How to Value Existing Employees as Much as New Hires

Do you remember the days when banks would offer awesome, shiny new products to new customers? Banks gave away free slow cookers, 150-piece Tupperware sets, and 800-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. It was a great time to be a new customer for big banks back then, but what were they offering their loyal customers who'd already gotten th...

4 Ways to Expand the Concept of Employee Wellness

There’s a little bit more to the idea of employee wellness than a complimentary annual cholesterol check. Like many aspects of the modern workplace, the concept of employee wellness has undergone some necessary changes in recent years. Consider that a full 89 percent of workers at organizations that support wellness initiatives tend to...

SHRM 2014 Conference – Transformational Thinking

It seems like employers are back on track when it comes to making corporate improvements by investing in people. Whether it was around employee engagement, onboarding, recruiting, hiring… the SHRM Conference was replete with sessions on not just improving existing methods, but evolving them to take employee success to the next level....

Hiring Motivated Employees

You have probably always intuitively known that employee motivation—the internal drive, desire, and commitment to “get the job done”—matters a great deal within your organization. In fact, study after study validates your gut feeling and shows that employee motivation has a direct impact on an organization’s bottom line...

Leadership: Directions for Employee Motivation

If you’ve ever been involved in a hiring decision, did you pay any special attention to the competencies and motivation of the applicants? We know that highly skilled and motivated employees will do more, do it better, and be around to do it long...

Student Motivation on a Daily Basis

Keeping students motivated on a day-to-day basis is a common, ongoing challenge for teachers and administrators. Let’s explore some ideas that address the issue. Famous poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” That’s a fine motivational quote, but I doubt it’d be sufficient to keep...

3 Ways to Keep Students Motivated During the Holidays

As unbelievable as it may be, the holidays are upon us (is summer really over?!) and that means keeping your students engaged is going to become a struggle. In between family gatherings, vacations, breaks from school and playing with all those cool new gadgets, school will slowly get relegated to the back of many students’ minds. Howeve...

The Value of HR

Here are a few tips on how you can make sure your HR department is functioning at the highest level possible. HR can help to increase a company’s economic performance and improve overall employee satisfaction. Since the economy shifted, the role of human resource management has evolved dramatically. Prior to the economic decline, HR...