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  • Bad Writing Reflects Poorly on You
    by Debra Wheatman - October 4, 2017
    I remember teachers always impressing upon students the importance of being able to write clearly and cogently. I was a strong writer, and banging out a quick five paragraph essay posed no problem for me, only minor inconvenience. I knew that not everyone was as adept at writing as I, but I also recognized that other people were far better at math and science than I. It was not until email became a widely-used tool for busi...
  • Unlimited PTO - More For the Employer or the Employee?
    by Kris Dunn - September 19, 2017
    Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic. And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me? Against me? As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection to the concept of unlimited PTO: Unlimited PTO is limitless in its attraction as a co...
  • The Gender Pay Gap - It's Worse Than You Thought
    by Debra Wheatman - September 15, 2017
    Worldwide, women are paid 23% less than men who do the same jobs. This gender pay gap may be ardently disputed, but its existence is well documented and indisputable. The inherent problem with the pay gap is not only the disparity in earnings between the genders, but also the fact that a lifetime of economic inequality pushes women into poverty. Globally, unmarried women live in poverty at a disproportionately higher rate than...
  • Cultivating A Great Company Culture
    by Steve Farber - September 14, 2017
    It’s not surprising that an organization’s culture often is compared to a garden. After all, culture and cultivate share the same root word. The key to creating a great culture, then, is obvious: Cover it in manure, soak it with water, and pray for sunshine. OK, it’s probably better to plant the right seeds in the best soil, nurture the garden with love, and celebrate your fruits, vegetables, and blooms. Y...
  • The Worker Experience Drives Company Success
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 6, 2017
    The latest Gallup results indicate that employee engagement is a dismal 33%, a disappointing increase of only 3 points over the past few years. Gallup found that disengaged employees cost the country somewhere between $450 and $550 billion each year. That’s not good business and it’s not sustainable. I recently attended Appirio’s Worker Experience Tour in Chicago to learn more about how they defined and op...
  • Labor Day
    by Carole Kanchier - September 4, 2017
    Labor Day is on the first Monday of September every year. It was originally organized to affirm the dignity and worth of workers. Labor days are celebrated annually at different times around the world to celebrate workers and their contributions to the economies of their countries. Labor Day began in Canada in 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organised the first significant workers' demonstration to support ex...
  • Google vs Uber: Why High Performers with Non-Competes Are Always At Risk When Joining New Companies
    by Kris Dunn - August 29, 2017
    There's this old idea that non-competes and most types of NDA/IP agreements are either flimsy or negotiable. While that may true in some cases, my experience is that you can get sleepy/lazy related to how you consider these as an HR Leader. My experience as an HR leader recruiting high level candidates with non-competes/NDAs/IP agreements is as follows - they mean nothing until they do, then in a giant pissing contest,...
  • When Considering Employee Experience, Don't Forget About Culture
    by Alexandra Levit - August 28, 2017
    Last week, SilkRoad presented a webinar, Employee as Consumer: Building a Differentiated Experience Through the Lifecycle, with HR Daily Advisor. We talked about the consumerization of HR, the creation of a meaningful employee experience throughout the lifecycle, and how design thinking, talent activation, and employer branding play into it. At the end of the session, Jennifer asked: How do you create an experience that&rs...
  • 5 Ways To Get A Raise And Earn More Money, And Why So Many Don't
    by Kathy Caprino - August 22, 2017
    The other day, a client shared with me her financial situation at work, and asked some probing questions about money, salary, compensation and promotions that revealed a good deal about her personal money story and behavior. She shared this: “Kathy, I’m not earning nearly what I should be, despite asking for a raise repeatedly (and being told “Not now”). I just don’t know what else to do. An...
  • Job Getting You Down? Call Time-Out
    by Carole Kanchier - August 14, 2017
    Tom was approaching 30 and he wanted to step off the treadmill, but to do what? He needed time to rethink his goals. Tom and his wife, Elva, decided on a moratorium -- a time-out from responsibilities and commitments. They sold everything and bought a van. 'But you're giving up everything. ... What will you do when you come back?' everyone cried. After driving throughout North America, they settled in a small town....