30 May 2023
In today's competitive business landscape, companies must find innovative ways to incentivize and reward employees in order to remain competitive in order to both attract and retain employees. We have all seen articles on recruitment and retention strategies, but it is sometimes good to be reminded. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal does not necessarily showcase anything new, but it does serve as a reminder to all of us. It was a good reminder for three important...
16 May 2023
As layoffs are starting to increase, HR departments face an important dilemma: What is the most effective and humane approach to letting employees go? An article in the Wall Street Journal recently outlined six key questions to consider when facing layoffs.
2 May 2023
Lately my memory fails me more than I’d like to admit. So, when I came across an article in Fast Company about how to train your brain to improve your memory, it piqued my interest. The article contains tips from memory coach, Dave Farrow, who is also a two-time Guinness World Record holder for most decks of cards remembered after just one look.
18 April 2023
Have you ever had a work wife or work husband? Not everyone agrees that these close work relationships are acceptable. A new poll by Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows that opinions on work spouses vary by generation.
4 April 2023
Do you ever feel like you have more things to do than there is time to do them? You’re not alone. It can be tough to maintain productivity when you are managing multiple tasks.
21 March 2023
There has been a lot of discussion recently around ChatGPT and how it affects HR and the workplace. So, as an experiment I tried it. I asked ChatGPT to write me 500 words on the effect of ChatGPT on HR. This is the unedited response it generated:
7 March 2023
A recent article on Safeguardglobal.com shared some quotes from leaders on their thoughts about the future of work. With our upcoming Future of Work panel discussion at the HR Conference on March 16th, I thought I would share some of the quotes shared in the article as well as some from our panelists.
21 February 2023
Can we train our brains to think smarter? According to Bill Gates, yes.
Just like we must exercise our heart and other muscles to keep them in shape, we must also exercise our brain. According to Gates, it takes more than the occasional Wordle or Cross Word Puzzle.
7 February 2023
Part of a healthy culture includes having some fun with the people you work with. ASE runs on a slim team who works hard, but we also play hard – lending itself to a healthy, thriving culture.
24 January 2023
Workplace culture is like a plant – it needs watering and nurturing to grow. It isn’t stagnant – it is ever changing. Many people talk and write about maintaining a healthy work culture, but in actuality we should be helping it to grow and change.
10 January 2023
We’ve all had to conduct small talk from time to time…casual conversations that revolve around unimportant matters. But what if instead, we had smart conversations that led to building better relationships?
20 December 2022
Opponents of remote work often cite lack of engagement and reduced productivity as reasons why they prefer employees in the office. While work habits have changed since the influx of remote work in 2020, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s changed for the worse.
6 December 2022
Did you know there are two different types of optimism? Conditional optimism is when you are optimistic and also take control of aspects of your life that can affect the outcome. Complacent is when you are optimistic but wait for good things to happen. Which one are you?
22 November 2022
The COVID pandemic has caused a lot of change. The workplace continues to change as a result of remote work triggered greatly by the pandemic and employee expectations changed with it. As employers and leaders, we’ve had to embrace these changes in order to keep up. I have always found that the effect change has is greatly dependent on your attitude towards it.
8 November 2022
Over the past few years, the workforce and workplace have dramatically changed. In order to be successful, organizations must be future ready and have strategies in place to help their talent – both tenured and new – thrive.Over the past few years, the workforce and workplace has dramatically changed. In order to be successful, organizations must be future ready and have strategies in place to help their talent – both tenured and new – thrive.