Archive for July, 2016

Recruitment: Go Social or Go Home

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It’s no secret that the Millennials and Generation Z, the newest wave of employees, are social media savvy.  But many businesses have little to no social media presence and don’t appear interested in changing that. That’s a big — and costly — mistake. So, why should your business become big on social media? The answer lies in social proof, a core principle of persuasion and influence. People see a person’s followers, friends and connections, and correlate those numbers with their perceived power and authority. The greater perceived power, the greater credence you have. For businesses, the benefit of gaining a…

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The Millennials are Just Like the Rest of Us

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Are you sick of hearing the tired rhetoric about how Millennials are so different — difficult to manage, entitled, impatient, and idealistic? Well, I am and encourage us all to think about this generation, that is now the biggest share of the workforce, a bit differently. There is a great body of research on this topic and while each generation is unique, most evidence suggests that employees of all generations are much more alike than different in their attitudes toward work. I remember when my generation, Generation X (now known as the workaholics) were seen as slackers (sound familiar?). The…

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Follow the Crowd

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I had lunch with my mentor about a week ago and we talked about WorkMoreHuman.  She was very complementary of our new logo and asked how it came to be. Would you like to know? Though crowdsourcing! I was thrilled with the outcome of my crowdsourcing project and got to thinking about how beneficial crowdsourcing can be for so many areas of human resources. And, you should, too. What is crowdsourcing? Simply, it’s obtaining the wisdom of the crowd. Relying on a cooperative effort of a diverse pool of experience and knowledge results in outcomes that are more powerful and…

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