As Alexander Pope said in his famous An Essay on Man, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” I think of that saying every year at the beginning of baseball season. Everybody has hope for their team on Opening Day. In business, however, an owner or manager doesn’t have the motivation of the playoffs and World Series.
Amidst all the challenges that tugged at your productivity, you overcame and achieved. You deserve a pat on the back, so, here it is. Feels good, doesn’t it? But what about the guys and gals with their boots on the ground. Are they gaining the recognition they deserve?
As we approach the holidays I want to speak to a few of you that have trouble celebrating anything at all in your place of business. Your people need to be able to have a little fun at work especially when that work keeps them away from friends and family.
Despite stubbornly high unemployment, with recent reports of job gains showing a modest decline in the U.S. unemployment rate, human resource professionals have continued concerns about attracting and retaining top talent, according to a new survey.