Employee engagement

How to Attract Passive Candidates

The other day my daughter was watching one of her cartoons on TV when I needed to get her attention. You parents out there can probably picture this scene. It took me three attempts just to get her...

6 Ways to Make a Perfect First Day for a New Employee

A new hire’s first day on the job can be the beginning of a long, productive career, or the  beginning of the end. According to research, 15 percent of new hires contemplate quitting   on their first...

When Employees Quit, Make it Personal

Employees are job hopping more than ever before. In some fields nearly half of employees are thinking of changing jobs within one or two years. While this can be frustrating for employers, properly...

How to Use Assessments for a Better Onboarding Experience

Onboarding. It takes a lot of time, labor and planning to truly onboard an employee. So why do it?

Tips for Onboarding Remote Employees

Research has demonstrated that onboarding employees can lead to dramatic increases in retention, productivity, engagement and cost-savings for employers. Developing an onboarding program for on-site...

When Team Building Retreats Go Wrong

Our team recently had an offsite meeting in Beaver Creek for work-related brainstorming and leisure time together in a refreshing setting. I have to say, I’m proud and fortunate to manage such a...

What the Pan Am Games Can Teach Us About Team Building

The Pan Am games are about to kick off here in Toronto, and the media is starting to speculate on whose team is poised to win a medal in which sport, who’s healthy and which players are injured. At...

#MiChat with Leadership Expert Mark C.Crowley

Leadership methods of the past just aren’t cutting it anymore. Only one-third of employees are engaged. What’s worse is actively disengaged people, who are deflating your engaged workers, cost the US...

4 Ways to Use Instagram for Recruiting

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Instagram has to be worth millions. Instagram is a social media platform where users can share pictures and short videos with the world. With more than 300...

How Volunteerism Increases Employee Engagement

We’ve all heard the dismal stats concerning employee disengagement and its cost to organizations. According to a study by Gallup, 70% of Americans are not engaged or actively disengaged. A study by...

[Audio Interview] How to Hire Top-Performing Salespeople

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by business coach, Jamie Cunningham for his on-demand radio program, Business Nutrition. On the program, Jamie and I discussed the challenges of...

The Dangers Of Generational Stereotypes in Hiring Millennials

Time Magazine called millennials the Me Me Me Generation. Baby boomers were known as the Me Generation and generation X were typecast as narcissists. It’s always struck me how much of generational...

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