Archive | March, 2011

Do You Really Think Your Company Is NOT Monitoring You?

From e-mail monitoring and website blocking to phone tapping and GPS tracking, employers increasingly use monitoring and surveillance to “manage productivity and minimize litigation, security, and other risks.” On numerous occasions over the past few years I’ve instructed my Gen-Y friends on the use of their firm’s communication technology.  At bottom my comment is this: […]

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How do you build relationships at work that work?

To be successful in today’s workplace, we need to excel in areas such as communication, collaboration, motivation, and adaptation to constant change. All these skills require the ability to understand and connect well with other human beings.  (Gottman, The Relationship Cure, p. 24) Fuzzy relationship building. I believe that when many of us think of building […]

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1,000 Readers Tell Us About their Benefits Communication Programs

Benefits communication is especially critical these days—with little going on in the raise department, employers need to be sure that employees truly appreciate the cost of the benefits they’re getting. Last month we surveyed readers of the HR Daily Advisor to see how they are doing it. Sixty percent of respondents say they do provide […]

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Retaining Your Mature Workforce

Research shows that one very important factor in why older workers leave their jobs is because they don’t feel like they are needed anymore. Older employees will get discouraged when they feel their purpose is in doubt, anyone else in the company can do what they do – and more effectively, and if they start […]

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