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How Do Employee Benefits Reflect Your Company Culture?

Worker well-being has come a long way over the years. At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, it was common for employers to demand long hours and high production quotas, and the concepts of …

Why giving might be the most powerful engagement strategy

We all know that an engaged, motivated workforce is one of the most important factors to a company’s success.  High employee engagement contributes to higher retention and productivity, reduces …

What I learned about Employee Engagement from the local Barber

A few years ago, I moved to a small town just outside of Pittsburgh. It’s one of those rare gems-of-a-town that is full of charm and history and anchored by a Main Street that is flanked by old brick …

Three Things Your Candidate Experience Says About Your Company Culture

Everybody knows it’s a tough recruitment market out there—a “buyer’s market” for jobs, so to speak—so I’m often confused by companies that pay so little attention to their candidate experience.

Why should HR Own Organizational Effectiveness?

What role should HR play in its organization’s success? In many respects, the answer is obvious. Human Resources oversees the most important component of a successful business — a productive, engaged …

5 Ways HR Can Foster Workplace Learning Culture

What drives an organization to success? Employees. And what propels them to do their jobs effectively? Continuous training programs that not only help in bridging skill gaps but also add new skills. …

Feedback is a Two-Way Street, and is the Key to Employee Retention

Today’s businesses are learning that feedback loops between managers and employees is the secret to employee retention. Studies show that employees that are happy in their jobs result in better …

What this year’s Oscar mixup can teach us about recruiting through a PR crisis

Sometimes, the biggest hurdle to attracting top talent is the one we have no control over.

Want to engage top talent? Tell them how they’ll contribute

Today, I attended my first Rotary breakfast.  I have to be honest. Going in, I thought of Rotary as an “old man’s club.” Wow, was I misinformed and embarrassed to know so little about this community …

Finding Your Passion: 5 steps to discovering the work you were meant to do

It just might be the people I associate with, but I find the subject of passion – whether it’s about our work, our lives, or whatever we may be doing – creeping into the conversation quite a bit …

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