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Personal Branding Book for Employees Finalist in Big Competition

March 19th, 2015

Hi All!

I have some fun news to share! My latest book, “Your Employee Brand is in Your Hands”, has been chosen as a finalist in the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. It is 1-of-6 finalists in the Non-Fiction “Career” books category!

Lisa Orrell's latest book selected as finalist in major book competition!

Lisa Orrell’s latest book selected as finalist in major book competition!

Since it was published, it has become a very popular book with companies using it for their employee training and development programs, leadership development, and for retaining employees. So I’m really happy to know judges for a big book competition think it’s worthwhile, too!

This is a complete list of categories and finalists:

Here’s the gist of the competition and how they select final winners:

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd.

In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

“After 17 years, our awards program has become synonymous with quality because our editors set such a high bar on the finalist round, which makes it especially tough for the judges who select the winners,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “In every genre, our judges will find an interesting, high-quality selection of books culled from this year’s entries.”

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Pop Top Stage in the exhibit hall. Everyone is welcome. The Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Publisher of the Year Award will also be announced during the presentation.

About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is media company featuring a FOLIO: award winning quarterly print magazine Foreword Reviews and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 160 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. Their website features daily updates: reviews along with in-depth coverage and analysis of independent publishing from a team of more than 100 reviewers, journalists, and bloggers. The print magazine is available at most Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million newsstands or by subscription.

What Companies Did Millennials/Gen Y Vote As the Best Places to Work? Check out the results of this new report!

April 14th, 2008


The Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco did an in-depth study to find out where Millennial (aka Gen Y) employees were the happiest at work. I came across this article on Human Resource Executive Online and thought you’d learn a lot from it. It was written by Scott Flander for HRE.

The article also goes into detail about WHAT the employers are doing to make their 20-25 year old employees so happy, so you should check it out for insights. Here’s the list of the Top 18 Companies but to read the whole article, click here:

1. CarMax
Richmond, Va.

2. Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Oklahoma City

3. Container Store
Coppell, Texas

4. eBay
San Jose, Calif.

5. FactSet Research Systems
Norwalk, Conn.

6. Google
Mountain View, Calif.

7. Kimley-Horn and Associates
Cary, N.C.

8. Marriott International Inc.
Bethesda, Md.

9. National Instruments
Austin, Texas

10. Nugget Market
Woodland, Calif.

11. Plante & Moran
Southfield, Mich.

12. Quicken Loans
Livonia, Mich.

13. QuikTrip
Tulsa, Okla.

14. Rackspace Managed Hosting
San Antonio, TX

15. Scottrade
St. Louis

16. Starbucks

17. Umpqua Bank
Portland, Ore.

18. Wegmans Food Markets
Rochester, N.Y.

Learn from what these companies are doing and you just may learn how to better recruit and retain the Millennial Generation!