“So what do you do?” says an Italian relative at one of many family events. “I’m a corporate trainer,” I say while cringing inside. It’s just the easiest thing to say so that people will understand quickly. “So, you show up and do trainings for...

On May 3rd, the US Labor Department announced that unemployment had dropped to 3.6%. That’s the lowest since 1969, and is another sign that we’re living in a time when power is shifting from companies to employees. The connected world is facilitating rising employee expectations...

The work cohort born after 1996 is referred to as “Generation Z,” and they are beginning to enter the workforce.  Though their impact on workforce characteristics is still a mystery to many, Generation Z is already different than those who came before them. To prepare...

I loaded up my family and headed to Tennessee for Spring Break recently (hello, Smokey Mountains!), and stopped off in Nashville for a couple days of the 5th annual Workhuman conference. Here’s my take on the high points, some lingering questions for people leaders, and...

“Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people.” ― James C. Collins, “Good...

From start to finish, an employee’s interactions with a company can be referred to as their “employee experience.” To maintain emerging talent, organizations are faced with the challenge of aligning all stages of the experience to the overarching ideals that guide the organization. A company’s first...

What helps to make a good day for an employee?  According to Gallup’s global research on employee well-being, it includes factors such as having a life full of love, having the energy to do what you want to do and giving back to one’s community. One-third...

Attract & Retain Recently heard and interesting summarization – “the war for talent is over and talent won!” Before you throw in the towel; consider the progressive approaches below that are generating success with regards to attracting and retaining talent. Define / refresh your organization’s purpose –...