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Got Gratitude?

 

 

The calendar has turned, the challenge is on. Let us begin thirty days of gratitude.

Each day, highlight someone for whom you are grateful. Share your thanks with a story, a note, a laugh or something memorable. Take this month and let the folks in your world know that they are woven into your tapestry.

Be creative, make some new memories, share some old laughs.

To my Human Resource colleagues, who on your teams deserves your gratitude?  Who needs a reminder of their unique value to your team?  Who needs a good...

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Drive Innovation with Psychological Safety

 

 

Psychological safety. It's one of the most important components of a great business, but you don't hear much about it. And in an economy that rewards agility, innovation and disruption, psychological safety is more important than ever, says Harvard Business School professor Amy C. Edmondson. In The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2018), she draws on 20 years of research and fieldwork to make the case for trust, respect and clear communications at work. She answered a few...

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Don't Mistake Perks for Corporate Culture


 

 

Too often, companies confuse perks and culture. Leaders think that to create a great culture, they should go purchase ping-pong and pool tables, get a keg for the office, or offer four-day workweeks. But these are all perks, not culture, which are two very different things. If a company only focuses on adding flashy perks, they may attract an employee, but they won’t retain them.

Don’t get me wrong, perks are great, but if there are beanbag chairs and no one likes each other, that doesn’t accomplish much. Allowing your employees

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Time for Smarter Employer-based Immigration Policies

 

We are living through a moment in our nation’s history when there are more jobs available than qualified people to do them. Whether we’re in good economic times or bad, in a period of stability or disruption, it seems clear the skills shortage is here to stay.

Research from SHRM indicates that about 2 out of every 3 HR professionals are facing difficulty hiring for full-time jobs—up from half in 2013. They blame a low number of applicants, lack of candidate experience, competition...

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#Nextchat RECAP: Building an HR Technology Strategy

On November 14, @shrmnextchat chatted with Leadership and HR technology expert, and author of “Digital HR: A Guide to Technology-Enabled Human Resources” Deborah Waddill @deborahwaddill.

If you missed this excellent #Nextchat on how to build an HR technology strategy, you can read all the tweets here or below.

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 

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What Benefits and Perks Do Employees Actually Want?

 

 

With open enrollment just around the corner for most companies, employee benefits are top of mind. Today’s offerings have grown to include more than just medical, dental, and vision coverage. Companies are now including perks like scheduling flexibility, tuition reimbursement, and even parental assistance as part of their overall package.

Let’s cut through the hype: what benefits and perks do employees actually care about? As someone who has administered his fair share of open enrollments, I’ve wondered the same thing. But over the years, I’ve learned that you sometimes just...

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Culture Can’t Be Cookie-Cutter

 

When people ask us about our culture at Zappos, they’re typically looking for ways to bring a piece of what we’ve learned back to their own company. Founders, CEOs, and HR professionals alike are all trying to figure out a way to bring order to the sometimes-chaotic work of shaping their company’s culture. We try to answer these questions the best we can by speaking from experience but the truth is, authentic culture can’t be taught. Culture has to...

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Why Integrity is More Valuable than Reputation

 

John Wooden-if you are a basketball fan, this name speaks volumes.  For those of us over the age of 50 (for me almost 60) Coach Wooden is synonymous with success with class.  I often talk with others now about how many leaders seek success without class or without integrity, but short-term success without integrity is like sugar, the short term impact may help you get through a quick issue, but the long term impact of sugar is fleeting.

I recently listened to the audiobook "Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success: ...

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Welcome to the Age of the Hyper Hopper: 3 Tips and Tricks for Recruiting Gen Z

 

Welcome to the age of the “hyper hopper” where employees are changing companies every few years.  The days of tenure, pensions, and retiring from the company you started are more fairy-tale than reality.       

Gen Z are changing jobs every 2.1 years.   That’s a stunning statistic when you think of the amount of time it takes to hire, onboard, and ramp a new employee only to get a year of production out of them before they are setting sail for the next great opportunity.  With the Gen Z demographic set to make up...

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