Kevin Sheridan

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!

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.

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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.

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.

Virtual Onboarding: The 5 Keys to Success in 2022

Speaker: Kate Pavlina and Jon-Paul Jaramillo

The pandemic made virtual onboarding our new reality. Initially seen as a band-aid solution, it is quickly becoming a permanent part of the new world of work. Join this webinar, featuring guests from Amazon and Sundt, to uncover a tried-and-tested framework for virtual onboarding––and how to bring the experience to life.

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 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?”

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.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

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.

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.

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.

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 Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

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.

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.

Let’s Ban Bias And Prejudice

Kevin Sheridan

Several weeks ago, I had the honor of delivering a Keynote Speech at a Human Resources conference in Huntsville, Alabama, somewhere I had never been. . Prior to the event, I interacted with several of the other speakers for the event.

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.

How the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

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

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

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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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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Illinois Meets Florida

Kevin Sheridan

I am still adjusting to my new environment here in Florida. As such, something very funny happened the other day, illuminating the fact that I am still acclimating to my new place and climate. Every day, I go for walks around the lagoon my place looks out on.

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.

Swiping Right on HR Tech: How Tinder and Southern Cross Automate Their Hiring & Onboarding Process

Speaker: Nora Diaz de Leon and Nicole Moore

Paperwork, endless email threads, and other manual tasks have kept HR from focusing on what they do best. sound familiar? Sign up for this webinar from Tinder and Southern Cross, to learn how they use the latest in HR tech to streamline their hiring and onboarding experience.

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.

Learning To Have Fun With Change

Kevin Sheridan

“ Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be.” ” -Sean Higgins. I turned 61-years-old on October 4th.

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.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

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.

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Contacts Through LinkedIn Recommendations.

Kevin Sheridan

I have always appreciated the power of LinkedIn. As “luck” would have it, I knew one of the Founders of LinkedIn when they were first formed. As such, I was their 7,000th member and this is how I quickly reached the 30,000 maximum LinkedIn connections; there are now over 740 million members.

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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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How to Create an Employer Brand That Attracts the Best Global Talent

Your employer brand not only affects your reputation and performance but your ability to attract and retain global talent. In this article, learn effective employer branding strategies, ways to communicate your employer brand, and more.

Why The Return To The Offices Stresses Out Many Workers

Kevin Sheridan

The good news and the bad news, for the indecisive about returning to the office, is that we are in an incredibly unique moment in time. After many months of being asked to work remotely, your organization is now asking you to come back to the office. Should you go?