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...

As the millennial generation grows in the workforce, managers and human resources professionals will need to develop new engagement models. Millennials, which are the generation born between 1981 and 1996, are now the dominant generation in the workforce.  In the latest Gallup Engagement survey, nearly...

I don’t really like boats.  Well, I take that back. Big boats freak me out.  I grew up in Oklahoma and the biggest boat that I was ever on growing up was a 20’ pontoon boat.  Little Big Town’s song “Pontoon” was pretty much my...

“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...