Floating Schools

Originally posted on Suzanne's Mom's Blog:
Photos: Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR The nonprofit group Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha has a fleet of 23 school boats in Bangladesh. The boats pick up kids along the river, then pull over into the marshy riverbank to hold class. Kids complain about school when school is a…

The Power of “Kumusta?”

How many leaders are truly interested in their employees? Yet, this is a key factor in building employee trust and commitment!

How do you connect with your employees, whether you are in HR or a business leader? For employees, what’s the best way leaders could get to know you more? Please share in the comment box below.

7 Life Lessons From A Guy Who Can’t Move Anything But His Face by Jon Morrow

Seriously, get your tissue boxes out.

Here are inspiring life lessons from a man who can’t move from his neck down.

What stuck with me was this – “The people who struggle most are the ones who can’t accept the incessant unfairness of life. They become so consumed with what should have happened, the way other people should have behaved that they become incapable of dealing with reality.”

There are several other thought gems in the link below (or in the body).

The Art of saying “Thank You” in the Workplace

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?

Here’s something to help start your week on the bright side!

One of my first assignments as an HR practitioner was to arrange a “Thank You Day” where the leaders will go around to say “Thank You” to their staff and give them doughnuts.

It was a major hit…

…for ONE DAY.

”Happiness” died down the day after.
Engagement survey came around a few days later. The scores remained low.

They scratched their heads wondering why the doughnut event did not positively impact engagement scores. I scratched mine wondering they thought it would…

Do you have a similar experience? Would you like to share what happened?

Please read on for more on The Art of Saying Thank You in the Workplace.

10 Employee Onboarding Tips

What was your best employee onboarding experience?
Certainly, your worst onboarding experience came to mind, too, am I right? How was it?

The onboarding stage is when the employee joins the Company up until 6 months or one year, depending on the complexity of the Company and the employee’s role itself.

I’ve seen an instance where 40% of employees in this stage left the Company, disengaged and probably regretted their decision to join. That’s a lot of waste in Recruitment and Training (if any, that is) cost and a dip in employee morale – both that employee who left and those who were left behind, time and again.

Why is that? Can something be done?

Let’s explore these 10 Employee Onboarding Tips! 🙂

Keeping Up with Time

Originally posted on SunshineandNightstar:
One afternoon, I found myself scurrying around the block to get to the building beside the one next to my office for a meet-up to do a business deal closure. It was almost five o’clock in the afternoon and I wanted to get to the rendevous on time for two things:…