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!

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.

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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!!!

Championing Different Abilities as Opportunities: Understanding Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Speaker: Janine Nicole Dennis, Chief Innovations Officer, Talent Think Innovations

In this session attendees will learn how how to hire and accommodate neurodiverse talent while also redesigning the system to work better for both current and new employees.

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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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.

Global Growth Playbook: Scaling a Remote-First Company

Today, nearly half of companies plan to continue offering some form of remote work flexibility to their employees. In this guide, we will explain what a remote-first company is and how you can quickly and efficiently pivot to this workforce model.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Wellness Solutions: How to Provide Financial Security and Well-Being to Your Employees

Speaker: Matt Bahl –– VP, Market Lead Workplace Financial Health at Financial Health Network

In this webinar, Matt Bahl will discuss the data and resources you need to improve the financial lives of your employees.

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.

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.

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 Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

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.

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.

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.

Flip the Script: Winning Tactics for Recruiting High-Quality Candidates

Speaker: Apple Musni, Vice President, People Partner at Chipotle Mexican Grille

In this discussion, Apple Musni, VP, People Partner at Chipotle, will teach you about the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it can help your organization benchmark your hiring needs.

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.

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.

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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Global Guide to Hiring Digital Nomads

The growing digital nomad workforce offers companies new opportunities to expand their global teams. In this guide, you’ll discover key factors to consider before hiring digital nomads, as well as recommended locations that offer tailored visa programs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.