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Business Owners Speak Out

Business Owners Speak Out

This interview with Rob Maniaci and Shawn Gulyas originally appeared in Issue 123 of the Business Owners Speak Out newsletter, a weekly publication sent to subscribers by ActionCOACH of Wisconsin. Learn more and subscribe. humanworks8 – Owner Shawn Gulyas Shawn Gulyas:  Our tagline is that we help organizations bring work…

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How to Build a Culture of Mental Well-Being

How to Build a Culture of Mental Well-Being

A New Workplace Well-Being Framework The U.S. Surgeon General recently released a new framework for well-being in the workplace in light of some staggering statistics, including: 76% of U.S. workers in a 2021 survey reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition (anxiety, depression), an increase of 17…

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How to Take Action on Engagement Survey Results

How to Take Action on Engagement Survey Results

A recent Forbes article summarized the employee engagement survey as a way to discover what drives your unique group of employees so that you can more quickly engage them. The article also highlighted that summer is a “weirdly great” time for organizations to conduct engagement surveys. Now that I think…

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What Quiet Quitting is Really All About

What Quiet Quitting is Really All About

I can alliterate with the best of them, but sometimes I want to say “stop” with the catchy headline and get to what’s underneath. Fact: Employees have been quitting jobs forever. Some quietly and some quite loudly. I don’t know about you, but it’s less about them and more about their leader and…

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The Right Time for Professional Development

The Right Time for Professional Development

When is the right time for professional development? Is there even such a thing? “We’re hiring a few new employees right now so let’s wait until they’re onboarded.” “We’re swamped with work and can’t come up for air so let’s push it off until things calm down.” Professional development helps…

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Why your team should take the Kolbe A Index

Why your team should take the Kolbe A Index

What is Kolbe? You’ve probably heard of a plethora of personality assessments. You might have even taken one or more of them at some point in your career. We have! Rebecca and Shawn both used DiSC at a former employer. Sarah’s college job required StrengthsFinder. AJ recently tested out Working…

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The Number

The Number

When I led the Human Resources team for an organization for many years, I would sometimes end my day thinking – what did I accomplish today? There were days where I shook my head and said – nothing…  Years ago, I decided not to focus so much on the tangible…

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Building Employee Resource Group (ERG) Programs

Building Employee Resource Group (ERG) Programs

Whether it’s mentioned in a professional development discussion with one of our association partners or arises in a client conversation, the topic of Employee Resource Groups is something our team is constantly exploring. Leaders seeking to understand, launch or improve existing ERG practices can use these best practices as a…

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Building Self-Resilience

Building Self-Resilience

Someone on a call last month said to me they were trying to enter a field of work that was pandemic proof.  That got me thinking…  How do you become pandemic proof?   Is that even possible?  Is it about a specific role or is it about your mindset?  I believe…

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Redesigning Employee Recognition

Redesigning Employee Recognition

Personalizing Recognition You might recall the days when you (or your parents) flipped through a catalog of items they could choose in honor on their “nth” anniversary. While that practice is no longer the norm, organizations were onto something – They realized that recognition had to be personalized. Not everyone…

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