“If You Fail To Plan, You Are Planning To Fail!”

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

  • September 12, 2013

Image courtesy of cooldesign / freedigitalphotos.net One of the most important components of an effective recruitment strategy is your recruitment plan. Many times organizations attempt to fill a position without having thought through their plan and as a result, the process takes longer…

Top 3 Costly Mistakes When Hiring!

Top 3 Costly Mistakes When Hiring!

  • September 6, 2013

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles,  / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Engaged HR is often hired to help organizations navigate their way through the recruitment and hiring process. Through this experience, we have learned the good, the bad and the ugly ways to hire staff. Here…

What Does Your Name Tag Say?

What does your name tag say?

  • June 12, 2013

This week I have been staying at the Stamford Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, CT for some training and I just had to share this story with you! I was making my way through the buffet line during the lunch break…

The Reluctant Online Networker – What’s That?

  • April 8, 2013

Have you heard of the term "digital influence"? Do you have it? With the explosion of social media, we are now "social networking" which means that we are connecting, networking and building community in a whole new way. We have…

Are You A Reluctant Networker?

Are you a Reluctant Networker?

  • April 8, 2013

Does the term “networking” send shivers of dread down your spine? Have you ever skipped an event because you just couldn't bring yourself to enter a room filled with people you didn't know? Perhaps you have stood at an event…

Work From Home? Apparently That Doesn’t Work…

Work from home? Apparently that doesn’t work…

  • March 1, 2013

Everyone has been all a twitter about Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer's recent memo telling all Yahoo employees that as of June they have to stop working at home and come into the office.  There have been all kinds of debate…

No Surprises Allowed!

No Surprises Allowed!

  • April 29, 2012

You sit down with an employee for their annual performance review and there are two ways it can go: The employee is SHOCKED to hear your thoughts on how they are performing. Good or bad, they had no idea and…

It Begins With Conception!

It Begins with Conception!

  • April 6, 2012

Many business leaders ask me how to solve retention problems.  They want a silver bullet of solutions that brings about immediate loyalty and hard work from employees.  I believe it is possible to achieve loyalty and employee commitment, but there…

Managing Your Grumpy Days!

Managing Your Grumpy Days!

  • February 8, 2012

Lately, all the managers of the Employment Programs in BC have been on my mind. I have been wondering how you are doing, how you are taking care of yourself and how you have been managing all the extra demands…

Taking Recognition To The Next Level

Taking Recognition to the Next Level

  • September 25, 2011

In my previous post, I discussed ways to develop a Culture of Recognition and thanks to everyone for reading!  I am a firm believer in developing an organizational culture that focuses on acknowledging people's contributions and, as Jim Kouzes and…