Top HR Trends in 2019

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 1/10/19 7:03 AM


I was originally drawn to HR because no two days are alike. However, a few trends appear to be taking center stage in 2019.

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Topics: Strategic Human Resources Management

Merry Christmas Friends

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 12/20/18 7:07 AM


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Looking for Leaders? BUILD or BUY?

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 12/12/18 7:27 AM



Most agree that developing a robust leadership pipeline is key to driving your company's strategy. But should you build or buy your leadership talent?

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Topics: Human Resources Planning, Management Development, Management Engagement

True or False? Most wait until the New Year to begin their job search?

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 11/29/18 7:17 AM


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Topics: Employee Engagement, Select the Right People, Enhance Employee's Wellbeing, Develop Employee's Strengths

New C-Suite Hires: Onboarding or Waterboarding?

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 11/14/18 7:15 AM


Most companies understand the bottom line value of an effective onboarding program.

Why, then, do they often fail to do the same for their new executives? Companies that invest in new executive transition tend to perform better. Every dollar spent onboarding new employees greatly multiplies in the future. That is particularly true for executives. 

Making a hiring decision is a lot like getting engaged to someone. Both the company and the new employee have courted each other. One-on-one interviews (dating), team interviews (meet the family), and all manner of vetting (the social grapevine) take place before the offer, the negotiations, and acceptance of the offer. Here are some suggestions to make sure that the executive engagement leads to a happy marriage:

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Topics: Mentoring, Executive Retention, Executive Coaching

3 Things Managers Should Be Doing Every Day

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 11/1/18 7:45 AM


Would you like to know the secret sauce to effective management?

According to the experts it's Building.

• Building Trust

• Building Teams

• Building Broader Networks

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Topics: Leading Teams

Employee Motivation Time Bombs

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 10/25/18 7:45 AM

Seems that everyone is talking about employee engagement nowadays.  Companies that don't demonstrate that they care about their workforce are at risk of losing touch and losing business as savvier, more forward-thinking competitors take the lead.

If you want to make sure you're providing your employees with an environment in which they can thrive, check your workplace for these motivation time bombs:

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Topics: Employee Retention Ideas

Want to Tame Top-Performer Turnover?

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 10/18/18 7:45 AM


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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Retention Ideas, Reducing Turnover

Worked Hard to Hire Them ... now, How to Keep Them.

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 10/11/18 7:56 AM


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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Retention Ideas, Reducing Turnover

Don't leave CHANGE to Chance: Do's & Don'ts

Posted by Mike O'Neill on 10/4/18 11:50 AM

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Topics: Leading Change, Managing Change, Change Management