From January, 2014

Five Ways to Engage Employees

1. More holidays – private industry doesn’t allow time off for the same holidays as the federal government

2. Cross-train – it will broaden and enhance the skill-set of all employees

3. Casual Friday – give employees a chance to “let their hair down”

4. Provide more leave – many companies only provide 10 days of leave per year

5. Thanksgiving – close the office the day after because very little work is accomplished

Let me know if you need more ways to engage your employees.

I can be reached at corjoejen@yahoo.com and
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cornell-jenkins/11/476/897/

Are You Ready For 2014?

The New Year is here but are you well rested? With all of the activities you hosted or participated in during the holidays were you able to decompress from 2013? When you made your New Year’s resolutions did any of them involve taking better care of yourself and a work-life balance? The most important component of HR and OD are the employees. If you don’t take care of yourself you’re no good to your employer. In an effort to put yourself first in 2014 your top five New Year’s resolutions should read something like this:

1. Take better care of myself
2. Work-life balance
3. Take better care of myself
4. Work-life balance
5. Take better care of myself

As a generation millennials understand the importance of a work-life balance. This post is really for my peers in generation X and baby-boomers. The order in your life should be you, family, friends, and last but not least work.

I can be reached at corjoejen@yahoo.com and
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cornell-jenkins/11/476/897/