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May 05, 2014

Recruit and Retain or Attract and Engage?

Should you recruit and retain staff or attract and engage them? Is this just a shift in semantics or an important change for 2014 and beyond?

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...

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...

June 04, 2012

The Balance: Benefit Costs and Job Loyalty

The cost of benefits is rising. We read about it in the newspaper. We hear it debated on television. Some of us see more being taking out of our paychecks every couple of weeks. But, what exactly does an increase in benefits costs mean for workers and organizations? As a human resources person with...

March 17, 2012

Do You Prefer Satisfied, Engaged, or Loyal Staff?

As a talent manager, what type of staff would you prefer? A. Satisfied B. Engaged C. Loyal I would choose "D. All of the Above." Here's why. The majority of employee satisfaction surveys and programs look to measure a person's happiness with their job. Essentially, are the expectations of em...

December 28, 2011

Finding A Balance: Work vs. Life

I'll never forget when I was a young child my father taking phone call after phone call to assist his customers during our family vacations. I also remember as a teenager my mother answering our home phone at 4 a.m. some mornings to help resolve disputes between her employees. At the time, I wondere...

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