Tag: Goals

Make a strong push to achieve 2017 goals

by Dan Oswald Typically, coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and staring Christmas squarely in the eye, I would be writing about taking the time to appreciate family and friends. It’s a time of gathering with those closest to you at holiday parties and meals. It’s a time of celebration and thanksgiving. Instead, today, […]

Special from RecruitCon Road Trip East: Is Your Recruiting Suffering Because of Your Company Website?

At BLR’s recent RecruitCon Road Trip conference in Boston, we heard from Chris Russell, known as the “mad scientist” of online recruiting. Russel started his first job board in 1999 and since has launched more job sites than anyone in history. Let’s look at what Russell says makes recruiting and career websites really effective.

Measuring a Healthy Return on Your Benefits Communication

Employees may be one of the largest expenses for a company, but talent is also a company’s greatest asset. And in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more companies are looking to benefits packages to maintain their competitive advantage to attract and retain top employees. Because of this, it is critical for human resources departments […]

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5 Reasons Why Strong Goals Can Make a Difference for Your Company

As Human Resources (HR) professionals, one of the biggest challenges we face is getting our workforce better organized and aligned.  Many fall into a trap of what we call “operational haze” by working hard at it every day and just making money. Sometimes the profits mask numerous operational issues that if corrected would yield significantly […]

Give your 2016 “to do” list a good spring cleaning

by Dan Oswald Spring has sprung. The grass is green. The flowers are blooming. The trees are in full blossom. It’s that time of year again. Time for spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new. At least that’s my wife’s way of thinking. Last weekend, we spent a day cleaning out […]

Use discipline to achieve your goals in 2016

by Dan Oswald The other day, I brought in a couple dozen donuts for a meeting we were having at the office. Since it was the first week back to work in the new year, I must admit I was curious about how many of those donuts would get eaten. How resolute would my colleagues […]

Anticipate great success at work in 2016

by Dan Oswald The opening line of Carly Simon’s 1971 song Anticipation is “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway.” As I write this, it’s the first day back at work in the new year, and anticipation sums up the way I feel today. Webster’s defines anticipation […]

Thank those who helped you dream big, and then pay it forward

by Dan Oswald Have you ever had someone encourage you to dream big? Someone who said you could be anything you wanted to be? Maybe you were lucky enough to have a parent or grandparent who convinced you that there are no limits. Or maybe a teacher or coach inspired you to consider opportunities that […]

5 questions to help gauge your midyear progress

by Dan Oswald Believe it or not, as I write this, the first half of 2015 is coming to an end. That’s right, the year is half over, and it’s a good time to mark your progress. Are you well on your way to achieving the goals—both personal and professional—you set for yourself this year? […]