“My Staff Doesn’t DO Social Media” is Killing Your Social Media Potential

When I discuss how important in-house contribution is for social media marketing with (TOO MANY) small business owners, I hear:“But, my staff doesn’t DO Social Media.”First of all, statistics tell us that’s not true....more

Are You Bored at Work?

Have you ever been bored out of your mind on the job?  If so you know it can be incredibly stressful. Even more so than a fast-paced, high demanding workplace.  So why does the stress of boredom get swept under the rug? You would think that in a time where jobs are scarce and the attitude “I’m just grateful to have a job, any job” is prevalent that boredom would be the least of our worries.  Yet, apparently, boredom is spreading. ...more
This is true... and it makes me really sad! Ideally, I think employers and employees should work ...more

Human Resources: Employee Engagement

Employees are the key differentiating factor in any organisation. After all, they are often the ones who are instrumental in giving an organization an edge over its competitors. It is therefore essential for HR departments to ensure employees stay fully committed and motivated while performing their responsibilities; in other words, they must use effective Employee Engagement strategies.Five Categories of Employee Engagement...more

What Makes a Good Employer?

I find this an interesting topic. I am a HR major in university. I am extremely interested in human rights, employee rights, & everything human resources. Today, a friend & I were talking about our trials & tribulations with various employers. He was telling me about a pretty horrifying interview he had, about women in his trade, about the lack of benefits with some larger companies - which brought me to the thought:What makes a good employer? What makes you want to work for a certain company?...more

The Other Side of the Brand

I'm sitting here just finalising my group's presentation on "Harmonising Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management". It has been a really good programme and I have said it enough times that Trinidadians and Tobagonians, just aren't fully aware of their rights as employees, and their rights in general. But that is an entirely different conversation that can go down a long road. ...more

Thank God It's Monday! A Review and A Rant

Disclaimer:Roxanne Emmerich lives in Minneapolis.So do I. I do not know her  personally but I have talked with her staff in the past, most recently this winter when they had a job opening. While I wasn't interested in the job for myself,I hoped they would talk to a friend of mine. They never called him. On LinkedIn Ms. Emmerich and I  share multiple connections. ...more

 I have now fixed it  this way: foolhearty  foolhardy.  ...more

Why Should Employers Care About Employee Engagement?

Most workers around the world are not engaged by their work. That's according to a recent Towers Perrin study, which finds only 21 percent of employees engaged by their work, meaning they're willing to put in extra effort to help their companies succeed. Meanwhile, 38 percent of workers are partly to fully disengaged. ...more