Author: Danielle

As I've shared with you how to visualize, identify, and overcome (hopefully) all of your hiring and retention challenges, there's one more recommendation I have for you that I want you to put into practice. You see, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day...

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to lead a breakout session at the CIBC (Central Iowa Business Conference). The topic was hiring and retention and how to overcome challenges. But it isn’t easy to overcome if you can’t truly identify them first. To support participants in identifying...

Recently I shared with you the five common hiring and retention challenges that companies face and how to take the time to identify them. Once you’ve paused and evaluated what your challenge(s) may be, it’s time to take action.  Below are the five ways successful companies overcome...

Hiring and retention challenges are nothing new. In fact, I believe that 99% of the challenges you are likely facing right now in your hiring and retention practices were there long before the pandemic.  The pandemic, generational turnover, or lack of qualified candidates are not the...

Do you feel your employees share important information with you, or do you think they withhold it? While we may expect employees to share important information, whether personal or professional experiences, that affect their work and productivity, they most likely don’t feel comfortable doing so. This...

What comes to mind when you hear about mental health in the workplace? How do you define what mental health looks like in your business or organization? What constitutes a mental health benefit for your employees? May is mental health awareness month, so I wanted to share...

The effects of mental health in the workplace are nothing new. But what has shifted in the past two years because of the pandemic is acknowledging and accepting the impact mental health has on employees individually and organizations as a whole. The pandemic has made it...

What does productivity mean to you?  What does productivity mean to your team? What does productivity mean to your organization as a whole? When I think of productivity, I think of results.  When productivity is not defined, it isn’t easy to achieve. And then you have to consider the...

If you’re not seeing the results you want or achieving the goals you set out, most likely, you’re out of alignment. Alignment with your team, managers, or others in your workplace is vital to success. Can you get where you want to be without alignment? Sure,...

Delegation. A word that we all know well in the workplace and thrown around like confetti at times, but something that has proven to be more problematic when it comes to taking action and delegating.  Avoiding delegation as a manager or leader is nothing new, but...