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Six Strategies for Excelling in a Tight Labor Market!

The U.S. labor market is extremely competitive, with the jobless rates in some metropolitan areas well below the national average. Your company won’t get the employees you need by offering the same pay and perks as every other employer or…

Nine Key Strategies for Merger and Acquisition Success!

Fueled by low interest rates, which are expected to rise, and a growing global economy, mergers and acquisitions in 2015 have already topped $1 trillion. If the trend continues, M&A will top $3.7 trillion this year, making it the second-biggest…

You Hold the Secret to Significant Business Improvement!

Performance management is in the news again. This time it is Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in the April Harvard Business Review, writing about how Deloitte is using its employee performance data to drive higher employee engagement and improve business…

Six steps to increasing employee engagement and enhancing your bottom line

Are your employees engaged? Employee engagement is the level of emotional commitment employees have to your organization, its purpose, its culture and goals. Providing jobs with good working conditions, competitive pay, good relationships and security will help you “satisfy” a…

Are you struggling to find the talent you need? Be sure to retain the talent you already have.

The U.S. economy is in the fifth year of recovery, and Asian economies are rapidly expanding. The United States is experiencing growing labor shortages for programmers, software engineers, CPAs, health care workers and clinical researchers.  Finding critical talent in expanding…

Flexible work arrangements will help you win the “war for talent”!

Whether called telecommuting, teleworking or mobile work, flexible work arrangements are highly valued by today’s workforce. They are equally beneficial for companies because they create engaged employees and individuals who are more productive and loyal. Flexible work arrangements are here…

Employee Wellbeing – Is your company investing in it?

During the early 1990s, I implemented an employee wellness program in North Carolina and saw the dramatic positive effect it had on employees’ diets, exercise, following up on medical screenings and listening to their doctors’ advice. Today, there is growing…

Form Follows Function: flexible work arrangements and tailored office design!

Whether called telecommuting, teleworking or mobile work, flexible work arrangements are highly valued by today’s workforce because they allow employees more control over their busy lives. They are equally beneficial for companies because they create engaged employees and individuals who…

Union Activity Heats Up: Are You Staying Engaged with Your Employees?

Upon returning from a weekend of wine tasting with friends in Temecula, CA, I was jolted from my Bordeaux bliss by headlines of union activity heating up across the United States. “Facebook Shuttle Drivers Vote to Ratify New Teamsters Contract”…

Nine Tips for Smooth Performance Appraisals—Guidance for Managers

As managers sit down to prepare for a performance appraisal, they need to remember that this is a stressful time for the employee as well as the manager. Unless there is a significant performance or behavior issue, employees should leave…