The Root Causes of Low Employee Morale

They’re not what you think, but are surprisingly easy to fix by focusing on a few simple changes in communication style! In the movie Multiplicity with Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell, the character of Doug Kinney (Keaton) clones himself so he can get more work...

Money Isn’t Everything . . .

. . . but whatever’s in second place is a long way behind! “Let’s Just Give ’em A Gift Card . . .” and other comments of a mediocre manager Connie was dreading the upcoming HR meeting. It’s not that she wasn’t excited to share how the company blood drive was...

HR Watches "The Office" – A Podcast

I was invited to participate in a fun and unusual exercise; analysing the staff and management on the TV show The Office from any HR Consultant’s perspective. I had to brush up on my knowledge of the show and the characters, but for any of you who are even...

Three Strikes and You're In!

Three Strikes and You’re IN! How a Love of Baseball Helps Improve Workplace Productivity and Profit Baseball is a simple game, not easy, but simple if you just understand the basics. Okay, you’re wondering what could baseball possibly have to do with recognizing...

Training – an Expense or an Investment?

Is training and development- a good investment or an additional expenditure? I was recently ask the question – Is training and development- a good investment or an additional expenditure? I thought I’d share my answer as it really got me thinking about how...

The Five Biggest Mistakes Managers Make

The 5 Biggest Recognition Mistakes Managers Make The Five Biggest Mistakes Managers Make in Recognizing their Employees – They’re costing you money, but are easy to fix! Jennifer was at the end of her rope. It was time for a new job, one that would let her use all of...

Why Mentor's are Important

Why is a Mentor so Important? For most of my business life I’ve worked primarily on my own. Sure, I had associates, support staff, clients, and coworkers, but my office was in my home, so I didn’t have daily contact with people face to face every day. I...

Turn Recognition Expenses into Profits

Turn Recognition Expenses into Profit Centers – Optimize your investment in people with an Umbrella Strategy Do you truly care about your employees? Are they getting the message? The way we communicate our understanding of their value and performance to our people...