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Archive for January, 2011

Employee Engagement in 600 Words

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Ok here in the HR blogosphere we all touch on the HR hot buttons – it’s required.  My last post looked at on-boarding.  So now, I am moving on to employee engagement,  specifically at smaller organizations.  Currently employee engagement is one of HR’s sexy subjects.  It is the subject of books and conferences. Many of […]

On Boarding – Are the Signs Clear?

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Personnel has now become Human Resources and orientation has morphed into what is now called On-Boarding.  Anyone in HR in this century knows what On-Boarding is supposed to be, but it really is unique to every organization.  There is no one size fits all approach.  Many approaches will contain most of the same elements, but […]

War Stories from the Ice Rink

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

As the HROfficial I haven’t really brought hockey into the blog much, but I have a couple short “war stories” from the rink that have occurred recently and I felt the need to share.  Story number one is this.  I am preparing to referee a tournament game.  For those of you who are not involved in […]

Corporate Sustainability – Do the Simple Stuff

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The responsibility for employee safety is mine.  I take this very seriously. When I began in Personnel it was one of the first things I was charged with improving.   Since back around 1990 (AD) I have been dealing with employee safety and risk management. One of the main reasons my Company became concerned with employee […]

Takeaways from 2010 and Thoughts about 2011

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Today, New Year’s Eve day is the midway point between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2011. This is a great vantage point to look back on the year that is coming to a close and forward to the year that is in front of us. As I look back at the year […]