Kevin Sheridan

The Four Key Characteristics Of Successful Public Speakers

Kevin Sheridan

On the heels of delivering many of my Keynote Speeches, I am often asked what traits make a public speaker successful, which is what inspired this blog.

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The 6 Secrets To Delivering A Successful Sales Pitch

Kevin Sheridan

You arrive at a big prospective customer’s office and are escorted to their largest conference room. So where and how do you begin your sales pitch? Follow the six tactical tips below and you will more than likely land the client as your newest customer: 1. Recognize that it is not about you.

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Giving Thanks And Paying It Forward: Powerful Tools Of Employee Engagement.

Kevin Sheridan

After one of my recent Keynote Speeches in Boston, one attendee came up to me and put her hand on my arm, looked me in the eyes, and said: “I had to come up and thank you. I saw you speak here last year and you changed my life. Truly.

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Luck is Largely Misunderstood.

Kevin Sheridan

Oftentimes when seeing some type of positive outcome, people tell someone “You are so lucky,” when in fact the outcome had nothing to do with luck. I’ll be honest.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

The Top 10 Mistakes Made by New Hires: An Onboarding Checklist on what NOT to do

Kevin Sheridan

We know that starting a new job can be a bit overwhelming and mistakes can be made, especially in the first month when new hires are still getting the lay of the land. And whether or not it’s fair, judgements are made about new employees—often very quickly.

22 Tactical Tips To Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Kevin Sheridan

Fear of public speaking is a very common form of anxiety. It can range from sweaty palms, shaky hands, a blushed face, a quivering voice, or a stomach tied in knots, to outright panic.

Leveraging Corporate Social Responsibility for Employee Engagement

Kevin Sheridan

I recently had the honor of giving the Opening Keynote at The Doolittle Institute in Niceville, Florida.

The Business Case for Remote Work

Kevin Sheridan

According to Harvard Business Review , 40% of the existing worldwide workforce are virtual workers (people who work remotely). This is trending upward and will continue for several important reasons.

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How to Improve Company Culture: 5 Tips

Kevin Sheridan

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”. Management guru Peter Drucker said that years ago and wow, was he spot on. Thousands of companies have wrestled with how to improve their company culture, in the hope of improving employee engagement, talent attraction, and talent retention.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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.

Top Five Benefits of Having Great Office Coffee

Kevin Sheridan

Guest post from Olivia Moore, co-writer at Fourth Estate Coffee. Reaching the workplace through the rush hour traffic impacts your freshness. Feeling worn down before you even begin work is not an ideal way to start your day.

11 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

Kevin Sheridan

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials. Very much in line with Millennials’ insatiable desire for recognition, it seems like the last ten years of articles, videos, and speeches, were all about Millennials.

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The Disturbing Signs That We Have A Long Way To Go In Closing The Workplace Gender Gap

Kevin Sheridan

The #MeToo movement has shined a powerful spotlight on the gender gap in the workplace. Not only did it reveal the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, but it also highlighted the continued persistence of gender inequality. A recent survey by McKinsey & Co.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Is your communication style a message in a bottle?

Kevin Sheridan

I just returned from an amazing 30-day cruise of the Indian Ocean, which included ports of call in 12 different countries. While at sea one day exercising on the cruise ship deck, and prompted by a sunlight reflection off the water, I spied a sealed bottle floating on the surface of the ocean.

Assessing Engagement Levels

Kevin Sheridan

Workplace engagement is a complex equation that requires collaboration between individual and company efforts. To be most successful, individual employees must understand their own personal levels of engagement and how to take more active ownership to improve. By helping employees understand what personally engages them, your company can develop a more comprehensive and successful engagement strategy.

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How to Improve Company Culture: Your Sneak-Peek at 6 Innovative Tips

Kevin Sheridan

Leaders in all industries are constantly wondering how to improve company culture. There are myriad benefits to achieving world-class culture, not the least of which are: higher profitability, improved customer service, enhanced talent attraction, and superior talent retention.

Detecting Alzheimer’s in the Workplace

Kevin Sheridan

On January 10th of this year, I lost my Dad to this dreadful disease. Alzheimer’s is a form of progressive dementia, where the brain cells gradually stop functioning or die. The disease usually occurs in adults over the age of 65.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

6 Ways To Reduce Employees’ Stress During The Holidays

Kevin Sheridan

Let’s face it. The holiday season is a very stressful time, both at work and at home. Great managers will be looking for ways to make the holidays a lot less intense for their team members. Here are six basic ways of doing just that: Eliminate the pressure of “Secret Santa.”.

Recruiting Source Effectiveness: Focus on Quality Over Quantity

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. It’s not too late to sign up for Kronos’ Fall eSymposium for HR and Payroll professionals.

HR Technology: 13 Concepts HR Pros Needs to Know

HR Bartender

It’s no secret. I love technology. In our small business, we rely on technology to extend our capabilities and provide an agile response to customer needs. That helps us remain competitive. But the more I learn about technology, I realize there’s still a lot to learn.

HR Departments Should Have Data Policies

HR Bartender

Human resources departments are filled with data. About applicants, candidates, employees, and alumni. This data includes addresses, health information, and social security numbers. HR has assessment data and information from drug/criminal/credit background screening.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Recruiters: Hiring Veterans Made Easy

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). With over 300,000 HR and business executive members, SHRM creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

Jessica Stephenson

3 Ways HR Pros Can Use People Analytics to Help the Bottom Line

HR Bartender

Organizations are regularly faced with a variety of challenges. Right now, many are faced with finding and retaining the best talent. Some companies might be experiencing a slump in sales. Some organizations are finding that a new technology is disrupting their market.

Ageism In the Workplace – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last year marked the 50 th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) , which prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older. In a survey from AARP, nearly 2 out of 3 workers have experienced some form of age discrimination or age bias.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

We Need STEM and We Need MESH

HR Bartender

I ran across an article recently on Medium titled “ Forget STEM, We Need MESH ”. It’s a thought provoking read. The author spends a fair amount of time kinda bashing the renewed emphasis on STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The New Employee – Employer Social Contract

HR Bartender

One of the workplace-related conversations that’s happening with more frequency is focused on how new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing jobs.

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing HR Technology

HR Bartender

We talk about HR technology a lot on HR Bartender, but it occurred to me recently that’s there’s one area of HR technology we really haven’t discussed.

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Employee Absences: Plan for the Unplanned

HR Bartender

I must admit today’s Time Well Spent. from our friends at Kronos is a little funny to me for two reasons. Living in Florida, we often run into these “ the weather is absolutely gorgeous days ” where we want to play hooky and go to the beach. And sometimes we actually do it.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

10 Things I Am Packing In My #SHRM19 Conference Bag

HR Bartender

Last year, in addition to my annual post with tips for attending the Society for Human Resource (SHRM) Annual Conference , I wrote a post about some of the things that I carry with me during the event.