Category Archives: Employee Engagement

Workcations: Productive Concept or Fad of the 24/7 Workweek?

Last week I was texting with a close friend who was perusing a popular job board. We’ve been chatting about what he is looking for in his next role, what types of organizations he is targeting (mission-driven vs. corporate vs. startup) and what types of benefits and employee perks were enticing. During his search, he […]
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Competitive Company Benefits & Perks: A study of companies that are winning in the war of attracting, engaging and retaining talent

Happy New Year HR friends. I hope you’re all off to a great start to 2017. Some of you may be putting the final touches on your 2017 budgets while others are reviewing opportunities to refresh your People programs. Either way, there is nothing like a new year to give us a refreshed perspective on what […]
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Roundup for People Operations (HR) in 2016

Truth time: I love trolling Inc., Forbes Tech, Harvard Business Review, Mashable and TLNT for HR-related content. There are so many new concepts or business practices driving the way that People Leaders and their teams operate. Most of the time, I’ve come across articles or opinions from subject matter experts (SME’s) that are relevant to problems I’m […]
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HR + Technology = <3

During a recent wine tasting tour of the Temecula Valley with my Sr. Compensation Analyst bestie and fellow Millennial, we started discussing some of the recent opportunities missed by senior leaders in HR. As professional women in our early 30’s, our perspective on how HR leaders can become better player-coaches and developers for talent to the youngest generation […]
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Working From Home? Some funny, and unfortunate, side effects of at-home remote work.

The show Portlandia never fails to delight me. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein create skits that aren’t just related to life in PDX (Go Ducks!) but address some of the societal issues we face on a regular basis. During a recent Netflix binge of Season 5 of the show, an issue that resonates with many of us […]
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The New F Word

F word.     F bomb.     F this.     F that. I’m sure that by now you are freaking out, thinking that this post is somehow going to be about the mother of all F words. Nope,  you’re not even close.  I’m talking about feelings. Specifically, the feelings of those in your workforce. Ask yourself, can you confidently provide […]
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Wearables and Wellness: A Fight to the Death over the ‘Best Wearable Device’ Title

Fitbit. Polar. The new Microsoft Band. The anxiously awaited Apple Watch, lovingly nicknamed “iWatch” by hardcore Apple fans.  If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past 2 years, at some point, you’ve heard these devices mentioned in mainstream media. If you are someone that is focused on your long-term health and wellness, […]
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In the Age of Wisdom and Foolishness, Are We Forgetting About Work-Life Balance?

One of my all time favorite quotes hails from A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” This quote resonates on a cerebral level for me and a few weeks ago, I sat down and took some […]
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Strategic HR – What does this mean for you inside your organization?

In many organizations, HR has to push, shove and crawl their way up to gain a seat at the proverbial executive table. This is, in part, due to the fact that HR is a function that takes more time to show the ROI of its accomplishments. We aren’t the team that will close a $1 […]
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5 Signs Your Organization Is Bleeding Talent

5 Signs Your Organization Is Bleeding Talent – great article from @ErnieTamayo Ouch! Is your organization bleeding talent? This was a timely read for me personally as my organization just finished its Employee Satisfaction Survey and I have started discussing results with managers. I can’t wait to to work with them on some creative and cost-effective […]
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