Happy and Engaged Startup Team

How will you keep your employees engaged this year?

Thoughts on keeping your employees engaged and happy in this market Happy New Year!  We’ve roared into 2018 with a lot of momentum – that’s great news!  I am hearing that the tight labor market is absolutely having an impact on companies of all sizes and in all sectors.  Some of you may not have…

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Strengths Finding – Redefining how we develop talent

Focus on strengths, not on weaknesses I had the opportunity to attend Gallup Accelerated Strengths training this summer. It’s something I’ve had on my wish list for a few years now and it finally bubbled to the top.  The experience far exceeded my expectations, and I’ve found myself very tuned into daily conversations in a…

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6 ways Millennials are changing your workplace

For the better! This month I’m going to take sides in the generational debate.  I am really tired of hearing how lazy and entitled millennials are.  I get the opportunity to work with brilliant young professionals every day and I believe that the struggle lies in the fact that we are trying hard to make…

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Never look for a job again!

How-to Guide for sliding seamlessly into each career move I was talking with someone the other day who was unbelievably unhappy and unfulfilled in her current job. She has been with the same company for 13 years.  Although she’s moved around and been promoted, she feels very stuck.  I asked her why she didn’t look…

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Creative employee retention strategies

Earn their loyalty now – before someone else buys it! If you haven’t had to do any hiring lately – CONGRATULATIONS!  If you have, then you know how very difficult it is to find great talent, not to mention the task of employee retention.  This is may be the wildest market I’ve seen – in…

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So you think you want a raise

Tips and tricks for approaching this very uncomfortable subject Is it time to ask for a raise? As many people are uncomfortably aware, the recession played havoc with a lot of careers and career plans.  It significantly impacted (mostly in a negative way) many people’s career direction, household income, position title and tenure.  If this…