Archive | September, 2012

Obama or Romney? Employers Brace for Post-Election NLRB Changes

For today’s topic of likely labor law and NLRB actions after the election we turned to Patricia M. Trainor, J.D., SPHR, BLR’s Senior Managing Editor for HR. Here’s her take: Until recently most nonunionized employers knew little about National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) activities. This was simply because that federal agency had […]

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Employee Engagement: Friday Factoid #2 – Energetic Well-being?

Zinger Friday  Factoid: Energetic Wellbing While nearly half (47%) of the HR professionals surveyed said the health and wellbeing of their staff is good or excellent, this contrasts with employee research, which finds a large majority (80%) of workers score just 40% with regards to their health and energy. ( Companies failing on employee wellbeing […]

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“The Luck Factor”

Almost 25% of company founders and business-builders believe that luck is a major factor in their success. What’s most surprising is that people generate their own luck. But lucky charms, amulets or knocking on wood won’t do it. Richard Wiseman, the British psychologist, has studied luck from a scientific perspective, learning that it is not […]

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Employee Engagement: 3 Lessons from the Acorn

Employee Engagement from Acorn to Oak Plop. Plop. Plop. We have a few oak trees in our back yard and the acorns were falling. The acorns are so hard that when they fall from the oak tree they make loud pops when they hit our wooden deck. The squirrels have accelerated their acorn gathering into […]

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