12 Ways to Bounce Back From a Layoff

As an employer, you are likely tasked with hiring people, but that also means you might have to oversee layoffs. No matter your job type, from manual labour to sitting at a desk, layoffs are inevitable. It may not happen while you’re at the company, but at some point, the business will have to let…

Career Changers: Tips For Successfully Changing Careers

Changing careers can be a stressful and daunting task that seems almost impossible at times. Whether it’s not knowing what career path to take, what skills to leverage or lacking experience, changing careers isn’t easy. During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O’Donnell, answer questions live

5 Ways to Restore Your Culture’s Shine

How would an outsider—a client or customer, perhaps—describe your company’s culture? If you don’t have an immediate answer to this question, ask yourself why. All too often, our organizations don’t have clearly defined and discussed cultures, ones that support and galvanize their purpose. And this affects our people, both inside and outside the enterprise. In…

HRExaminer v10.16

      Creativity and Innovation in Context HRExaminer Weekly Editionv10.16 April 19, 2019     Doug Shaw recently spotted a tweet from his friend Trish McFarlane. Trish wrote, “Just thinking out loud ~ increased #productivity is good, but does it kill time for #creativity? That got Doug thinking and pretty soon he was Finding

Throwing out the Bad Apples

Everyone’s heard the phrase “a bad apple spoils the bunch,” but in my work experience, this hasn’t been true.  In my experience, it isn’t the bad apple that spoils the bunch; it’s the semi-bad apple. That apple that you think is just as good as the rest (or pretty close), until you realize it’s not

Is work fun?

What do you think? Is work fun? It’s really the question that keeps getting asked when we talk about the future of work, and employee experience, and employee engagement, etc. Do you believe that your work is “fun”? Fun? That’s the first problem, we really have to define what fun is. I mean if we

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #215: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

Hosts Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss important news and topics in recruiting and HR technology. Listen live every Thursday or catch up on full episodes with transcriptions here. HR Tech Weekly Episode: 215 Air Date: April 18, 2019   This Week   This Week, John has a quick update from the SAP Innovation Lab

Can I Require Employees to Speak English?

I manage a group of employees at a company where English is our official business language. There are a few people that speak only English, while another group speaks English and Spanish. The bilingual group often communicates in Spanish, which makes the English speakers uncomfortable. I asked the Spanish speakers to stick to English at