It’s time to dance at the Carnival of HR
May11

It’s time to dance at the Carnival of HR

It is with great pleasure that I am able to host my first Carnival of HR. The theme of this carnival is about dance. Why? Dancing can be done anywhere – on a ship, in the water, street, kitchen, dance hall or in an organization.  I was interested in seeing where the HR experts saw dance play out – either literally and figuratively. Contributors were asked to: “Think about how organizations or people are influenced or...

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Who will be dancing at the Carnival of HR?
May04

Who will be dancing at the Carnival of HR?

Next week, I will be hosting the Carnival of HR. It is exciting because some of the best HR bloggers participate in this social media event. Our carnival ring mistress, Shauna Moerke gives each carnival host some creative license to fashion a theme that might be intriguing to readers – personally, that is what makes me want to see the carnival! Some of you may know that one of my passions is dancing and if you watch Dancing with the...

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Disengaged Employees – A Drain on the Bottom Line

“What is wrong with them? They have a good job, with good pay and benefits and they act as if they are doing us a favor coming into work!” Many of the organizations complain that their workforce is disengaged and they need help getting them back on track. Coffman (2002) states a Gallup poll estimates that actively disengaged workers cost the American economy up to $350 billion per year, and that was the cost 9 years ago. Right...

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Unemployment, assessments and capabilities hit the top 10 list
Dec30

Unemployment, assessments and capabilities hit the top 10 list

No surprise, the most popular posts or articles of 2010 hit a range of subjects on Elephants at Work. The most popular post received approximately 50% more views because it deals with a major issue today: unemployment. Here is a rundown of the top ten posts: Do I have to sign my termination or separation agreement? – It is a question that many people ask after the fact and is beneficial to know ahead of time. The list of...

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Cross Training – The Miracle Cure?

Don’t you love the advertisements that promise to cure all your problems just by taking a pill? They try to convince you that all ailments are related, and for only $19. 95 plus S&H you can have a full month supply of the cure – “But wait! If you order within the next 20 minutes, we’ll double your order; just pay separate S&H.” It is amazing that there are people who actually believe this drivel. For organizational ailments, I...

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Managing Social Media in Organizations

Is your management trying to figure out how to control employee use of social media on and possibly off the job? Does management view it as a liability or is it seen as an opportunity? The use of social media may include blogging, participating in social and professional networking and community sites such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. To what extent are employees encouraged to visit and engage in social media...

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