More than 10 years ago, during my last year of business school, I met an impressive professor who developed a method of employee assessment and evaluation. He had dedicated two decades of his life to the study of appreciative inquiry, which highlights employees’ strengths rather than focuses on their weaknesses. These glass-half-full evaluations had a… Read more.
Technology is changing the world. From drones to self-driving cars, to almost anything else you can think of. And that includes the way we work. While tech brings all kinds of great new innovations to the workplace, it also presents several challenges for employers. More employees are opting for the freelance or professional consulting life,… Read more.
We all have a story of an employee that we worked oh-so-hard to recruit. We spent hours emailing back and forth, on the phone, and in person. And then finally, you reach your new employee’s much-anticipated start date. Maybe things got off on the right foot, or perhaps it was a slow start. Either way,… Read more.
We caught one of Mensch dear clients and an HR expert, Orit Federline Doodai, for a quick chat about HR technology, people strategy and challenges. Please tell us a bit about yourself – I’ve been working in the HR field for over 10 years, where I’ve held a wide variety of different positions, covering aspects like training… Read more.
In recent years, we’re changing the way we work. With an increase in contractors, new and improved communication technology, and innovative project management tools, many employees are cutting down on time spent in the office. Instead, they’re opting to work from home. While word in the work world is that many larger organizations are scaling… Read more.
We all work hard. Trying to cope with intense career ambitions alongside a full personal life can be difficult, overwhelming, and totally tiring. In recent years, there’s been much discussion of the work-life balance and the importance of time spent with friends and family. In fact, not only does carving out some personal time increase… Read more.
We know that employee satisfaction matters. In past posts, we’ve talked all about why happy employees make for a better organization, increasing employee engagement, and designing your onboarding program to keep employees around for the long haul. But you can’t always make everyone 100 percent happy. Employees leave their employers every day. Maybe they spot… Read more.
First impressions only come once. And in those early few moments of meeting a new face or trying a new thing, we usually judge fast and hard, whether we want to or not. You’ve exerted all your effort into finding, courting, and finalizing your newest hire. Now, cross your fingers and [verb], hope, pray that… Read more.
Everyone seems to have an opinion about millennials and the employment market. The media calls them narcissistic, their parents call them lazy, the media calls them, and employers characterize them as impatient, disloyal, flighty, self-centered job candidates. But even millennials grow up. Now, these “self-centered,” “lazy” “narcissists” make up 25 percent of the US workforce…. Read more.
It’s no secret that for most company management teams, the bottom line is what drives the business. Yet, when talking the talk, many leaders will tell a different story. When asked about their primary business concern, one in three American CEOs point to keeping talent on the team. According to Forbes, one of the key… Read more.