Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Death by Survey

I don't know about you guys, but this whole survey thing is getting out of control. These days, it's hard to go to the bathroom without getting asked to fill one out. I can't complete an on-line transaction without being enticed with the long-odds of ...

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The Playground Dynamics of HR

For a variety of reasons - none of them important - I found myself thinking about what the playground might look like if we all took recess at work. The marketing team would surely be painting the earth with chalk. The customer facing and/or shop ...

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An Employee Suggestion Box that Rocks!


I really haven't spent a lot of time down on the Expo floor at SHRM's 2010 Annual Conference.  If you've ever been to a large industry show, you know that the floor is loaded with over-zealous vendors pushing the "latest and greatest" to throngs of people who at the end of the day probably have ...

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Sometimes it’s better to receive than to give

better to receive

I think we can all agree on at least one thing related to Performance Management.  Giving meaningful feedback - particularly when it is critical - is tough tough tough.  Even those of us who make a living at it need to work it really hard.  Sure, some are naturals.  But most aren't. How many of ...

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Cliffhangers for Hire


My wife and I are huge fans of Lost: the 121 episode TV thriller that has kept tens of millions of people enthralled for six seasons.  It's over now.  And devotees will spend the next several months walking around in a daze trying to figure out what to do with themselves now that it's ...

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