Working Now and In the Future

I’m Done With eMail!

I’m done with email. To me, email is old and antiquated. It reminds me of a house phone. People will continue to use the house phone less and less and eventually, it will probably go away. And just like my house phone messages, my email these days is mostly spam. I keep it email because I haven’t found a viable replacement but…
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Women Don’t Need to Be Empowered, They Need to Use The Power They Have

It’s true. Women don’t need to be empowered, women need to USE THE POWER they have. The difference? Empowerment means being given power or authority. Women already have power, they need to use it and use it well. Empowerment implies being given permission to use their strength. Why do they need permission? Women have lots of strength. The problem is they don’t…
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Employee Retention and Company Culture is EVERYONE’s Responsibility

It’s difficult enough to find the right person to fill an open position. Recruiting efforts take time and money. Jobs sometimes take months to fill, and if everything goes well, the right person is placed in the job. Sounds difficult? It is. But that’s actually the easy part. Once someone has been placed, what is being done to keep them? In the…
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Working in the Future Without Business Cards

Is it time to get rid of business cards once and for all? This came up at a recent meeting and the room was split on this 3 ways- they are just as valid as ever, use them – but never as a crutch, and it’s time for them to go. Business card collecting used to be a sport for some people….
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Millennials are Getting Old

Wake up millennials! You’re getting old and you are going to age out. There is so much focus on Millennials. Every day we read articles about how to work with Millennials, how to speak with them, how to keep them engaged and happy, the list goes on and on… but guess what? I’m sorry to say, they are getting too old. That’s right!…
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Employee Satisfaction Surveys are Only a Glimpse

It’s time for HR to step up their game with engagement and retention analysis. It’s true, Employee Satisfaction Surveys are often used to help with engagement and retention but it’s not enough. The issue? This type of data is just a glimpse in time. Capturing data is like taking a photo. You see how things look at that precise moment. Ask an employee…
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Why We Shouldn’t Only Hire People Who Will Fit into the Company Culture

Don’t look to ONLY hire people who fit in culturally, unless you want things to either remain the same or change very slowly. Companies that don’t want anyone to rock the boat, want everyone to comply, and/or don’t want to make any changes have a difficult time in keeping employees who are innovative or creative. These companies often struggle to survive. To…
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