Kevin Sheridan

11 Common Stereotypes About Human Resources Versus Reality.

Kevin Sheridan

There are many stereotypes about Human Resources that give HR departments a bad rap within their organizations. These unfair allegations often prevent people from wanting to build a career in Human Resources. .

Funny HR Stories

Kevin Sheridan

During one of my recent keynote speeches, a member of the audience asked me to share the funniest or most unusual story about Human Resources management I had ever heard in my 35 years as management consultant. I included one below, but I thought it would be fun to invite my newsletter subscribers to share their funny HR stories. If you need a good laugh, these stories won’t disappoint!

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A Guide For Coaching First-Time Managers

Kevin Sheridan

Managing a first-time manager requires a different approach than leading experienced managers. Their management role is entirely new to them, and naturally, they are excited but also a little nervous.

Need A Little Motivation? 10 Great Career Quotes To Inspire You.

Kevin Sheridan

Sometimes you reach a point in your career where you need a little extra motivation. You might feel stuck in a rut, nervous about completing new job tasks, concerned about your job security, or just feeling a little lost.

What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

11 Japanese Idioms And Proverbs That Illuminate Truths.

Kevin Sheridan

Every culture has its own unique idioms and proverbs and many can be taken to heart about that culture’s customs, beliefs, and ways of being. An idiom is a turn of a phrase that utilizes a figure of speech to make an exact point (e.g.

Here is a Celtic blessing to wish you and your loved ones a great day.

Kevin Sheridan

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Sláinte!!!

The Ultimate Irony: Putin’s Grand Underestimation Of Ukraine And Its People.

Kevin Sheridan

Putin had the arrogant feeling that he could snuff out the character of Ukraine and its people. The palpable irony is that Putin’s cowardly invasion of Ukraine has had the opposite effect, illuminating the resilience, strength, and pride of the Ukrainian people. .

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What to do to prevent being hacked or after your computer has been hacked.

Kevin Sheridan

Last week was not only interesting, but probably one of the worst weeks of my life. My computer was on at my desk while I was eating lunch and watching the news on TV.

How To Give A Great Speech

Kevin Sheridan

Are you nervous before you speak in public? Sweating, shaking, panic-stricken, and fervently wishing you were anywhere else in the world but here? You are not alone. Countless people all over the world share this same fear.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

Invariably, Mistakes Will Be Made: The Three Key Tips For Great Customer Service Recovery.

Kevin Sheridan

I recently moved from Illinois to Florida. No one likes a move. As such, you want to make sure you hire the right Moving/Van Line company. If you don’t, your move will quickly go from bad to unbearable.

Illinois Meets Florida: Discovering A New Hobson’s Choice

Kevin Sheridan

Definition of Hobson’s choice. 1: an apparently free choice when there is no real alternative. 2: the necessity of accepting one of two or more equally objectionable alternatives.

Want Employees To Return To The Office? Then You Better Let Them Bring Their Pets.

Kevin Sheridan

It Turns Out That Man’s Best Friend Has More Leverage Than You Might Have Thought. Many Employees Say Their Pet Is The Main Reason They Are Unwilling To Return To The Office. As a result, many employers are preparing for a surge of furry new coworkers. Roughly 1.6 million pets were adopted in 2020.

What A Wonderful Emergence! Our Collective Post-Pandemic Recovery!

Kevin Sheridan

Hoorah! It is what we have all been waiting for – the resurgence of the world economy. I am sure many of you were adversely impacted, emotionally and financially, by the Covid-19 pandemic, as was my business as a Keynote Speaker and Management Consultant.

Hire Global to Grow Global: A Conversation with A Global Recruiting & HR Expert

Speaker: Janice Stack, CEBS, Global Human Resources Executive

The digital age has given us access to a workforce beyond geopolitical boundaries. While this new access can increase productivity, it often comes with its own set of obstacles. Join Janice Stack, Global Human Resources Executive, for this insightful webinar on the ins-and-outs of expanding your team globally.

What Is Trending Now On kevinsheridanllc.com?

Kevin Sheridan

Employee Retention. A quarter of employees worldwide plan to quit their jobs post-COVID 1. Employee burnout and anxiety have been major reasons for employee turnover. Millennials and working parents are the populations most likely to leave their jobs post-COVID. Employee Engagement.

Why Would Anyone Choose To Do A Job About Which They Aren’t Passionate?

Kevin Sheridan

When I published my Six-time Best-Seller, Building A Magnetic Culture back in 2011, the statistical breakdown of Employee Engagement was as follows: The statistics have not changed much since then, with the middle category of Not Engaged/Not Disengaged remaining the largest of the three categories.

A Gift From A Decorated World War I Veteran

Kevin Sheridan

Sadly, my 87-year-old Mother’s health is failing, both mentally and physically. Two months ago, she called me to tell me how much pain she was in, confessing “Kevin, I am ready to die. Will you please come out here to say goodbye?”

Doing Nothing Can Actually Make You More Productive. What?!

Kevin Sheridan

Yes, that is right: One secret to boost your productivity is finding time to do nothing. We’ve all spent over a year now trying to squeeze out effort in every second of our workday. Thus, it seems simply counter-intuitive.

Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

Interested In Becoming An Author? I can help you.

Kevin Sheridan

When I first became an author “accidentally”, I never anticipated how it could change my life forever.

Working From Home: The Feelings Vary From Best To Worst

Kevin Sheridan

Since working from home (WFH) has become more permanent for many employees, we thought we would share the results of a Wall Street Journal survey asking people for the best and worst parts of working from home.

How To Interpret The Nonverbal Cues Of Your Boss And Coworkers While Working from Home

Kevin Sheridan

We were once adept at reading the nonverbal cues of our boss and coworkers in a physical office space. Upon receiving an email which was confusing, we could simply swivel our chairs or walk down the hall and ask the sender for clarification.

The Virtual Manager

Kevin Sheridan

Cutting-Edge Solutions to Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Remote Employees. 95.3% of participants would recommend this keynote to a colleague. Statistics provided by SHRM.). The Covid-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact on the way, and where, employees work.

Where is Everyone? Breaking Down the Talent Shortage Myth & the Great Resignation

Speaker: Ellie Dailey, Global Recruiting Expert and Team Lead for BetterUp Europe GTM Recruiting via Russell Tobin

Businesses everywhere appear to be experiencing a so-called talent shortage and repercussions to 2021’s “Great Resignation." To address what this is and how this is affecting recruiting, we need to consider issues such as the Employer Value Propositions –– Values, Mission, Vision –– and how to actually walk the walk.

God Bless You -Do You Know The Origin Of This Phrase?

Kevin Sheridan

Do You Know The Origin Of This Term? Given the current Covid – 19 Pandemic, there is heck of a lot more sneezing going on. As a result, there are many more “God Bless You” prayers/blessings being said. The origin of this phrase is more than a bit fascinating.

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How The COVID-19 Shutdown Is Overwhelming The World’s Workers With Stress/Anxiety

Kevin Sheridan

Quite simply, since the beginning of the pandemic, the workplace has become incredibly intense, forcing many workers to “be close to a nervous breakdown,” in the words of one employee I recently interviewed: Limited sleep. A loss of appetite. Unable to take time off.

Unemployment Rates Fall. What Does That Mean?

Kevin Sheridan

Shutdowns will inevitably cause job loss and with the lockdown of almost all the country earlier this year, tracking unemployment rates is more important than ever. This begs the question; how do you quantify unemployment? There are two common ways to track unemployment, U-3, and U-6.

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The 7 Proven Actions Of Great Customer Service Recovery

Kevin Sheridan

In any business, things do not always go according to plan. Mistakes are made and customers get upset. While this is a business reality, it is how the mistakes are handled that can turn dissatisfied customers into extremely enthusiastic promoters of your brand. 1. Apologize.

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The 10 Tips To Engage Employees & Eliminate Burnout As The Economy Reopens

Kevin Sheridan

The Coronavirus pandemic has created new and unforeseen hurdles in an economy that was already facing slow growth and less innovation. Mental, physical, and emotional health have been severely altered due to the Pandemic.

We’ll See Beauty All Around Us, Only If We Look For It

Kevin Sheridan

Stop and smell the flowers. Take the time to appreciate the wonderful and diverse wildlife. Doing these things will help you live life to the fullest. I live on a lagoon here in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

There Is Always A Workaround: The Importance Of Improvisation

Kevin Sheridan

When the regular audience was stranded at home due the pandemic, the UceLI Quartet improvised, playing Puccini’s ‘I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) to 2,292 plants in Barcelona, Spain.

Why Your Learning Programs Need To Embrace Diversity & Inclusion

Kevin Sheridan

The lessons learned about A Culture Of Learning from when I was kidnapped as a child and brought to an American Indian Reservation.

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Bridging The Gap

Kevin Sheridan

Like the pandemic was not enough for us to deal with? For real? Then the killings and the protests occurred. Having grown up as one of the few white people on an American Indian Reservation, I have an acute sensitivity to issues of diversity, inclusion, and race.

Zoom Calls Gone Wrong

Kevin Sheridan

The 13 Great Tips For Zoom Etiquette My, my, my, how our work world has changed. Who would have thunk it? The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all of us into one Zoom meeting after another. So much so that it has created a whole new work phrase: Zoom Fatigue.

We Live In A World Where Reality TV Is Fake, But Fake News Is Real

Kevin Sheridan

8 Proven Ways to Spot Fake News Do you have your B.S. Radar turned on? In today’s digital and multi-media age, the ability of identifying “fake news” and false information could never be more important.

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Lather Up! This Week Is National Handwashing Week.

Kevin Sheridan

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), handwashing is one of the most effective means of preventing deadly infectious diseases. Simply put, handwashing saves lives. As such, let’s celebrate the importance of handwashing this week.

Using the Candidate Experience to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

In this informative webinar, Kevin Grossman, President of Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.