Edgar Wilson

Edgar Wilson is an Oregon native writing on trends in health, education, and global affairs. He has worked in industries ranging from international marketing to broadcast journalism. He is currently working as an independent analytical consultant. He can be reached via email here or on Twitter @EdgarTwilson, and more of his work viewed through Contently.
Start Investing in Your HR Emergency Fund

Start Investing in Your HR Emergency Fund

Just like households should be putting money into an HR emergency fund with every paycheck, HR has a responsibility to prepare for the unpredictable yet inevitable. Only for HR, the “emergency” in question isn’t a natural disaster, car accident, or other disaster in...

Combat the Hazards of Dissatisfaction

Combat the Hazards of Dissatisfaction

More than anything, Millennials want engagement at work, but often have to settle for morale. In countless organizations, engagement is often conflated with morale--as if engagement is just another metric assessing how employees feel about their work and their roles....

Shaping Company Culture Through Language

Shaping Company Culture Through Language

I once had a boss who banned the entire organization from ever saying “sorry.” Whether we were talking to customer, a manager, or each other, no one was allowed to say “sorry” under any circumstances. At worst, he explained, saying we were sorry was an admission of...

Don’t Tell Me How To Do My Job

Don’t Tell Me How To Do My Job

One of my very first managers had a little catchphrase she liked to use whenever she assigned out a new tasks. Without fail, she would tell us, “I won’t ask you to do anything I wouldn’t be willing to do myself.” It was a nice sentiment, but the truth of it was,...