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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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Solve Your Engagement Crisis with Work that Resonates

Solve Your Engagement Crisis with Work that Resonates

We have a workplace problem. People are less engaged at work this year than last. In fact, according to Gallup, employee engagement has dropped for the second year in a row. While that might not be a surprise, considering all that has happened in the last two years, it’s a…

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What To Do Before You Upskill

What To Do Before You Upskill

Are you a “life-long-learner?” If you haven’t adopted an “upskilling” behavior, now would be a good time to start. A full half of the global workforce will require “reskilling” by 2025, according to one jobs report. In just a few short years, many of us will need to learn new…

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Company Core Values That Go Beyond Integrity and Innovation

Company Core Values That Go Beyond Integrity and Innovation

The Case for Company Core Values Core values set an expectation for how you interact with everyone – from employees to customers and everyone in between, including candidates, vendors and community members. Core values differentiate you from the competition and connect you with others who share those same values. They…

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A Culture-Boosting Framework for Well-Being

A Culture-Boosting Framework for Well-Being

Making Well-Being Part of Your Culture What is well-being and how can you make your framework for well-being or well-being strategy better – more effective, engaging and successful – at your organization? Workplace well-being strategies continue to evolve beyond traditional assessments and one-size-tries-to-fit-all lunch and learns. What if well-being was…

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Make Waves with Gratitude

Make Waves with Gratitude

What do you think of waves? Do waves remind you of a sun-soaked beach? Or an unforgiving storm? Do you picture sound waves radiating from the clash of cymbals? Or the fans of your favorite sports team throwing their hands in the air? Whether gentle or threatening, visible or invisible…

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How to Make Your Company Intranet More Effective

How to Make Your Company Intranet More Effective

Social Media v. Your Company Intranet Do you ever wonder how employees can spend over two hours per day on social media, like the average user, but miss an important update on the company intranet? You’re not alone. Internal communications professionals are met with the challenge of strategizing, creating and…

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