May 2013 Archives

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 Human Resources. The magazine explains, "as the best and brightest young talent in workforce management emerges, we want to recognize the profession's innovative rising stars for their positive impact on the past, present and future." Game Changers nominations are only open until June 3, 2013. (I apologize for the late notice! ...


If you're like me and love sharing data with others, infographics are a handy communications tool that breaks information into digestible chunks. Among the latest to join the infographic trend is the U.S. Census Bureau, as part of its "How Do We Know" campaign related to veterans, America's changing labor force, manufacturing, home-based workers, and two related to education that I wanted to share. But first, a little bit about the Census Bureau. While it is best known for conducting the census (no surprise there), the Bureau is also quite an impressive treasure trove of data, which it collects ...


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 their students every day, teachers deserve our thanks year around. Mrs. Knox at Northfield Elementary School in Murfreesboro, TN One of my best childhood memories is of the time I got to create a real painting in Mrs. Knox's fourth-grade class, on canvas, with acrylics! Mrs. Knox, thank ...


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 refreshing reminder of the impact a great educator can have on many lives! I will share these first-hand accounts in two blogs this week. I invite you to share your own stories in the comments section below! Mr. Frank at John Glenn High School in New Concord, OH: 1996 Mr. ...


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 they, as well as their work, are appreciated, productivity, engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty increase. Recognition could be a certificate, thank-you note, public announcement, direct or indirect compensation, or even a kind word. Yes, it can be that easy! What better time to express appreciation for educators than during National Teacher Appreciation Week, ...


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