The Innovation Series (Part 2) – 10 Skills Necessary to Innovate

November 9, 2014

In part one of this series on innovation, we discussed whether innovation skills can be taught. As evidenced by the title of this post, you can see I’m in the “yes” innovation skills can be taught camp. (smile) But it raises the question – what exact skills should be focused on? Fortunately or unfortunately, there […]

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The Formula for Business Success [infographic] – Friday Distraction

November 7, 2014

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain professionals for the restaurant industry. Enjoy today’s post!) There was some news in the October jobs report that I found interesting. While […]

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Maybe There’s a Use for QR Codes After All [poll results]

November 6, 2014

A couple weeks ago I asked the question, “Are QR codes still relevant?” Here’s what you said: While QR codes (also known as quick response codes) continue to be maligned in certain circles, the majority of respondents said they have their place. Personally, I find them helpful in conference expo halls to download information. Less […]

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High Potential and High Performing Are Two Different Things

November 4, 2014

We’re starting to hear a shift in conversation from engagement to retention. Organizations are getting concerned that their top talent is looking for new opportunities. It makes sense – it’s hard to engage an employee that’s thinking about leaving. In my experience, when companies realize they need to focus on retention, they start to identify […]

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Helping Employees In Need – Ask #HR Bartender

November 2, 2014

Today’s reader question is one I think we all struggle with at some point. Whether we’re in human resources, a department manager, or a colleague, how do we help employees when they fall on hard times? Hi. Recently, the question of donations to individual employees has become a hot topic. For example, if we have […]

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Recruiters: Target Your Audience [infographic] – Friday Distraction

October 31, 2014

I’ll never forget a recruiting assignment I was given during my days at the airline. I had just started working for the company and my boss called. She said, “I need for you to find us a director of in-flight services.” I said, “Sure thing. I only have one question.” “What’s a director of inflight […]

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Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #HRTechConf Edition

October 30, 2014

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the HR Technology Conference in (you guessed it) Las Vegas. This is my second year attending the show and I must say the event is quickly becoming one of my “must attend” conferences. If you’re looking to step up your technology game, this is absolutely the […]

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