Human Resources

succession planning

7 Steps to Successful Succession Planning

By butler.jeff1 / September 17, 2019 / Comments Off on 7 Steps to Successful Succession Planning

Can you solve a problem even if it’s too late?  During September 2019, I was working with a group of VPs across various marketing companies during a conference breakout session. Unfortunately, one of the leaders was in deep water. She (let’s call her Sally) currently worked on a remote team where some employees were reaching…

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pay day personal finance

Why Same Day Pay Won’t Fix Your Overdrafting Problems

By butler.jeff1 / August 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Why Same Day Pay Won’t Fix Your Overdrafting Problems

How long are you willing to wait for a paycheck? A few hours, days, weeks, or a few months?  Recently, I was reading through a Wall Street Journal article The Wait For Pay Does not Have to be So Long that examined how companies are trying to increase the speed in which people are paid.…

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baby boomer technology

How Do You Get Baby Boomers to Adopt New Technology?

By butler.jeff1 / August 5, 2019 / Comments Off on How Do You Get Baby Boomers to Adopt New Technology?

Can’t change, won’t change, should change. Getting anyone to adopt something new is a challenge and adopting new technology is an even bigger obstacle. Having a Baby Boomer adopt new technology hits pretty close to home. By close I mean a Traditionalist, my grandfather. For the first time in my life I have been spending…

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multigenerational workplace

Is a Multi-generational Workforce Really a Competitive Advantage?

By butler.jeff1 / August 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Is a Multi-generational Workforce Really a Competitive Advantage?

To cut to the chase, the answer is: yes and no.  By itself, a multi-generational workforce won’t make a company better. These types of workforces fall under the umbrella of diversity workplaces. Today, diversity is the talk of the media. New buzzwords such as ‘Chief Diversity Officers’ and ‘Inclusion Programs’ are becoming the norm in…

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open floor plan

What Millennials Really Think of Open Floor Plans?

By butler.jeff1 / July 24, 2019 / Comments Off on What Millennials Really Think of Open Floor Plans?

Hate or love them, the open floor plan always makes a polarizing topic. On one hand, people argue that open floor plans allows better communication and make the internal culture appear more transparent. On the other, experts argue that these progressive approaches to the workplace can destroy productivity. As an introvert, I have mixed feelings…

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time off work

What Should You Do If a Millennial Employee Keeps Trying to Take Time Off of Work?

By butler.jeff1 / May 31, 2019 / Comments Off on What Should You Do If a Millennial Employee Keeps Trying to Take Time Off of Work?

Taking too much time off not just applies to Millennials but any generation in the workplace environment. On first glance this can seem like an employee trying to take advantage of their boss but on deeper analysis there is a lot more to the picture. On one end- an employee has a personal issue that…

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Millennials managers

5 Reasons Why Millennials Would Choose A Better Boss For Less Pay

By butler.jeff1 / May 19, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Millennials Would Choose A Better Boss For Less Pay

“People will work eight hours a day for pay, 10 hours a day for a good boss, and 24 hours a day for a good cause!” – John C. Maxwell While everyone wants a great boss you would be surprised by how many people actually put up with bad bosses for the wrong reasons. Maybe…

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employee engagement kpis

10 Key KPIs For Optimal Employee Engagement

By butler.jeff1 / May 16, 2019 / Comments Off on 10 Key KPIs For Optimal Employee Engagement

“What gets measured, gets managed” – Peter Drucker Unfortunately, employee engagement plagues workplaces today. According to Gallup Research only 31 percent of employees that are actively engaged in the workplace. Typically, employers attempt to youthanize (yes I just made that up, but it is in Urban Dictionary) adding bean bags, foosball tables, and a host…

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where does entitlement come from?

Where Does Workplace Entitled Behavior Come From?

By butler.jeff1 / May 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Where Does Workplace Entitled Behavior Come From?

Dealing with an entitled coworker is one of the most difficult things that an employee will face. Chances are they don’t do as much work as you and they expect the same if not more benefits. Usually, this creates office conflict on the level of the international known television show The Office would have. Unfortunately,…

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stagnate culture

3 Ways to Refresh Stagnate Cultures

By butler.jeff1 / May 10, 2019 / Comments Off on 3 Ways to Refresh Stagnate Cultures

A stagnate culture is a stuffy and stifling workplace environments where people are afraid to take risks. According to the international workplace research that Google did commonly referred to as Project Aristotle, the organizational psychologists found that psychological safety as one of the most important elements to high performing teams. Unfortunately, stagnate risk averse workplaces…

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