work

Onboarding Best Practices

»Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in consulting, work | Comments Off on Onboarding Best Practices

You’ve finally got that perfect candidate to accept the job. Whew! All the hard work is over, right? Not so fast. As I mentioned in my post on Onboarding: Your Secret Retention Tool, right now you’re in a critical time period with your new employee. Studies show employees leave organizations based on opinions they form in the first month on the job. So it’s more important than ever to pay attention to onboarding. Start Early #1 – Start before they start. I learned this one the hard way. After a hard fought battle with another firm for a stellar Manager, I relaxed. Then, I found out the day before he started work that he decided to rescind his acceptance with us and go with another firm. Apparently they had not relaxed when he told them No...

read more

Onboarding: Your Secret Retention Tool

»Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in consulting, work | Comments Off on Onboarding: Your Secret Retention Tool

Onboarding: Your Secret Retention Tool

Onboarding involves giving new employees specific information about how to navigate relationships in your firm, whether it’s with peers, clients, supervisors, or partners. Professional staff who have excellent technical skills but can’t figure out the trickier aspects of relating to people often will not last at your firm, or advance as quickly as they should.

read more

Employee Appreciation Day: 5 Low Cost Ways to Thank Your Staff

»Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in coaching, work | Comments Off on Employee Appreciation Day: 5 Low Cost Ways to Thank Your Staff

Employee Appreciation Day: 5 Low Cost Ways to Thank Your Staff

Here’s 5 low cost and easy ways to thank your employees and show them appreciation on Employee Appreciation Day.

read more

Be the change you want to see in the world

»Posted by on May 6, 2013 in thoughts, work | 2 comments

Be the change you want to see in the world

  “You can change the culture of your relationship with everyone you work with.” This great quote came from the guys on The Boss Show in their Management vs. Leadership 5 podcast. What a wonderful reminder not to wait for the C-Suite or HR to start making the changes you want to see at work. This hit home for me a few days later (I’m a little slow sometimes). After living in the Pacific NW for 20 years and bemoaning the fact that no one welcomes me when I move into a new neighborhood, I finally wised up and realized that I wasn’t welcoming new neighbors, either. So I got my act together and baked a pie for a new family. I felt a bit odd leaving it on their porch, kind of like a stalker. But if you’re going to have a stalker, a pie...

read more

Question Assumptions About Your Career

»Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in coaching, job search, thoughts, work | Comments Off on Question Assumptions About Your Career

Question Assumptions About Your Career

In the last month, I’ve spent a lot of time on the phone, and a lot of time grumbling about my phone. I need a headset so I can work hands free, but I believed that a Plantronics headset (which I really wanted based on positive prior experiences) would cost me hundreds of dollars. I wanted to stop using my cell phone and start using my landline, but I believed a new phone that was headset compatible would cost me hundreds of dollars. Believing these thoughts kept me from doing anything productive to improve my situation. All I was doing was complaining, and I was getting really good at that. Yesterday I began to bore myself as I started my daily phone rant. Instead, I finally did what I’d been needing to do all along and got some help. I went to Office...

read more

Women of HR and the HR Profession

»Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in portfolio career, work | Comments Off on Women of HR and the HR Profession

Today I’m blogging over at Women of HR and talking about the HR profession. Check it out and let me know what you think! I am a People Person: Do You Have a Problem with That?  

read more