Learning a New Skill Makes Your Other Skills Better

May 14, 2015

I’ve mentioned before that Mr. Bartender and I are fans of the television show Mythbusters. If you’ve never seen it, the show is hosted by two special effects experts who test myths, urban legends, and such. Some of my faves include what will cure the heat that occurs from eating spicy food and certain types […]

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Is a Training Meeting the Best Approach

May 12, 2015

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is an excerpt from my book, “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers.” The book is available on Amazon in hard copy and Kindle, in the iTunes store, and directly from the publisher.) There an important step to the training process – answering the question “Does it need to be a meeting?” Given […]

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Want More Employee Productivity? Figure Out Their “Flow”

May 10, 2015

Over the past month, I have heard several people mention the concept of “flow” as a way to do better work. I believe we’re are always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently so these mentions of “flow” have peaked my curiosity. I was excited to see that flow is one of the […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About HR Bartender

May 8, 2015

Today marks the 7th anniversary of HR Bartender. Just in case you’re curious, here’s a link to my first post. Many thanks to you for being a part of the discussion. Your comments and shares are a very valuable part of the conversation. As I was looking at the analytics for the blog, it occurred […]

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National #NursesWeek: May 6 – 12

May 6, 2015

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. They just announced that their Workforce Ready solution for small and midsize businesses has achieved “Built for NetSuite” verification. You can read more about it here. Enjoy the post!) Today, May […]

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You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People

May 3, 2015

It seems that the idea of self-directed work teams is coming back into vogue. I ran across this article recently about the companies that have embraced the practice. It’s called “Why self-managed teams are the future of business” and it’s worth a read. Many years ago, one of the companies I worked for decided to […]

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Recruiting Is Your Competitive Advantage [infographic] – Friday Distraction

May 1, 2015

Finding and retaining top talent is a necessity for today’s businesses. We’ve talked about creating contingent workforce strategies and the benefits to buying, building, and borrowing talent. It’s equally important to talk about developing your recruiting team. Recruiters need to have lots of tools to help them do their job quickly and efficiently. They need […]

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