Beyond Money: How to Win and Keep Top Performers

Learn the secrets for Human Resources to keep employees happy, productive and  supporting businesses through the tough economic times.
FREE: Beyond Money: How to Win and Keep Top Performers

All successful companies have one thing in common—dedicated and satisfied employees. These people are the heart of any thriving company, found at every level of an organization—from Human Resources departments and the boardroom to the mail room.

Everyone has a hand in establishing a positive corporate culture.

A solid business perspective starts and finishes with its people—beginning with strong leadership and flowing through the structural chain, to rank and file workers—the keys to superior business performance. Continue reading “Beyond Money: How to Win and Keep Top Performers”

Corporate Secrecy: Bad For Business

Companies most guarded about succession plans, often failing to communicate about training and leadership programs.

A sense of mystery may be appropriate for horror movies, but it is certainly unsuitable for human resources departments and the company’s long-term health.

Secrecy continues to be a general business practice, especially at the top of the organization, according to a survey by AMA Enterprise, a focused division of American Management Association.

Lack of transparency prevents an alignment of employees with the business approach, and can result in a system that is “certainly counterproductive, and potentially even destructive,” said Sandi Edwards, Senior Vice President for AMA Enterprise. Continue reading “Corporate Secrecy: Bad For Business”

With Better Times: Workers Look For New Opportunities

Over One Third of Workers Intending to Move Jobs When Recession Ends
Doors of Opportunity

Better economic conditions will provide massive relief for everyone in business. Recovering job markets will also present another challenge for HR departments worldwide—a mass shift of workers from jobs, in search for better opportunities.

A survey by Robert Half International asked professionals about their future career plans.   In more than 3,000 workers surveyed, 37 percent say they want to leave their current role as soon as the economy evens out. Nearly half (47 percent) say they will make the change within six months after seeing clear evidence of financial improvement. Continue reading “With Better Times: Workers Look For New Opportunities”

Two Cases Show Critical Need for HR Involvement

A great post by Julie Tappero for Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal:


In Cedar Falls, Iowa, the heartland of America, the CEO of a successful brokerage firm, Peregrine Financial Group, has been charged with 31 counts of fraud. Russell Wasendorf Sr. allegedly stole over $200 million from his customers over a 20-year period.

In the hallowed halls of Penn State University, football coach Gerry Sandusky abused young men over the course of many years. His conviction on 45 counts has forever impacted his employer’s reputation and their bottom line. Continue reading “Two Cases Show Critical Need for HR Involvement”