We Don’t Talk Anymore

Mark Fogel Communication, Email, Mark Fogel

Folks don’t talk anymore at work. It is just too easy to text or type email bombs to colleagues all day long. Some folks think this is more efficient or effective. I don’t. Even external client interactions are shying away from personal communication, hiding behind automated systems and online chat. Recently I had a bad experience with McGraw-Hill publishing that …

Thanksgiving – The First Employee Engagement Event

Paul Hebert Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Paul Hebert

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 in your brain. From the look of the jiggly cranberry sauce with the indentations from the can wrapped around it to the smell of the turkey that sits waiting to …

Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done

Paul Hebert Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Paul Hebert

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 I suppose. Those always get pretty good play. Maybe I should have said “The #1 Reason to Put a Fork in Millennials – They’re Done.” Prolly would have been totes better. …

HR Creepiness – Don’t Be That Guy (Gal)

Paul Hebert Change Management, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Paul Hebert

Clowns. It’s probably been a long time since you gave clowns a second thought. But now, with the Presidential election and headlines like this from my neck of the woods – “Creepy details released in South Carolina clown sightings”– you probably are thinking about clowns more often. BTW – best line from the clown article link is this: “They told the …

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5 Things Your Exclamation Point (!!!) In Email Means to Me

Kris Dunn Communication, Email, Kris Dunn

You know who you are.  You love to use the exclamation point in emails and writing! Yes!!! You’re a peppy son of a gun.  We’re watching your enthusiasm for life and/or your sense of urgency. The thing is, you use the exclamation point so much that we’re not sure if if all that enthusiasm and/or urgency is real. Let’s start …

3 Criteria You’re Missing from Your IT Job Postings

Tim Sackett Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett, Udacity, Uncategorized

Crafting a good job posting is at the core of a successful recruitment process. Still, most organizations virtually ignore it when it comes to understanding the reasoning of why their process is failing.  The normal mode of operation in crafting your job posting goes something like this: Ask hiring manager to send you something about what the job they are …

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Generations, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, War for Talent

Gen X version: “Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime“ Millennial version: “Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here’s my number, So call me, maybe!” Aside from the observation that Millennials are much coyer in their request for a call (“So call me, maybe!”) and those of us who identify …

Why You Shouldn’t Send Business Emails On Sunday Night

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Communication, HR, Steve Boese

I’m writing this post on a Sunday night as I often do. Probably 90% of the posts on this blog are written on the weekend or at night while I’m watching NBA games on League Pass. (Side note: I have totally bought in to the Kristaps Porzingis hype. If he does not turn out to be an All Star I …

3 Hidden Costs of Change

John Whitaker Change, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, John Whitaker

When a company is in an uproar, it’s estimated that employees will lose as much as 2 additional hours per day in productivity. The anxiety associated with change or even the possibility of change puts people into a distracted state beyond the norm. But would you be surprised to know that there are other activities your employees are doing every day that can …

Employee Engagement Singularity – Infinite Monkey Blogger Theorem

Paul Hebert Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert

I think it’s official. We’ve reached that point in the business world where absolutely nothing new can be added to the disaster that is employee engagement. It’s not that I don’t think engagement is a noble cause. It is. But like Maslow’s highest level of human needs, “self-actualization” (which is bunk by the way – but you go on quoting …