Archive | August, 2010

Employee Engagement and Getting Results the Agile Way

Focus on Agile Results to Enhance Employee Engagement J. D Meier has crafted an insightful and practical book on Getting Results the Agile Way. He is  a principal program manager for the patterns & practices team at Microsoft and the author of the wonderful blog: Sources of Insight. I have always found his work thorough, thoughtful, and helpful. This […]

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What Do I Know About Getting A Job?

Rich DeMatteo in cooperation with Brazen Careerist published an e-book called What I Know About Getting A Job (1.5 MB PDF). It’s a good looking book, full of short but good takes from many of the folks on John Sumser’s top HR digital influencers list. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know […]

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19 Employee Engagement Eclectic Zingers

Cool Employee Engagement Links HBR Tip: Stop bringing down the team. DON’T: be a hero, make abrupt decisions, or talk to much. http://bit.ly/90yuAu Employee Engagement Resident Cartoonist @junson–>Very funny cartoon on “being seen in the workplace.”http://bit.ly/rKCXH Living In Fear At Work Is No Way To Live Mark Hirschfeld. http://bit.ly/cnJn7Y Employee Engagement. How to Increase the Success of […]

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Let Your Employees Show You How to Re-recruit Them

Previously successful business models no longer apply in today’s world.  Business used to be completed effectively in a command and control hierarchy, one where there was a leader who was in control and a group of followers who took direction.  Now the successful business model is based more on connecting and collaborating.  As I’ve stated […]

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Tales from unemployment

I found myself over the weekend, in between unpacking and attempting to get the overshare badge on Foursquare (Me? Overshare? Never!), reflecting on my stint being unemployed. As this had been the longest I had ever been unemployed, and hopefully it will never be that long again, a lot of craziness went down and I […]

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How to Search Google, Yahoo, and Bing Efficiently

In this episode of The Searchologist, Jim Stroud explains how to search Google, Yahoo and Bing more efficiently by using the metasearch engine – Dogpile. Plus, Otis Collier gives tips on how to increase views of your Linkedin profile. Yay! Watch the video, then pass it on to a friend. Click here for more recruiter […]

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Choose Your Relationships Carefully

Three years ago, Jan Fawcett (a fictitious name) graduated from college and started out as a marketing analyst at a major consumer products company.  A year into her job she began to feel cornered.  Her boss paid little attention to the less-experienced employees and spent most of his time with his cronies in other groups.  Frustrated by the lack […]

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To Engage Employees Focus on Inspiration Rather than Motivation

With all the talk of a recovering economy leading to concerns over attracting and retaining top talent, engagement has become a key buzzword for business owners and HR professionals.  The fear of employees “jumping ship” at the first sign of a better economy is a very real concern.  So how do you avoid that?   […]

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