LunchBreak

What’s so wrong with taking lunch?

LunchBreakMy typical work day: Arrive. Work or meetings for roughly 4 or 5 hours. Rush down to grab lunch before the cafeteria closes. Scarf down food at my desk within 10 minutes. Then back to work and meetings for another 4 or 5 hours.

Sound familiar? If so, you’re in good company.

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Creating a Whole New Value Proposition for Millennials

millennials_and_social_mediaIn the HR world, it’s not new to hear the term “Millennial” and how many organizations today are rethinking their workforce practices to attract them — individuals born after 1980 and who have come of age since the year 2000.

Many people have asked why all of this intense focus on Millennials? What makes them so special over Baby Boomers and Generation X? Quite simply, this group already makes up the largest generation in the US, and by year 2020, millennials will comprise nearly 50% of the workforce.

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Employee Engagement

Does employee happiness matter for employer branding?

Employee EngagementI’ve always loved to get involved in discussions around employee happiness versus employee engagement, and whether one over the other should be a primary focus for a company. Just recently, my team was discussing this very topic and it reminded me of a post I wrote a while back, wherein I said that employee satisfaction (happiness) is a desired outcome of an engaged workforce, but should not be the sole focus of any employee engagement or employer branding strategy. I still believe this.

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Is there hope for internal e-mail?

Infographic-The-Benchmark-of-Successful-Internal-Email-Campaigns-featOver 15 years ago, I was sending out all employee e-mail blasts using Outlook. It’s now 2016 and guess what application I’m using to send out e-mail blasts? That’s right. Outlook.

Very few companies have the ability to invest in an enterprise-wide communications system that allows for targeted messaging and also analytics. In my career, I’ve only worked for one such company and it was a “home-grown” (but effective) system. And, as a result, one of the longest suffering issues any internal communications organization faces is the ability to measure the effectiveness of its e-mail campaigns.

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The Top 5 HR Infographics of 2015

 As defined by the Corporate Executive Board.. The top five Infographics from 2015 that every HR professional should read.

  1. Create Compelling Career Paths for Employees and Organizations — Understand the key strategies your organization can apply to create a dynamic approach to careers that motivates employees. Shift from the traditional promotion-based to a growth-based career culture that benefits both your organization and your employees.

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Results of BLR’s Employer Branding Survey

In June, BLR conducted an employer brand survey to solicit input from companies on what they are doing for internal and external employer branding stack up against each other. The purpose of the survey was to provide insight into the following questions and more:

  • How many companies are devoting programs to both internal and external branding?
  • Who at the organization is typically responsible for such programs?
  • What role do prospective, high potential (HIPO), and alumni employees play in branding?

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