Employee Engagement

Engaging more employees through social media communities

Recently, I came across a webinar I had hosted in 2012 when I was the content manager for an employee benefits enrollment SaaS company — on the topic of Social Media Best Practices in HR. At that time, I was enthusiastic about the emerging use of social networks in human resources and wanted to guide […] Read more…

Think you might want to work in HR? You gotta love people first.

This summer marks my 20th year in the human resources industry. It’s hard to imagine that I earned my degree in HR, eager to make a difference in the lives of working people THAT long ago. A lot has changed over the last two decades for many human resource professionals. We’ve gone from being stuck […] Read more…

What Does Employee Engagement Look Like for Your Company?

Even though it might look like your employees are arriving to the workplace smiling and happily completing their work, things don’t always look like they may seem on the outside. Your “best” employees could actually be your worst nightmare. For example, CBS network published a story not too long ago that revealed a state worker […] Read more…

8 Genius Ways Your Company Can Boost Employee Engagement

Ask most human resource professionals what’s on their minds (outside of what’s for lunch?) and they are usually concerned with how well the company is doing with employee engagement. Why is this factor so important nowadays? First off, employee engagement is the pathway to a more motivated and productive team. Secondly, high levels of employee […] Read more…

HR Department of One – Making the Most of Lunch Breaks

As a former and sole HR Manager of a manufacturing plant in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina; I often found myself using lunch breaks to get extra work done. Being an ‘HR department of one’ while it can be rewarding, also often has its challenges — time being one of the biggest. Yet, […] Read more…

Advantages and Disadvantages of Team-building as a Way to Create Employee Engagement

Managers often refer to employee engagement and team-building as essential elements in retaining high-calibre workers. The advantages and disadvantages of team-building are clear: without a team-building premise, employees may feel adrift and lack necessary supervision; the disadvantages of team-building can make some employees, e.g. entrepreneurial ‘rain-makers,’ feel stifled or tied to the hip of a […] Read more…

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