Tag: employee engagement


Sweet Gift Offers Lessons on Employee Engagement and Company Branding

On the heels of conducting a motivational keynote speech for a client in Las Vegas, one of the key executives sent me the most unique post-event thank you gift.  The gift so resonated with me since it leveraged three of the most impactful drivers of both employee engagement and brand promotion and recognition.


How Effective Are Your Workplace Wellness Programs?

Workplace wellness programs have great power to create healthy employees, improve employee engagement, and can lead to better employer engagement. Today we will look at the highlights of a new guide on workplace wellness. We are also joined by Hector De La Torre, Executive Director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) and Dr. Cristina […]

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Engagement: 3 Lessons Learned from Kevin Sheridan’s Native American Sister and Iraq War Veteran

Last summer I went home to the Native American Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin on which I was raised.  I always find it so grounding to go home to the “Res,” as it is known to the locals.  It was especially grounding this trip because I got to spend 2.5 peaceful hours with my Chippewa […]


Why ‘Zero-Time Onboarding’ Will Upend Traditional Hiring Practices

The start of every New Year ushers in a fresh wave of hires in businesses across the country. Yet despite the predictable timeframe of people looking for a new role (job searches surge in early January each year by an estimated 43%), many companies still lack a structured onboarding process, failing to allocate the necessary […]


Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape.   Harvey Weinstein.  Google.  Uber.  Silicon Valley.  SoFi.  Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes of Fox News.  A whopping 310 accusations against filmmaker James Toback.  Mark Halperin.  Taylor Swift allegedly being groped by radio host David Mueller.  And for real, our 41st […]


4 Tips for Better Diverse Team Communication

A very good friend of mine, who is of Polish decent, was reading an article in Polish next to me and pointed to a name referenced repeatedly, that being Michał Anioł. She looked up at me peering over her shoulder and said, “You know this guy.”

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With Employee Pay, Perceptions Often Trump Facts

When you think about compensation policy and practice, do you lean more toward “just the facts” or “how does that make you feel?” Compensation is, of course, based on facts and figures. But some new research has found that employee loyalty is driven much more by feelings than it is by facts.


How HR Leaders Can Avert ‘Generational Wars’

It can be argued that assimilating today’s workforce into a cohesive whole has never been more difficult. Even in a relatively booming global economy, we see the fight for margins tighten— and the challenge of building and sustaining employee engagement as soldiers in the larger battle grows more daunting.