When it comes to building better businesses, there are as many contributing factors as there are strategies to accomplish them. These great blogs have tactics and ideas that will inspire you and help you succeed. As American Entrepreneur Jim Rohn said “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Read these blogs for some fresh and innovative ideas to make business better.
31West is a call center outsourcing service that attests that they can cut cost without compromising quality that guarantees accelerated growth. The blog portion of this website offers some great insights into not only effective customer call strategies, but overall business growth strategies as well. The blog also keeps it light with entertaining blogs such as Companies Must Learn From The Game of Thrones.
Ambition is a cloud based data company that specializes in managing employee data and optimizing this information for the betterment of business. Aimed at the millennials in the workforce, this blog gives quick and easy tips, typically in the form or a Top 10 (12, 100, etc), many focusing on inspiration and motivation.
ATD: The Association for Talent Management hosts a wide variety of business related blogs. Their Human Capital Blog, Talent Management, discusses issues about improving business through the hiring and managing of quality employees.
The Best Christian Workplaces Institute focuses on solutions and trends in the Christian Workplace. The blog focuses on building culture, with an emphasis on trust and relationships. BCWI’s Best also incorporates podcasts into its postings in a variety of topics.
Blogrige is one of several blogs offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Baldrige Program offers a comprehensive and proven leadership and management framework that focuses on results in all areas of your organization. Its blog, The Official Baldridge Blog, hones in on leadership, vision, and excellence.
Ameliorate, out of Hamburg, Germany, uses the slogan “Let’s Challenge the Way Things are Done.” In its blog, the company offers a variety of business topics, including the impact of culture and emotion in the business world.
Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has entered into an agreement to acquire CEB, the industry leader in providing best practice and talent management insights. On its website, the CEB Blogs cover a number of topics, ranging from Human Resources to Insights and Strategy.
Chelsea Rowe is a Leadership Development Consultant for an HR firm specializing in human resources consulting. She is currently working on a leadership development program that combines science with “practical hard-knocks lessons to turn managers from cat herders to kickass people leaders.” Her blogs look at innovative ways to improve business and the leaders who run them.
Everyday is a great blog that looks at human resources through the lens of a more productive culture and growth mindset. A nice combination of business and pleasure, this blog gives some great tips on building better businesses and better serving employees, along with some personal blogs to help you connect to its author.
Fistful of Talent is a group blog written by recruiters, HR pros, managers and consultants. They talk about all issues related to bettering businesses; from employee engagement, diversity, leadership, and talent. Taken from a fun and youthful point of view, Fistful of Talent is an innovative collection of ideas about improving businesses from the inside out.
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Fool (with a plan) is written by a leadership development specialist named Broc Edwards. His blog explores such topics as human resources, leadership, innovation, personal development, customer service, strategy, authenticity, and humanness. Broc claims to be “passionate about the human side of business and thinks helping people and organizations live and perform at their full potential is BIG FUN.” This is another great combination blog that is individually funded and contains both business and personal blogs.
Globoforce is a multinational company that provides cloud-based human capital management software solutions. Its social recognition solutions are designed for employees to recognize and reward each other as incentive for performance and behaviors that are mapped to company values. Its blog, Work Human, looks at topics like employee satisfaction, the human workplace, and best practices in business.
Great Place to Work is an assessment model that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list as well as providing executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. The blog offers quick and easy tips on creating a positive work environment and experience for employees.
The Insights Blog is sponsored by The Studer Group, which works with healthcare organizations to build a sustainable culture that promotes accountability, fosters innovation, and consistently delivers quality outcomes over time. The blog discusses such issues as effective meetings, leader development, and process improvement.
Jostle is a cloud-based Intranet service that is dedicated to helping businesses improve through connection. The blog focuses on leadership techniques and strategies that help keep employees engaged and connected.
Kanbanize is a lean management platform that includes portfolio management, flow analytics, and automated business rules. Focusing primarily on its products, the Kanbanize blog offers some good ideas about how to encourage learning and growth.
Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader who now works as a consultant, speaker, writer and entrepreneur. Ruettimann is also the founder of GlitchPath, an early-stage startup focused on business insights and risk mitigation. Her, blog, self named, focuses on current issues in business, HR related topics, and improving employee experiences.
Minding the Workplace is the blog of the New Workplace Institute, hosted and written by David Yamada. David is known for his work on workplace bullying and has authored an anti-bullying legislation — dubbed the Healthy Workplace Bill. This blog is dedicated to news and commentary about work and employment relations, including dignity at work, workplace bullying, employment & labor law, and psychologically healthy work environments.
The Modern HR in the Cloud Blog is a series of blog sponsored by the Oracle Corporation, a computer technology corporation that specializes primarily in developing and marketing database software and technology, cloud engineered systems and enterprise software products. The blogs focus on topics such as employee engagement and tapping into the talents of your employees in order to improve businesses, as well as the technology offered by the firm.
The Mojo Company is a company that focuses on branding and identity, culture development, and team discovery and design. Its blog is written by founder Matt Monge. Monge states, “What makes me come alive is knowing that the work I do with organizations helps make those organizations better places to work everyday. Subsequently, the people who come to work at those places can grow to be more fully human day after day.”
The National Council of Nonprofits is a resource advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits that empowers agencies to create a positive public policy environment. To this end, these same policies are excellent advice for organizations looking to improve the overall climate and effectiveness of their corporations. Highlighted blogs include How to be a Rockstar Board Chair and Leading with Empathy.
Optimum Associates is a global leadership development and training company focused on equipping leaders with essential skills to optimize performance. Its blogs highlight resilience, self talk and personal branding. Although there are only few of them, their blogs offer insight into some important issues in building better businesses.
The Positive Organization is a blog written by Robert Quinn, the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor in the Management and Organization Group at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and co-founders of the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School. His blogs focus around such topics as authenticity, gratitude, purpose, and, most importantly, positive change.
Recognize This! is another blog sponsored by Globoforce that focuses on employee recognition and its value in a successful workplace. The blogs share insights in such areas as employee validation, performance management, reflection, and compensation.
SHIFT: Disruptive eLearning is a company that focuses on e-learning options for a variety of companies. In its self-titled blog, the company focuses on best practices, tips, and inspiration for corporate training, instructional design, electronic and mobile learning.
Symbolist is a company that designs incentives, recognitions and reward initiatives to create personal connections to successful employees. The focus of the Symbolist company, and its blog, is fostering emotional connections between all the parts of business. Some key topics include leadership, management, culture, and engagement.
TalentCulture dubs itself the place where “talent meets culture and allows ideas and workplace energy to flourish.” The focus is on innovation, commitment to collaboration, and a desire to enhance the workplace. This blog, as well as a series of podcasts, webinars, and Twitter feeds is written by Meghan M. Biro, a recognized author, speaker, and brand strategist. The blog focuses on hiring, retaining, and training quality employees.
TINYpulse is a software company that prides themselves on making tools specifically to engage and develop high-performing teams. Its modern blog focuses on staff culture and positive employee experiences.
Wild Apricot is web-based software for small associations and non-profits to help manage membership, websites, events and other activities. Its self-named blog discusses better business topics such as growth models, best practices, and effective communication.
The Workplace Psychology blog is written by Steve Nguyen, Ph.D., a leadership and talent development advisor. It features scholarly and engaging contents about leadership development, change management, organizational change and development, talent management, learning and development, and industrial and organizational psychology.