Archive | September, 2010

Nine Rules for Successful Personal Change

In one of her astute blogs, Rosabeth Kanter of Harvard Business School, writes about change and emphasizes the difficulties of what she labels the “miserable middle.” Put it this way, it isn’t change that does you in, it’s the transition from where you are to where you want to get to. My clients have spoken to […]

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Are Your Surveys Actually Disengaging Your Employees?

I recently had a conversation with someone who had completed a survey about benefits for his company. The employee’s mindset surprised me and got me wondering what led to this attitude and what a company needs to do to avoid it. The attitude was that the survey was simply pacification – a way to make […]

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Zinger’s WILD Vision of Employee Engagement

A WILD Vision Here is the first iteration of a WILD 20/20 Vision I see for employee engagement. To foster a 20% global increase in employee engagement by the year 2020. Can you spell vision, W-I-L-D? A WILD vision is composed of the letters in WILD to guide the formulation and development of the vision. […]

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Is the HR online community a clique?

On more than one occasion, I’ve had people mention to me that they felt the HR online community was a clique. Apparently there are “cool kids”, you know, the ones who get invited to all the cool parties (conferences) and get all the attention (blog traffic). I’ve also been told that it is really hard […]

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Willing to meet expectations

Last week I tweeted out this little gem: Saw “willing to meet expectations” on a resume. Aim higher people, seriously. Ah, I do love reading resumes, you’ll never know what nuggets of HR humor you will stumble upon and have to share with the rest of the world. Hell, Not Hired is a whole site […]

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How-To: Using Social Media To Attract Employees

You could almost set a watch to it: every time I talk about social media for employer branding, someone wants some sort of tactical, useful information that they can use to get started on their efforts. The nerve! In all of my presentations, I try to include reasonable steps that companies can take to start […]

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