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Career Development Discussions with Employees

A Smart Strategy Against the Great Resignation By Kimberly Kafafian   Anyone that’s recently dined out and/or stood on line at a retail store and/or tried to get a customer service representative on the phone and/or needed to get their car serviced can attest to our rapidly thinning workforce. A quick Google search will tell you […]

Career Development and Employee Engagement

Companies Can’t Afford to Ignore the Connection By Nicole Martin   I worked with a company that is pretty amazing: from their mission to employee benefits to how genuinely nice the people are, it would be difficult to find a reason not to work there. The leadership team, however, heard murmurings of unhappy employees because […]

How to Support Employee Career Development

By Nicole Martin Throughout my career in Human Resources, I have noticed a trend – employers who invest in developing their current team members have better retention rates. This was true across different industries and companies of varying sizes. However, leadership does not always recognize this trend. At one company, if an employee left for […]

Practicing Empathy in the Workplace

By Kimberly Kafafian   On March 12, 2020, I had what would become my last in-person client meeting for the next 457 days. My children were home, right outside my office door, for 542 days. Who could have predicted that 18 months ago, life as we knew it would change so radically. They call this […]

The Importance of Work in Our Daily Life

By Kimberly Kafafian   On this 20th anniversary of 9/11, I am reminded of the strong interconnection between work and life. So many of the individuals who perished in the attacks on that day in September lost their lives simply because they had gone to work that morning, just like any other day. None of […]