Lately I’ve been struggling with the words we use to describe the people that work in our organizations: - Employees - Talent - Staff - Co-workers/workers - Resources Is it dehumanizing and impersonal to refer to someone as a worker or an employee? Or a resource? How … [Read more...] about Do You Want to Be An Employee?
Archives for October 2013
Today I am writing at Performance I Create, talking about career development. Here is a quick preview: [blockquote source="Performance I Create"] Maybe your day is spent going to meetings or answering phone calls and email. At the end of the day the last thing you want to … [Read more...] about How To Find Time For Career Development
Are you unhappy in your job? Why? Is it because you don’t like your commute, your salary or your boss? Those are among the top reasons why people leave their job but those are not the only reasons you could be unhappy at your job. It could be as simple as the company you … [Read more...] about Why Your Company is Making You Unhappy
When you work in HR, everyone wants to tell you about their job search or HR horror story. I try to help where I can but sometimes I'm more of a sounding board. This was the case with me last week when someone started to tell me about their job search. It is a typical … [Read more...] about Is Fear Guiding Your Job Search?
Glassdoor released its Q3 Employee Confidence Survey this past Friday and the results continue to show growing employee confidence. 15% of surveyed employees are less concerned about being laid off in the next six months, this % hasn’t been recorded since Q4 2008: On top … [Read more...] about Be Afraid: Employee Layoff Fears At the Lowest Level in Five Years