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Engaging Challenge


While the last few years have found baby-boomer retirement issues holding top priority, the latest human resource surveys are showing that employee engagement is now taking over the primary lead. In fact, one survey reports that 94 percent of survey participants indicated that employee engagement was the most important workforce challenge they were currently facing (see source at end of post).

Yet, what is employee engagement and why are HR managers so concerned? Employee engagement refers to whether or not employees have a positive or negative approach to their work as well… READ MORE

Thread of Continuity for the Multi-Generational Workforce: Think V.E.T. (Value, Engagement, Trust)

Posted on October 19th, 2015


This past week, I had the privilege of attending two very distinct, yet related events here in the Greater Nashville area.  The first occurrence was a statewide human resources conference, centered in the healthcare industry vertical.  To conclude the week, enjoyed a dinner at a local college campus honoring military students.  Allow me to tie these episodes together.

At the HR Healthcare conference, there were several great speakers that shared insights during 10+ hours of formal meetings.   One of the speakers was an Assistant Professor from Vanderbilt University, Dayle Savage.  Having seen… READ MORE

What are You Using to Assess the Future of Your Organization?

Posted on May 7th, 2014

In many ways, assessing a candidate’s fit for an organization is akin to foretelling the future. One of my associates refers to the process as tossing “Chicken Bones”. You shake the bones up and spread them out on a table, then pose the question to the candidate – “What does that mean to you?” Sure you get their perceptions and maybe even some personality characteristics, but who wants to gamble on chicken bones?

Assessing personalities, competencies and behaviors play an important role in talent management. They contribute to the selection process, the succession process, the development process and the career transition… READ MORE

Myths and Realities of Employee Engagement

Research indicates that engaged employees contribute to the long term success of organizations.  There are many perspectives about the value and practice of employee engagement.  This Myths and Realities Checklist can help sort fact from fiction. Click here to view the article.