pink Slips!