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Corporate focus

This week I spent time with my corporate HR colleagues at an annual meeting. We talked about a number of topics including #benefits strategy, consolidated payroll, #diversity, #inclusion, #recruitment, and #mergers and #acquisitions. I enjoy this annual meeting very much. I work for a relatively small company with an appropriately small HR team. Most of […]

Telecommuting – is it the best way to go?

Today, more than ever, American employees are working from home at least one day a week. More than 13 million U.S. workers (9.4 percent) worked at least one day at home per week in 2010, compared with 9.2 million people, or 7 percent of U.S. workers in 1997. – www.wsj.com/news/articles Earlier this week I posted a blog […]

Working From Home – Are You Really Ready?

So you’re a leader at a company and you’re getting frequent requests from your employees – We want to work from home!!! You’re not alone! Today, more than ever, American employees are working from home at least one day a week. More than 13 million U.S. workers (9.4 percent) worked at least one day at […]

Why good employees quit – it’s pretty simple

I read an article on LinkedIn today, written by Mary Davids (http://www.marydavids.com, Twitter: @MVDavids). The reasons are simple to diagnose. The solutions are easily devised. The behavior change required to change company culture – like what’s acceptable leader-employee relationships and interactions – is much more difficult. It’s easy to say, If they don’t like it […]

Motivation. Not excuses.

The US Navy Seals. What comes to mind when you think of them? Honor. Dedication. Strategy. When I think of that group of people, I think of what must be the greatest combination of courage and fear. The fear can’t be spoken of. But I bet it’s a piece of what drives the courage. This […]

Position descriptions and why you need them!

You know you need someone to do some work. But how do you know what they need to do? Your business is growing and you have new needs in your company. You might need to hire new talent – or you might want to promote your existing team members. But how do you know who […]