Share the Info!

BillSI don’t know if this is a generation or a techno-age thing, but lately I find that we are not sharing computer tips and tricks like we used to. Could this be that we are at a stage where you should already know everything, and if you don’t, you should know where to get the info yourself?

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Aging Workforce Needs Help with Aging Parents

Is Parent Daycare on the Horizon?

iStock_000021378224_websizedAs the workplace is changing, some Boomers are realizing they will never be able to retire unless forced out. To top it off, some may have parents to take care of. This could happen to anyone at any age depending on how old one’s parents are, but I’m looking at a potentially vast majority of us who are extending our working lives for one reason or another instead of retiring and taking care of one’s parents full time.  In particular, I’m referring to parents who are not geriatrics, but lucid, and capable, to a certain extent, of maintaining a house, cleaning, driving, shopping, and the like.

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What Will Be Your Legacy?


In a recent conversation with my son, only 33, he asked me, “What will be your legacy when you die?” First of all, the dying part threw me back, because sometimes I feel I’m just warming up toward the peak of my career goals, and yet, the question hit me like a ton of bricks and then the reality hit even harder. After that, I was depressed.

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TNS Employee Insights LIVE at ALFA 2014 Conference in Phoenix!


If you happen to be visiting or live in Phoenix, Arizona, stop by and visit us at the ALFA 2014 Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center, Halls B-E on May 20-22.


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I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Like You!

workplace-bullyingI am tired of admitting it, but yes, I’m sensitive. After thinking about it some more, I think I’m pretty normal though. I’m kinesthetic and that’s a good thing in my opinion. Sometimes, I’m surprised I let slide by a lot of what people say and do. However, sometimes I reach a plateau and say, “Hey, I’m not taking that ___ anymore.” So what’s going on?

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Office Disrupters – Their Impact on Employee Engagement

gossipingI read an interesting article recently in the WSJ that described several types of office disrupters and discussed how they impact our work environment on a daily basis.  It also made me recognize that these folks truly impact engagement within our work teams.  There are many types of office disrupters that can impact office productivity, morale and even impact turnover within an organization.

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Employee Engagement – What is It? How Do You Improve It?


Engaged employees are more productive, contribute more to the bottom line, generate higher customer ratings and help you attract new talent.  On the flip side, actively disengaged employees cost the US approximately half a trillion dollars per year.  This webinar will focus on 10 best practice tips on how to design employee engagement surveys, how to measure them and, most importantly, how you can improve engagement in your organization.

Presenter:  Mike Schroeder, TNS Employee Insights

Date:  April 23 or 24 – 1:00 p.m. Central Time

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Employee Engagement Starts with You week, I wrote a blog about supervisors’ and managers’ responsibility for employee engagement and some psychology that goes along with it. There is only so much that employers and supervisors can do in order to ensure engagement, the rest is up to the individual.

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