She Made Me Better

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After graduating college, my first real professional experience was in a nationwide retail-clothing store. Having worked there part-time during school, I was afforded the opportunity upon graduation to become a manager in the home store of our District Manager (DM). As an hourly associate I had heard the horror stories about the DM but I […]

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You Can Keep Your Focus Group

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Early in my career, I worked for a company that thought focus groups were the end-all-be-all of employee engagement. If we could get 8 or so of our 200 employees to dialogue and offer up their opinions for improvement, we thought we were really doing something special. What we often found was that when we took those suggestions […]

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Tell Me You Want Me

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I’m not afraid to admit it…I like country music. (I’ll give you time to judge me before you read on…) The song “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes resonates with many on a personal level but in reality, it can be applied to our professional lives as well. Think of Employee Engagement and how feeling wanted is a strong motivator. Think of Employee […]

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Ask Me !!

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When you go into work, do you feel you know what to do?  Are you sure that everything on your “to-do” list is really worth your time or effort?  As you try to get through the HR grind of the day, do you wonder if the work you are doing is having the effect you […]

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