Kevin Sheridan

Have a Manager who is opposed to virtual work in spite of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Kevin Sheridan

Do you have “old school” Senior Leaders who still refuse to allow people to work from home (WFH) in spite of the current Coronavirus Pandemic? Believe it or not, many people still do. If so, is there a way to coach them to “see the light?” Maybe, or maybe not.

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”  – Sir Winston Churchill

Kevin Sheridan

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” – Sir Winston Churchill Coronavirus. Pandemic. Social distancing. Flatten the curve. Do I shower today? Unprecedented times. Work from home (WFH). Remote workers. Virtual work.

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Seizing The Opportunity To Manage Your Work And Life.

Kevin Sheridan

I abhor victimhood. Sadly, far too many people embrace it, both in their workplace and the way they live their lives. Two Sundays ago, I saw Reese Witherspoon interviewed on CBS News Sunday Morning and was so impressed with her approach to work and life: “I am my own lottery ticket.” Wow.

How a Leonardo da Vinci etching turned into a Rembrandt.

Kevin Sheridan

Decades ago, my Father placed a bid at a charity auction for a piece of artwork. He was told that this particular etching was created by Leonardo da Vinci. He won the bid and brought the artwork home.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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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Working Together to Create a Strategic Virtual Work Plan

Kevin Sheridan

Our working lives have experienced remarkable change in the past month. Many careers like yours have been forced to move home and online, with Zoom and Hangouts becoming the new normal.

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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Three Myths About Employee Engagement

Kevin Sheridan

At many of the conferences where I am a keynote speaker, I have encountered several large myths and inaccuracies purported and communicated about Employee Engagement. It is sad to me that managers and executives may be taking errant action plan steps based upon these inaccuracies and mistruths.

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.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Helping Your Virtual Employees Adjust to Remote Work

Kevin Sheridan

The Coronavirus has forced hundreds of millions of people worldwide into working remotely. The Coronavirus has also forced millions of Managers into the role of Virtual Manager, wrestling with how to manage, motivate, and engage their new virtual workforce.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 5 Most Effective & Tactical Solutions To Recruitment Marketing

Kevin Sheridan

So many organizations are searching for new and more effective means of recruitment marketing. Well, over the last two months we researched this topic, and definitively identified the five most proven strategies of doing so. Recruit via social media.

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.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

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.

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.

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.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

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.

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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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.

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.”.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: To Build Trust, Cut Down on Surveillance—Even for Employees Working at Home

Cornerstone On Demand

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal , at least one type of business is flourishing in our COVID-19-induced world of remote work : companies selling tools that permit employers to monitor how employees spend their time.

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The Future of Work: The Impact of COVID-19 On Our Workplaces

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. Kronos has introduced employee contact-tracing capabilities for their customers at no additional charge.

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Managers: How to Support Remote Employees – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Last week, we provided a list of resources to help individuals get adjusted to working from home. After it was published, I received this note. Dear HR Bartender! I’m a loyal and excited reader of your blog and usually find very great tricks and tips I can experiment with at my workplace.

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3 Workplace Articles Every Manager Should Read Right Now

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.

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Building a Resilient Workforce: Employee Engagement and Communication are Key

When employees are engaged and empowered, an organization is better positioned to adapt to market conditions, crises, and complex problems. Find out how to prepare your workforce to better overcome challenges with this free eBook.