The Time Is Now – 3 Critical Imperatives For Your L&D Strategy

Critical Imperatives For Your L&D Strategy

This month LinkedIn Learning Solutions published their 2017 Workplace Learning Report. I applaud them in their continued efforts to benchmark human capital and provide the report freely to business leaders and HR professionals. I believe there are deeper, more important insights for L&D professionals than what is summarized in their report. 2017 LinkedIn Workplace Learning Report Summary LinkedIn Learning surveyed 500 L&D professionals from the U.S. and Canada, who either influence or are decision makers for their companies’ L&D budgets. The report details the Top 5 trends from their survey findings– and what they…

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Part 1 : Love vs Fear At Work – Which Will You Choose?

love vs fear at work

This article is the first in a series that examines love vs fear at work from several HR & people related angles. Part 1 deals with the idea itself, and begins the discussion on the applications for self-leadership. Love or fear. At first glance it seems like a strange topic to be discussing from a professional perspective. Some people may even bristle at the idea. It has everything to do with work. Love or fear is the primary filter that governs our lives as human beings. We do not stop being human when we…

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Why Your 2017 HR Strategy May Involve a Reduction in Headcount

2017 HR strategy ideas

For many HR professionals, the first week of January is the beginning of a very busy period depending on when your fiscal year begins. It also usually represents the beginning of your annual HR strategic plan.  Likely you either you have developed it– or in the final stage of its completion. That is where I hope to help shape your thinking. Human Capital Trends – Same Message, Different Year If you have been following our blog, you will know that I am a big proponent of Human Capital and HR Trend reports.…

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Your Engagement Strategy Should Not Be Internally Focused On Millennials

Employee Engagement Strategies For Millennials

Full disclosure- I am not a Millennial.  In fact, I am squarely In the Gen X category.  Wife, school age child, mortgage, two cars- the "whole 9 yards."  Born in the 70's, grew up in the 80's and started my HR career in the mid 90's. The rise of MTV and the PC, the end of the Cold War, the dot com bubble and Y2K all seem not as long ago as they actually were. I am told that is just getting older....... Employee Engagement Strategies For Millennials Also in the interest…

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A Powerful Idea for Giving Gratitude to People at Work

Giving gratitude to people at work

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. It is a unique time of the year.  A time to stop.  A time to remind ourselves of what is truly important. A time to reminisce the memories of Thanksgivings gone by. A time to be thankful for the people in our lives. Food, football, parades or shopping are the rituals that come with it.  These are merely the conduits for bringing people together, reliving old memories and creating new ones. Spending time with friends and family is what makes it meaningful. That is…

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Falling Back In Love With Your Job

ideas for falling back in love with your job

We can all get frustrated at work. Sometimes, beyond frustrated.  Seamlessly never-ending workloads, unrealistic deadlines and last-minute "emergencies". Days or periods when going to work can seem "soul-sucking".  Many people when they get to this point, believe a job change is in order, "fire up their resume" and update their LinkedIn profile. This may be the right course of action for some people, however I caution anyone looking for a change to simply change jobs for the sake of change itself.   It is the age-old "run-to" vs. "run-from" question that we…

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Most Popular HR Blog Topics From Our Readers Poll

popular HR blog

Happy New Year to all our readers and thank you to everyone who participated in our poll. Here are the most popular HR blog topics you told us you would like to see from us this upcoming year: Culture Employer Branding - HR/Talent Strategic Planning - People Engagement (tied) Talent Management - Coaching & Assessments - HR Analytics/ROI (tied) When we started this blog, we made a promise you to write articles that and build a community that discusses real issues, shares real experience and offers practical advice.  An HR blog with "soul".…

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Our Sincere Thanks To Our Florida HR Colleagues

Florida HR Consultants

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." John F. Kennedy As we wind down 2016 we would like to offer our sincere gratitude for the welcome and enthusiasm we have received for HR Soul. In particular, we would like to thank our rapidly growing network of HR and business professionals in Florida. Your warm welcome, receptivity to our purpose, the interest in our articles and the requests to meet have been simply fantastic. 2016 was a big year for our family and…

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2016 Election & Insights For Your People Engagement Strategy

Employee Engagement Strategies Insights 2016 Election

The day after, the day after. No matter which side of the election you were on- or not on- I think it is safe to say the country, and the world in general, was surprised. I am not trying to take sides, inflame people or create a discussion on who is/should have been the next President. Your Facebook page or Twitter account is handling that quite well. Nor am I trying to get everyone to "come together and unite". These things take time- if at all- and it a choice people need…

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Welcome to our HR and Talent Management Blog with “Soul”

human resources talent management blog

Welcome to our Human Resources Talent Management blog with "soul". First off on a personal note.  If you have followed us, you will know that Andrea and I have worked in the corporate HR world for many years and recently started our own HR consulting company in the Tampa Bay / Orlando area. I am grateful to be part of such a great community, humbled to start this new chapter in my career and excited to help organizations here bring what I have dubbed - "soul" - to their people and business. Onto…

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