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Much like life, workplace culture is made up of many moving parts, experiences and individuals. Success and problems are bigger than just one person, toxic or not. “Unsatisfying work is a product of an unsatisfying workplace,” writes SHRM’s CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. in a recent article, Conversations That Change Culture in the summer issue of SHRM’s HR Magazine. Are you looking at your culture for your successes and opportunities to improve? Or are you focused...

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Categories: Talent Optimization

PI Midlantic recently welcomed two new beautiful babies to our extended family. Our Client Success Manager, Clayton Ramsey and his wife, Sarah, had a baby girl, Scarlett, on May 24th. Our Marketing Consultant, Stephanie McGuinn and her husband, Shawn, had a baby boy, Jack, on March 15th. With the new additions, we’ve been reflecting on challenges that come with returning to work after having a baby. From paid leave, to pumping at work, to engagement at work, having your...

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Categories: Employee Engagement

Unemployment is currently very low in the US. That’s great news for everyone, right? Well, it’s great for the economy, but it can make employee retention difficult for business owners. Fortunately, there are strategies employers can use to keep their employees enthusiastic and engaged. In this article, we discuss how to create a culture that excites, come up with personalized employee perks, and maintain an onboarding program that integrates employees into the company in a way...

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Annapolis, MD—PI Midlantic client, Salamander Resort & Spa, the luxe Virginia property owned by Sheila Johnson, has been awarded the prestigious Five-Star Rating by the Forbes Travel Guide for the first time. This places the Middleburg, Va., resort and spa among the world’s most sought-after elite luxury hotels and resorts.  The gold standard in the hospitality industry since 1958, the Forbes Five-Star ratings are based on professional, anonymous inspections. In other words, secret shoppers visit and inspect the...

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Categories: Predictive Index

Work/Life balance has been debated so often that it has become a tired cliché and lost its significance. Those who prescribe to its existence suggest one must recognize the four life quadrants, work, family, friends and self, and weight them equally to achieve real balance. Recent developments have pointed to work/life rhythm as an alternative. This concept points more to an ebb and flow rather than constant balance where all components are equally stressed or relaxed...

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If this month did not end as well as you had hoped, or you are looking to find ways to ramp an already good month for the remainder of the year, then you need to look inward.  By that, I mean your most likely underutilized asset - your people. If you are like most companies, you have had some success in hiring over the last few years, but also can look back on a few hires...

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Earlier this month I had the privilege of meeting Marcus Buckingham and hearing him speak about his latest book, “The Nine Lies About Work” (A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World). Not only was Marcus an engaging and interesting speaker with a great sense of humor, he challenged my thinking (and the thinking of the people I’d invited to join me) about many long-held beliefs about the “right way” to do business. I encourage you...

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Awareness of mental and emotional health has been increasing in recent years. People are finally recognizing how their emotional health is directly and intricately tied to every aspect of their lives: from their physical wellbeing to relationships, to their work. Improving your emotional health is akin to improving your overall life and wellbeing. However, it's not just individuals who can benefit from learning and implementing emotional health; businesses also have a lot to gain when...

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It would be great if every employee worked as hard as they could every day to improve their job performance. It'd be even better if they knew exactly which areas to focus on and what steps to take to improve lackluster goal achievement metrics. Alas, most employees do not have this innate ability, which is why addressing job performance is such an important aspect of the human resources discipline. Why Review Job Performance at All?   Sitting down...

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When searching for a new job, how often do we visualize the perfect "dream job" and then "sit on it" (Ready, Aim, Wait!)? At the other end of the spectrum are those who react immediately, without taking the time to prepare and plan for what they really want and need (Ready, Fire, Aim!).    The best approach probably lies somewhere in between. Finding that "balance" between planning and action will help each of us reach our "Hire...

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