VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4 - March 2015
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What Makes Your Day?
by Beverly Kaye

What makes your day? I know what makes mine.

Recently, I had a chat with a manager in an organization where we are delivering career development work. The individual manager caught my attention because her HR leader passed me a simple note saying, “thought you’d be interested in what one manager did with the tools your organization provided!” Now I get these notes occasionally, and when I take the time to really read them, they make me smile.

This IT Manager was exposed to our virtual training on Career Conversations that her organization decided to roll out to all managers. One of the tools that accompanies this training was a Career Conversation Habit Builder (questions for every day of the week, for a year). The manager (busy as she was) decided to send her team a question a day and invite their responses. She made the request as easy as possible, and was amazed by the response. It just hit me that our employees are hungry for something that makes them think about themselves, their wants, their interests, their passions, and builds a more human interface with their managers

So, ask your favorite question and see what happens next. Not only are you getting the conversation going but you are opening the door for building a relationship at work that matters. It doesn’t have to be hard. It’s as simple as a question. And, while it made my day, I expect this manager made her employee’s day as well.


Stay Interviews Stop Talent Loss

What is the key to engaging and retaining talent – the employees, knowledge workers, associates, technical specialists, and functional specialists who do the work and keep your company successful?

Many organizations spend a lot of time, effort, and money to uncover the answer. Yet, we notice that most of them overlook the obvious – asking their employees what will keep them engaged and on the team. And what might lure them away.

Instead of an exit interview with a departing employee, try a stay interview and prevent the exit!

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Here's What's New

We're exciting to share with you our latest learning solution offerings and enhancements.

GROWhere™ - 24/7 Career Development portal to support both the manager and employee.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em at Work - 24/7 Engagement and Retention portal with resources for managers.


Covidien's Success With CSI Learning Solution

We tell employees to own their careers. But how well are they doing that in your organization? Covidien, a global healthcare products leader and New England organization, realized you can't own your career if you're not talking about it. Learn how Covidien tackled the problem and found a way to increase career conversations in their organization by 16% in less than one year.

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Upcoming Events

A thought leader from Career Systems International will be speaking at the following events:

March 16 - 19, Scottsdale, AZ
i4cp 2015 Conference 

March 19, Online Demo 
GROWhere Career Portal

March 30 - 31, Dallas, TX
Hear Bill Clinton, Beverly Kaye, and Marshall Goldsmith virtually.  

April 1, Online Demo
GROWhere Career Portal

April 21, Online Demo
GROWhere Career Portal

May 4 - 6, Philadelphia, PA
HRO Today Forum

May 13, Online Demo
GROWhere Career Portal

May 17 - 20, Orlando, FL
ATD International Conference & Expo

June 28 - July 1, Las Vegas, NV
SHRM 2015 Annual Conference & Expo


Q & A

Q. Are you Crime Scene Investigators?

A. No, we're not! We're Career Systems International. Check out who we are and what we do.  

Q. How can I address the following concern from an employee? "I'm not using all my abilities."

A. Ask employees what matters most to them. Discover hidden or under-utilized skills and abilities. Match these talents to business needs. 

Q. How can I help my employees manage their reputation at work?

A. Often employees aren't aware of their internal brand and how others perceive them. Encourage them to gather feedback about their strengths and weaknesses from a variety of colleagues. Offer frequent and timely feedback to them regarding their personal brand. 

What Others Are Saying

“The Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em concepts have been a key component of our engagement strategy. Taking good care of our associates is our cultural philosophy, and the practices provided are invaluable for sustaining a high engagement culture.” 

— David Rodriguez, Executive VP, Marriott International 

“It was one of the best moves in my life. I owe a lot to CareerPower®. It opened my eyes. If I never went through that, I would have continued to disguise my short-term goals as my long-term vision. Now I feel like I‘m living a dream.” 

– CareerPower® Graduate, Shipping and Receiving, Gaming Destination Resort 

5 Second Survey

Are you a self-powered careerist? Take our poll to see how you stack up with others. 


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Career Systems International improves the business performance of its clients and the lives of all employees who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. We unleash Impassioned Employment by providing the best employee engagement, career development and retention solutions on the planet.