4 Common Sense Ways to turn BAD Engagement into GOOD Engagement…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

Fay Hansen’s article in Workforce Recruiting is worth your time to read.  Who can argue with the value of engagement?  The primary issue, as Fay undoubtedly experienced in her research, is that while lots of people talk about engagement, they have a hard time defining what they do to improve engagement in their organizations. Which begs the question – Can …

Driving Full Engagement: Don’t Be So Concerned About Your Managers…

Josh Letourneau Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Joshua Letourneau

Put simply, full engagement is truly a beautiful thing. It’s what all high-performing organizations and teams aspire to, which is made obvious by Fay Hansen’s article at Workforce. That being said, the fact of the matter is the notion of engagement has become nothing more than a platitude to many; an empty buzzword tossed around by the management consulting firm …

Talent Primer – Was That Milli Vanilli at the Beijing Olympics?

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Recognition

Was Milli Vanilli performing in spirit at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics?  Girl, you know it’s true… If given a choice when selecting talent, do you go with skills and aptitude or are you more apt to select the prettiest face?  Right – you go with the skills, because you’re a knowledgeable broker of talent, immune to the …

Executives Need to “Eat the Dog Food” When It Comes to Company Culture…

Paul Hebert Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Total Rewards

Many companies ask that I help them design and develop programs to reinforce and, in some instances, create a company culture.  Through a reward and recognition strategy, you can highlight and popularize the behaviors that define your company’s culture.  However, don’ think a “program” can create the result you want, if you’re not part of the program. “A fish stinks …

Kid Rock and the Olympic Medal Count – The Ultimate Talent Scoreboard…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Culture, Driving Productivity, Kris Dunn

Every performance culture has a scoreboard.  In your neighborhood, it’s the size of your heart lawnmower.  In the corporate world, it’s revenue, net income and of course, the stock price.  In sports, it’s… well, the scoreboard.  The Olympics?  It’s got an overall scoreboard as well.  It’s called the Overall Medal Count, in which the total medals for each country are …

My Chair’s Limiting My Innovation Level and Ability To Collaborate…

Kris Dunn Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

Can a chair make a difference in the quantity/quality of collaboration or innovation in your organization?  Don’t think so?  Then you must be a Stalin-loving, Buick-Driving, industrial complex manager who doesn’t let your people dream.  In short, you’re a Buzzkill… Or, maybe it’s just that you’re already playing catch-up to the budget numbers and it’s only August.  Either way, Reena …

Talent Management Rocks In the DC Public Schools… Well, Sorta…

Jessica Lee Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Jessica Lee, Leadership, Performance, Recruiting, Total Rewards

Washington D.C.’s public schools are a hot mess. Here in your nation’s capitol where you have a hub of amazing intellect and oodles of movers and shakers, the school system has been failing for years. You might ask why, as an HR pro, I would blog about this. First, I’m a proud DC resident. But second and more relevant to …

This Bud’s For You – And I’m Going to Need You to Use Both Sides When You Make Copies…

Kris Dunn Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn

There’s nothing more interesting to talk about than when two cultures come together through an acquisition.  How will the cultures mesh?  What’s the fit between products/services?  And the big questions if you’re an HR Pro – are there going to be fewer jobs, and who’s got the better benefits?  If I’m involved in executing the transition, that’s what I’ve got …