HR Brand: Generic or a Name Brand? What’s it Going to Be?

I have come to the conclusion that what seems to be the new buzz du jour about developing one’s personal professional brand is not new at all.  The concept of branding has been around literally forever.  And yet, so few professionals give it any thought or spend any time or effort in discovering what their […]

Dreading the Termination of an Employee?

Five Ways to Ensure Employees are Laid Off in the Most Humane and Respectable Way! Laying people off is uncomfortable and emotionally draining. After all, you’re human! Goodness knows you wouldn’t want to be them, going home to face their families. You worry that they’re going to have one heck of a time finding another […]

Three Big Reasons Why Providing Outplacement is a Good Idea

Unfortunately, every company at one time or another, engages in the very unpleasant activity of terminating an employee or group of employees.  This is never easy and it typically doesn’t get any easier with practice. What helps to take the sting out of the termination activity, however, is to offer to the impacted employees the […]

Visible Listening Will Drive Your Team’s Greatness

This post was written by Richard Bourgault – Power Connections Alumnus It has been my experience that the opportunity to be heard among your team members is a powerfully motivating force, and your ability and willingness to listen to them empowers them to contribute to the goals that are set for them. Being “visible” and […]