Why Didn’t I Think Of That? Become a thought leader to brand yourself–and your company

Posted & filed under Career Review, Leadership.

  Thought Leadership–Defined   Like “core competencies” and “best practices,” “thought leadership” is in danger of making Forbes’ list of most annoying business jargon. The term is definitely overused and often misused, mostly because it’s so difficult to define. Many use it interchangeably with the term “expert”–but thought leaders are much more than that. True… Read more »

Financial Health–Put that Raise to Work for You

Posted & filed under Career Review, Planning.

The recent economic downturn triggered a series of salary freezes throughout the work world–including among senior executives in many industries. As the economy recovers, the salary freeze is finally thawing. If you weathered the winter of recession with a frozen salary, you may now be seeing your work bear fruit in the form of raises… Read more »

Passion for Play

Posted & filed under Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Gamification hype is rampant–but can it deliver real benefits for your business? This brief article will help you decide. So what is gamification? How is it used? Simply put, it’s the process of applying game mechanics and game thinking in non-gaming contexts to engage users and to solve problems. While gamification has obvious benefits in… Read more »

Hate Being the New Guy?

Posted & filed under Career Review, Contingent Workforce, Staffing Tips.

How to fit in, make friends and succeed from day one.   You may ask yourself; Will the work environment be fast paced or laid back? What will my Supervisor think of me? Will I mesh well with my new teammates? How will I fit in? Whether you are starting a new assignment or full… Read more »

Is IT Taking Over HR?

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning.

Today’s HR departments leverage IT to benefit almost every aspect of their daily operations. Continual technology improvements, coupled with declining costs, have fueled a surge in HR’s usage of technology: Software is being deployed to manage areas such as internal mobility, appraisal management, succession planning and personal development. E-recruitment and performance management software are dramatically… Read more »

It Pays to Help New Staff Start Right

Posted & filed under Leadership, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

Managers should invest wisely in well-designed staff orientation programs. Effectively orientating your new employees can pay big dividends in staff retention, employee commitment and customer satisfaction.   Staff members who are properly trained and welcomed at the beginning of their careers feel good about their choice of employer, fit in quickly with peers and colleagues… Read more »

Pinterest… for Recruiting? Really?

Posted & filed under Intraplacement, Planning, Social Media, Staffing Tips.

Maybe you’ve read about Pinterest’s amazing stats. 11.7 million unique users by January 2012, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. Drove more referral traffic to retailers than LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+ combined in January 2012. Had a user base of 3.3 million people as of… Read more »

How to Execute Your Strategic Plan in 2013

Posted & filed under Planning, Staffing Tips.

Over the past several weeks, you’ve spent countless hours with your team in strategic planning sessions–assessing your strengths and weaknesses, identifying new opportunities, analyzing potential threats and setting the course for your business over the next 12 months. The result? An ambitious, yet achievable, strategic plan. Congratulations! You’ve cleared a major hurdle many organizations fail… Read more »