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How “One Culture” Made MGM Resorts International a Billion-Dollar Brand


What would you change about your company if you knew you’d be bankrupt tomorrow? Over the last 30 years, MGM Resorts International has become the billion-dollar brand we know today through mergers and acquisitions. It’s the second largest gaming company in the world by revenue and employs 62,000 employees at its resorts around the globe. Yet, during the economic downturn of 2009, MGM Resorts found itself in a dire situation: the company was within hours of filing for bankruptcy.

5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Employees


It has happened again. One of your employees is making life difficult for the rest of the department. The discontent has become a major distraction for your team, causing a dramatic decrease in their productivity. Managers need to understand that a negative employee is not just a problem between them and that employee. The air of dissent affects everyone who’s around it. Even though dealing with “problem employees” isn’t a favorite task for most managers, it’s part of the job.


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Goal Setting Works. But Avoid Those Goals Gone Wild.


Helping employees set achievable performance goals delivers substantial benefits. Goal setting helps employees prioritize their work and focus their day-to-day efforts effectively. It lets them know exactly what they’ll be measured on (in part) during performance reviews. It can facilitate their communication and interaction with managers. And it shows them how important their personal contributions are to department, functional and overall company targets.

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Workday Rising Europe: Welcoming New Citizens to the Cloud


Today we are hosting the first Workday Rising Europe in London, designed specifically for our customers in Europe. This event will also benefit others wanting to learn more about Workday from our team members and customers. It’s also my first Workday Rising! Having heard about these legendary customer events in the U.S., I know our London gathering will be a great one.

Professional Development Your Employees Actually Want

Did you know? Language learning is a proven PD tool that many employees already want, whether their organization is multilingual or not. In this eBook, you’ll learn how language learning makes employees more productive, reduces turnover, and more.

What If Your CEO Left Today?


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 :00am. What If Your CEO Left Today? By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. There have been a lot of high-profile positions shifting around lately. You’ve probably heard about Tim O’Shaughnessy stepping down as CEO from giant online deals company, LivingSocial. Read More » read more

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Employee Time Off – Things To Consider


When did ‘time off’ change so dramatically? It used to be called holidays, and sickies for pretty much anything else! Nowadays we have sabbaticals, jury service, dependent leave, flexible working and much more. Long gone are the days of stay-at-home mums and men only in the workplace, in fact quite the reverse can now be true. Today there is a much wider acceptance in the workplace of family life generally and an understanding that people do actually have.

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Workday Rising Europe Video Highlights: Where Should We Go Next?


Today we wrapped up our first Workday Rising Europe customer event in London. Our customers share what they liked most about the event in this short video, and also answer the question, “Where should we have the next Workday Rising Europe?” We’re inspired by their answers

The 8 Word Definition of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Employee engagement in 8 words. Good work, done well, with others, every day. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert striving for lean, simple, and significant approaches to employee engagement. Employee Engagement 8 word definition of employee engagement David Zinger employee engagement speaker lean engagement simple engagement

Work Smarter, Not Harder


More hours doesn’t always equal better results. The moment you step up to true leadership is the moment you decide to no longer tolerate obstacles. You become an alchemist, deeply committed to transforming anything that stands in your way. A talented leader sees obstacles as impermanent and is an expert at clearing the way to success for themselves and their organization. Some of the trickiest roadblocks to remove are those on the inside—the self-inflicted obstacles.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

The Candidate Experience Is the Right Marketing Message


Monday, March 31, 2014 :00am. The Candidate Experience Is the Right Marketing Message By Kevin Grossman. If you’re like most companies today vying for top talent in every conceivable configuration and classification and location around the globe, then you know how important your employment brand is.

I'm Hiring! - Talent Acquisition Manager


We are expanding our human resources leadership team at All Children''s Hospital and I need to find a Talent Acquisition Manager who''s ready to live, work, and play in Tampa Bay. Us Yes, it really does look like this here. We are one of the most progressive healthcare human resources teams in the country. Yes, I said it.) We''ve built social tools into our work, and we''re not afraid to try new things.

Making the real definition of employee engagement more real

David Zinger

Making it real. Reading time: 1 minute). When I wrote the original definition of real employee engagement, I was wrong. I usually am wrong about 50% of the time but being wrong promotes learning and revisions so being open to being wrong feels quite right to me. I recently wrote the real definition of employee engagement : Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis. I loved the down-to-earth elegant simplicity of the definition but I forgot something.

Are Women Holding Themselves Back?

On The Job

As we recently celebrated International Women’s Day, let''s consider: 64% of women have the lowest position in law firms, such as staff attorney jobs, while only 17% garner top spots such as equity partners, reports the National Association of Women Lawyers. While women make up nearly two-thirds of the U.S. workforce and are more educated, they hold less than 20% of leadership positions across all sectors, finds a University of Denver study.

Explore a Roadmap to Pay Equity for Organizations Like Yours

The national conversation around pay equity has never been so hot. As employees push for better transparency, organizations are assessing and addressing pay gaps. Explore Gallagher's whitepaper, Pay Equity: The Time Is Now, to discover key insights.

There is IQ and EQ – But Do You Have HQ?


[ There is IQ and EQ – But Do You Have HQ? – From Betsy Nichols – Employee Engagement Architect. Read more about her on our Leadership page. And because you know you need it – don’t forget to subscribe to one of our subscription options for 2014 here. ]. Think of the best leaders of your life. The coach, teacher, boss you’d “take a bullet for.” What made them great in your eyes? For me, it was my high-school softball coach. Kerch” was her name.

Compliments Are Brutal


I''m going out on a limb today. I''m trusting you all.and I''m going to share what may sound like a ridiculous issue in my professional life. So if you''re going to keep reading, you have to waive your right to call me names at the end. Two Out of Three Ain''t Bad, Right ? Part of what is supposed to make up a human resources practitioner''s DNA is the ability to do three things well: recognize, praise, and in return receive praise. I''m reasonably effective at the first two.

Employee Engagement Through People Artistry

David Zinger

A People Artistry Tidbit. Reading time: 50 seconds ). I had a wonderful conversation with the latest reader of People Artistry at Work. He just retired this year as the Assistant Superintendent of a very large school division. He believed the book was a fine leadership book and that it summed up his approach to successful leadership. He stated, “it is amazing what we can accomplish and achieve together when we recognize and value people even if they initially lack skills.”

HR Days - Adageology and why People Leave People

Strategic HCM

I''ve been out in Croatia at a conference called HR Days organised by Moj Posao. My presentation was on a topic which had been occupying me since TENEO''s conference earlier this month, where I''d seen a couple of inputs challenging the common adage that people join organisations but leave managers. It''s also a perception that I''ve long argued against (see 1 and 2 ). So I talked in my session about adageology - the tendency to build systems on principles which are completely unsound.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Leaving a Bad Job Before it Starts

The HR Minion

We’ve all had bad jobs before. If we’re lucky, that just meant bad hours or bad pay. The unlucky ones got bad co-workers, hazardous conditions, unethical or harassing environments, or bad managers. Not all bad job situations are the same, but they all negatively impact your life and your health. Sometimes we can’t understand how much until we finally free ourselves of the situation. You can’t tell something is going to be a bad situation before you get into it, right? Or can you?

Diversity Decays Without Inclusion

Cielo HR Leader

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Defined: Diversity – Any aspect that differentiates groups and/or people from one another—i.e., appreciation of and respect for differences in age, ethnicity, gender, cultural origin, sexual orientation, disability, education and religion. Inclusion – The state of being supported, appreciated and respected; focusing on the needs of every individual and supporting them in actualizing their potential.

Why SaaS Makes Sense

Asure Software

By Steven Rodriguez, COO Cloud-based software: Its time has come Workplace and Workforce Management Software in the Cloud has grown in popularity in recent years. Companies that need to serve employees with 24/7 access to software applications know there are distinct advantages to on-demand solutions vs. on-premise software. Also known as SaaS (Software-as-a- Service) solutions, … Continue reading "Why SaaS Makes Sense". The post Why SaaS Makes Sense appeared first on Asure Software.

A review of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

David Zinger

(Reading time: 58 seconds). I enjoyed Greg McKeown’s new book on Essentialism. To be effective with the small, simple, significant, and sustainable approach to employee engagement we must focus our efforts and time on the essentials. McKeown had a lot of fine points including the discernment and the unimportance of practically everything. His four E’s of essentialism encompass: essence, explore, eliminate, and execute.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Rehearsing Tomorrow – It’s No Joke

Future of Work

I’m sure you are on the lookout for silly emails and headlines every April 1 – I am reasonably certain that April Fool’s Day is celebrated almost everywhere around the world. But my message today is deadly serious. The future is going to happen, whether you are ready for it or not. The only question about the future you have to face (and we all face it every day) is whether you are ready for it.

Why You Should Get Rid of Your "To Do" List

On The Job

In 2007, Ari Meisel was diagnosed with a severe case of Crohn’s disease (a disease of the digestive tract) and nearly died. He was in an out of the hospital and told the disease was incurable. But in 2011, he completed Ironman France and was declared free of all traces of the disease. Meisel says that he achieved his good health by improving his diet and fitness, but also by finding a way to deal with stress, which he says was a big part of his illness.

Expert Interview on Job Board Tips

Hospital Recruiting

Several months ago I was contacted by the editor of and asked if I would like to provide an expert interview on the subject of “Job Board Tips for Employers”. I was happy to participate in the interview, and it was finally published to their blog a week or so ago. The interview does offer some tips that our clients may find useful, and that’s why we’ve published a excerpt and link to the article here. What tips do you have for writing job ads that attract quality applicants?

SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release: Employee retention is about more than money


By Nicole Saunders, Product Marketing Manager and Dipesh Bhattacharya, Senior Product Manager (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) The problem many organizations face today is not a shortage of people—it is a shortage of skills.(1) 1) According to a recent survey by PwC, 50% of CEOs see this lack of skills as a threat to the business. […

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.