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How Mindfulness Benefits the Boardroom
Often, “mindfulness” conjures up images of stillness in a yoga studio. But fast-paced executives are finding mindfulness and leadership also go hand in hand. Intentionally tuning in to daily tasks, people and events can actually benefit the boardroom as much as it does the boat pose. Why mindfulness matters Merriam-Webster defines mindfulness as “the practice […]
Levels and Landscapes: Equipping Tomorrow’s Leaders
Leaders are “the primary factor behind employee productivity, commitment and bottom-line profitability,” according to research from leadership consultant expert researchers Zenger Folkman. The stakes are high, which doesn’t make it any easier to ensure the leaders in your organization are reaching their full potential, or that your next crop of leaders will be up to […]
How Investing in Financial Literacy Improves Employee Retention
As defined by Investopedia, financial literacy is education and understanding on efficiently managing personal finance areas, including investing, insurance, real estate, retirement and budgeting. Financial stress can contribute to diminished quality of customer service; increased administrative costs, due to wage garnishment and loans from 401(k) accounts; and a distracted workforce with lower levels of productivity. […]
Jawbs: Sharks’ Similarities to Job Titles
Just like you and me, sharks have their own set of personality traits, and these attributes have set both species apart as apex predators. In honor of one of the greatest weeks featuring our misconstrued finned friends from the sea, TV’s Shark Week, let’s discuss the parallels shared between sharks and job titles of corporate […]
How to Break Down Silos: A U.S. Military Formula for Today’s Business Execs
Some business leaders find that “silos” develop within their organization, where departments do not communicate effectively with one another, hindering efficiency (particularly in interdepartmental goals and projects). Implementing interdisciplinary task forces when appropriate can give your organization the agility necessary to innovate and respond to external challenges. In Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends survey, […]
U.S. Job Market Reports Foreshadow a Résumé Tsunami
As costly quitting rates rise and the employment-to-population ratio reaches new heights, employers should expect to receive more and more applications than in years past. This impending “résumé tsunami” will make finding and retaining top talent even harder. That’s why now is a good time for HR pros to consider developing labor trends and their […]
Why HR and PR Need to be Friends
Today’s tech has created an environment with 24/7 access and instant communication. Anyone, anywhere, at any time can share live company updates, photos and videos to countless followers, media outlets, investors and competitors. This live and on-demand style of communication directly impacts your HR department, since employee actions and consumer satisfaction can be shared in […]
Workplace Communication Across Different Generations
Workplace Communication Across Different Generations Managers face many difficult challenges in the workplace, but one obstacle that often is overlooked is the need to communicate with up to four different generations in a single office setting. From the 18-year-old intern to the 72-year-old seasoned professional, human resources professionals need to find a balance between them […]
Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year
Three Must-have Conversations for the New Year Everyone should consider having the following three conversations over the course of the next few weeks. Taking this time with your direct reports, yourself and your spouse will only improve the beginning of your new year. Speak With Your Squad As for your direct reports, many individuals– especially […]
The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016
The Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016 With 2017 just around the corner, now is a good time to celebrate the closing of a perplexing year for businesses across the country with a re-cap of the top 10 most popular blog posts of 2016. Over the last 12 months, employers and HR professionals have been on high-alert […]
4 Ways to Make Your Employees Want to Come to Work
Disengaged employees don’t feel motivated to work. A 2015 survey by Gallup revealed that 50.8 percent of American workers were not engaged in their jobs. Consequently, disengaged employees may arrive to work late, miss deadlines, submit poor-quality work, alienate themselves from co-workers or seek employment elsewhere. While the employee could be solely responsible for his or […]
The Inside Scoop: How to Find Out What Your Employees Aren’t Telling You
We talk a lot about employee engagement on this blog, and for good reason: Companies with an engaged workforce outperform those without by nearly 202 percent. Today, we’re not here to drill such stats into your head – besides, that one makes a pretty solid case on its own – but to discuss how businesses can engage their employees by surveying each and every one of them.