Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"In difficult times, communication is key to maintaining employee morale."

"Leaders must reinvent themselves regularly. Fire yourself on Friday and come in on Monday as if it were Day 1."

"Prepare for a fundamental shift in consumer spending, and an economy that may not grow for years."

Advice from Andrea Jung, CEO, Avon Products

Thursday, June 25, 2009


In the United States, the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.

The US Department of Labor estimates that today's student will have 10-14 jobs by the time they reach 38 years old.

1 in 4 workers in the United States have been with their employer for less than a year.

Monday, June 22, 2009


"If you always do what you have always did, you will always get what you have always got."

Jackie "Moms" Mabley, American Comedian

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Encouraging Quotes for Tough Times

How many times have we witnessed people (and ourselves) facing challenges who" throw up their hands" and decide to do nothing. It happens all of the time-whether it is the challenge of losing weight, starting and continuing an exercise program, dealing with a difficult child, or for that matter dealing with a difficult employee. We do nothing and that guarantees that nothing will change, nothing good will happen.

Yet..... we have all seen people who HAVE tried over and over again to solve a problem, and they continue to fail. However, sometimes the door finally opens...and it opens because they/you kept knocking.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Encouraging Quotes for Tough Times

"People who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who do nothing and

Why is this true?.....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

HR Humor-The Baloonist-Part 2

"Well," said the woman, "You don't know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect people beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."

Need I say more?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

HR Humor

A man in a hot air balloon realized that he was lost. He reduced his altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help? I promised a friend that I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude." "You must be an engineer," said the balloonist. "I am," replied the woman. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "Everything you have told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost. Frankly, you have not been much help so far."

The woman below responded, "You must be in management." "I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

Stay tuned..... :0)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Employee Recognition

The CEO of Advance Auto Parts recently gave away his $3,000,000 bonus to employees who had been nominated for superior job performance. Talk about employee recognition!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Recession Fatigue

"What positive effects has the recession had on your job? Seventy-seven percent of workers said that the recession has had at least one positive effect on their jobs. Top effects:

New projects-53%

More responsibility-52%

More challenging work-52%

More interactions with management-44%"

Note:Multiple responses allowed
Source:Accountemps poll of 457 workers 18 and older as shown in USA TODAY

So it takes a recession to get managers to interact more with their employees####?!

In your opinion, which of the following is the most effective way to recognize an employee for a significant accomplishment at work?