What is the biggest driver of employee engagement?

By Tim Sackett I got to see Marcus Buckingham speak at the HR Technology Conference in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I think it’s the 2319th time I’ve seen him speak. I’m not sure if I’ve seen Marcus or Josh Bersin speak more, it’s probably almost a tie. Basically, if you go to HR conferences, you get to see those two …

HOW MUCH WOULD 1 SHARE OF YOU BE WORTH?

What if instead of paying your university or trade school tuition, you paid them shares of your future self in the form of “Income Sharing“? That’s what some schools have been toying around with: “The Lambda School teaches information technology skills online, and it charges zero tuition and offers stipends to select students. The deal is that students pay back …

The Single Greatest Trait An HR Pro Can Have

HR 101. If there is one thing I could give a new HR Pro it would be this simple advice: No matter how prepared you think you are, you really only need to prepare yourself, for one thing. What’s that ‘one’ thing? You’re going to be surprised in your career with some stuff! You don’t really get judged on your …

Expanding Your Talent Pool

Nearly 700,000 people (1 in 3 adults) are released from prison each year. These are people with criminal records that have served their time and yet as employers, we are often quick re-sentence them by locking them out of the job market even though we are facing a human capitol crisis. Why is this? Part of our human flaw is …

Stop Rejecting the “Overqualified”

Many job seekers over 40 share the same experience of applying for a job and not getting it with the reasoning being that they’re “overqualified”. What does overqualified actually mean? Overqualified is just another word for age discrimination. It’s another way to say, “You’re to old to work for me”, or, “You have a lot of experience and we don’t …

Developing Employee’s Soft Skills

Companies today are facing hiring challenges as a result of a tight labor market and large skills gap. Not only do employers want to find talent quickly, but they want to find candidates that have future-proof, flexible soft-skills. As LinkedIn reported in January of 2019, the soft skills that are in-demand most right now are creativity, persuasion, collaboration, and time …