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Sharlyn Lauby

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Not Talking Enough in Meetings? Stop Being That Person

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Feb 22, 2017 7:40:00 AM

I ran across this article on The Muse titled “3 Signs You’re Talking Way Too Much in Meetings (and How to Stop Being that Person).” It’s a good read and worth checking out. But it prompted me to ask, “What about the person who doesn’t talk enough?” Yes, it’s possible to not talk enough during meetings.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Company Culture, Workplace

Is There an ROI to Celebrating Service Anniversaries?

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Feb 14, 2017 6:01:00 AM

Back in December, I wrote an article about service anniversaries and why they're important. What's noteworthy about service anniversaries isn't just their "feel good" importance. Yes, having someone recognize how long I've been with the organization is nice and it makes me feel special. But recognizing service anniversaries has a direct impact on the company.

Employee engagement impacts the bottom-line.
One of the reasons that companies are focused on employee engagement is because engagement is directly linked to bottom-line profits. According to Gallup, high levels of employee engagement can boost productivity and profitability 20% or more. On the flip side, disengagement is costing the U.S. economy over $350 billion a year.

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Topics: Blogs, Performance, Human Resources

Does Changing Company Culture Mean You Must Change Leadership?

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Jan 12, 2017 12:17:01 PM

A couple of months ago, I wrote a post about how individuals can change company culture. I later received a note on Twitter with a great question:

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights

6 Steps for Auditing Your Company's Candidate Experience

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Nov 15, 2016 6:47:00 AM

A positive candidate experience provides organizations with a competitive advantage in two ways. First, from a revenue perspective. The last thing any company wants is to say "no" to a candidate and lose a customer. The business world is way too competitive to lose a customer over a negative hiring experience.

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The You, Me, and We of Career Development

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Nov 2, 2016 3:52:18 PM

I have a tendency to stockpile magazines so I can read during flights. This time of year is conference season, which tends to be my busiest with a lot of travel from September through the end of the year.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Human Resources, Retention

Debriefing a Meeting Regardless of the Topic

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 21, 2016 6:06:00 AM

I don’t know any time when you could become obsolete or irrelevant quicker than today. The world is moving faster than ever. New technologies are changing the way we work and live our lives. We have to stay current with trends and be willing to change regularly.

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Topics: Workforce, Training

Finding the Right Companies to Benchmark

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It seems like a simple enough question. “What companies should we benchmark ourselves against?”

This question was asked in a Facebook group I belong to. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s an easy answer. Benchmarking is the process of comparing something (i.e. process, performance) against what someone else does. The process of choosing that “someone else” to compare yourself to isn’t always obvious.

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Topics: Blogs, Workforce, Human Resources

10 Tips For First-Time Supervisors

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

At one of my training sessions recently, we had a discussion about being a first-time supervisor. While the group had a tremendous amount of management experience, everyone recognized how hard it can be in that very first supervisory role. Driving home after the session, it got me thinking – what advice would I have wanted when I first became a supervisor?

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Topics: Blogs, Labor & Industrial Insights

10 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

Posted by Sharlyn Lauby on Oct 13, 2016 12:17:27 PM

I’ve always worked in organizations where this time of year was budget time. We spent hours in meetings talking about the goals we wanted to accomplish in the upcoming year (and how to fund those projects.)

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights, Performance

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