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Thanksgiving – The First Employee Engagement Event

In a couple of days many of us will be pulling our chairs up to a table full of food that seems designed to turn on every single memory cell… Get the Rest

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Yes, American Workers Can Learn a Lot From Their Uber-Loyal Canadian Cousins

Everybody knows that Canadians, our English-speaking cousins to the North, are wonderfully courteous and kind, but guess what? They're also incredibly loyal to their employers as well. Yes, this is

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Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

I wish I wrote better headlines. A great headline assures readership no matter how poorly written and researched a post/article is. I could have put a number in it

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Employee vs. Associate: What Should You Call Your People?

Capitalist Note - had someone lecture me about the need to call people "associates" last week. I like that tag fine, but I told them the story outlined

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16 Stupid Ways Employees Get Themselves Fired!

TheLaw.TV had an article recently of the "8 Stupid Moves that Get You Fired." Two things about this came to mind: 1. What the hell is TheLaw.TV (is

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You’ll Know You Have True Employee Engagement When Your Employee Says This…

Yeah---clickbait headline. But it worked right? But I do finish the sentence… You will know you have employee engagement when an employee at some level in the company says

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Wag The Dog in HR

As I think back on my career and recall the times I had the best work experiences---where I was connected and engaged the most---it almost always involved a

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What To Do When Struggling With a Jerk at Work

Unfortunately, many of us will eventually have to work with someone we don’t get along with. Most of us will believe this other person is incompetent (or rude

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How To Assess Your True Corporate Culture

In my last entry, we covered the role of corporate culture in achieving your company’s mission. Ideally, your corporate culture guides people’s behaviors to be consistent with the

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Open-Ended Feedback Requests: Now Being Requested By a Sucker Near You…

A lot of you are in an end-of-the-year cycle when it comes to performance reviews. Which is code for the following: "This #### would be a lot easier if