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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 31, 2013

Nominate An HR Game Changer!

Know someone under the age of 40, who serves others and is accomplished in human resources, talent management, or any workforce-related skill? If so, Workforce magazine is holding a Game Changers competition to honor the next generation of workplace leaders who are making their mark in the field of ...

May 09, 2013

Honoring Teachers: More Stories of Thanks

As a continuation of my blog yesterday, here are several more stories from colleagues and friends about educators who have made a difference in the lives of their students. While we make a special point to honor teachers this week, these stories are a reminder that just as great educators work for t...

May 08, 2013

Honoring Teachers Who Made A Difference: Stories Of Thanks

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week and the outstanding service of millions of educators across the country, I asked several of my colleagues to provide stories about a teacher or teachers who made a difference in their lives. You will see that the stories below are a fun, positive, and refr...

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...

October 12, 2012

Performance-Based Compensation is Nothing New in Higher Ed

Performance-based compensation has been a hot topic in K-12 education as hundreds of districts across the country explore the strategy through Race to the Top, the Teacher Incentive Fund, and other federal, state, and local initiatives. However, some in the higher education community are also receiv...

September 18, 2012

How Have Human Capital Reforms Helped Your District Excel?

Stakeholder engagement, accountability, transparency, trust, alignment, sustainability, and ongoing communications are all critical to building a strategic human capital system that transcends the transactional existence of many district HR departments. This transformation is essential to creating a...

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 23, 2012

Is Your HR Department on the Leading- or Bleeding-edge?

I received an email earlier this week that immediately caught my eye. The tag line said, "Why it's time for HR to quit being so wimpy." I am always interested in new, innovate, and strategic ways to approach HR, so I had to check it out. The link took me to a blog, by the business and HR thought le...

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...

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