Category: Business

Retention – By the Numbers

It’s the age-old question, “Why do good employees quit?” In today’s fast-paced environment, it is more important than ever to get answers for the root causes of turnover. Taking a close look at facts will give you keen insight. However, statistics are only the beginning. The real trick is to find out what is going […]

True Science Making a Real Difference

Margie was a college professor of biology at an Ivy League university before she retired. Today, she resides in an assisted living facility, and requires a great deal of care, especially for memory loss. Margie’s soul is the same, and you can still see the flashes of brilliance in her dark brown eyes if you […]

Understand Employees

Recognition & Engagement Requires Knowledge

There have been many articles written in the past 15 years or so about the importance of Employee Engagement, Employee Retention and Recognition. Rather than rehash what is universally agreed upon in the marketplace, let’s consider a key cornerstone for all 3 activities. To effectively undertake any of strategic initiatives, there must be a data […]

The Science of Synchronizing

It’s been a mystery…in 1655, the inventor of the pendulum clock, (Christiaan Huygens) was ill. Confined to his bed, he noticed a peculiar thing. When clocks were hanging on the same wall, regardless of when their pendulums began, within 30 minutes they were synchronized! What if your employees or team members were in such harmony […]

Kiss Stress Goodbye

Kiss Stress Good-Bye!

It’s that time of year. Food, parties, friends and end-of-year tasks. Ask yourself – how was your 2018? Really? Did you accomplish the things you wanted? Are you satisfied at work and at home? Are you less stressed than you were last year? If yes, congratulations! If your answer is “no”, or you aren’t sure, […]

Positive Culture

Define Your Culture in 6 Steps

We spend a lot of time there – it’s called a number of things: job, career, work, “ball and chain”. Frequently, we focus on what leadership can do to make the workplace the best it can be. Today we are going to discuss simple and meaningful things each person can do to create the culture […]

My Word - Be Positive!

My Word!

Have you ever stopped and really listened to yourself? What you say…versus what you mean? Our words have a powerful effect on those around us and even ourselves. Let’s use an example… Brenda: “Dave, can you help me get the conference room set up for the meeting?” Dave: “No problem.” No Problem. That phrase contains […]

True Story

True Story

Background A friend of mine, I’ll call her “Ashley”, sent me a text on Tuesday of last week. She works at a well-respected recruiting firm as a researcher. Ashley was going to meet on Friday with a friend of hers (acquaintance of mine) who desperately needed a job. We will call him “Sean”. So far, […]

The Talent Selfie™

There have been many analogies used to describe how each of us is unique – snowflakes, thumbprints, stars, the voice…you’ve heard them all. Then, you look in the mirror and ask yourself, “What are my unique characteristics? Really – who am I?” Would you like to find out? You can start that journey and discover […]

Is Your Hiring Process Stuck?

“The Earth is flat.” – Thales, 550 BC Does technology feel like it’s progressing more rapidly to you? According to some, that’s because it is. An article about Moore’s Law observes the number of transistors on circuit boards doubles approximately every two years. Now comes the pivotal question…when was the first resume invented? 1645 1482 […]