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October 21, 2013

National Save for Retirement Week

Did you know that this week (October 20th - 26th) is National Save for Retirement Week? I didn't, until surfing Twitter this morning! Learning of this campaign reminded me that on October 1, the Teacher Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF) released its sec...

August 01, 2013

Teacher Engagement Data Released

Today, Gallup released its latest findings around teacher engagement, based on survey data collected between January and December 2012. In the article "In U.S., Newer Teachers Most Likely to Be Engaged at Work," Shane Lopez and Preety Sidhu discuss how years of experience affect workplace engagement...

July 27, 2013

Millennials Reshaping the Workplace

As an alumna of The Ohio State University and an individual involved in the surrounding community, I was recently invited to a dinner hosted by the university's Institute for Civic Engagement to speak with incoming freshman about their hopes, dreams, and goals related to college, work, volunteerism,...

July 22, 2013

Engagement Critical To Retaining Top Performers

Retaining the best and brightest employees is critical to the success of any organization. A recent article from Compdata Consulting, "Engaging Your All-Stars: How Successful Companies Retain Their Top Performers," explains that a key to keeping top performers, or "All-Stars," is increasing employee...

May 06, 2013

Celebrate Teaching with Random Acts of Appreciation

As we all know, giving thanks to others is a best practice of talent managers in high performing organizations. Employee recognition can be a formal or informal practice. What some might not know is that appreciation is a fundamental psychological need. Studies show that when individuals feel that t...

April 02, 2013

Teachers Score High in Well-being, Gallup Finds

The latest findings from the Gallup Poll offer some interesting insight around teacher well-being and the work environment for educators across the country. Based on telephone interviews conducted between January and December 2012 of more than 172,000 people--9,370 of whom identified themselves as K...

November 06, 2012

Succession Planning 101

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." --Benjamin Franklin About a month ago, I had an interesting conversation with a chief human resource professional about succession planning. Her school district had seen a great deal of change in senior level staff members for a variety of reason...

September 06, 2012

Why Are You Still In Your Job?

According to a recent American Psychological Association (APA) Workforce Retention Survey of more than 1,200 Americans with full-time and part-time jobs, "despite uncertainty in the job market, the top reasons working Americans say they stay with their current employers are work-life fit and enjoyin...

August 07, 2012

Recognize A Great Teacher

We have all had a great teacher who made a difference in our lives--a math teacher who stayed after school to help us learn Algebra, a coach who not only inspired us to compete on the field, but showed us how to be a leader off of it, or a principal who taught us how to believe in ourselves and drea...

July 19, 2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Building a Strategic Plan for Your District

This is a guest post by Teresa Daulong, Battelle for Kids' Strategic Measures Specialist. Teresa works daily with large urban school districts across the country to help every employee understand their impact on student success. With 16 years of experience working with organizations to improve perfo...

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