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The Hope of HR: Prepare to Be Amazed…Every Day

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When you’re in HR, it’s so easy to get bogged down by the hassles and headaches of dealing with people. How do you keep your own passion for HR energized? Be the keeper of a workplace culture that cherishes the passion of your people.

The more I get to know what healthcare HR faces every day, the more amazed I am. I don’t know how you do it, frankly. But I’m so glad you do. And I’m so impressed that even in the face of regulatory, legislative and other strategic challenges that threaten to get in the way of you doing your best work, you don’t lose sight of the fact that there are people in your organizations who really see the deep human meaning behind the work they do. And they draw inspiration from those small golden moments where … Continue Reading

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The Hope of HR: Does Your Company Roll Geek-Friendly?

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If your first reaction to that question was, “Sure, we’re nice to our IT folks,”  watch this video before continuing with this article. This is Jeff Nally, organization developer and coach for Humana, Inc. And you’ll see that in his case,  being a “geek” is  about being unabashedly, exuberantly in love with your job. And not being afraid to show it.  It’s always an over-the-moon moment when someone you’re talking to lavishes joy all over his job, isn’t it?  It’s been my experience as an employee engagement expert that that feeling is actually more than just a little bit contagious. Especially when one person’s from-the-heart exuberance gives coworkers permission to be the same way.

In HR, typically the closest we get to measuring joy in the workplace is through employee engagement surveys. Do it right and you’ll have some great … Continue Reading

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