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5 Steps to Growing Future Leaders
As baby boomers retire and thriving companies encounter rapid growth, one issue facing organizations today is the ability to identify new leaders. Leadership is a skill that’s not quickly or easily taught. It requires experience, coaching and formal training. Unfortunately, the time and financial investment required to build up an organization’s future leaders can become a […]
The Millennial Expectation of Technology in the Workplace
Tom Brokaw has called them the “greatest generation since the “Greatest Generation.” They have had more screen time than any other generation in history. They are millennials, and they are no longer the up-and-coming generation. This group of people – born between 1980 and 2000 – already has grabbed the wheel and are driving today’s […]
3 Finance-Technology Skills CFOs Should Seek
Technology has changed every industry. From the technology in our hands to the software that revolutionizes how we do business, few areas remain untouched. In the case of finance and HR solutions, the proper technology can provide great insight into how organizations can lower debt, expand EBITDA margin and drive overall performance. However, as tech […]
LMS 101: 4 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement with a Learning Management System
Learning Management Systems 101 is a weekly blog series exploring how employers can rethink traditional employee training and move toward e-learning solutions, which are faster, easier to access, and more cost effective. “4 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement with a Learning Management System” is the fourth post of the series. Are your employees engaged? You can […]
How Workforce Analytics Can Change Your Company
Picture yourself walking into a huge, imposing library. Books of every genre and length line the shelves; those shelves begin at your feet and go up, up, up far beyond your vision. Then, imagine walking over to a random shelf and reaching out to the first book you see. You open the book and read […]
LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding
Learning Management Systems 101 is a weekly blog series exploring how employers can rethink traditional employee training and move toward e-learning solutions, which are faster, easier to access, and more cost effective. “LMS 101: Why Technology is Crucial to Onboarding” is the third post of the series. A staggering one third of new hires leave their position […]
How to Interview a Really Nervous Job Candidate
At some point in your career, you will encounter that job candidate: the person who simply cannot overcome how nervous he or she is, despite their best efforts. How you handle that situation can make all the difference. To be a skilled interviewer, you need to help applicants relax right from the beginning. The early […]
Are Your Employees Planning to Leave in 2017?
If you manage a team of five or more people, chances are at least one of your direct reports are considering a change of employers in the next ten months. According to the latest CareerBuilder survey, more than one in five American workers, or 22 percent, are planning to change jobs in 2017. Among younger […]
Leading the Millennial Generation with Technology in 2017
We conclude HR Break Room’s “Life at Work” series by taking a look at the role of HR technology in managing and engaging the millennial workforce.
7 Deadly Sins of Employee Engagement
Even with the best of intentions, some of the methods chosen to improve employee engagement can backfire. Engaged employees can improve retention, strengthen a company culture and increase productivity, but all that is quickly ruined when any of these seven deadly sins are committed.
5 Leadership Lessons From Crossing the Delaware
Leadership Lessons From History Several years ago in a meeting, we were asked to share the name of the best leadership book we’d read in the past year. My colleagues suggested books by Maxwell, Gladwell and Collins, yet my mind went directly to the historical account of General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River […]
ACA Awaits Repeal or Repair
ACA Update on October 13, 2017: Trump Announces two Changes to ACA After his electoral win in November, President Donald Trump, buoyed by Republican majorities in the House and the Senate, vowed to act quickly to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Pres. Trump has now been in office for a month, and […]