Defining Employee Engagement #SHRM19

The term ‘employee engagement’ is used widely, but very rarely do two companies have the same definition of it. At SHRM, if you were to ask the person next to you to define it, I bet their version will be different from yours.

In the past, leaders approached engagement as if it was just a concrete number, measuring its changes and nodding their heads if it went up a few points. But what good is that if other related measures like retention, and employee tenure are performing poorly? Or...


God Save the Queen. HR Lessons from Queen Victoria. #SHRM19



The countdown to the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition is on. If you have not yet had the opportunity to review the program and plan the sessions you want to attend, now is the time to do so. I was able to do this over the past weekend where in Canada, Victoria Day was celebrated. This holiday, in honor of Queen Victoria, provided the opportunity for reflection about this monarch and how we, as HR professionals, can learn from some little know facts...


#SHRM19 Topic Q&A Spotlight: Making Agile Work: HR's Role in Empowering Success


In today’s complex business world, organizations operate in a competitive environment to gain strategic market success, with the increasing need to have the firmwide agility to succeed in the marketplace. Building organizational agility requires a new way of working, new tools, methods to react and respond to the growing challenges. Agile Methodologies is one of the most robust and most talked about methodology in recent times. So, according to Andrew Conrad in his What Exactly is Agile?  says, “Agile project management is an interactive development methodology that values human communication...


Live Blog Ask an Advisor Chat: The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


#Nextchat: The Future of HR: 4 Strategies to Meet Business Challenges and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results #SHRM19




To thrive in the business environment of the future, the competencies and capabilities of HR professionals must evolve. HR leaders must know the business, focus strategically, solve business problems and understand how to influence change. HR leaders who master these skills can more effectively align the HR strategic plan, establish key relationships and drive results.

Jennifer McClure’s mega session at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, The Future of HR: Four Strategies to Meet Business Challenges and Deliver Maximum Impact on Results, will provide an understanding of the evolution of...


Bad Relationship with Your Boss? How to Fix it


A poor relationship with your manager can be detrimental: both in the work you produce and your quality of life. LaSalle Network COO, Maureen Hoersten, uncovers ways to get to the root of bad relationships at work, and tangible tips to repair them, including:

Signs you have a bad relationship with your manager:  

There are common signs your relationship may be less than healthy like disengagement and short communication. Ask yourself: has something changed? Are you getting less feedback or training as you did before, or is the opposite true and you’re suddenly being micromanaged?...


When Looks Deceive: Detecting & Accommodating Invisible Disabilities A #SHRM19 Blogger Interview with Lara de Leon


“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” – Martina Navratilova


Being #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, this blog post goes out to all persons challenged with mental health conditions. Together, we can help end stigma and get people the help and love they need and deserve. No one is ever alone.

One of the most gratifying things about working at the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) is that the agency’s work helps provide integration and support for individuals with disabilities. VAC is a social...


The Journey to #SHRM19 MEGA Edition: An Interview with Sarah Noll Wilson


We are a little over a month away from the premier HR event in the world; the 2019 Annual SHRM Conference and Exposition! On June 23, 2019, HR professionals/business leaders from across the globe will journey to Las Vegas with one shared goal in mind, and that is how we can all improve the quality of life for the people we’re serving by creating better workplaces. I’m grateful to present an interview with someone that truly leads the way towards creating those workplaces. And a Mega Session speaker certainly deserves...


A #SHRM19 Interview with Allison West, Esq.


As a now retired employment law litigator and advisor, I had my fair share of performance termination cases that our clients couldn’t take to trial because of one or more bad documents, some worse than others. Those cases had to be settled because of the difficulty to explain to a jury that what was written was not what was intended. (Good luck with that!) I also had cases where there were no performance counseling documents whatsoever to support the termination. In those circumstances, I knew that jurors might possibly return a...