Tag Archive: Employee Engagement

Seriously, is it really that much to ask?

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Most of you know that I’m out in the job market.  2.5 good years with my most recent employer ended only after a long drawn out bankruptcy and capital restructuring effort.  As with all experiences, I am thankful for my time there – learned a lot along the way.  As I contemplate my next move…

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What’s your Ideological Discount?

I had a chance to hear Stuart Bunderson, Professor at Washington University’s Olin School of Business, speak about building organizations which employees feel deeply connected with and committed to.  The basis for his presentation was the extensive research he did on Zookeepers…yes, your eyes do not deceive you…Zookeepers*.  It turns out that Zookeepers have a deep…

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HR Humanization Series, Introduction

So any one who has wasted their time following my blog over the last 6 months knows that I’m big on little.  My premise is that HR’s relentless pursuit to elevate its stature in the business community through lofty strategic thinking has resulted in our losing focus on those things that have a more meaningful impact…

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I Say the Resume Tsunami is Nothing More Than a Drop in the Bucket

I’m a Deloitte alum and usually pay attention to what comes out of their Human Capital group.  Rarely is it directionally unsound, but often it contains a bit too much of the “No Duh Factor.”  Recently they undertook a study that resulted in some thinking on managing in turbulent times.  One of their stances was “Heading…

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Sometimes, you just can't win for trying…

Remember when we all used to run around as HR professionals shouting from the top of our lungs how we must strive toward “employer of choice” status.  EOC was the HR buzz term for the late 90′s and early 00′s.  I grew up in the industry drinking that cool-aid.  Don’t get me wrong; generally, I think it’s…

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