Blog Posts

5 Ways Organizations Can Help Employees Avoid Computer Eye Strain

In today’s digital and demanding workplace, employees are blasted with digital light for seemingly endless hours each day, whether at work or at home - an estimated 96 hours a week.  Thus, workplace executives should prioritize the opportunity to help their employees protect their eyes from this potentially damaging digital light.  I thought it would be helpful to share five proven best practices that your executive leaders can employ to help your employees reduce the negative eye health impacts of excessive screen time.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Discover 3 Other Ways You Can Improve Your Talent Management Strategies In A Very Unpredictable Job Market

Finding and retaining talent is one thing, but what steps are you taking to guarantee that your talent improves and blossoms over time?  The profound reality is that Talent Management is a crucial component of your organization’s productivity, performance, and profitability. Here are three additional proven best-practices for how your Human Resources team can improve the employee experience with effective Talent Management.  This is the second of two blogs on this topic.  If you would like to read more, please click the title....

Discover 3 Proven Ways You Can Improve Your Talent Management Strategies In A Very Unpredictable Job Market

Finding and retaining talent is one thing, but what steps are you taking to guarantee that your talent improves and blossoms over time?  The profound reality is that Talent Management is a crucial component of your organization’s productivity, performance, and profitability.  As such, I thought it would be helpful for me to share the top three proven best practices to improve Talent Management at your organization.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

How To Identify And Cultivate Top Talent Within Your Organization

The nurturing of high-potential leaders is a strategic necessity for organizations focused on thriving in today's dynamic and ever-changing landscape.  These high-performing individuals possess the necessary skills to:  accelerate your organization’s success, spearhead innovation, and stir positive inspiration within their teams.  Given the sheer importance of developing your top talent,  I thought it would be very helpful to provide you with a comprehensive guide delineating strategies for identifying and cultivating high-potential leaders within your organization.  If you would like to read more, please click the title....

The Value Of Public Speaking Skills In Business And Beyond

Imagine that you have just been put in front of a group and told to speak to them.  Would you be nervous? Most people would say “Yes!”.  One study found that 75 percent of the population fear public speaking more than death. In my 40-plus years doing Keynote speaking and coaching speakers, I can confirm one thing:  it is normal to be nervous.  However, public speaking is also a skill worth having.  In this blog, I cover why everyone should incorporate public speaking into their professional lives.  If you'd like to read more, please click the ...

What Is On Your Offboarding Checklist? 10 Best Practices For Data Security, Benefits, And Other Professional Considerations

When an employee departs from your organization, Human Resources Professionals are typically tasked with managing a sendoff that allows employees to leave with dignity, while also protecting the organization’s interests. And given offboarding’s importance, I thought it would be helpful for me to share why and how to create a successful offboarding process, as well as provide an offboarding checklist to ensure that none of the key exit formalities are overlooked.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Three Proven Means To Sustain Employee Resiliency Through Performance Programs

Given today's fast-paced and ever-changing work environment, establishing employee resilience should be top priority.  For doing so, giving solid support to managers and having the most efficient tools for calibration and performance are imperative to building a resilient workforce.  Given the sheer importance of this topic, I thought it would be helpful to you and your team for me to share three proven means of actively creating a resilient workforce.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Four Common Workplace Culture Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

In my four-plus decades of Human Resources Management Consulting, one of my major focuses has been finding and sharing the secrets to a Magnetic Culture.  A Magnetic Culture is a work environment that irresistibly attracts and retains talented, motivated employees.  However, there are just as many workplace cultures that repel employees rather than attract them.  Here are four culture mistakes that may scare away new and returning employees and how to fix them.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Four More Challenges (And Solutions) For Human Resources Professionals In 2024

With 2024 well underway, I have decided to cover a few more of the challenges that may confront Human Resources Leaders this year.  It is looking to be a dynamic period in the professional environment in general, and Human Resources has a unique position allowing them to approach organizational developments from a variety of different angles.  This blog covers challenges such as the age gap, data-driven engagement surveys, communication, and more.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Did You Know? A Generative AI Blog

More and more organizations are exploring how GenAI can be implemented in HR service delivery, operations, and recruiting to support employees, handle administrative work, and create job descriptions.  Human Resources Professionals should continue to incorporate GenAI into their processes throughout the entire employee lifecycle thereby showing its value and strong business impact. If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Four Uses For Artificial Intelligence In Human Resources

AI has undergone a technology explosion in the past few years:  it can be used to write emails, filter resumes, provide career advice, analyze employment metrics, personalize training, and so much more.  Human Resources Professionals can and should use these options to streamline their work.  So, here are four ways you can use AI in your Human Resources projects. If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Defining Company Pride: What It Means And Why It Matters

Guest Blog From WorkProud's Emylie Samuelson: In the cutthroat world of business, where competition is fierce and the demand for skilled professionals is high, attracting and retaining talent has become more challenging than ever. With technological advancements, changing demographics, and evolving employee expectations, companies must adapt to new strategies to secure and maintain a skilled workforce. Among the myriad of challenges lies a key solution: building company pride. If you'd like to read more and find WorkProud's upcoming webinar, please click the title....

The Seven Largest Challenges For Human Resources Departments In 2024

With 2024 underway, Human Resources Professionals face a dynamic and challenging work landscape.  Today’s U.S. workforce is the largest and most-skilled in history, and they have come to prioritize employers who value employee well-being, diversity, and technological ability. Human Resources Departments bridge this gap between the managers and the managed, staying attuned to the pulse of the organization.  Here are the seven largest challenges for Human Resources Professionals in 2024. If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

The Seven Most Effective Strategies For Closing Your Presentation In A Positive And Memorable Way

This blog is the seventh of a series of blogs in which I share the discoveries and best practices for Being A Great Public Speaker with you.  I encourage you to share each of these blogs with both your peers and members of your Management Team.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

The Importance Of Storytelling And How Best To Leverage Your Story

This blog is the sixth of a series of blogs in which I share the discoveries and best practices for Being A Great Public Speaker with you.  I encourage you to share each of these blogs with both your peers and members of your Management Team.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

How And When To Use Humor When Giving Presentations

This blog is the fifth of a series of blogs in which I share the discoveries and best practices for Being A Great Public Speaker with you.  I encourage you to share each of these blogs with both your peers and members of your Management Team.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

How To Immediately Build Rapport And Fully Engage An Audience

This blog is the fourth of a series of blogs in which I share my discoveries and best practices for Being A Great Public Speaker with you.  I encourage you to share each of these blogs with both your peers and members of your Management Team.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

The Nine Most Common Mistakes Made By Speakers

In late February, I was invited to a large Procter & Gamble manufacturing plant to train their Leaders and Managers on “How To Give A Great Public Speech.”  In preparation for the training, I did a lot of research on the topic and discovered many gems and best practices. This blog is the third of a series of blogs in which I share these discoveries and best practices with you.  I encourage you to share each of the blogs with both your peers and members of your Management Team.  If you'd like to read more, please click the ...

The Ten Secret Ways of Overcoming Presentation Anxiety

In late February, I was invited to a large Procter & Gamble manufacturing plant to train their Leaders and Managers on “How To Give A Great Public Speech.”  In preparation for the training, I did a lot of research on the topic and discovered many gems and best practices. This blog is the second of a series of blogs in which I share these discoveries and best practices with you.  I encourage you to share each of the blogs with both your peers and members of your Management Team.  If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

The Seven Key Characteristics Of Great Speakers

Last week, I was invited to a large Procter & Gamble manufacturing plant to train their Leaders and Managers on “How To Give A Great Public Speech.”  In preparation for the training, I did a lot of research on the topic and discovered many gems and best practices.  I encourage you to share this blog with both your peers and members of your Management Team. If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

The Loneliness Epidemic: And How To Conquer It By Creating Conscious Social Connections

A lack of connection isn't just a culture problem – it is a business problem. The truth is: We are in the midst of a loneliness epidemic, as reported by the Harvard Business Review. Thus, I thought it would be helpful to you if I summarized the highlights from the comprehensive report (below), along with offering a few meaningful pieces of advice to which I think are worth paying close attention. If you'd like to read more, please click the title. ...

Questions To Help You Jumpstart Your 2024

Happy New Year!!! The New Year represents the opportunity for a fresh start.  Over the years I have found that this fresh start is most useful and productive if it begins with some honest self-reflection. For example, and more specifically, your honest self-reflection could and should consider the following questions: If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

Leadership’s Achilles Heel

In all corporate history, the common story of a high-potential executive's fall from the promising heights of the C-suite has a hypnotic, repetitive, almost mythical place. While the promotion of a high-performing executive to these ranks should call for a celebration as well as a smooth transition from potential to world-class leadership, there are all-too-often instances when the narrative is turned upside down, where the once-heralded executive falters. This spectacle represents a bewildering paradox, given the high-performing executive's remarkable track record. So, what exactly goes awry in this management paradigm? If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

How To Manage Employees With Toxic And Negative Attitudes

Nearly every workplace succeeds in the cooperative and collaborative effort of its team members, with each employee offering their unique strengths and perspectives to the work environment. The detrimental impact of unmanaged negativity can be immense —resulting in lowered employee engagement, plummeting morale, increased conflict, declining motivation, lower productivity, sinking profitability, heightened unsafe working conditions, and a persistent sense of dissatisfaction.  Yet, correcting such bad behavior requires a delicate balance:  How can Managers accurately report and address a toxic attitude without accelerating negativity or being perceived as overly critical? If you'd like to read more, please click the title....

World-Class Managing

I have spent over 35 years teaching Managers and Companies the correct drivers of Best-In-Class Employee Engagement & Employee Experience. Throughout all of those years, The Manager has already been at the top of the list as the most important and impactful driver. Are you a great Manager? This is a very difficult question to answer, especially since most Management experts agree that being a great Manager – the kind that creates a high-performing organization – is exceptionally difficult. If you'd like to read more, please click the title....