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Zinger’s 8 Word Behavioral Definition of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

A shorter more simple definition of employee engagement. It has taken me about 8 years and 10,000 hours to get to a definition of employee engagement that is both simple and elegant. My definition puts engagement in the hands of each employee — I can choose to do this everyday while also being enabled and encouraged by my leaders, managers, and organization. Without work in the definition employee engagement is practically meaningless.

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Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today. Here's the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.

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3 Alternative Therapies You Should Definitely Try

Ms. Career Girl

The post 3 Alternative Therapies You Should Definitely Try appeared first on Ms. As busy working women, many of us simply just don’t have the time to make doctors’ appointments, book in for that health check and generally spend time thinking about our health.

ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER?

Ms. Career Girl

She started her career as a veterinary practitioner in the US. Featured Self definition of mentor definition of sponsor Finding a mentor mentoring sponsor vs. mentorThe post ARE YOU BEING MENTORED INTO A CORNER? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.

Lessons that the Most Famous Failures Can Teach Us #MondayMotivation

The Undercover Recruiter

Failure is part of life – and definitely part of success. Lessons that the Most Famous Failures Can Teach Us #MondayMotivation. Most of the incredibly successful people we know have all had their fair share of failures – some small, some monumental.

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4 Best Cities In The U.S. To Focus Your Job Search

Career Realism

It can be particularly difficult if you haven’t definitively decided on a region to focus on. The post 4 Best Cities In The U.S. Whether you’re ready to make a move for personal reasons, or you’re simply on the lookout for a new opportunity, moving for a job can be overwhelming, to say the least. The job market in America has been steadily improving, but some areas show more signs of improvement than others. Related: Moving?

update: my coworker wants us to call her boyfriend her “master”

Ask A Manager

In the interim between sending the letter and the response, we had already told the staff that no, they definitely didn’t need to refer to Peter as “master,” but could simply call him by name. (As Remember the letter-writer whose coworker wanted everyone to call her boyfriend her “master” ? Of course you do — how could you not! Here’s the update.

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How I Registered JobMob as a US Trademark

JobMob

JobMob is now a registered US trademark. At that point in time, JobMob had already become part of my business, and I was definitely willing to do whatever was necessary to get the trademark successfully registered asap, which meant getting it done on the first try.

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Collaboration: Getting to Us!

Learning Voyager

You can't force people to join up, share, and work together (my definition of collaboration, BTW). Collaboration is about Us.

Capitalist Definitions: "Manager Pass-Through".

HR Capitalist

You may not say "them" or "us", but you're probably in the neighborhood. I wrote about the manager pass-through in 2011. It's an important fact of life in every organization, so I'm writing about it again today. Here's the trick: Imagine you could film every manager in your organization trying to defend a strategy, action, change, etc. taken by the company to their team.

Who’s Your Hero? Celebrity? Sports Star? How About You?

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve just endured the elections and the efforts of all the politicians to convince us how all-knowing and wonderful they are. The Super Bowl is upon us, and there’ll be plenty of chest-thumping as to who is the greatest of all. Definitely, a hero.

2017 21

Beauty Trends: Changed Yet Still the Same

Ms. Career Girl

From voluptuous curves to corseted waists, the “in” thing has fluctuated frequently, leaving us looking back and wondering what we were thinking — even with trends that are just a decade old. Though Victorian women definitely went to the extreme, that’s still something that’s coveted today.

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my boss retired but still won’t leave us alone, do people still put phone numbers on resumes, and more

Ask A Manager

My boss retired but still won’t leave us alone. You definitely won’t be the only person who’s new to networking (and really, people with decades of work experience still feel awkward about networking — possibly most of us), and if the course is targeting university students, lots of them won’t have professional experience (or what they do have will be very minor). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

company is giving us secret aptitude tests, new employees and dress code, and more

Ask A Manager

Can employer make us pay the cost of mistakes? While we definitely don’t have a “dress code” at our office – business casual is the norm. It’s his first week, and I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot or make him feel uncomfortable, but I definitely need him to adjust his behavior. I know ‘business casual’ can be a vague term and so I wanted to get us aligned going forward.”

2014 17

company refuses to let us come in with minor colds, coworker sends reminders about emails right after they’re sent, and more

Ask A Manager

My company refuses to let us come in sick, even with minor colds. I am a teapot maker; for some baffling reason, my organization has decided to call us all “teapot fabrication specialists.” ” I received an email from the HR coordinator a week ago letting me know that my references would be checked, and then today I received this rejection email: “Thank you for taking the time to meet with us about the position. It’s five answers to five questions.

2017 14

3 Critical! Imperative! Important! Job Interview Reminders.

Jobacle

Job Interview Reminders Job interviews can be stressful experiences, but they definitely don’t have to be.

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FMLA – “Parent” Definition is Flexible – “Parents” include People Who Cared for You

Sklover Working Wisdom

When I did, I learned something that I did not know, but wish I had known: Under the federal FMLA regulations, the definition of “parent” includes any person who acted in the place of your parent when you were a minor, even if they were not related to you in any way. LESSON TO LEARN : The U.S. In enacting the FMLA law, the U.S. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.”.

our CEO forgets she approved things and then freaks out on us about it

Ask A Manager

Several times recently, I’ve thought that we had your approval on something, including signatures on paperwork, and moved forward with it, but then it turned out later that you didn’t want us to. I definitely don’t want to move projects forward if you’re not fully on board, so is there a better system I could be using?” A reader writes: I need help managing a forgetful and volatile CEO. I am in a management position in a small company (fewer than 15 people).

my boss keeps trying to get us all to have hang out together after work — and we don’t want to

Ask A Manager

Our boss keeps bringing up ideas for us to all have fun together in the evenings. This, coupled with some 25+ mile commutes for some of us, just makes us cringe when she brings this up. If your manager were here to talk with us, I’d bet she’d point out that it’s not purely a social invitation — that there’s work benefit to getting together as a group for “fun,” that it makes your team more cohesive, blah blah blah.

updates: coworker with anxiety keeps asking us to drive her home, my boss never returns my work on time, and more

Ask A Manager

Coworker with anxiety keeps asking us to drive her home and stay there with her. I don’t regret trying to help Jane, but I definitely wish that it had ended differently. Continuing our annual December “where are they now” series, here are four more updates from people who had their questions answered here this year. I showed several coworkers the response to my question on here, and they all thought it was great advice.

manager makes us say how we would do better than our coworkers, employers don’t think I’m an adult, and more

Ask A Manager

Manager makes us say how we would do better than our coworkers. I know all of us techs resented it every time we had those meetings. When I see stuff that definitely doesn’t belong on a resume — age, names and ages of children (yes, some people really do that), health status (yes, that too), Social Security number — it tends to be a flag the person is out of touch with professional norms in a way that often manifests in other, more problematic ways too.

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5 Ways to Succeed in Reinventing Your Career

Blogging4jobs

The work economy and job search statistics are staggering: The current number of people unemployed in The U.S. Quote on the Definition of Insanity. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results.

my boss asks us to babysit a coworker with anxiety disorder

Ask A Manager

One of my colleagues began to suffer from various health issues, and our new boss started asking us to watch her when our boss was in a meeting/out of the office and to call for emergency medical assistance if needed. She even asked for one of us to come in on a day we were not scheduled to be in the office to watch my colleague.

should I take the blame for my manager’s mistake, CEO wants to reimburse us for political contributions, and more

Ask A Manager

Should I tell my supervisor that I realized it was definitely the ones I gave back to him when I email him an update on my progress? CEO wants us to make political contributions that he’ll reimburse us for. He doesn’t want to make a contribution in his name or our organization’s name, but instead has asked each of us to make individual contributions that he will reimburse us for. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

5 Jobs That Bring the Most Happiness - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career.

Jobacle

And there are individuals who would love nothing more than to jump out of an airplane every day strapped to someone’s back (whereas most of us wouldn’t go near tandem skydiving no matter how much it was paying).

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my manager doesn’t give us input on new hires, my manager shared a coworker’s medical details with us, and more

Ask A Manager

My manager hires new people without consulting with the rest of us. My boss didn’t bother asking for our input on the last hire, nor did he ask us to sit in the interview. I find it to demonstrate how low he thinks of us. Many told me they thought it was the hardest job out there and I should definitely have put it on there. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go…. I work in a team of 4 full-time employees.

Employee Engagement is Not About Great or Amazing Work or Workplaces

David Zinger

What I too often see is the cheerleaders of engagement trying to lead us on to great and amazing work and workplaces. Employee Engagement David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker engagement definition good work good work versus great work

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In 2011, Increase Your Prospects With Better Differentiation

Threshold Consulting

As we put one year behind us and position ourselves for improved fortunes, we look to the experts to give us the edge. According to Godin, “How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.” I loved "Linchpin" and Godin's quote: “How we respond to the opportunities and challenges of the outside world now determines how much the outside world values us.”

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A Personal Snapshot of the Recruitment Training Industry

The Undercover Recruiter

Which brings us back to the 1 in 6 placement to jobs ratio. ‘Maybe’ or ‘Definitely’: By: Christoph! When you get down to the basics, there are just two things a recruiter has to sell; ‘Maybe’ and ‘Definitely’: ‘Maybe’ is what they currently sell 99% of the time.

“My job is definitely 'The Job from Hell.' Any ideas?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ My job is definitely ‘The Job from Hell.’ I can’t get maintenance people to stay working for us because of the people I work for, and the low pay scale. Connect With Us How We Help 1.

US Struggling Students Get a Helping Hand

Position Ignition

If you're in the US and are a wage-earner looking to enroll into a graduate or doctoral degree program, then you should definitely consider the Lifetime Learning tax credit provided by the IRS.

Asperger's at work: 5 ways to be less annoying | Penelope Trunk's.

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook The first step to growing a good career in the face of Asperger's Syndrome is to recognize that this is a social skills deficit, by definition, and work, by definition, is a social skills decathlon. This should make people like us, if we do it right. I am completely unable to accomplish office politics and definite limit my time with other people for the reasons listed above. I am a top U.S.

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coworker didn’t warn us about bed bugs, was I blacklisted, and more

Ask A Manager

Coworker didn’t warn us about bed bugs when we traveled to satellite office. I am really annoyed that an entire group of professionals at that satellite office did not warn us about the bed bug situation–if they had, we obviously would not have gone there and it doesn’t matter that the bedbugs were found in the room next door. We don’t want to risk bringing them back with us.” (It’s It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

Million Dollar Tip #4: Go for Scale

Personal Excellence Blog

If you have financial goals you want to pursue in life, join us! Hiring others can definitely help to scale you what you do, since you can delegate ground-level work and work on higher level aspects of long-term vision, strategy and planning. Join Us in MDC Today!

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Building Leadership Skills for Life

Position Ignition

For some of us this is easy to answer in a work context because we are in a professional environment where we recognise those definitions. When do we manage and when do we lead? But in life, we use skills like this in lots of different ways. So how do we go about building leadership skills that we can use in all facets of what we do? Leadership

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

but the message is definitely “right on.” If you would like to contribute a favorite quote, saying or proverb, please submit it to us at vanessa@executivelaw.com. “Learning to work for an a**hole is a really important thing to do.” ” – Anne Mulcahy. Former CEO, Xerox.

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my boss wants us to work late for no reason, inviting spouses to team-building events, and more

Ask A Manager

My feeling is that most team-building events are lame, but if you’re going to have them at all, it definitely makes sense not to have spouses there. my boss wants us to work late for no reason, inviting spouses to team-building events, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My boss wants people to work late for no reason.

Sexuality : Embracing the Magnetism

Ms. Career Girl

Sexuality Definition. And the inherent existence of the powers have always been with us. Yes, most of us have been there. As in the recently covered news item about the " High Roller Club " that most of us would consider a wee bit much.

my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager my boss asks us to pick up his lunch for him January 31, 2011 A reader writes: I am a 27-year-old woman working for a well-known national company. He never offers to buy us lunch. He never offers to buy us lunch.

we have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to re-hire us, fired for refusing to answer manager’s questions on the weekend, and more

Ask A Manager

We have to write letters to our boss while she decides whether to invite us back. It might just be the timing — new boss has a lot of good ideas, and there’s definitely room for improvement here. New boss will then distribute letters to all of us on the same day, either extending an invitation to stay or “thank you” letters for our service. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….