Anna Burke, Author at HighGround

The Era of Millennial Management Has Arrived [Part Two]

(In Part One of this post, we shared some pros and cons of Millennial managers, and how they’re changing the way employees are managed.) Are you a Millennial manager looking to create the best environment possible for your team? Here are four tips for managing other Millennials in the workplace. Establish trust and autonomy. Whether …

The Era of Millennial Management Has Arrived [Part One]

Most employees show up on their first day of work expecting a boss who’s older and wiser than them, but this is becoming less of the norm. Millennials are quickly moving up the corporate ladder, leaving organizations to navigate this new dynamic where Millennials manage each other. Here’s how this new management structure is changing …

Navigating Engagement and Performance Management in the Finance Sector

Organizations in the financial sector face more scrutiny, regulations and oversight than those in any other industry. The parameters around these businesses tightened even more after the 2008 financial crisis, and companies were forced to implement more transparent processes and develop a more accountable workforce. As a result, banks, hedge funds, trading firms and insurance …

Make Everyday Employee Appreciation Day

Today is Employee Appreciation Day – an unofficial annual observance celebrated every year since 1995. If I thought for a second our team would wear these t-shirts, I’d order them lightening fast on Amazon Prime. I won’t torture them in that way, but I do think they are a big deal. I couldn’t imagine operating …

What We Learned at HR Tech 2016

It was a whirlwind week at HR Tech October 4-6 here in Chicago. We had the opportunity to attend sessions, hear about the trends affecting the HR space and connect with attendees. Here’s what we learned: Competition is Tight to be the Next Big Thing The conference kicked off Tuesday afternoon with the “Next Great HR …

10 Must-Dos at HR Tech Chicago

HR Tech is less than one month away. We’re excited to host so many industry leaders, experts, solution providers and partners in our hometown. We’re also looking forward to three days of networking, attending thought-provoking sessions and taking in everything the event has to offer. Of course, a trip to Chicago isn’t complete without taking …

Are 2016 Workforce Predictions Coming True?

Every year it gets worse. This week I went into my local chain craft store for some Fourth of July décor (who doesn’t love tiny American flags and red, white and blue glow sticks, am I right?). Only on my way to the aisle I walked past Christmas ornaments. Yes, folks, Santa and his reindeer …

Treat Your Employees Like Customers

Last week at the Bersin by Deloitte IMPACT conference, Echo Global Logistics’ CEO Doug Waggoner and SVP of Talent Cheryl Johnson shared their story of creating a strong company culture through treating their employees the same as their valuable customers. Read more about their approach below: Excellent customer service is a primary factor behind Echo’s …

Why Transparency Matters: Strahan vs. Ripa

When Michael Strahan’s departure from ABC’s Live! was announced last week, everyone was shocked – most of all his co-host, Kelly Ripa. If you’re in the dark here, Strahan and Ripa have co-hosted Live! since 2012, but early last week the network abruptly announced that Strahan would leave his post and join Good Morning America …

Employee Engagement Tools Aren’t Just Plug-and-Play

It’s no secret that companies are completely reevaluating their approaches to employee performance management, workforce recognition and survey programs and now looking for employee engagement tools to help support these new approaches. They’re ditching annual, paper-based and top-down processes in favor of real-time, mobile and peer-driven engagement. Because of this overhaul, you need to view your employee engagement …