There’s an EVP in Them Thar Hills

“There’s gold in them thar hills!” – unknown The original speaker of the above quote may be unknown (with a few suspects), but its background is not. Whoever spoke it first was referring to the gold rushes in Georgia and California, insisting upon the riches any brave miners might find. This context makes it an ideal quote to plug […]

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How to Build a Recognition Program at Your Company

Even the best of company leaders struggle with adequately recognizing their employees’ accomplishments. A cynical (see also: not great) leader might argue that they pay their employees—isn’t that enough? But when your employees go above and beyond and/or consistently perform, they deserve some type of special recognition. If doing it because it’s what good leaders should […]

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Employer Branding and the Power of Storytelling

Storytelling is as old as culture itself—and I’m not just talking about company culture. Culture as a concept must have storytelling, because without it there’s no way shared traditions and values could be passed down. In today’s world, it’s easy to equate storytelling with the forms of media we take in—books, movies and music—but there’s still […]

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Ditch Your Resolutions for Goals

January 17th was the annual observance of ‘Ditch Your New Year Resolutions Day’. That’s right—people failing to stick to their New Year resolutions is such a common occurrence these days that it gets its very own day of observance. In the business world, and HR particularly, leaders and employees enter the new year with a plethora of […]

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