Archive | December, 2011

15 Ideas in 15 Minutes—Attract, Engage, Retain

A much-appreciated session at BLR’s recent Advanced Employment Issues Symposium was a panel presentation during which panelists offered quick, real-world-tested ideas for attracting, engaging and retaining employees. The original talk was called “30 Ideas in 30 Minutes,” but we’ve culled the best fifteen ideas for our readers. The panelists were: Andrew Botwin, head of Human […]

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Ben Franklin’s Two-Bird Economic Theory

If you’re like me, a lover of roast turkey at Thanksgiving and the holidays, this is a good time to reflect on the turkey’s proud heritage. You might be surprised to know that one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, gave a lot of thought to that bird and its future role in America. He […]

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4 Ways Managers Can Build Relationship BACKbone into Employee Engagement

3. Build Relationship –  The Manager’s Employee Engagement Relationship BACKbone: Bids, Authenticity, Caring, and Knowledge (Part 4 of a 10 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement) Foundation of relationships. Obviously relationships and relationship building are a foundation of employee engagement. Linda Hill in a Harvard Business Review article on Building Effective One-on-One […]

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Is HR Technology A Boring Story?

in Share5 TechCrunch got some serious flak for their reporting of the acquisition of SuccessFactors by enterprise giant SAP with a despondent and bored tone. The truth of the matter is that the comings and goings of the entire enterprise software industry is boring. I love technology and I love HR but even I know most people […]

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