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We’re writing a book on Happy Hotels and we want your thoughts

Monika Hilm and I are writing a book on how to make hotels happy workplaces – sadly, many are not. Have you ever stayed in a really happy hotel? Or a really unhappy one? Have you worked in hospitality? How did you like it? We want your best (and worst) stories and thoughts – write … Continue reading We’re writing a book on Happy Hotels and we want your thoughts ?

4 Ways to Overcome Post-Holiday Blues

After the holidays which are full of fun and joy, returning back to regular routine can distress many of us. While almost everyone doesn’t like going back to work especially after the joy of holidays, you should face the reality and do your best to adjust and be productive again. Show More Summary

Voice Assistant Jobs On The Rise

The voice assistant craze is in full effect! Chances are you’ve seen products like these. Amazon is famous for their Alexa devices, Mattel has Aristotle and even Google has Google Assistant. All of these things are made to make your home “smarter” – playing your music, doing your groceries and even turning off your lights. Show More Summary

The Worst Possible Job Descriptions

The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to “badly explain your profession” on his Facebook Page. He described his own profession as: “I make ‘eat less, move more’ really complicated.” His followers didn’t disappoint. Show More Summary

UI Design: Do Amazon Echo and Google Home Have Anything to Teach Us About The Power of Being Nice?

I ordered a Google Home a few months ago. It's an interesting if not life-changing first step into the intersection of AI and digital assistants. I'm a big user of the Google suite of products, and I smiled when I...

The Top 7 Things on HR’s To-do List for 2017

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Capella University. Capella is an accredited online university dedicated to providing an exceptional, professionally-aligned education that puts you in the best position to succeed in your field. Show More Summary

Cribs for Gyms — Rust and Iron, Episode 1

After visiting dozens, maybe hundreds, of gyms all over the world, I decided to create a show that showcases some of my favorites. From home gyms to the training meccas of the world, welcome to the Rust and Iron® TV mini-series! Thinks of it as Cribs for gyms. The first episode of Rust and Iron® features the home gym of Kelly Starrett (@mobilityWOD), one […]

KNOW YOUR HR STUFF: The Difference Between U3/U5/U6 Unemployment Rates

The economy is hot and the 2008/2009 recession feels distant, right? That means now is a pretty good time to review the types of unemployment rates that are available out there for consumption. As it turns out, the one we...

Millennials View Diversity and Inclusion Differently

Today’s workplaces are politically correct. We are careful not to say anything that might be perceived to marginalize or offend a particular group, and when it comes to age, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation, companies want to make...

San Francisco CEO Calls Rural Americans Racist; Institutes Xenophobic Hiring Rule

.Melinda Byerley, the founder of TimeShare CMO wrote an offensive tweet calling people in “middle america” [sic] stupid and that’s why there are not as many jobs there. Please read it for yourself: I didn’t feel like tweetstorming, so here’s a screen shot. Show More Summary

Here’s Why 2017 Might NOT Be The Best For Service

…a tongue-and-cheek look at what customer service might be. This original article was written by Steve DiGioia. Year after year we hope service and the customer experience gets better. But great service comes at a cost, a high labor cost that many businesses are not willing or able to pay. Show More Summary

UNLIMITED VACATION: 6 Things to Consider

I continue to hear more conversation about unlimited vacation time. It makes me wonder if having a defined vacation benefit is an old-school concept. Unlimited vacation (or unlimited PTO) isn’t a license to not get the work done. Whether the company has a formal vacation benefit or not, the work still must get done. Show More Summary

13 Ways to Give Your Brand the Spotlight in 2017

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.  1. Show More Summary

WITNESS THE 2017 SOUTH SNOWPOCOLYPSE: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

Peeps - I'm rerunning this as I told my 2014 Atlanta Snowpocalypse multiple times over the past couple of days as reported snow and ice is bearing down on the South, where of course, schools made the call to close...

The Power of Animated Videos for Your Personal Brand

Having a well-planned video marketing strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Using animated videos in your sales message will help bring in new customers and increase your visibility. Visual content is one of the best methods to use today when it comes to selling your brand’s products or services. Show More Summary

Six Steps Out of In-Transition

Losing your job can happen instantly, or you might be told ahead of time because the company is restructuring, moving out of town, or the like. Regardless of the circumstances, it is vital to attempt to quickly regain equilibrium and find another suitable position—fast. Show More Summary

No, Ladies, You’re Not Thinking More Than Men

Let’s just stipulate, right off the bat, that mom is far more likely to be the person arranging dentist appointments, buying toilet paper, and picking out a birthday present for little Kevin down the block, whose mom is going to take...Show More Summary

You Can’t Ignore Customers – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Every year, The Workforce Institute at Kronos identifies the top trends impacting the global workforce. Show More Summary

Are You Consistently Perfect?

It is highly unlikely for anyone to be consistently perfect. And this is the number one reason we need to forgive errors of other people and equally important is to forgive ourselves. The improved approach is to learn from what wentShow More Summary

Employee Engagement: People Matter, Language Matters

Stop referring to humans as assets or resources. We get employee engagement ass backwards when we use language that dehumanizes employees. Read my short LinkedIn post: Employee Engagement: Ass Backwards. … David Zinger has many assets and resources but he is not an asset or a resource. David Zinger is a human speaker and expert […]

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