Employee engagement is about building an environment where employees are fully absorbed in their work, enthusiastic about achieving their goals and consistently taking action to further the organization. As the employer, you have to show people you value them and you need to provide challenging work. They need to feel the work they are doing is making a difference for the company and for their personal growth.
Current talent management initiatives have recognized the shortage of qualified people to fill openings. With this in mind, some companies have put a much larger emphasis on retention strategies to make sure they don't lose people who are bringing value to the company now.
Sexual harassment is a topic that has been addressed by human resource professionals in training workshops and company policies for quite some time. Often the focus is on sexual harassment directed toward adult workers, whereas the specific topic of teenage sexual harassment is one that needs to be more clearly addressed, especially given the number of lawsuits now being filed by young workers.
An effective board can make the difference between success and failure. Anyone who takes a position on a board should be serious about the responsibilities of being a Board Member and enjoy giving of ones’ talents to a company or organization with a mission you can support.
Have you ever wanted to know a little more about executive coaching? Recently I caught up with one of our beloved Executive Coaches, Dr. Connie Thurman, to ask her a few questions about the Executive Coaching experience.
It's estimated that 10,000 baby boomers are turning 60 every day and the reality is many of these seasoned employees are taking their extensive knowledge and experience with them as they retire. Succession planning with New Horizons offers your employee an opportunity to purposefully plan their retirement while giving the employer the peace of mind that they too are establishing a planned exit strategy for their talented employees.
According to a study done in 2014 by McLean & Company HR Trends, flexible work arrangements are the norm rather than the exception. Many employees consider workplace flexibility to be one of the most important factors in considering job offers. In fact 64% of Millennials would like to work from home occasionally. Sixty six percent of other employee generational groups would like to sometimes shift their work hours.
I am keenly aware that people who are having a conflict often have difficulty resolving their differences because of their refusal to listen and understand the other person's positions and underlying motivations.
A solid relationship between a new hire, the CEO and the rest of the company doesn’t happen by itself.
When I ask what qualities are critical in the next hire, people always express the need for a good leader.
We all have participated in difficult conversations whether in our personal lives or our business lives. Many of us have been on the receiving end and some have had the task to deliver a difficult message. No matter which side you are on, these types of conversations can be filled with anxiety and some fear.