Who Says Your Latest Hire Has to be Human?

By |2021-12-23T18:30:52+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

When wildfires strike in Australia, detector dogs are employed to sniff out fur and rescue koala bears.  Being that animals are such a critical part of our lives and our happiness, it’s not surprising that offering time off to take care of new pets is the latest […]

Do You Possess the Top Two Most In-Demand Skills?

By |2021-12-23T18:28:52+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

It’s no secret that the global  labor market is tight.  What are the top two most in-demand skills?  Oral communication, followed by digital literacy.  Business, management, and leadership round out the top five.  It’s fascinating to me that the top two skills are what they are, as […]

Millennial Experts Have it Wrong

By |2021-12-09T20:34:11+00:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Aurea conducted research with Gartner about employee engagement.  And guess what?  People who are creating a business out of telling you millennials are ‘different’ are wrong.  Like the media, they are creating a divide, so they can step in and ‘help.’

Some key findings of the research include:

How to Utilize Compensation Dollars to Inspire Killer Results

By |2021-12-09T20:32:25+00:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The time for compensation decisions is upon us. And although pay does not impact employee engagement – unless an employee is underpaid relative to local market – modern workplaces demand modern pay practices. According to BambooHR, “Business leaders need to utilize their compensation dollars where they’ll have […]

Interrupted in Meetings? Do This to Regain Control

By |2021-12-23T18:24:50+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I like to share information that helps people, so Kathryn Vasel’s article about what to do when you are cut off in a meeting caught my eye. Why is this an issue? Because if you are constantly being interrupted and don’t regain control, you may not be […]

Do You Value Your Values or Are They Just Words on a Wall?

By |2021-12-23T18:25:39+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

According to a Wall Street Journal and NBC News poll, patriotism, religion and having children are not as important to Americans as they were decades ago. The change is driven by Millennials and Gen Zers, who don’t rank those values as high as older generations. Despite the […]

Leaders, Take a Lesson from Chick-fil-A’s Teenagers

By |2021-12-23T18:26:53+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

As I was eating my chicken tenders recently at Chick-fil-A, I noticed a teenager walking around the restaurant stopping at every table to ask if there was anything he could do to make that guest’s stay more pleasant. Be it refill their drink, get another packet of […]

How to ID and Manage Toxic Employees

By |2021-11-12T13:19:55+00:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

As reported by Scott Mautz, author of Find the Fire and Make It Matter, 76 percent of bosses are considered toxic by their employees. How do you spot the worst offenders? A Harvard Study provides some tips, documenting two of the biggest red flags:


1. An excessively high level of […]

While This is an Interesting Interview Tactic, It Doesn’t Reflect Reality

By |2021-11-12T13:16:21+00:00November 12th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

I read a fascinating article by Bill Murphy, author of The Joy of Quitting, in which he analyzes Mary Barra’s interview process. Barra, CEO and chairman of General Motors, has three questions that she always asks during job interviews:

  1. How would your peers describe you in three adjectives?
  2. How […]
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