A Fascinating New Idea About What It Means When You Start Forgetting Things

Posted by Annett Winiarz

Jan 9, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Cake getting crowded? Maybe your mind is too. 

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce, Performance Management

7 Things Your Boss Wants to Know About Your Computer

Posted by Annett Winiarz

Jan 7, 2015 3:29:00 PM

7 reasons why your employer might be using keylogger software, spyware or other means to spy on employees’ computer usage:

1)  Does your computer have malware or viruses on it?

The longer an infection lingers undetected and the more employees in a network that download it or click the malicious link, the more widespread the infection will be and the harder to contain; thus, the longer a network could be crippled.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce

A Few Reasons Employees Might be Disengaged

Posted by April

Dec 9, 2013 1:45:00 PM

A recent Gallup survey of over 350,000 participants collected over three years, found that 70% of Americans are not engaged in their work. This potentially costs the United States anywhere from $450 to $550 billion yearly in lost productivity (Forbes).

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce

Workplace Talent Management

Posted by April

Nov 27, 2013 4:16:00 PM

Thanksgiving dinner is always a delicious meal. There’s the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole. Often times, several people bring a variety of dishes so no one person is left with the task of preparing the entire feast. How do you decide who brings what though?

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Topics: Competency Based Talent Management, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

Showing Employees You are Thankful

Posted by April

Nov 25, 2013 2:59:00 PM

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just three days away. You have been busy with work, family and now the holiday season has commenced. For the past 25 days, people have been posting on Facebook and Twitter the things they are thankful for. Ranging from their spouse to coffee on a cold morning, people seem to be very thankful for a lot of things. We all have things to be thankful for, one of which I’m sure several people have heard is that they have a job. It’s nice being able to pay bills on time and enjoy a little fun time with friends. This leads me to wonder though, how thankful are businesses/managers for their employees?

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce

Stacked Reviews and Why 360 Performance Reviews are better

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Nov 19, 2013 2:06:00 PM

Last week there was a lot of news about forced or stacked reviews in the news. This type of performance review requires that managers rate their team on a bell curve and then send the low performers packing. Just as Microsoft released a statement to say they were discarding the practice, Yahoo’s CEO announced they planned to begin using the “rank-and-yank” system. This topic has received quite a bit of press, and not so positive at that.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Product News, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

The Value of Lean Management: Is your Organization Keen on Lean?

Posted by April

Nov 7, 2013 3:46:00 PM

 

Car manufacturing has come a long way since its inception. We have probably all heard about the assembly line from Henry Ford and the way in which it was useful in manufacturing automobiles at a faster pace than before.

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Topics: Leadership, Product News, Healthcare Reform, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

Survival of the Fittest: Adapting to Change

Posted by April

Oct 7, 2013 9:51:00 AM

With the changing of the season to autumn, the temperature has already begun to drop, the leaves have begun to change colors, and soon the leaves will fall. If you’re lucky enough, you get to see the changing of the seasons and experience all four seasons, depending on your geographic location. When you experience all of these changes, one must adapt to their new surroundings.

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Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Recruitment and Retention, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame”…Three Takeaways from Baseball for the Workplace

Posted by April

Sep 5, 2013 10:45:00 AM

workplace communication

As I am sitting in the office today wearing an Atlanta Braves shirt that reads “Can’t Hit on Me” with the iconic “A” underneath, I can’t help but think that a baseball team is a lot like your workplace team.

First of all, your team is made up of all sorts of talents. Fredi Gonzalez is the manager of the Atlanta Braves. Brian McCann is the catcher and he is there to watch over the team’s most valuable asset: home plate! B.J. and Justin Upton are in the outfield to retrieve any balls that are not within reach of those defending first, second, and third base. Craig Kimbrel’s job is to pitch in hopes of delivering three strikes to create an out! All of these roles are vital to the Braves obtaining a win. Every player has a vital role to the team’s success.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce

What Drives Employee Engagement? Part 2: Grabbing Opportunities as They Come

Posted by April

Aug 19, 2013 3:16:00 PM

Continuing with the Employee Engagement series, last week I discussed the importance of understanding expectations. Today, I want to talk about employee engagement through taking on opportunities as they come.

You may ask why this is important for keeping employees engaged and it is the simple fact that employers want to ensure that their team members are utilizing their skills to produce the best work for the company. It also gives employees the opportunity to work on different projects, which increases engagement because their time spent in the office is always new and exciting. While it is the responsibility of the employee to act aggressively to obtain new opportunities to learn and grow within the company, the employer should also express these opportunities to their employees.

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Topics: Leadership, Employee Engagement, Empowering Your Workforce