Sometimes I wonder if employee engagement is only a problem because people feel like “the company” doesn’t care about them. The company is filled with people: managers and peers. “The company” is cold and unfeeling but people typically are not. Do we inadvertently … [Read more...] about Is Employee Engagement A Problem?
Greetings from snow covered Richmond, Virginia. Yes that’s right; it snowed here for the second time in as many weeks. I have to tell you I am NOT happy about this. Mr. Remix convinced me to move here based on the fact that “it never snows in the south!” Hmpf. I’m going … [Read more...] about Carnival of HR – Polar Vortex Edition
Lately I’ve been struggling with the words we use to describe the people that work in our organizations: - Employees - Talent - Staff - Co-workers/workers - Resources Is it dehumanizing and impersonal to refer to someone as a worker or an employee? Or a resource? How … [Read more...] about Do You Want to Be An Employee?
Glassdoor released its Q3 Employee Confidence Survey this past Friday and the results continue to show growing employee confidence. 15% of surveyed employees are less concerned about being laid off in the next six months, this % hasn’t been recorded since Q4 2008: On top … [Read more...] about Be Afraid: Employee Layoff Fears At the Lowest Level in Five Years
This week I read an interview with Apple’s chief executives discussing their strategy in a tightening market. Apple has recently seen some challenges as its stock has fallen and critics contend that Apple has lost its mojo. Long known for its innovative design and superior … [Read more...] about But Can You Do It Right?