Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2012«

Engaged employees are critical to creating an engaged workplace

June 28, 2012


I found Timothy R. Clark’s point of view in his book The 5 Ways That Highly Engaged Employees Are Different about culture and engagement right on and yet a new thought that I hadn’t considered is: Highly engaged employees must take primary responsibility. They must take the lead. As an individual, you’re responsible for enabling behavior. We’ve talked […]

Talent Advice from an Unlikely Source

June 26, 2012


As an seasoned HR professional and entrepreneur (with a budding startup) I was just a tad skeptical when a fellow entrepreneur said there was an interesting article written by a VC (venture capitalist) about “retention”!  My respect for Troy and sheer curiosity had me look up this VC’s musings immediately. Well — this VC, Fred […]

If you don’t know where you’re going — surely you will get there!

June 21, 2012


When coaching a job seeker or interviewing a candidate I always ask …WHAT DOES A GOOD JOB LOOK LIKE TO YOU? Whether I am consulting with a customer, creating a recruitment marketing plan, designing a new employment process or even helping my daughter plan her wedding…the most important question I keep asking is WHAT DOES […]

Another reason to help your employees engage…

June 18, 2012


Ok — full discloser … I’ve been a fan of Gallup’s Q12 and employee engagement studies for many years but only learned of their Well-Being Index recently. We’ve been aware that engagement and retention programs have an ROI related to productivity, attendance, and reduced turnover…here is information that each of us need to understand. The […]

Fun companies can be choosier, but…

June 5, 2012


FIT is becoming more and more important to job seekers and employers. When you think about buying a home or apartment…you aren’t just looking for 5 bedrooms and 2 baths!  Where do you start? You start with the neighborhood. (see video at Things that are important in the neighborhood where you want to live […]