We’re Only Human podcast – Calculating the Value of HR Programs

Mary Ila had a chance to chat with Ben Eubanks on the We’re Only Human podcast about the importance of calculating the value that HR programs and efforts bring to business.  You can tune in below to learn more about how and why to calculate ROI and run statistical calculations to prove the value of your efforts. A big thanks to Ben and the HR Happy Hour Network for the chance to chat about this important topic! Listen to Mary Ila’s interview with Ben here.

Be Leary of the First Impression

I spent some time (finally) reading for pleasure over the 4th of July holiday week.  A new author, Amor Towles, has struck a cord with me, and I finished up reading A Gentleman in Moscow over the break. The writing is eloquent and thought-provoking, and this quote resonated with me as a keen lesson: After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we’ve just met for a minute in the lobby of a hotel? For that matter, what can a first impression tell us about anyone? Why, no more than a chord can tell us about Beethoven,

Employee Mentoring Programs

Written by guest blogger: Steve Graham What role do employee-mentoring programs have? Mentoring programs have a tremendous impact on employee development, talent retention, and engagement.  Employees crave feedback and often seek someone who has walked their path.  Offering a formal mentoring program demonstrates the organizations commitment to talent development.  It also allows for assistance in developing a career path, and answering the often-asked question, “How do I get where you are?”. One common reason for turnover is lack of professional growth. Mentoring offers a chance for an employee to discuss many of the same concerns their mentor once had.  This

The Experience Before the Experience: 3 Things Disney Can Teach Us About Worldclass Onboarding

You’ve drunk the Kool-Aid.  You put down your deposit, and you’re now trying to figure out how to schedule dining reservations 180 days out. And, despite how much everyone has told you about FastPasses, you are still a little confused about how and when you are supposed to book them, which ones are first tier and which ones are second tier, and really, which rides are worth getting a FastPast for. There are so many choices and decisions to navigate as you embark on your first trip to Disney World! Such was my experience as we spent the spring planning