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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Thu, December 6, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you work in HR. Holiday anticipation and upcoming vacations often leave employees feeling distracted and disengaged during one of the most chaotic months of the year. Without a solid engagement strategy, ramped up customer demand and preoccupied employees create a perfect recipe for seasonal stress.

December is one of the trickiest months for engagement. On the one hand, you have employees taking more time off than usual and looking forward to vacation and holiday parties. On the other hand, some employees will be working more hours than normal, especially in sectors like retail and healthcare where workloads double or triple during the holidays.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, November 28, 2018

What is Employee Experience and how is it different from Employee Engagement? Many HR professionals and consultants would be hard pressed to answer this question.

As is often the case with new terms in any discipline, analysts and marketers of new technology platforms have been quick to embrace and propagate Employee Experience as the next big thing in HR. This has led some to believe that Employee Experience is related to platforms that help make interactions more positive by providing easier access to, for example, recognition & rewards programs, training and career development opportunities, perks and wellness programs.

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Posted by Melissa Meunier on Wed, July 20, 2016

In a previous post “Make Your Employee Onboarding an Engaging Success” I shared the strategy behind why onboarding programs are necessary.  In this post, I am taking those strategies and listing six tips to make onboarding effective in your organization.

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Do Millennials Have the Right Stuff?

Posted by Melissa Meunier on Mon, December 22, 2014

As more and more of Generation Y seek employment, we continue to see a staggering number of this group unemployed. In fact, 40% of unemployed workers are millennials. While the workforce is competitive and there is an increase in the number of Traditionalists staying longer in the workforce, the list of what is preventing this generation from finding employment grows longer.

According to David D. Burstein a millennial expert (and of the generation), millennials are more global, more tolerant, more diverse, more educated, more connected, and bigger than any generation before them. He is correct, yet this generation is also troubled by stereotypes like ‘entitled’ and ‘narcissistic’. Can a group of individuals glorified for their strengths and plagued by weaknesses have that much trouble succeeding in the workplace?

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